Sunday, August 23, 2015

S.E.X. Review~ Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C.

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate—a vampire named Miguel.
Over four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they're true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent and being with him comes so naturally that Miguel can't resist for long. Their challenge is staying alive so they can be together until forever comes.

“I was right,” he said, looking up at me, his lips swollen and eyes heavy-lidded. “You’re delicious.”
I reached for him, feeling like I was going to fly right apart without his weight to keep me grounded and safe. He took my hand in his and kissed my palm before crawling over me until his face once again hovered above mine.
I took a deep breath, gathering every ounce of strength
I possessed. “How much do you know about shifters?” I asked.
Miguel Rodriguez was my mate, which meant I was going to stick to his side like white on rice. I reckoned it was only fair for me to explain that to him.
“I know that none of them have ever felt as good as you.”
I frowned and a growl rumbled out at the thought of my mate feeling anyone, ever.
Miguel smirked. “That’s adorable,” he said, dipping down and tugging my lower lip between both of his before nibbling his way across my jaw to my ear. “I know quite a bit about shifters, actually. For example, I know your kind are very territorial, and based on that noise you just made, I’m guessing you’re trying to stake a claim on me.”
Oh, there was no “trying” about it. “You’re mine,” nearly shouted. “And you best realize it right soon.”
The grin left his face, and he looked truly regretful when he cupped my cheek and responded. “I’m not a good bet, wolf. I tried to warn you before, tried to tell you to stay away.”
“That’s never going to happen,” I said adamantly. “I belong with you, and that’s all there is.”
“I’m a vampire,” he said, as if that explained anything. “You’re my mate,” I replied, knowing that trumped
everything. “My true mate.”
“Vampires don’t mate, Ethan. We don’t settle down and build dens and raise puppies. We’re not monogamous. We—”
“Oh, well, you surely are now,” I told him. “There’s going to be nobody but me for you from here on out.”
“And how do you plan to explain me to your pack?” He sounded frustrated. “Like I said, I know all about shifters. I know your kind looks down at everyone different. Humans are lesser beings, half-souls; that’s what you call them, right? They can’t shift into two forms so they’re not worthy. And bloodsuckers,” he scoffed. “We’re worse, aren’t we? Dirty, soulless, immoral.”
“I never said that,” I said hurriedly, feeling sickened by his hostile tone and harsh language.
“No, you didn’t. But do you deny that it’s true? Shifters live in packs, live for the pack, and you’re never going to bring me home to meet your mother. So how, exactly, do you plan on this going?”
He was right, of course, and it wounded me deeply, the fact that he’d never be accepted by my pack, the fact that I’d have to leave them in order to live by his side.
“I don’t deny it,” I whispered sadly. “But I hope that my mama will come into town to meet you.” I wiped the back of my hand across my eyes. “Either way, I’m staying with you. That’s where I belong. That’s where my loyalty lies now.”
“You’d choose me over your pack?” he asked skeptically. “You’d leave pack lands to live with me?”
It was the only choice I could make, the only choice I
wanted to make. Like I’d said, Miguel was mine.
“Yes,” I answered simply, because, well, it was just as simple as that.

I loved Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C.! With each book in the Mate series, the author further demonstrates her ability to compose sensitivity and sensuality into the characters.

Although completely opposite and of different paranormal worlds, Miguel and Ethan traversed all known prejudices and stigmas to gain control of their lives- together.

Ethan’s quiet resolve was enhanced by his alpha-vampire and gave him the ability to soothe the man in times of turmoil. Soft-spoken and quietly fierce, Ethan was the perfect mate for hot-headed Miguel.

Cardeno C. navigated the difficult life Miguel and Ethan were destined to endure and through her writing the two formed the bond of a timeless love story.

The author’s infusion of prejudices and preconceived notions lent itself to the reality that surrounds us in today’s society. Judging someone based on traditional values only stands to hurt all those involved.

Until Forever Comes taught life lessons~ always be open to what you don’t truly know, because you never know when “the one” is right in front of you.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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