Reviewed by Donna
SERIES: Whitedell Pride #21
AUTHOR: Catherine Lievens
PUBLISHER: Extasy Books
LENGTH: 115 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2016
Trevor has known who his mate was for years, but he’s so painfully shy and insecure that the most he’s done to woo him has been leaving him cupcakes on his porch. He knows he’s going to lose him if he doesn’t finally make a move, though, and with a not so gentle push from two of his friends, he calls Micah.
Micah is still dealing with bad memories from his shifter ex-boyfriend, and he’s glad when he meets Trevor. Trevor looks unassuming and sweet, and Micah is thrilled, until he finds out Trevor is just like his ex. He runs, thinking he’ll never see Trevor again.
Family and friends conspire to get Trevor and Micah together, and it works, until Micah discovers his father has been hiding a secret that could put Trevor and the entire pride in danger. Will Micah and Trevor’s fragile relationship survive, or will the past push them apart?
Trevor is a cheetah shifter, and probably one of the shyest people to ever walk the earth. He’s been watching his mate for three years but is too afraid to actually introduce himself. He just knows that he will make a disastrous first impression and Micah will think he’s a complete loser. So instead of talking to his mate, Trevor leaves him cupcakes as a way to woo him. Trouble is, Micah has no idea who is doing the wooing. When the two men finally come face to face (thank you Keenan and Nysys) they form an instant attachment and Trevor couldn’t be happier. But he can’t bring himself to lie to Micah and confesses to his mate that he’s a shifter. Unfortunately, shifters aren’t a new concept to Micah, and he’s heard all about mates before, from his last boyfriend. Micah bolts, and Trevor is left heartbroken.
I kinda loved Trevor. The scene where he’s made himself a nest of blankets on the bed and is crying with Nysys and Keenan was so bloody sweet I just wanted to hug the lot of them. It was also nice to see gentler versions (at times) of Nysys and Keenan, who toned down their exuberance somewhat while in Trevor’s presence. I liked that the fact Trevor forgave Micah so quickly was explained, because otherwise I would have been majorly pissed. What can I say, I’m a bit of a drama queen and I usually need the character that’s in the wrong to grovel more than Micah did. But I always appreciate it when authors take a different route to the one I would choose and then convinces me that they were right.The bit of drama with Micah’s father was what I was expecting, but was an interesting twist none the less.
As this series draws to a close, I’m interested to see how the author intends to wrap it all up.
The Whitedel Pride series should be read in order.