Reviewed by Kimberley
AUTHOR: Devon Rhodes
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 80 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2016
When Brady was given a free pass to sow his wild oats, as long as he’s back with the pride before fall, he never dreamed he’d meet his mate…or that his mate would be a man.
As the pride’s alpha heir, Brady knows the weight of responsibility. He’s expected to settle down, find a mate and have an heir of his own. But first he’s given the opportunity to travel and visit other prides, an unspoken opportunity to get his attraction to men out of his system before he comes home and does his duty.
Mason has his hands full fostering Jonah, an abandoned teen soon to have his first shift. He doesn’t have time to babysit a visiting alpha heir, but duty calls. As the second son of the alpha, he knows his place and when he’s given a task, he does it.
Brady and Mason realize almost instantly that they are mates…and both also know that it can never come to pass. With the expectations they need to fulfill, this short time together will be the only chance they have to taste what could be. But they are tied together by more than just instinct—old crimes and hidden connections come to light and they are forced to make hard choices between duty and love.
Publisher’s Note: This book is the sequel to Pride and Joey.
This is the sequel to Pride and Joey and picks up where the first book left off. This tells Brady’s story who was given permission by his father to sort sow his wild oats before taking his position as the pride’s alpha.
This story didn’t feel as rushed as the first one did but not by much. I really liked the characters and the editing, storyline and dialogue were okay. I just didn’t feel any spark between these two men. I know that the author tries to convey this but I just, for some reason didn’t feel it. It felt more like these men were feeling trapped by their responsibilities as they sought comfort in each other because of it. It’s like everyone depended on these men and these expectations weighed heavily on them. I think that was part of the reason why the relationship didn’t feel as genuine or strong to me.
The writing wasn’t bad at all. These novellas are short and to the point. I think for the sake of the characters, a few more pages could’ve been added for more development.
Not super exciting but not bad at all.