Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Blind Devotion
SERIES: The Shifters #3
AUTHOR: M.D. Grimm
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 153 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2012
In Haven, Montana, the shifters and their human allies are safe-for now. But that safety hinges on the town’s location remaining a secret, and it’s about to be compromised.
Cougar shifter Travis Kuger spent the past ten years alternating between craving revenge and wishing he could forget his painful past. Ever since the shifter-hating Knights blinded him and killed his family, Haven-and Sheriff Jack Ulger-have been Travis’s refuge.
Travis and Jack know their friendship could be much more, but Jack is part of Haven’s ruling wolf shifter pack. If he takes a non-wolf mate, he’ll be banished forever. But when one of the Knights infiltrates Haven, love becomes the least of their problems.
There’s just something really appealing about this series; the plots may not be overly complicated, but I enjoy the characters and how each story builds upon the ones previous to it. In this one, you have Travis, a young man who was captured and forced to watch as his family was killed before being blinded himself and Jack, the Sheriff and close friend of Travis’ who would very much like to be more. Both men are attracted to one another but each is afraid to take that next step for various reasons.
I adored Travis; he’s come so far from that scared, angry kid out for revenge that didn’t want help from anyone to the friendly, settled man he is now. Despite his disability, he’s made a life for himself that he’s happy with and he’s not afraid to fight to keep it. I thought that he and Jack were well matched; Jack didn’t care that Travis was blind and he’d never felt pity for him or thought he couldn’t handle himself. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these two men stand together against everyone and everything else and watching as other people finally realized he was more than just his disability was immensely satisfying. The only thing I raised an eyebrow at was how these two men finally got together; I expected dating (or at least some heavy petting) before hand but I think I was about as surprised as Travis was. Lol
The overall story was enjoyable and I loved getting to see the Agency again; it was also nice to have Haven brought into things as it had been mentioned previously. There was also the introduction of the Master Shifters that I hope comes up more in the future. The ending was of particular interest to me, however, as it referenced events that took place in the first book and I’m really looking forward to how that plays out in upcoming stories. I liked this one and am looking forward to continuing the series and if you enjoy shifter stories and are looking for a series without a ton of angst, I’d recommend checking this one out.