The Awakening: Aidan Abby Niles
Shape-shifters and romance – great combo for me…and having never read any of Abby’s work before there’s the excitement when you find a new to you author.
Well, it started promisingly with lead male Aiden introduced to us right in the first paragraph. I like to get to know my “heroes” and love to see them quickly into the story. Abby has created a shape-shifter world where they share many of the usual histories, including the “one true mate” concept but she adds a new twist in that if the female rejects the male, then he is left with a problem where he can lose touch with reality and sink into deep depression. (she gives names for various stages but that’s the basic concept). This only happens to 1% of shifters but has happened to Aiden’s good friend Liam, who has so far refused help and been living with Aidan for past six months. Liam suddenly moves on a stage and Aiden phones a local specialist for help. Jaylin has given up shape-shifters as clients having seen too much heartbreak treating people in this situation but Aiden persuades her to see Liam as an emergency as he is by then comatose. When she arrives one look and scent of her, and Aiden knows she’s his mate. But there’s a problem….Jaylin doesn’t want to be anyone’s mate – she’s got personal reasons but has decided she will never get involved with a shape-shifter – Aiden decides he’s not taking No for an answer and the book follows their up and down, one step forward two steps back romance.
Aiden is a great hero – strong and single minded and very caring, Jaylin is equally strong minded about holding out against him – its fun reading just how each of them deal with it. There are some pretty spicy sex scenes where they do get together, with Aiden convinced he can change her mind and Jaylin sticking to the friends-with -benefits line.
Its a well written and edited book, the main plot is their romance, nothing very dramatic and adventurous, just a sweet easy to read romantic tale. If you’re looking for an in-depth read this isn’t it but if you just want an easy to read, feel good romance with paranormal elements this is perfect. Its what I think of as a train journey book, or one to read while you’re waiting for an appointment ( my kindle goes everywhere, a few spare minutes and out it comes) when you want something you can pick up and put down easily, without losing the thread of what is happening.
Stars: it does what it says – romance. Its a one off read for me – fun to read but won’t join the keepers as its lighter than I like for re readers. So four stars from me.
Down London Road Chapter 2 Excerpt
Great news – chapter two of this fab book is online. Remember release date is very soon – 7th May and you can pre order now. I’ve had an ARC (but can’t post review til release date ) and I can tell you its a full five star read! As good as On Dublin Street, if you liked that you’ll love this.