Unbearable Desire, Vivi Andrews. Lone Pride 4.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
Well, I came into this series on book three – Hawke’s Revenge, and loved it so was pleased to get this one. Its a very different read though, it feels shorter and much lighter in content.
I liked Moira, one of the Pride’s healers, and we get to see her before she joined Lone Pine. Hugo is pack enforcer, met Moira ten years before where he told her he was in love with his best friend’s Mate. They’d mated for the Pride, and his friend was Pride Alpha, so there was no chance for him and his love. He’s drowning his sorrows far from home in a pub where Moira just happened to come into for some conversation. She’s been Bear for a while, and wants some human company. Her and Hugo hit it off, have some torrid and carnal sex, and she thinks he’s open to a chance with her. Sadly after coming three weeks later to join the Pride, she realises she misunderstood – or maybe he just changed his mind. Who knows? She stays on as she wants to learn more about healing from them. Now the Alpha is stepping down and Hugo may have a chance to realise his dream…and is wondering if actually he’s been wasting time, and a dream is all it ever was. Has he lost the chance for love with Moira through his stubbornness.
Hugo was such a grump, and yet steadfastly loyal to the Pride. He’s very stubborn and that comes across very well, and its easy to see where he got fixed on an idea, and in a way it was the easy route for him. If he never had a chance at love because she was another’s Mate then he could just sit back and wallow, dream of what may have been, and not need to open up to anyone else. Moira is stubborn too though thankfully, and hasn’t given up on him totally.
Its a shortish read of how they finally get together, and giving us an in depth view of what actually happened ten years ago. That’s about it though, a sweet and straightforward romance. No other plots, no intrigues or dangers and it meant it wasn’t a great read for me. a good one, a fun one but definitely a one off.
Stars: Three, an easy read but very simplistic and light.
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