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Sexy Siren Book Blog Wow this is such a great and unique shifter story that gives you a swoon worthy romance with amazing characters. ....This story was the perfect blend of childhood best friends turned adult lovers. It was a perfectly sweet romance that had a twist of mystery and suspense. ...Cardeno C. has written a story that keeps you interested till the very end. By mixing shifter elements, prejudice, love, friendships and secrets together, we have a story that is part sweet with elements of mystery and danger. ...I will highly recommend this to lovers of shifters, and enduring love. You'll get mysterious happenings, a touch of danger and a very satisfying happy ending.

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Smitten With Reading This is a shifter world with a very interesting twist to the Mating of shifters. ... The book follows these guys from birth until they are thirty, so you get to see them at all stages of their life and relationship. I liked that. I also liked that their romance didn't evolve until later than you would expect. Before that they were truly just best friends although they definitely always had that bond. I also really enjoyed the fact that Jonah never knew that Zev and Pup were the same creature. Yes, he has a bond with the wolf too who's been with him throughout his life. It was a good read. I could feel the bond between the two guys and as they began to decline, I really worried for them. I loved the mystery of why Jonah is the way that he is... a bit stronger than he should be as a human and he always has a sense when Zev is around. The twist with Zev being as strong as he was and a great Alpha for his pack made him a great hero. You got to see him strong and dominate with them, but then got to see his soft, mushy side with Jonah. But I truly loved that both guys are really VERY strong. It was an interesting read and I definitely enjoyed it.

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The Book Vixen IMO: One of the best MM romances I've recently read. The author successfully writes a believable romance where readers are shown why and how these men become a couple over time and through difficulties - just what I look for in romance.

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The Romance Reviews Well written, smooth and easy to read, this story just flowed. It was an excellent and different take on werewolves and their mating habits. This story was one that I couldn't put down, that left me feeling glad that I had gone on the journey with Zev and Jonah.

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USA Today This is the first book in the Mates series and is a fun one I like to re-read. Zev is the son of a pack alpha and is supposed to mate with a female wolf. Only, he's finding himself more and more attracted to his best human friend, Jonah. And there's no such thing as a gay shifter. This is a bit different from my usual fare because there wasn't a clear villain or straight plot line. It was more like a peak inside the lives of these two men, which is perfect if that's what you're looking for. I love the two heroes, and I loved reading as they fought (or tugged) on their chemistry and created a bond.

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