The beginning of this story threw me at first. I had to go back, read the blurb, and re-read the first few pages. Oh. Aiden's a human and working for this company and a party and his family is wishing him well on his birthday, and his mother is an alpha's alpha and a wolf? Oh. Okay. Now I got all that.
So Aiden is a human of a long line of wolf shifters. His mother rules her pack and he was raised in a happy childhood, except for not being able to shift like everyone else when he was 19. But he is smart and self sufficient, and his family still loves him.
Tate is a wolf shifter that has an extremely rough childhood and early pack life. He is a counselor at an elite camp for adolescent wolves. It's a dream job for a guy like him. Into his life comes Aiden and everything changes so quickly. Tate isn't sure if he wants his life to change, he's safe and satisfied with where he is. So he goes through lots of soul searching. . . And his friends there offer advice - They're counselors so why not. But once more it's friends helping him make up his mind. He's what in his 30's, a mature man, yet he dithers and can't explain himself. In my opinion it carried on a bit too long even if his nature was pointing him in the right direction.
What I loved was Tate and Aiden willing to do everything to stay together. They talked about it and then took action. The ending showed that their life going forward won't be easy, no choice is easy, but they merged their lives together and are set on a new direction. Soothing things over with Aiden's mom was off page but to have Aiden's siblings there helping him. . . What a nice touch. Family is still family and Aiden knows he's still loved.
I'd love to see this couple, world, family, and situations continue in continuing story, Dreamspun Beyond or not. - Dan's Wife