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Forbes Mates: Book Two

Jamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he’d never find his destined mate. They’re uncommon to begin with, and same-sex versions are downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end-of-semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who’s human.

Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there’s something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn’t quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until the dog turns into a human before his eyes.

Jamie has no idea what the mate bite of a shifter will do to a human. He’s terrified to try - and possibly kill his mate. They hunt for answers while working together on one of Chad's cases. It’s easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can’t keep.

©2016 Grace R. Duncan (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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it is so good!

i love this series it is so worth it you will not be disappointed and I hope that there is more I really want to now what happens In the next book acceptance it is so worth it you really need to put all of the Forbes mates books on this i love this series

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Highly recommend.

Tams ebook review...

4.5/5 stars

Jamie Ryan is out for a night of fun and drinks with some of his college buddies when his wolf decides he wants to come out a play. He barely makes it to a dark alley before the shift takes hold. Not only does he have to leave his phone, wallet and keys in the dumpster and pray they are still there when he can return as a human; but now he's being chased down by animal control. It comes as quite a shock to Jamie when the person he runs into that helps him evade being caught by animal control is his mate, and he is human. Jamie never thought he would find a mate; they are rare among same sex couples. Even more so is a destined mate, but that is what Chad is, Jamie can feel it.

Chad Sutton is a former cop turned Private Eye. He has seen a lot of things in his line of work that some people would question. He realizes from the start that there is something about the dog that ran to him for safety that doesn't add up. The animal is too smart, and Chad could swear that Murray, this is what he names his pup, is answering his questions with head nods, gestures and huffing and puffing. After Murray spends a couple of days with Chad, then shifts into Jamie right in front of him, Chad is more curious than shocked.

Everything happens fast, but it’s a steady progression. That, and the fact that this is a Shifter story where Mates are most times decided by the fates, so my usual disdain for insta-love stories never questioned this book. As I said, there is a steady progression in a short amount of time. Chad learns Murray is actually Jamie and a shifter and they are destined mates. The attraction is mutual and the chemistry is evident from the start. The problem these two will have to face is not attraction or chemistry, its physiology. There are no known cases of human mates; furthermore, the wolves of Forbes pack are of the belief that Jamie’s bite could actually kill Chad. Jamie and Chad travel across the globe to a more ancient group of wolves to try and learn more about their mating and if it is even possible for Jamie to claim his lover.

I am a lover of paranormal romance, especially when the Author can take the story and add enough reality to it to make me think it’s plausible. Jamie as Murray almost had me in stitches with the way he would nod for yes, shake his head for no, the tail wag thing and licking Chad’s face when he was excited. Then there was the bond they shared and how they could sense each other. There were some questions they wanted answered and limits they wanted to push that weren’t elaborated on in this book, I’m hoping that is explained more in the next book. There was a bit of angst that was borderline too much for me, but it was also somewhat understandable with the fast progression of their relationship, so I’ll overlook it.

Overall I really enjoyed this read. There was just a bit of drama and uncertainty, with a whole lot of passion and even some romance. If you like Shifter stories, paranormal romance, intense connections between your MC’s and a well written story with visible world building, then you should definitely consider this series. Start at the beginning though, my opinion is they should be read in order.

Tams Audiobook review...

My first Audiobook with this narrator and I really enjoyed the story. Each character got their own unique voice and his tones and inflections were spot on. I liked the way he put emotion into his voice when it was called for in the story, truly bringing the story to life.

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4.5 Stars

I’m not going to lie, I was a little worried when I realized the original narrator for Devotion wasn’t returning to voice Patience. But I needn’t have worried because I am in love with the narration for this novel!

WOW. Chistopher Boucher’s narration of Patience was phenomenal! He knocks this out of the park with great character voices, emotional nuance, fantastic pacing and timing, and a great flow. This was such an absolute pleasure to listen to.

I love the destined mate trope, and it’s done so well here. There’s a bit of the comedy in that when Jamie Ryan initially meets his destined mate, it’s when he’s literally stuck in his wolf form. Chad Sutton, to his credit, takes it all in stride, helps out a clearly not-just-a-dog, and winds up finding everything he ever wanted.

I love that Chad is so chill about the whole thing and is just immediately on board and there isn’t any teeth gnashing or putting it off because “werewolves” don’t exist. Chad accepts the proof in front of his eyes and settles in to their relationship quickly.

Told in a dual POV, this is a sweet and sexy series that’s really enjoyable to immerse myself in. I like the world-building and the characters – but Chistopher Boucher definitely knocked this up a notch.

While Patience is my favorite book in the Forbes Mates series, I really enjoyed reading the whole series and I’m looking forward to revisiting the Forbes pack through the audiobooks.

I am desperately hoping Chistopher Boucher will return to narrate Acceptance – because his character voice for Quincy is awesome with that sexy purr!

Recommended.