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Format: Kindle Edition
Shiki is a friend of mine, then again, so is Blake. These two men I've been observing for almost a year now, I think, so of course I had to read their story. Which has not yet ended, by the way. Shiki is as cool as cool can be, Blake a more quiet enigma. Both men are gorgeous inside and out. If only they had come together sooner, maybe what they had to go through could have been avoided?
No, this is not a true story, no werewolf/shifter/paranormal story is. Unless I am totally missing something? These two men are quite real to me though for they are my friends. You can check, if you can, on my FB page. They are role play characters two awesome authors play along with others. This is how their story unfolded but the nitty gritty details, all here is laid out in the book. And oh, wow, this is truly a wonderful read.
It all begins and almost ends with Shiki losing his two husbands for reasons he could only guess. His inability to find the answers is just one of the few things that drove him on a suicide mission. As beta of a powerful clan, he is not only powerful and highly skilled, he is deadly. With the exchange of blood from both ex-husbands during their supposedly happy times, he is changed. For the better? For the worse? One could only guess and that question is what drives the conflicting lower-powered clans to think they could bully their way through taking over what they most definitely cannot. Shiki has to get out of his depression and do something. And he does. The journey to that point where he finally found the energy to get up and be out there as beta, now that is what this read is all about.
It is a heartbreaking story, Shiki goes through. Two men help him out. Ganz and Blake. But it is Blake who finally gets him to get out of his funk and face the world and responsibilities. To finally live again. Have the strength to let go of a past and be someone else who is most definitely changed but wiser and more confident. He is the only one Shiki knew he could lean on without fear of being babied. Of course he is, for Blake is the one best friend he grew up and trained with. As for their romance? What others saw for years brewing, both men never smelled. Well, they buy food, they don't cook. You know what I mean. If they did, they would have noticed the wonderful aroma of unconditional love.
Now, I am biased, I already said I love both men, being friends and all. As for Alina, well, this gorgeous Romanian is one of the besties on FB, everyone knows that too. But I never mince words when it comes to her writing and her style is right on target for what I am constantly looking for. Narrative, image-filled, emotional. She can turn text into a movie in my mind. The action sequences here, they put bushido movies to a test. As for the characters, think cosplay and you get the full blast of her men. Yes, she's really good. As for Blake, I know the author behind the man as well and... let's leave it at that. Talent wise, that author is undeniably up there on my faves list as well. Point is, this story could never have come at a better time. Why? Well, pick it up, take a read, and find out why I loved it so... Get ready for the ride of your life.
The story will continue and as for the questions left hanging, I know some answers, but mostly, I don't. I have to be impatient.. erm, sorry, patient.
Note: I know Alina is sorry/not/sorry I cried. (To Alina: meanie! **stickstongueout**)