Bradford Dalton and Jayla Stanton are both shifters. Each has their own reason for not wanting to be in a relationship with their own kind. Suddenly finding out that they are mates is a shock to both of them. There’s no way in hell these work enemies will ever be together.
Brad and Jayla are desperate to find a way to coexist with their shifter sides. They just have to contend with the fact they have sexual chemistry that is off the charts. Jayla can turn his body to steel with just a smoldering look. Brad can make Jayla quiver in anticipation with just one touch. You won’t hear either one of them complaining about succumbing to their insatiable need for the other. Sure they can have hot sex which knocks them on their ass, but that doesn’t mean they’ll ever fall for the other. Right?
That is the one word that would sum up my experience reading the book. And the experience is not a bad one. Just one that was the complete opposite of what I thought it would be like.
I chose the book based on the blurb but the moment I started reading it, I realized that there was so much more going on in this book. Very nice surprise!
Brad and Jayla are enemies. Plain and simple. Brad has worked hard at totally avoiding his enemy and then they meet for the first time, they realize that their enemy is also their mate. How can they be both enemies and mates? The author just showed me how and I couldn’t have been more pleased.
The beginning was surprising because it started with showing their feelings for each other. And then them finding out about their mates and how their relationship changed after that. My thoughts before I read this book was that when they found out that they were each other’s mate, they would instantly fall in love and start liking each other. That was not the case for Brad and Jayla. That would have been too easy for a couple of people who actively despised the other sight unseen.
Enemies become mates/lovers who grow to be friends. It was a powerful story with two strong characters who ultimately complement the other as mates are meant to do. The secondary characters added to the story as well bringing some truly funny moments to what could have otherwise been a darker tale. Readers who enjoy a steamy paranormal with fated mates need to give this one a read. Very enjoyable.