- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- August 2011
- Book 8 of Midnight Matings
Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ
When Ifan Vashnikov is summoned to the Great Gathering and learns of the plan set up by UPAC, he decides he'd rather go feral than be forced to take a mate. Before he can voice his decision to the elders, he finds himself mated. But his mating is not the usual mating. For one, he didn't drink the spiked champagne like everyone else so he isn't in heat. And two, his mate was being cared for and protected for his own safety.
Misha is a dreamwalker, the most powerful dreamwalker in over a thousand years. Because of that, he was being hunted. People wanted to use his powers for evil. Misha just wants to settle down somewhere quiet with his dream mate. When he's rescued and taken to the UPAC headquarters, he finally meets the man he has been sharing dreams with for over a year, the man he fell in love with—except Ifan doesn't seem to know him. When danger comes, Misha doesn't know whether to turn to Ifan or run for his life.
Sep 20, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
166 people found the following review helpful
This installment in the Midnight Matings series is somewhat darker than its predecessors, but 8 books in, you gotta shake things up a bit or run the risk of becoming formulaic. Keeping you guessing about who or what is going to happen next is something that this trio of authors has done very well.
Ifan is the last of his kind and being a white Siberian tiger, he is a solitary creature by nature. When the Elders make their announcement, Ifan decides that he would rather be killed than be forced to take a mate. When he informs the Elders of his decision, they turn the tables on him and mate him to someone of their choosing. They have a task for Ifan.
When the Elder takes Ifan to meet his mate, it is explained to him that Mikhail is a special case; he needs someone to care and protect him. Mikhail is human, but he is also a mindwalker. When the two meet, Ifan is immediately drawn to the beautiful man and his protective instincts kick in but he is still not happy about what the Elders have done to him. Unfortunately, this latter feeling is what Mikhail picks up on.
This story had more mystery and intrigue and less of the funny that I had come to expect in this series. It made for a good read which I enjoyed and once again opened this world up to even more unique characters. It is also the first time a human has been a mate in this series, even though Mikhail is not your typical human.
I enjoy it when the perceived "weaker" of the pairs shows that stature doesn't always relate to strength and when the big bad alpha proves what a kind, nurturing person he can be. There is one secondary character, Brodelyn, that I would like to learn more about and I am hoping gets a story of his own.
So if you want to lose yourself in a little paranormal drama with some really hot sex added in for good measure, then WHITE PAWS AND A DREAM fits the bill.
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