Jessica Lee
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Breathless Press
Release Date
November 2010
LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

Evin KinKaid, the only son of the KinKaid pack's alpha, has a secret. One that will tear his family apart. In one year, Evin is to succeed his father as alpha leader and continue the dominant bloodline of his family. There's only one problem: Evin is gay. When Evin is pushed into the bed of his intended female mate, he's forced to reveal the truth. And for an alpha male wolf shifter promised to a female whose goal is to one day be queen, coming out has never been more explosive.

To Mason Thorne II, heir to Thorne Global Inc., life is a lie. To sustain his father's love, Mason has agreed to stay in the family business and to one day assume his place as CEO. Instead of reaching for his heart's desire, he's settled for a life he never wanted. But an unexpected auto accident will send Evin and Mason into each other's arms and down a path toward a destiny neither man can escape: an eternity sealed in blood.

Book Review by Rebecca
Jan 03, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
126 people found the following review helpful
BLOODLINES is a good thing in a small package. Although just a short novella, the author develops multi-dimensional characters with history, motivation, and desires. Both controlled by domineering fathers, the plot revolves around the two main characters coming together and discovering strength through love and compassion.

Evin KinKaid, the only son of the KinKaid pack's alpha, has a secret that will destroy his family's bloodline. He is in place to succeed his father as alpha, align himself with a chosen mate and continue the bloodline. The problem is that Evin is gay and when pushed by his intended female mate, he's forced into revealing the truth and is banished from the pack.

The story resumes one year later with Evin working in a garage when Mason Thorne's car is brought in after a car accident. Immediately they hit it off and Mason stays with Evin while waiting for his car to be repaired. Though Mason has been living life to please his all-important father, his inhibitions are set free with Evin. Everything seems perfect until…

Evin bites Mason, infecting him with the virus that turns humans into wolf shifters. Uncommon and not recommended because of the bite's danger, Evin knows he must seek out his father for help with Mason's change. His father agrees, but the conditions will tear Evin and Mason apart forever. The author creates such a strong sense of tension that the reader is drawn into the fear of Mason's situation, wondering if Evin and Mason will get a happily ever after.

Though a short novella, this shifter story is solid and has an even flow without the pace being too fast for a love story. Through vivid descriptive writing, the reader is swept into the relationship between Evin and Mason which happens fast but is believable even though the total elapse time is only a week. Well done. BLOODLINES is the best male/male romance I have read to date.
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