M.J. O'Shea
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
August 2014
LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

Max Appleton and his mother Celia are are on the run, hiding from an abusive father and husband who's also a notoriously bad pack leader. When Max hit puberty and it became obvious he'd never make an alpha wolf, his father turned the brunt of his anger toward his inferior son and his beta wolf wife for producing him. Max and Celia find sanctuary in a garden cottage at Holly Court, the sprawling estate where Celia's oldest friend lives with her pack alpha husband, three daughters, and teenaged son Jonah.

Jonah Spellman has what seems like the perfect life. His family is close, his dad is respected by their whole pack, and he's been groomed to take over for as long as he can remember. Everything is set, his whole life planned, and Jonah works hard to be exactly what everyone expects. He's under enough pressure without a runaway from a bad pack complicating his life.

When two teenaged werewolves from very different worlds meet one snowy January day, both of their worlds get turned inside out. From the moment they meet, nothing will be the same for Jonah or Max ever again.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Sep 07, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
156 people found the following review helpful
Cute boys are cuuuuuuuuuuuute.

So cute. I died a little from all the cute.

Max and his mom have to leave their pack because of Max's abusive father. They've got to get out, so they go to stay with a friend of Max's mom. She also has kids. Most importantly, she has Jonah.

As soon as Jonah and Max meet, they know there's something special about them. The way they feel around each other and how they're drawn together, it's not something they'd ever experienced. The only problem is that Jonah is set to be the next Alpha in the pack and has been bonded to his mate, Zoe, since he was a child.

I really can't stress enough just how completely adorable Max and Jonah are. Because of their bond, they have this need to be touching each other constantly. Which then leads to sneaky sly touches and cuddling. Oh, the cuddles. I don't know how there can be so much tension just from cuddling, but oh my, there so is. They're just so sweet.

But they can't be together because of the whole 'Jonah has to mate with a female for the pack' thing. For much of the book they are dealing with this. Trying to stay away from each other, but ending up sleeping in each other's arms all night. Cuddling. Hugging. Being all around adorable. *dreamy sigh* The back and forth was a little tiresome and redundant by the middle, but I was so into Jonah and Max that I didn't even care.

I've yet to read an MJ O'Shea novel that I don't enjoy. There's just something about the way she creates her characters that I can't help but fall head over heels for them. Their commitment, loving interactions and likable personalities is what makes Max and Jonah characters I won't be forgetting anytime soon.

I absolutely adored the adorableness out of LOVEBLOOD. Highly, highly recommended for any YA M/M fan. Utterly likable characters, engaging plot, cuteness overload and... just everything.
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