- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- May 2015
- Book 3 of Stocoma City
LGBTQ, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance
Mob bosses fight dirty, especially when they're up against another rival crime family. When the daughter of his enemy becomes his prisoner, London Scavos should have used Charity Vivaldi as a bargaining chip. But fate has a twisted sense of humor, and their roles as captor and captive start to blur when Charity turns out to be his mate. Then there's the other complication. Every wolf in his pack knows he doesn't do commitments, but Ferus Miller, one of his enforcers, wants to prove London wrong. Ferus has always wanted London, but instead of hating Charity, Ferus begins to desire her as well.
London doesn't take risks. He has more to lose than most, but screw the consequences. He plans to take the greatest gamble of all. London sees a future with his two unlikely mates, but can he turn that vision into a reality?
Jul 21, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
242 people found the following review helpful
It took me a very long time to write this review for I had such a love/hate relationship with this book. LONDON'S MATES by Fel Fern is a fascinating story, filling well with eh books coming before, and full of great and engaging characters. I love the idea, the interactions, the potential. There is so much there--and so little space in which it is given to develop. And this is my gripe. We are told, again and again, how their relationship changes, how she is aroused, how sex is great but we are never shown so that our own nipples harden and we want to climb into the story.
Charity, someone we have met in a previous story, is a defective lion: she cannot change and therefore has spent her whole life trying to prove her worth to her family and, in particular, her father the Lion king. She did all the rubbish jobs, those no one wants to do, those which will get her killed. One of these jobs was to go into wolf territory and assassinate an alpha's mate. She has no choice. She goes. And she is caught, caught by her commitment-phobic mate who is already entangled in a semi-relationship with a male wolf. The next few weeks are an intricate dance of distrust and love, of finding her feet and herself in the arms of those she loves.
As I have said, the story is enthralling, the characters engaging and the tension high. There is no time in the book you are tempted to put it down, leaving it unfinished. You want to know what is at the end of the story. The problem is that I also do want to know what is at the end of a newspaper story I read but I rarely expect it to pull me in and let me feel the characters and story. And that is what is happening here. I am told her nipples are hard, but I cannot feel it. I am told about the weeks in which she is settling in and beginning to trust the men, but I cannot feel these weeks. The novella is 22,000 words long, there is enough space left to turn it into a real story and this is why the novel disappointed me so much in the end.
Nevertheless, it is a great story, well worth the hour it will take you to read it. If you do not need the sensual engagement of a story but just want the thrill of a tale, then this book is for you. But even if you want more, the story is time well spent.
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