Author: Neena Jaydon
Publisher: Torquere Press
Characters: Theo, Max
Sub genre: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal
ot every werewolf is leader of the pack. Theo Dimitriadis, games tester by profession and werewolf by nature, has built himself a quiet life. But he puts himself into the public spotlight after he pulls Anastasia Shevchenko out of a river. This brings him to the attention of Max, Anastasia’s brother. Max is a dog trainer who, like Theo, has a family secret. He’s a medium, able to communicate with ghosts and spirits.
When life-draining shadow spirits appear in Fort Rivers, Theo and Max take action together. Max starts wanting the gorgeous man he sees hidden behind Theo’s shyness. The more Theo retreats from his attention, the more Max goes on the chase. Theo loves to submit but fears that he’ll give up too much control to Max. They struggle to understand each other even as they zero in on the shadow spirits. But before they can reconcile their differences, an even darker threat comes along, intent on harming more than their relationship. If Theo and Max want to be together, first they have to get through this supernatural battle intact!
Theo Dimitriadis is a geeky, shy loner who saves a young woman from drowning when he comes across a car wreck late one night. He hates the publicity and attention it brings and retreats into his own little world. Max Shevchenko-the brother of Anastasia, the woman Theo rescued- finally tracks Theo so he can thank him for rescuing his sister and finds himself instantly attracted to the shy loner.
Max can’t figure out why Theo is so reluctant to let him get close to him until the day he goes over to his house and finds Theo shifted into the form of a wolf. Turns out that Theo is a member of a pack of Greek shifters who want to keep their existence a secret. Max can understand the need to appear normal to the outside world as he and his sister have their own secret to hide. They are both mediums, whose ability to communicate with the spirit world has been passed down in their family for generations.
Max and Theo find themselves and their talents drawn into investigating the mystery of why people in the area are collapsing and going into comas with no explanation why. They finally figure out that these people are sensitive to the spirit world and that somehow dark spirits are using them as portals into our world from another dimension.
This story literally starts out with a bang as Theo saves Anastasia from drowning after her car goes off a bridge. Theo retreats from the publicity and attention so that Max has to literally track him down in order to thank him for saving his sister. Max finds himself instantly attracted to the shy loner and can’t figure out why Theo is so reluctant and hesitant about letting him get close to him until he accidentally discovers Theo’s secret-that he is a member of a Greek pack of wolf shifters who want to keep their existence a secret.
Max can understand why Theo hides from the world as he has his own secret as well. He’s a medium who can communicate with the spirit world and doesn’t want the world to see him as anything but normal. Max and Theo find themselves forced to reveal themselves and their talents when they are drawn into investigating the mystery of why people in the local area are collapsing and going into comas with no explanation why. As the two men work together to find out why, they slowly break through the walls that each one has erected to protect themselves and their relationship starts to bloom.
They are finally able to figure out that dark spirits are using the life energy of these people-who are sensitive to the spirit world as portals to enter our world from another dimension. The battle to send these dark spirits back to their own reality brings Max and Theo close to losing their own lives and brings down the final walls between them.
I love how Neena Jaydon is able to blend the world of the normal and the paranormal into a seamless tale that grips you until the very last page.
Reviewed by: Pat