Author: Jessica Lee
Publisher: Breathless Press
Book Cover Rating: 4
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
When I’m able to get caught up in a story that makes my heart beat a bit harder, one that stops the breath in my throat, one that has me saying under my breath—NO! must mean it’s a winner and I’m happy to say this story did it for me. Bloodlines is a shifter story which introduces, Evin KinKaid and Mason Thorne the second.
Evin is a werewolf who is disowned by his father because he refused to submit to his father’s wishes and mate with his chosen life partner. Evin brought shame to his father because he’s gay and the only person in his family who even understood him and his feelings was his twin sister, Rosa. The person Evin is to mate with is Jocelyn and it’s due to her selfishness that Evin finds himself without a pack and family. She wants more than anything to be queen and does not care the cost to make that happen.
Mason is the son of a very wealthy business man, who controls everyone within his reach. He’s off on his own taking a vacation before he’s due back at college, he’s also the assistant vice president to his father’s company. And he’s miserable. He winds up in a small town on his way back to his uptight life when a white wolf with blue eyes causes him to lose control of his car and he ends up in a ditch. This of course puts him in the very capable hands of none other than Evin, the garage mechanic.
Evin and Mason light up the screen so to speak. They click, they’re like two halves of a whole person, or heart and when they get down and dirty, and I’m not talking grease by the way, it’s guaranteed to keep you flipping the pages. Of course wolves have trouble controlling their instincts where their mates are involved and Evin is no different. He ends up biting Mason and that one act, or two actually begins a chain of events that really made me gasp. In order for Mason to live, Evin runs back to his family and agrees to mate with the woman he has no feelings for.
I felt that Jessica did a wonderful job with the plot, with description, with character building and she can write some hot sex scenes. I fell in love with Evin and Mason, and I loved that Jessica worked some D/s action in there, too. It’s necessary with an alpha wolf after all.