Title: Fated for Forever
Author: Alanea Alder
Ashby Fairfax has always looked for love in the wrong places. His last attempt left him running from an abusive boyfriend. Since coming to Arkadia, life has been great. He finally has the family he has always craved. Only one thing is missing, his mate. But how can a small-town fox shifter be mated to a vampire prince?
Prince Gabriel has led his people through the ages and into the twenty-first century. He is on the verge of losing his soul when he catches the scent of what may be his mate. Once Ashby is confirmed as his, it seems their troubles begin.
Someone is after Ashby. Gabriel’s entire coven rallies around their new prince and for the first time in his existence, Gabriel experiences bone-numbing fear. Can he find the strength to send Ashby to Arkadia to ensure his safety? And will he be able to eliminate the threat before he loses his reason for living?
Fated for Forever is the third book in the Kindred of Arkadia series by author Alanea Alder. While you may want to read this series in order it is easy, at least with this story, to read Fated for Forever as a stand-alone. The book is a paranormal romance that centers on a vampire and a fox shifter. The characters click from the beginning. Ashby is a fox shifter who has been searching for love, and ending up with jerks along the way. Gabriel is a vampire prince who has lost hope of finding his mate that is until he meets Ashby.
Those who love this sub-genre have run into the abused lonely shifter or the vampire on the brink of going crazy before, yet the author had a way of making Fated for Forever seem fresh and I could not put the story down. I like the chemistry between the two men and the author does a wonderful job bringing the passion between them out. This is not the only way the author shows there closeness. There is quirkiness to Ashby that not only had me laughing but also brought out protectiveness in Gabriel and later the rest of the coven as well.
Another way the author kept this story fresh was bringing is a few small mysteries that kept the two men, and those around them, wondering what was going on in their world. These mysteries helped make the story interesting and allowed new characters, both good and bad, to be introduced into the story.
This author is new to me but I am interested in seeing what else is out there, as well as getting my hands on future stories in this series. If you are a fan of the paranormal sub-genre then I urge you to give this story a try.
Reviewed by: Lydia