Title: Council Enforcers, Book 4: Cerris
Author: Catherine Lievens
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Characters: Jackson, Cerris
Sub-Genre: Shifters, Series, Romance
Things always happen for a reason, even the things you don’t want to happen.
Cerris is an orphan who’s been told he’s a monster all his life, and he’s come to believe it. He did his best to keep his werewolf half under control, but when he killed a hunter, Dominic asked the enforcers for help. Cerris is sent to work with their only werewolf, but as soon as he sees the man, he realizes they’re mates, and he runs.
Jackson doesn’t understand why Cerris runs, but he intends to find out. When he finally locates Cerris, Cerris’ friends intervene and explain what happened to him and why he doesn’t want to see Jackson—Jackson is a werewolf, and all werewolves are monsters.
Jackson knows he’ll have to work hard to convince Cerris of the contrary, and he hopes finding Cerris’ long-lost father will help. He also has to teach Cerris to control his wolf before something happens.
Will Cerris learn control, or will he become the monster he always thought he was?
Cerris is the fourth book in the Council Enforcers series and it’s my favorite book in the series so far. As this series continues, I find it more and more easy to get wrapped up in these characters’ lives.
What makes Cerris different than the other three books before it is the unique backstory Cerris has compared to others in these books. Since Cerris is a half-breed who has been abused by his tribe and made to be ashamed of his werewolf side, he is truly a wounded man. He lives with a lot of shame and guilt, and it’s because of this, that this reader felt a lot of compassion for him.
When Cerris meets Jackson and realizes that he is Cerris’ mate, he is horrified because Jackson is a werewolf shifter. Through Cerris’ abuse and teachings from his birth tribe, he believes that all werewolves are monsters and pure evil, so it takes a lot of time and patience for Jackson to show Cerris that everything he’s learned about wolf-shifters is wrong.
What I really liked about this book was the way Jackson shows Cerris what it’s really like to be a werewolf and his sheer determination and diligence to have him for a mate. Seeing Cerris evolve from a scared and ashamed young man to a more confident one was a lovely sight to see.
After reading this story, I am definitely anxious to read the next installment in this series. The Council Enforcers series is one not to be missed if you like shifter stories with unique and sexy heroes.
Although Cerris could probably be read as a stand-alone story, I do not recommend it. In my opinion, the dynamic interplay between the characters and their backstories are best understood by reading this series in order.
The Council Enforcers books in series order are:
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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