Title: Council Enforcers, Book 5: Yerad
Author: Catherine Lievens
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Characters: Yerad, Lenny
Sub-Genre: Shifter, Series, Romance
Sometimes fear keeps us away from happiness.
Yerad never expected his mate to run seconds after they’d met, but that’s what fate dealt him. Lenny insists on saying he doesn’t want Yerad. Yerad wants to push for answers, but he’s a liaison agent for the council, and his job is more important than a stubborn man who doesn’t want him.
Lenny never wanted to meet his mate. His parents, the people who should have shielded him from the world, kicked him out, and he doesn’t want to be hurt again. He knows that’s what will eventually happen if he agrees to give Yerad a chance, and that’s why he tells his mate to leave him alone.
Lenny’s resolve weakens as his friends try to convince him to give Yerad a chance. When he finds out Yerad is working with his birth tribe, he runs to the rescue, only to find out Yerad didn’t need him. Will Yerad forgive Lenny for pushing him away? Will Lenny manage to get over his fear of being hurt to give Yerad a chance? Or will fear have the upper hand and ruin their mating?
I was anxious to read Yerad by Catherine Lievens. As this series has progressed, I’ve found myself becoming more invested into these characters’ lives and I’ve enjoyed the story they’ve had to tell.
Since the first book of the Council Enforcers series, Lenny has been an unrepentant player. He had been very outspoken as to why he has no desire to have a fated mate. Lenny, himself, knows he’s an ‘asshole’ more often than not and he offends others with his careless words and behavior.
To say that Lenny was horrified to meet his mate is an understatement.
Unfortunately for him, Lenny’s mouth overran his good sense, and because of it, he offended and hurt his fated mate, Yerad. As time goes by and he realizes that he was wrong about so many things, including being mated with Yerad, Lenny is forced to look at himself and he must decide if he wants to take a chance at a happy life, or if he wants to continue to push others away before they get too close to him.
I totally fell for Yerad. His intelligence and patience is something that I came to admire. Let’s face it, Lenny’s negative attitude would even drive a saint to sin, but Yerad somehow finds forgiveness and patience to put up with him.
Don’t get me wrong, because I did like Lenny. But there were times I wanted to strangle him myself. I was glad to see his attitude and outlook on life begin to change and in the end, I thought he and Yerad were good together. I do wish they had spent more time together than they did, but I did enjoy their chemistry when they were in scenes together.
The Council Enforcer series continues to get better with each book. If you enjoy a solidly told shifter series, then this is definitely a good choice for you. Also, these books aren’t very erotically told, so if you’re not into a lot of very descriptive sex scenes this is also one to consider. I know I’m looking forward to the next book and anxious to see what Ms. Lievens has in store for us next.
Yerad by Catherine Lievens is the fifth book in the Council Enforcers series. Although it could be read as a stand-alone book in the series, I do not recommend it. In my opinion, to fully understand the dynamics and the backstories of these characters, it would be best to read this series in book order.
The Council Enforcers series in book order are:
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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