Tuesday, July 8, 2014
In You Eyes by @CardenoC @dreamspinners #REVIEW
Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. Taking control comes easily to Samuel, but relating to people, including those he's supposed to lead, is a constant challenge.
When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack’s Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life. Resenting the other shifter for putting him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then tries to avoid him. What he can’t do is forget Korban’s warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.
When a battle between their fathers results in tragedy, Samuel and Korban are thrown together. With his world crashing down around him, Samuel must save his pack and show them he can lead. But first, Korban needs to save Samuel by inspiring him to feel. Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past the rules they’ve been taught to realize they are destined to fit together.
I am a big fan of this series and was very excited when I saw there was another book. This is one of those series where if you read all of the books it will add to your enjoyment, but it's not required to understand the world.
It took me a while to come around to liking Samuel. He seems so suspicious of everything and everyone that he is very off putting at first. But once I understood he was basically an introvert in a position that is built for an extrovert I got how relating to people was difficult for him. He needed Korban to help balance him.
Korban is so trusting of the bond that he knows he and Samuel have, even though he knows that Samuel isn't aware of it. I laughed every time he talked to Samuel and basically made him have a conversation knowing how uncomfortable he was making Samuel. Korban literally puts his life in Samuel's hands, hoping to finally get Samuel to see what Korban is to him.
This story is told in first person from Samuel's point of view, so we see the struggle he goes through to be the best Alpha for his pack, all while doubting his ability.
We get a bit from previous characters, but this story is mainly about the two MC's and the trouble between their two packs. I would love to see all of the m/m mates come together in the next story to try and bring the truth about matings into the open.
Once again the author has given us a story of love that didn't come easy but was so worth the effort.
BUY LINK: DREAMSPINNER
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.