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(Shadow Beast Shifters – Book 1)
by Jaymin Eve
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Shifter get a facelift and a new mythology in this emotional punch of romance, adventure and intrigue. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
My father made a terrible mistake. One I’m left paying for.
As a wolf shifter growing up in a strong pack, I should be living my best life. But after my father tried to kill the alpha, I’m labeled an outcast, traitor, less than dirt.
When I can’t take pack life any longer, I run, but apparently they don’t like losing their punching bag. Torin, the alpha’s son, drags me back before my first shift… a shift that will reveal my true mate.
I never could have predicted who mine would be, but the moment my wolf looks upon him, I’m filled with hope for a brighter future.
After all, no one ever rejects their true mate, right?
Wrong. Very wrong.
When the wolves attack, my soul screams for vengeance, and somehow I touch the shadow world. Somehow I bring him to our lands.
The Shadow Beast. Our shifter god. The devil himself.
Turns out being rejected by my mate was only the beginning.
My Thoughts on Rejected
This is a hard hitting ride that is as emotionally dubious as it is compelling. Shunned from the pack that raised her, for reasons not her own, Mera is just bidding her time till she can escape the terror of her daily life… until the unthinkable happens.
The punches start hitting the reader in the first few pages, but really ramp up by the time the Winter Solstice comes around, leaving us bleeding and soul torn, just like Mera. It’s horrific – and so dang good I almost cried. I LOVE Mera! She is young yet mature in the harsher truths of life, and somehow determined to carve her own path with what little time she believes she is allotted.
Her journey is fraught with subtle angst, though at no point do you get the impression that she is a whiney child rebelling against her station. No, she snarks back and far too often lands herself in more trouble because her mouth lacks the wisdom her heart has gained…. but it suits her, and it suits the narrative incredibly well.
By the time that cliffhanger dangled me off the edge (honestly though, yes, there is a cliff, but it is NOT as bad as some reviewers have implied) I found myself thoroughly and intensely invested in this story. I need to know what happens with Mera, WHO is she really? HOW is she? Torin can go pound sand, but Jaxson intrigues me somewhat. And Shadow? Oh goodness…. HE IS EVERYTHING!
First Person, single POV
Character Age Range:
My Final Verdict on Rejected
This novel weaves and entices just as much as it bludgeons the reader with emotion – a slow seduction with a slap in the face, and I am so here for it. Delightful, painful and a true ‘must read’ aura, this gem is Free on Kindle Unlimited, and the next book is out soon.
Published December 8th, 2020
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What are you reading today? Have you read this yet? Are you planning on it? What other books by Jaymin Eve have you enjoyed? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!