I found great delight in this book. Jessie is human and has had a rough time of it, so he decides to escape and visit his friend in the Mountains but catastrophe strikes and his car is washed off of the road and he suffers amnesia. Xander the Beta for the local Shenandoah Pack rescues Jessie, and here is a twist, Jessie is Xander’s fated mate.
For Xander knowing he was attracted to men, has been hiding it his entire life because he thinks his pack would not be accepting. I felt so sorry for Xander his frustrations just dripped off of the page. Knowing Jessie was his mate and having amnesia our noble Xander would not mate him, knowing that if Jessie regained his memory and had someone else where ever he came from. Xander would only complete the bond if Jessie agreed. So Xander and his wolf patiently waited.
For Jessie he couldn’t understand why Xander wouldn’t have sex with him. He did know that he was sexually attracted to Xander and was tireless in his attempt to get the big guy to open up and have sex. I think Taylor wrote this really well, I think she nailed it when she gave us a character, Xander, who stumbles and tries to figure out what it is like to be in an MM relationship when you don’t have any Mentors or experience in it.
Remember I said that this was a delight to read? It was because of real reactions by real people and how they dealt with the circumstances that they were faced with. Not only with the Main Characters but with everyone that I met in the book. For those reasons you will be smiling, growling and worrying your way through the book. I was left with a few questions but the book ended nicely and makes me want to read the next chapter in Shenandoah Pack. Will it be a continuation of Jessie and Xander? I don’t know but I do like surprises.
After a long, hard year filled with stress and heartache, Jessie Rohen decides to take a vacation to visit his friend and get away from real life for a little while, hoping it will help him heal. On the way, he has an accident and is injured. He wakes up with no memories of his past, not even of his name.
Xander Dane is a wolf shifter and Second of his pack. He saves Jessie’s life, only to realize Jess is his mate. Xander has been in the closet his whole life. Coming out may be harder than ever because not only does he have to tell everyone he’s gay and risk exile, but he has to tell his mate he’s part wolf. Since Jessie can’t remember who he is, Xander has to take a chance on a man who may have a life waiting for him somewhere else – a life that doesn’t include Xander.