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~Review~In Your Eyes (Mates #3) by Cardeno C.~

 

25927403Title: In Your Eyes
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Mates #3
Publisher: The Romance Authors, 2 edition
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Page Count: 226 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Paranormal, Shifters/Werewolves
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

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. But despite his best efforts, Samuel can’t relate to people, including those he’s supposed to lead.

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 throwing him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him. What he can’t do is forget Korban’s warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.

When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel’s emotional barriers. Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.


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In Your Eyes (Mates #3) by Cardeno C.

****4 Stars****

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Loved this one. I liked it better than the previous book. Also, this one was more fun!

 There are 3 books in this series and they are all different.

In book 1, we have a shifter and a human, in book 2, we have a shifter and a vampire and in this one, we have 2 delicious alpha male shifters together.

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Korban is the sweet and fun-loving one, while Samuel is the smart, distant and cold one. They are both in line to be the next alpha of their packs since both of them are sons of the current alphas.Korban figured out that Samuel is his true mate, at the age of 11, but it took Samuel way…

…way longer to figure his shit out.

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So it does take them some time to get together and a lot of things happen in between, most having to do with their packs and their Alpha’s. Since I don’t want to spoiler anything, you will just have to read all of that yourself.

However, once they do figure things out…damn, they were HOT!!

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All the hot sex and the biting and …did I mention the knotting ??

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So far I have enjoyed all books in this series, but so far this one is my favorite.

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~Review~Until Forever Comes (Mates #2) by Cardeno C.~

 

25926739Title: Until Forever Comes
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Mates #2
Publisher: The Romance Authors, 2 edition
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Page Count: 204 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Shifters/Werewolves
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate—a vampire named Miguel.

Over four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent and being with him comes so naturally that Miguel can’t resist for long. Their challenge is staying alive so they can be together until forever comes.


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Until Forever Comes (Mates #2) by Cardeno C.

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I really enjoyed this nice and very steamy shifter story. I also loved the fact that it was a shifter mating with a vampire.

My two favorites..together….awesome. 😀

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But there were some things that bothered me as well. I absolutely hate the words prick and pecker. That seriously annoyed me…I also didn’t find it very sexy. I tried to change the words in my head while reading…

…but that didn’t work very well.

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I also found the way everyone was speaking, a bit strange (especially the shifters). It felt a bit historical to me…which come to think of it, probably was…and I really don’t like historical. That’s just a personal preference though.What I did like, was the steam level…Damn these two were HOT for each other.

Plus there is biting and knotting. 😛

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If you have read book 1, then you already know Miguel and Ethan.

This book tells us how they met year and years ago. These two are true mates and I loved reading about how they got together. There was also a bit of a funny element in this one, which I really appreciated.These two were pretty sweet together and I loved the shy shifter with the big bad vampire.

They almost set my Ipad on fire!!!!

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I would have liked a bit more storyline though because even though I am not big on historical reads…

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~Review~Wake Me Up Inside (Mates #1) by Cardeno C.~

 

26023640Title: Wake Me Up Inside
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Mates #1
Publisher: The Romance Authors, 2 edition
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Page Count: 250 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Paranormal, Shifters/Werewolves
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

A powerful Alpha wolf shifter and a strong-willed human overcome traditions ingrained over generations and uncover long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny as true mates.

Regarded as the strongest wolf shifter in generations, Alpha Zev Hassick is surprised and confused by his attraction to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. A male shifter has to mate with a female shifter to keep his humanity, so shifters can’t be gay. Yet, everything inside Zev tells him Jonah is his true mate.

Maintaining a relationship with the man he has loved since childhood isn’t easy for Jonah Marvel, but he won’t let distance or Zev’s odd family get in their way. When unexplained ailments begin to plague Jonah, he needs to save his own life and sanity in order to have a future with Zev.

Zev and Jonah know they’re destined for each other, but they must overcome traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny.


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Wake Me Up Inside (Mates #1) by Cardeno C.

****4 Stars****4ssdf

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I really have a weak for hot shifters and this book was right up my alley.

I have, to be honest though…I have read this series kind of out of order. This happens to me a lot though, and since these books can be read as standalone…it wasn’t an issue.

What can I say…I am a bit weird. 😀

This story skips between the present and past time and even though I find this annoying in most books…I didn’t in this one.

Zev and Jonah meet when they are both very very young, around 1. Jonah is playing (or more like crawling) outside and Zev is in his wolf-form. He immediately knows that the little boy is important some how…he just doesn’t know why. A very important connection exists between the two of them, right from the start.

But Zev wants to get to know Jonah in his human form too. So he does when he is a little older and they become the best of friends, even going to the same school.


Along the way of growing up, Zev learns that the connection the two of them share is because they are true mates. Problem is…true mates are never of the same gender and true mates are also always two shifters. This might confuse Zev, but he is still all in as far as Jonah is concerned. What makes matters more complicated though is that…

Zev is the future Alpha of his pack.

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Jonah is about to go to college and Zev being the future Alpha, can’t leave town. He doesn’t want Jonah to give up his dreams, and he knows that once he gives into his feelings and mates with Jonah, he won’t be able to separate himself from him anymore. So what does he do….. He decides to keep things to himself. Not telling Jonah is a shifter and not telling him that they are true mates. They do start a relationship, but Zev refuses to take things too far, which of course, in turn, confuses Jonah…

…and pisses him off a bit.

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These spend a lot of years apart…both hurting. There were times I wanted to smack Zev in the head. On the other hand…I got where he was coming from and why he did it. He just wanted what was best for Johan.

These boys were hot together before they mated but after…phhewww. 😛

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I really enjoyed this shifter book and I can’t wait to read more shifter goodness by this author.imageedit_44_8150275859

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