Two werewolf households, both alike in dignity….
Rome Siracusa, youngest son of the alpha of the nouveau-riche Siracusa pack, wants to be a faithful son and pack member, but he’s got two big secrets. One, he’s blessed with enhanced hearing, vision, strength, and the ability to shift at will. Second, he’s gay, a fact he can’t admit to his deadly homophobic father.
Rome crashes a party at the mansion of his pack’s greatest enemy, the ancient, pure-blooded Havillands. Jules, the gay son of the drunkard alpha, is being married off to a rich entrepreneur. Smitten and moved by the beautiful male’s plight, Rome tries to find a way to save Jules—while digging himself deeper into pack politics and navigating his own arranged marriage. Secrets climb out of the caves as the werewolf gods speak through the mouths of their children, and the two great families clash, suffocating the hopes of star-crossed lovers.
It took a little bit of reading to get into this book for me. But once I got into the second chapter I felt I was getting a better understanding of the flow of the story. We are presented more with shifter society and hierarchy, than shifters, shifting. Although we see more of that as things heat up between Rome and Jules.
The story seems more like 2 gangs trying to control the majority instead of 2 packs. Needless to say one alpha and most of his pack is homophobic, the other pack is strong but broke and is being lead by an alcoholic. Both are looking for a way to take control over all and using their sons as pawns.
I had a hard time believing that just a kiss would alter perceptions of the 2 MC’s. The Story eludes to fated mates, yet never comes out and says it. Also the ending of the major conflict was confusing to me.
I got caught up in the story as the story progresses but in the end it just didn’t work for me
2.5 stars of 5