Uri Etters is very good at getting himself into trouble. Good thing for him he knows how to handle most criminals. He finds himself in need of a rescue when some territorial crow shifters think he’s an enemy spy. Virion might have swooped in and saved the day, but it’s been Uri’s experience that nothing comes free, not even from a respected Rogue soldier. Uri discovers love comes easier than trust.
This is the third in the Roguefalls series. It can be read as a standalone, but recommend reading the first 2 books to fully understand the world-building – I plan on getting book 1.
Uri lives with his 2 brothers in a tent city. They are orphaned and considered ‘singles’ – people without a pack/clan or similar family structure. One of the brothers, Casey, needs medical help so Uri decides to try to make some money to help. Somehow, he gets in the middle of a turf war and is rescued by the commander of Team Five, Virion.
Virion recognises that Uri is his mate, but Uri is a little slow to the party. Both MC’s have some adjusting to do: Virion needs to understand that his mate is independent and not believe that Uri is with him out of gratitude. Uri has to learn to accept help when offered. Though they hit a rough patch of miscommunication, they are able to bond and develop the affection, (Virion is already in love), between them.
Uri is funny, vulnerable, yet strong, while Virion appears strong and intractable, but he is surprisingly soft and sweet where his mate is concerned. The secondary characters are memorable and fun as well, including Casey, Jalen, the couples from the first 2 books.
I liked the story with its mix of adventure, heart and humour; looking forward to next couple or throuple!
3.5 of 5 stars