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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, vampires, werewolves, M/M, HEA]
Mikhail Borreagous loathes anything paranormal. After witnessing the vicious murders of his older brothers in an attack that left him clinging to life over twenty years ago, he vowed to hunt and kill anything not human. That is, until Nico Montague crosses his path.
Nico is a wolf shifter and no stranger to Mikhail’s killing ways. The infamous hunter is his mate, but Nico will do whatever it takes to protect him against the lamabra. When a second attack from the vampire half-breeds goes south, Nico makes a crucial decision in hopes of saving Mikhail: return to Shadow Creek…with his mate.
Mikhail wakes up in the heart of the paranormal sanctuary his boss has dreamed of breaching. Caught between his fierce attraction to Nico and his loyalty to his leader, Mikhail has to make a life-altering decision: betray the creatures that have protected him despite his reputation, or risk his life to stay with Nico?
I still really love this series!
I have to admit, Mikhail was really hard to love. He and Nico have a strange dynamic and it wasn’t as easy to root for them as a couple as I did the others – especially Raul and Victor – sigh – who are so amazing together. (I didn’t like all the “beast and beastly” adjectives – they didn’t sit well.)
We spend A LOT of time dancing around the fact that Mikhail is a hunter and therefore the enemy but knowing he’s mated to Nico so the two will have to figure it out eventually.
There’s some craziness with Jude and his compound and I appreciated how Nico eventually got Mik to see the truth as well as how he pointed out how “cult like” Jude’s group was.
This totally kept my attention and is a great addition to the series. I’m in anticipation of the next book!
(I don’t think this is as good as a standalone. There’s just too much backstory that is needed to make this really resonate.)
4 of 5 stars
Copy Purchased for Review