Title: Chasing Seth (True Mates #1)
Author: J.R. Loveless and Jeff Gelder (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: June 1st 2012
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 7 hrs 10 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5
Veterinarian Seth Davies comes to Senaka, Wyoming, looking for peace and anonymity, trying to escape his past. He’s always been a target for trouble and pain, and Seth has had more than his share of both. Kasey Whitedove takes one look at Seth and assumes the worst. No white man could love animals the way the mostly Cheyenne population expects, and Kasey makes Seth’s first days in Senaka more than unpleasant.
Then an accident puts Kasey in the uncomfortable position of eating crow–and helplessly desiring Seth–despite the danger of Kasey’s life as a werewolf and Seth’s stressful secrets. Chasing Seth down and keeping him safe from his past has just become Kasey’s most important job.
Okay, kiddies, come closer so I may tell you all the things I learned from this story!
Gather around now, dear friends, as I tell you a romantic tale of werewolf shifters…
Now what did I learn, you ask?
1. I learned Native American werewolf shifters are racists who hate white people. ‘Cause whitey be the devil, yo.
If the way Kasey treated him was any indication, they must be wonderful people to have raised a son like him. Aside from being prejudiced about white people.
Kasey blanched at the memory of his reaction to his mate being white, and he gave his pup a sincere, apologetic look. “They aren’t stupid assholes like I am,” he muttered. “They don’t care if you’re white, black, Asian, or even if you were purple. They only care that you’re my mate.”
Eyeing the taller man, Seth ignored the little voice telling him not to go and agreed.
2. Werewolves don’t need to get naked, because their “magic” surrounds their clothes.
The world’s definition of werewolves was so skewed that Kasey could hardly believe how the legends had changed from life, light, and acceptance to horror, death, and blood. Their kind didn’t mutate and reshape like it was depicted in the movies. The magic caused them to take on another form by mere thought, their clothing hidden along with their human form by the gift of their kind. There was no tearing of cloth, no painful transformation, and certainly no brutal attack on humans.
3. Lube is not necessary. Lube is for pussies. Real werewolves use saliva.
4. The endearment “Pup” actually makes me cringe.
5. Jeff Gelder can pretty much get me to listen to almost anything if this is any indication. Because, frankly, I would have probably marked this as DNF sometime around the 30% mark if it weren’t for the wonderful vocal styling of Jeff Gelder.
Somehow Jeff made me keep listening, even through some pretty major eye rolls, because Jeff’s the man. That’s just how it is.