Honored Vow (Change of Heart #3)

Honored VowTitle: Honored Vow (Change of Heart #3)
Author: Mary Calmes and Jeff Gelder (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: January 2nd 2013
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Change of Heart Series: Book 3

Jin Rayne is still growing into his frightening new powers as a nekhene cat and his place as reah of Logan Church’s tribe when he learns that a sepat, an honor challenge, has been called. Logan, who has never wanted to do anything but lead his small-town tribe, must travel around the world to Mongolia and fight to become the most powerful leader in the werepanther world.

Logan won’t be the only one making the journey. As his mate, Jin must fight with him to honor his commitment to Logan, his culture, and his tribe. But the trial is long, involving a prolonged separation between the two men, and Logan’s humanity is at stake. In order to make it through the nightmarish sepat, Jin and Logan must accept their fates, trust each other, and honor the vows between them no matter the cost.

I cannot stress this enough – THIS IS NOT A STANDARD FLUFFY ROMANCE – these shifter stories have bite.

Belens Audio Book Review
I didn’t enjoy reading this so much as listening to it mainly because while the other two in the series were at times brutal this installment has brutal moments and then veers over to downright fucking VIOLENT. Jeff Gelder’s narration pushed me to loving this despite the violence, so…KUDOS TO YOU, JEFF, because you killed this!

I loved the audio book so much for this one. I’ll be honest I did not originally love this story as much as the first two, but I practically squealed over it while listening.

Look Mary Calmes just does it for me. Even the stupid, scratch your head and wonder what the hell is going on moments in this…it all just works for me.

This was super enjoyable to listen to and I don’t think fans of the series will be disappointed.



Change of Heart Series

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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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