Title: Patience (Forbes Mates #2)
Author: Grace R. Duncan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 7th
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 230 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Jamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he’d never find his destined mate. They’re uncommon to begin with and same-sex versions downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end of semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who’s human.
Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there’s something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn’t quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until his dog turns into a human before his eyes.
Jamie has no idea what a shifter mate bite will do to a human. He’s terrified to try—and possibly kill his mate. They hunt together for answers while working together on a case for Chad. It’s easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can’t keep.
Patience was an excellent addition to the Forbes Mates series and was even better than the first book in my opinion. Book two is based on a character we met in book 1- Jamie. Jamie was lonely and despaired he’d ever meet his destined mate. While he was stuck in his wolf form, he runs into his mate Chad.
What I loved:
*The beginning. It was perfection. It was funny, endearing, and utterly adorable. Talk about hooking you right from the start!
*Chad & Jamie. Adored them individually and as a couple. Great people who were meant to be together. Grace R Duncan made believe these two were intended to be together.
*Steam. Just like in book one- chemistry between the main characters was smoking!
*Pace. For a majority of the book, it had a great, steady pace.
*The secondary cast of characters added to the plot without overtaking it which happened in the first book. I was stoked that she showed great balance between the protagonists and secondary characters.
*The story is told from a dual POV.
*This book also had a low angst, feel good vibe.
*The end was awesome! Had me smiling like a crazy person.
The book did lose some momentum after the half way point-
- when they were traveling to Europe
As far as this being book 2- do you have to read the first one? I guess you don’t have to read the first book, but I’d recommend you do for the maximum enjoyment of this one.
I have to say I was impressed with this sequel. I saw growth in the author’s writing, and it was just a fun, loving read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. 4.5 Stars.