Title: Liam (The Atherton Pack #1)
Author: Toni Griffin and Nick Flint (Narrator)
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Release Date: May 20th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
After a long night at work, all pastry chef Declan Morgan wants to do is have a run before he heads home to bed. His peaceful lope through the forest turns into a nightmare when he witnesses his Alpha kill a pack member in cold blood. Now Declan is on the run from the very people who should be protecting him.
Liam Anderson has never minded all the travel that comes with his position as a Beta to the Pennaeth Alpha. He’s used the time to search far and wide for his mate. He never expected to find the man naked and scared on his back porch.
Liam’s overjoyed at finally finding the one man fated for him. Now if only he can get Declan to open up and trust him with the secrets he carries.
Please note: This is a reedited second edition.
4.5 stars for narration / 2 stars for story
I think I just need to accept that maybe Toni Griffin’s stories and I just do not get along.
The one thing I really liked about this was the narration by Nick Flint. I will absolutely be checking out more of his work.
As for the story, I’m easily annoyed by Griffin’s continued emasculation of the bottom in the relationship.
Seriously, can’t both wolves be strong and masculine? No, the guy who bottoms (and consequently will eventually become pregnant if they have sex on a new moon) is always the weaker one and called by the sobriquets of “honey”, “sweetheart” and “baby” (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), and, worst of all, is usually depicted as having the kind of traits usually found to be ascribed to clichéd feminine characters (which is…for me).
*sighs* Maybe I should quit trying to read Griffin’s stories…but I really love shifter stories, especially with mpreg, and there is something about Griffin’s writing that keeps drawing me back in, hopeful that this time it will be different…
Look, if you liked her other series, you’ll probably like this one. Mainly because it is following the same guideline as her Holland Brothers series.
First book, feminine mate is claimed, second book: alpha will claim his broken mate who also happens to be the best friend (well, brother in this case as well) of the feminine wolf from book one.