Title: Scorch (Dragon’s Destiny: Fated Mates #2)
Author: Wolf Specter and Angel Knots
Publisher: Wolf Specter
Release Date: November 24th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance
Page Count: 186 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.2 stars out of 5
An M/M Gay Shifter Mpreg Romance
For two hundred years, Maksim has kept his true nature as a dragon shifter secret from the humans he lives among. Secrecy means that he can’t allow himself to get too close to any of the men who flow in and out of his life, but that’s never been a problem. Maks doesn’t like complications. He prefers things to stay easy and fun. Lately, though, he’s been restless.
His oldest friend is now mated, and a father, and even though Maks has never wanted a family of his own, seeing his friend Dane’s happiness has started to make him annoyingly dissatisfied with the life he’s been content with for so long. Maks is drawn to spend more and more time in Dane’s territory, and eventually he realizes why when he finds, Devin, his fated mate there.
Fated mates are two halves of the same soul, destined for each other—but fate isn’t going to make it easy on Maks, because the one man Maks needs is also the one he can’t have. Devin is married. Devin has a child, and a pregnant wife.
Regardless of what fate has in mind for him, Devin is not available.
Maksim is just over two hundred years old and yearns to find his fated mate. He knows it’s a long shot though. It took his friend Dane over four hundred years before he met his fated mated Wesley, and it took his friend Ben’s father, Anik, over two thousand years to find his fated mate, Mikkel. So being so young, relatively speaking, for a dragon he doesn’t think he’ll meet his mate for a while.
But when he sets eyes on Devin at a friend’s party he knows instantly that this man is his mate. Instead of being able to celebrate though he’s shocked to find the man is married. To a woman with a small daughter and who is also sixteen weeks pregnant.
Normally I’d put the next part under spoiler tags, but I think the whole “married” thing could possibly turn a lot of people away, and I really don’t want that to happen – so here’s the skinny. Devin’s best friend Sarah’s baby daddy went and got himself killed in Alaska on one of those fishing boats. Since they weren’t married no benefits or insurance came to her, and being that she’s pregnant and has a child, Devin steps up and “marries” her to give her his health insurance benefits. He is very clearly gay, they do not have any sort of romantic relationship, and NOTHING happens with Maks until that whole situation is resolved.
So don’t pass this one up because of that, okay? You’ll be missing out – because this is just as hot as Heat, just as emotional, and this time there’s even a lot of character growth. (It was like Wolf Specter “heard” my thoughts about what was missing from Heat and ramped it up a notch.)
He accepted everything I had to give. My perfect fit. My fated mate. Mine.
There’s hot sexy times, there are deep emotional connections, there’s even ACTION and DANGER! But, above all, there’s love. This series is definitely delightful and I’m so glad I found it! Do you know how hard it is to find a good shifter story? Well, Wolf Specter has a new fan. Now on to the next in the series – Ben’s story!
Scorch: Fated Mates is a standalone novel with a HEA ending and NO CLIFFHANGERS!
Series Spoilers: Although it’s not necessary to read this series in order, Scorch contains “spoilers” for Heat, the first book in the series.