Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3)

Acceptance CoverTitle: Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3)
Author: Grace R. Duncan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 8th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 236 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5

Dr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accepts him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!

Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.

However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.

I have been looking forward to Miles and Quincy’s story ever since the epilogue of Patience (Forbes Mates #2) and I’m happy to report I really enjoyed this installment in the Forbes Mates series!

When we first met Quincy in Patience, he was on the run and living on aliases to prevent his father from dragging him back home to take his place as the next tepey (leader) in their Jaguar shifter line.

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At the beginning of Acceptance, Quincy is found and it does not go well. However, with the help of his destined mate, wolf shifter, Miles Grant, Quincy determines to stand up to his father once and for all.

I loved the rapport between Quincy and Miles and how their relationship unfolds. I especially loved seeing Quincy’s interactions with the other wolves from the series and getting to spend more time with Finley, Tanner, Jamie and Chad.

Now, while there is romance, the story itself focuses more on the mystery of who is behind the attacks on Quincy and Miles. I really liked how Acceptance took information from both of the previous stories and wove a good mystery with plenty of action and smart situations around it all. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and feel like this series has gotten better with every book.


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Advance Review Copy

Galley copy of Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


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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