Shelter Me (Heven #1)

Title: Shelter Me (Heven #1)
Author: Megan Reddaway
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 22, 2017
Genre(s): Paranormal gay romance, captivity, kidnapping, escape, suspense
Page Count: 209 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Love and survival—is it too much to ask?

Leo Park is an empath on the run. He’s escaped the secret research facility where he’s been held since he was six years old, but how can he survive without being captured? He has no money, all his ideas come from old movies, and he’s carrying his baby brother, smuggled out in a carton.

Cole Millard lives by his own rules in the Oregon woods, refusing to fear the world war that’s coming closer every day. Now his freedom is threatened by a naive 19-year-old with a baby in tow and a spooky way of knowing what Cole is feeling. But Leo is vulnerable and desperate. What’s a guy to do?

Shelter Me is a dystopian gay romance novel set in a not-too-distant future, with a hot backwoodsman, a desperate fugitive, a six-month-old baby, and the world on the brink of an apocalyptic war.

Length: 66,000 words (approx 210 pages)

This book was a very exciting read. The thing is, it may no be an easy book to review. I am not saying that because the book was bad but I am saying it because there is so much going on in this book that it is hard to review the book without giving away some major spoilers. But I will do my best because this book was definitely an suspenseful, exciting, read. It was very captivating and had me on the edge of my seat hoping the main characters got a happy ending.

Leo is only nineteen years old and is an empath. Because of being an empathy he has been locked away and studied as long as he can remember. Leo also has a baby brother named Jae that is locked away with him but on a different floor and the only way the communicate is through their feelings. Well that is until the Director of the institution that they are locked away in wants to make and impression on someone of very high power so he lets them be together.

This turns out to be Leo’s chance to try and save him and his baby brother from whatever bad things the director is planning on trying to use the two of them for so Leo takes the opportunity and escapes with his brother.

Things turn out to not be as easy as Leo had hoped once he is out but by luck he has a run in with a man that will help the two in the end and may also be the one person that Leo could only dream about up until now. That man is Cole. Cole is suspicious by nature of Leo and Jae but something keeps compelling him to listen to and believe Leo’s story about their life, though the news says differently. The more time Cole, Leo, and Jae spend together the closer they all become.

Can Leo get him and Jae to safety without being caught again? Will the relationship between Coke and Leo continue to grow? Can Cole protect the ones that he is starting to think of as his?

This book was an extremely exciting read. I tried to give just the bare minimum as to what the plot is about in this review because there is so much more that could be said about this book and the things happening but then I would be giving away some big spoilers and I do not want to do that. What I can say is this book is an exciting read with a lot of suspense as too what is going to happen next and you will not be disappointed from reading this book if you like a suspenseful read. Can’t wait for the next book in this series.

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Galley copy of Shelter Me (Heven #1) provided by Megan Reddaway in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.