Yves (Beyond the Veil book 2)

Title: Yves (Beyond the Veil book 2)
Author: Toby Aden
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Genre(s): Paranormal gay romance, Fated mates, sweet short story
Page Count: 88 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Yves is the second-born son of the Fire Kingdom. He has lived his life battling constant restlessness and depression. He has always felt as though there was more, that there was something out there for him. His art was the only way he escaped from his head.

Greek god Apollo was promised a mate. He just never imagined how long he’d have to wait for that promise to be fulfilled. Centuries passed, but no mate showed up. Finally, he felt a spark, a difference, and he knew: his mate had finally been born.

From afar, Apollo watched over his mate, saw the changes in the man and his struggles, until it became more than he could withstand. Apollo then relocated to the Fae world to draw away his repressed emotions from his mate.

He never intended to meet his mate until the coming-out party, but a chance meeting changed all that, and soon they had to battle Yves’s doubts and insecurities before they could ever glean a bit of happiness.

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Paranormal Romance, M/M, fae, gods, HEA]

This book is purely about fate and nothing more. It is a sweet romance about Fated mates finding one another and starting their lives together.

There is no mystery, no heartbreak, no murder, or anything else one might find in a book other than love. That is what this story is about plain and simple…..love.

The only thing this book could be said to have in it is yearning and the only reason for that is because both Apollo and Yves was yearning for the other while they had to wait the month-long timeframe too Yves 100 year mark where Fated mates can come together and bond with the other.

There are consequences for those that do not follow the rules of the mating ritual so that is why the two yearned for one another. Because neither man was willing to doom their relationship and so they knew they had to wait the one month time frame. And it was not an easy feat either because they desperately wanted the other like they have never wanted anything in their lifetime.

This sweet read is one that leaves the reader all warm and fuzzy afterwards. It is a nice break up between mystery books and those with a lot of heartache. Today Aden nailed it in the romance department of this book.

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