Title: Down To Earth (Directions #2)
Author: Jena Wade
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: June 23, 2018
Genre(s): Alpha/Omega Non-Shifter Mpreg, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 127 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Everett Surlin longed for the day that his Fated mate finally recognized him. It’d been eight years since he’d first met Matt Jenkins, he’d never imagined it take this long for his mate to realize their connection.
Matt Jenkins had done his best to put his past behind him. The abuse he’d endured as a child stayed locked away inside him, never to be shared with anyone. He’d assumed that as a result of his upbringing, he was broken and he would never have a mate. That didn’t stop him from desiring Everett and wishing that they could be together.
When tragedy strikes, Matt stays at Everett’s side, which just might be the push he needs to discover what had been there all along and a future he never dreamed would be possible.
I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book in this series and I was captivated by Matt and Everett. There is a mystery that surrounds Matt and his past. Though I found that intriguing, I will say I was a little disappointed by how that part of the story went down. I honestly expected more out of that portion of the story since there was such a build up surrounding Matt and the past he left behind. Though that was somewhat disappointing to me, I still gave this book a five star rating because the rest of the book made up for it.
Everett has known for eight years that Matt is his mate. The only problem is, Matt does not have a clue. So this leads Everett to being standoffish towards Matt. He does not want to push him. He wants Matt to realize for himself that he is his fated mate.
Matt feels as if he is broken. He wants nothing more then to meet his mate and live his life with them but at this point he does not believe that will ever happen. To make matters worse, the only person he can even tolerate to think of that way is off limits. Everett and his family were there for Matt when he was younger. Now that Matt is mildly attracted to Everett, it makes things kind of awkward for Matt. He knows that Everett will never be attracted to him and though Matt wishes he was his mate, he knows that is not the case or he would have realized it sooner. Or would he?
Will Matt ever figure out what he has hoped for most in the world is right in front of him and has been for eight years now? If he does, how will he handle knowing that Everett has known all this time and never told him?
This was a good read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Matt and Everett’s journey. I look forward to more books by Jena Wade in the future.