Acceptance (Audio Review)

Title: Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3)
Author: Grace R. Duncan and Chistopher Boucher (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 13th 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Forbes Mates: Book Three

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’ve really been enjoying revisiting the Forbes Mates series, through the audiobooks.

So, I hope you won’t mind if I gush for a moment over how much I loved Chistopher Boucher’s narration of Acceptance? Boucher offers great character voices (I adored the purr in the accent Chistopher Boucher uses for Quincy!), he interjects just the right amount of emotional nuance, his pacing and timing are terrific, and he has a great flow. This was, quite simply, a fun and pleasurable listen for me.

I love this series as it focuses on destined mates and have been looking forward to hearing Miles and Quincy’s story ever since the epilogue of Patience.

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.

Acceptance focuses on the mystery of who is behind the attacks on Quincy and Miles and I really liked how information from both of the previous stories was woven throughout, and that it has a good mystery with plenty of action. I thoroughly enjoyed this and feel like this series just keeps getting better.

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This is a sweet and sexy series that’s really enjoyable to immerse myself in. I like the world-building and the characters – but Chistopher Boucher definitely knocks everything up a notch.


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Audio 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.

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Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future