Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.
No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.
Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.
So this book has been kicking around my should I / shouldn’t I for a while. I have to be honest the shouldn’t I was simple enough, I couldn’t wrap my head around hedgehog shifters. Sorry, I know, petty and stupid. But there you go. So when it came up for audio, I said sure. I enjoy the narrator Iggy Toma past audio, so that will help.
I can safely say I’ve not been more wrong about being biased against hedgehogs. Although I will add, in the beginning I did find the I’m better than you attitude of Avery annoying. And glad that was wrote out of him by the end of the book.
Dylan and Avery getting off on the wrong foot because of Avery mouth and defense mechanizes and Dylan’s I don’t need this attitude has had them circling each other for years. Both knowing they are mates and both knowing it would never be. Until Avery gets in over his head and Dylan comes to his rescue and something pulls them together.
What I think I enjoyed the most about this story is the fact that the authors gave them time. This story took place over months. Dylan and Avery would get together and than not see each other and than do it again. All the while Avery investigated the missing girl for the elder wolf.
The connecting of these two was a dance I enjoyed watching. The secondary cast especially the BFF gave the story the extra touches to make this a wonderful tale.