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.
Overall I’ve mixed feelings about this one. By the end of the first audio, I was warming up to Avery and his spoiled ways. I, as a reader, listener, felt like he was maturing into an adult, I could learn to like. And honestly that’s why I agreed to the second one.
But I quickly found out that I’ve a love/like with this hedgehog and it’s mostly not like. And I found myself skimming parts when Avery had a good part of the dialogue. Hats off to whoever wrote that character, and to the narrator, sure got under my skin.
On the flip side of that, I found Dylan to forgiving to Avery and his ways. Overall the whole thing frustrating, for someone that is supposed to be domain….
The story itself was entertaining, and a good follow up from the first. We got closure on the missing girl, Avery family and found out how being mated was working out. How Avery was doing becoming a P.I. How Dylan was coping.
The narrator, again does a wonderful job capturing all the voices, the tensions of the situations, the drama’s the love.