The book was Received from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.In Your Eyes by Cardeno C
Series: Mates Collection
Published by Dreamspinner Press on July 14th 2014
Genres: Fiction, Gay, Paranormal, Paranormal Erotic Romance, Romance
Source: Received from Publisher
Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.
Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. But despite his best efforts, Samuel can’t relate to people, including those he's supposed to lead.
When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack's Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life. Resenting the other shifter for throwing him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him. What he can't do is forget Korban's warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.
When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel’s emotional barriers. Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.
Word Count: 60,875
Every time I read a Cardeno C. book, I am left teary-eyed, smiling and utterly fulfilled. In Your Eyes lived up to everything that I hoped, as another book in the Mate series. Samuel, next in line to the Yafenack pack, was book smart and driven, yet slightly clueless to the ways of mated love. Korban, son of the neighboring pack alpha, knew from the time he was a child, Samuel was his destined mate. Unable to act upon his young feelings for the boy, Korban was forced to maintain their friendship every few years at pack gatherings.
As with all Cardeno C. books, good things come to those who patiently wait. In Your Eyes fulfilled an unknown yearning in Samuel, which completed his soul, when he finally mated with Korban. The two men complemented each other in personality and ambition. For every faction of wolf history Samuel knew, Korban added practicality and progressiveness.
Tragedy and death, life and love were added nuances to this wonderfully written story. What began as two separate souls, turned into a union of commonality and completion. Korban’s easy going and tender nature brought forth the uniqueness that was his mate. United, their strength was indestructible and enduring.
In Your Eyes was a love story of shifter proportion.
Rated 5 Delightful Divas and a Recommended Read by Evelise!