Monday, June 23, 2014

Manic Monday Review: Rescued by Bailey Bradford (Southwestern Shifters #1)

Stars: 4

First off, let me say I’m a huge fan of Bailey’s. I’ve read a lot of her stuff and am totally hooked. I also want to mention a blog story called My Life Without Garlic at her blog: Bailey’s Playroom. Check it out, seriously. I promise you will fall over laughing at one certain human.

A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn't happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey's brain demanding to be let out.
Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey's office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey's presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.
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When Gabriel Staley rescues a magnificent black wolf, he has no idea that destiny has just turned up the heat and brought him his mate, sexy shapeshifter Mika Blackwell.

Gabriel Staley was used to being an outcast in the small town of Shasta, Texas. More concerned with rescuing stray dogs from a cruel death at the hands of the local Sheriff, Gabe focuses on making a difference and standing up for what he believes is right. Mika Blackwell, a shape shifter who was banned from his pack, is new to the outcast status, and not adjusting very well.

When Gabe heads out to rescue an injured wolf, he has no idea that his life is about to be eternally altered. As Mika watches the man approach him, he feels the universe tilt and realises that, while he may have lost his pack, he's just found what every shifter longs for - his destined mate.

Together, Gabriel and Mika must find their way and fight for their love—from confronting Mika's former pack leader to stopping someone who tries to kill Gabe's best friend, Todd. When Todd's attacker comes after Gabe, Mika is determined to protect his mate at all costs.

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The Manic Monday REVIEW:

Rated - April 25, 2014
Shasta, Texas. Welcome to the South, where racism of all forms is alive and well. Gabriel Staley lives on the outskirts of town. Being gay here can be a problem. Little does Gabe know how much more complicated his life will become when he rescues a black wolf. But what choice does he have when he knows stray dogs in Shasta are being killed by Sheriff Kaufman? He saves the wolf, and I have to admit, that scene got to me, lol. Now the wolf is at the vet, being looked after by Gabe. Which would be fine, if the wolf was just a wolf.
Thrown out of his pack by his Alpha for being gay (keep that in mind for future reference lol), Mika Blackwell is fighting just to survive. He knows immediately that the lovely human Gabe is his mate. Of course, Mika really needs to shift if he wants to talk to his mate. And he can’t do that as long as he’s caged. Then the fun starts lol.

This is a great book, and a wonderful start to a series. There’s the mate bond, the explanation of pack hierarchy, and hot mate sex. ;)