4 Stars for Old Loyalty, New Love (L’Ange #1) by Mary Calmes #MM #Paranormal


Title: Old Loyalty, New Love (L’Ange #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Mary Calmes (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 13, 2013 – 246 pgs


When jackal shifter Quade Danas was banished from his pack for being gay, he spent years in the military escaping his father’s prejudice before returning to civilian life as a bodyguard for Roman Howell, the teenage son of a very rich man. After Roman is in an accident that leaves him physically scarred and emotionally distant, Quade is the only one who can get through to him. As Roman becomes a man, he realizes what he wants—his bodyguard by his side and in his bed. Unfortunately, Quade can’t seem to see past the kid Roman once was to the man he has become, certain Roman’s feelings are merely misplaced gratitude. But Roman knows a lot more than Quade realizes, and he’s used to persevering, no matter how many impediments life throws his way. He wants the chance to prove to Quade that he’s strong enough for a jackal alpha to call mate.

Despite the decades Quade has been away, and the heartache of his father’s rejection, his inborn loyalty to the pack remains, and his abrupt departure left the jackal shifters without an alpha heir. As a psychopath shifter staking claim as alpha draws Quade back home, and Quade feels compelled to heed the call, he may be forced to make a choice he never anticipated. But doing so means he must leave Roman behind… unless somehow they find a way to make loyalty and love work together.

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I really liked this book!
I think there was only one thing in this book that really drove me nuts and that was how long it took for one of these two MC’s to admit how they really feel.  It honestly just felt so drawn out to me..
But other then that I really loved everything else about this book.  You get Roman who was seriously hurt in a accident when he was sixteen so a lot of his face and body has burns scars.  So besides being self conscious about that he also had to deal with comments that were hurtful from other people.  I really loved his character for how strong he is and how he would not take no from Quade and pushed him to admit his feelings for Roman.
Now Quade who is a Jackal shifter seriously  frustrated me with the way he kept fighting how he felt and how he would not claim Roman for the longest time because of it.  I think besides that I really liked his character for how he was so protective of Roman from the start.
You get action and angst, also you do get steam too!
You meet some other characters in this book some you will like and some you will not..
All together I really liked this book!
I would definitely recommend this book!


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Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.


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