Title: Shadowing Mace
Author Name & Publisher: Cheyenne Meadows (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 25, 2015 – 117 pgs
With his brother away at a conference, alpha wolf shifter Shadow finds himself paired with IT analyst Mace, the one man he can’t stand. Stuck with the partnership due to his pack leader’s order, Shadow can only count down the days until his life returns to normal. He’s a loner. Period. No matter how much his inner beast protests.
Mace isn’t thrilled either, but can’t resist the temptation to push all the surly alpha’s buttons, even as he fantasizes about what could be. Flirting with danger, he’s determined to make the best of the situation, if he can only get Shadow to give in to both their desires.
Unfortunately, a twisted revenge-seeker has other plans. A series of events rocks the entire pack, leaving innocent people hurt and fear running rampant. Both men are thrust into the chaos, working tirelessly to track down the culprit before someone winds up dead. The pressure of trying to stay a jump ahead, with absolutely no clues, pushes them to the brink. Add in a burning hunger for each other, and their world begins to crumble around them. With no other choice, they have to trust and depend on one another in order to have a chance at solving the mystery and saving lives.
So I have to say I loved the dialogue between these two shifter mates. They both were just so snarky I loved it!
So Mace has been assigned to work with Shadow who is Alpha while Mace is a Beta. These two men have never gotten along before so you knew it was just a matter of time before they both ignited.
Well someone is out to hurt pack members and it is up to Shadow and Mace to figure out who is behind everything happening and stop this person.
The steam in this book was off the charts hot! You also get action and angst with this book too.
I loved the way this author wrote this shifters and these characters!
All together I really loved this book!
I would recommend this book!
Shadow is a slightly off putting, very stern character who really dislikes Mace, the less stern, but no less annoying IT guru.
The two of them have a slightly volatile start – Mace likes to push Shadow’s buttons and get a rise out of him, while Shadow would just rather get on his way.
The beginning of the story is more about animosity and trying to stave off their desire for each other, they work tirelessly while trying to figure out who is behind the attacks on fellow pack members. But I did like the softer side of Shadow and how Mace was able to see that despite his outward demeanor, Shadow did need someone to look out for him too.
So, while this book was not all about relationships, love and hot sex (but don’t worry, there is some of that), it was mainly about finding someone who will look after you – make sure that you are taken care of.
The mystery in this story is somewhat unfinished for me. While they figure it out, it seemed rushed. The ending of the story is much sappier than I was expecting as well. I think it would have flowed better if there had been less of an abrupt change from hating to creating a relationship.
Growing up in the Midwest, I began reading romance novels in high school, immediately falling in love with the genre, to the point where I decided to write professionally for a career. However, that dream splattered against a brick wall, resulting in a quick death in my first writing class in college when my professor told me bluntly that I wasn’t any good at it.
I shifted gears quickly, and left my writing dreams behind, eventually settling on becoming a nurse.
A few years back, I stumbled across a fan-fiction writing site on a favorite author’s webpage. I began to read stories others wrote, not only making some wonderful close friends from the experience, but also, really learning to write for the very first time. Here I was able to share short stories, practice my writing skills, and truly develop into a writer. More than that, the experience allowed me to revitalize my dream, as I rediscovered joy in writing.
Now, I spend my days off with my alpha male characters, quick witted heroines, and see how much trouble everyone can get into. When I’m not working or writing, I enjoy working in the garden, canning, and seeing my backyard as a living canvas for my whimsical landscaping, and, of course, reading romance novels.