Wolf’s Sacrifice (A Pack of Light #2) by Draven St James
Title ~ Wolf’s Sacrifice (A Pack of Light #2)
Author ~ Draven St James
Publisher ~ Loose id
Published ~ 20th January 2015
Genre ~ M/M Paranormal Romance
Sean Maddox has one basic goal: to protect the Northwest Pack. That priority helps him stay grounded—until the day the pack rescues Liam. Suddenly Sean is finding any excuse to be around the sweet, blind shifter. But trying to focus his thoughts on keeping Liam safe and not exploring the whole laundry list of carnal fantasies he's been having is anything but grounding. It doesn't help that Sean's wolf makes it damn clear it believes Liam belongs to him.
From the first deep breath of Sean Maddox's intoxicating scent, all Liam wants to do is strip naked for the sexy beta and let the wolf claim him. Hiding away his desires seems like the best plan, given after a lifetime in captivity Liam is just learning what it means to be free. What does he know about being a mate? More to the point, would Sean even want him if he knew the truth?
As Sean and Liam struggle with their growing craving for each other an old enemy steps out of the shadows. With secrets lurking and fate twisting two worlds together a sacrifice must be made, but can the two mates live with the consequences?
Liam is dying. Yes he knows he has a fated mate, Sean, but with his health as bad as it is, he has no intention of letting the Beta wolf know what is going on with him. The pack healer expects him to die, and Liam just wants to keep his condition a secret for as long as possible. As it is he has to contend with being blind and having no scent - an advantage when you don't want your wolf shifter mate to know you are actually mates.
"Why put him through this? I may be his fated mate, but if he doesn't know, then he won't suffer that grief. He can move on." Plus, he deserves better than a broken man.
Sean is a wonderful character. Big, a Beta in the pack and scared in his own way over his parents' mated situation. His parents weren’t true mates, but loved each other very much. When she ran off with her true mate, Sean's father basically pined away and died. So Sean always knew that he had to save his heart for his true mate. Which made things really confusing for him, because he had intense feelings for Liam. But as Liam doesn't have a scent, then Sean has no way of knowing if the man is his mate or not.
Anytime Liam touched him, the caress traveled through his whole body until every nerve ending throbbed - some appendages more than others - and he wanted groan...His explicit thoughts weren't something he was proud of, because Liam's touches were innocent and Sean's mind kept taking to a dirty place.
There is so much going on in this story that it almost makes it difficult to read as a standalone. I say almost. The characters all work well, you can understand their place in the storyline. But the aspects concerning Dimitri, Cody and his mate Jacob, experiments, the rescue - all of those things happened out of the story and I found myself longing to know more. Liam and Sean's relationship - marred by lies and misunderstandings - were the main focus of the book and that is how it should be, but I had so many questions by the time I got to the end of the story.
Fortunately Draven St. James is on my favorite author list and I am off to look for more books in this series. I am sure there will be a sequel, with so many things left unanswered, but as a reader, I am really keen to find out what I missed.
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“You don’t have to stay here with me,” Liam murmured.
Sean twisted the cap off Liam’s root beer and pressed the condensation-slick bottle to Liam’s hand until his slender fingers curled around it.
“I know,” he responded, studying a drop of moisture slipping off the bottle to make a damp trail along Liam’s hand.
“Guarding me?” After propping the bottle between his thighs, Liam licked the drop that had traveled to the pulsing blue vein of his wrist.
“I can be around you without being part of your protective detail.” Sean swallowed past his suddenly parched throat. The man had no idea how seductive his innocent movements were.
Liam reached out until his hand was on Sean’s thigh. “Just giving you a hard time.”
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Meet Draven St James
Draven St. James is a born and raised Oregonian. She has traveled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill her books. Her ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of stories. Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where she finds her peace.
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