Title ~ Naming His Mate (Black Hills Wolves
Author ~ M. Limoges
Publisher ~ Decadent Publishing
Published ~ 1st May 2015
Genre ~ M/M Paranormal Romance
Small-town sheriff, Mike Hadley, would love to experience a headache-free day for once in his life. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. While investigating a rash of disappearances and dealing with his ornery lover, he’s thrown into a whole new world he never imagined existed.
Damien Marks has finally found a place to call home in Los Lobos, South Dakota, with the Black Hills Pack. He also stumbles across something he never thought he would—his mate. Falling hard, he decides he needs to come clean and tell the truth. But will his sexy lover accept what he is?
Embroiled in a potentially dangerous situation, both men have to decide where their loyalties lie—with duty or love?
Los Lobos was one of those places that Mike didn't go very often. But every now and again, in his position as the Collins Sherriff, Mike had to go, even when it upset his lover Damien. Damien, the mysterious man that Mike thought he was having a fling with. Damien didn't see it that way. Damien knew that Mike was his mate. Unfortunately he wasn't sure how to tell him. Even after Damien claimed Mike, he didn't tell him who or what, he was.
"I'm sorry I'm not a different man. But I swear to you, I mean it when I say I love you. You're everything to me."
But Mike has more problems than worrying about what Damien is up to. He is investigating the disappearance of five men, who, the money in town tells him, disappeared in Los Lobos. Roberts, a business developer whose deals were not always on the right side of the law, was insisting that Mike find out what happened to those men. Turns out Roberts was investigating things of his own - like the fact that Los Lobos was run by werewolves. He wants Mike to help prove it, and eradicate them.
This is only a short book (60 odd pages) and with the investigation there is not a lot of time spent on the relationship between the two men themselves. The investigation itself, once the wolves of Los Lobos found out about it, was solved in a matter of a couple of pages. There was no angst as such, except for Mike getting shot, but even that was glossed over fairly quickly. I think this book would have benefitted from being a lot longer so that we (the readers) had a chance to see a relationship develop between Mike and Damien. Going from fuck-buddy to "I love you" is usually quick in a shifter book, but I found it hard to reconcile Mike as a sheriff, having a fling with a man he didn't even know the last name of in the first place.