They must protect each other. No matter what. Quinn has resigned himself to living a life alone. His cabin, on the outskirts of a village, is the perfect place for him to paint. No distractions, lots of peace and quiet—until he goes out for a run as a wolf and sees another wolf scarpering for its life. Goddard is that wolf. He’s been running for God knows how long, and he’s tired of looking over his shoulder, waiting to be found by the one man Goddard doesn’t want finding him. Injured, he discovers a cabin and goes inside. Quinn’s and Goddard’s lives are changed forever when they realize they are bonded mates. The thing is, there’s still the problem of the man from Goddard’s past to get over, and when an incident in the village means Goddard’s whereabouts is public knowledge, things might take a nasty turn. Gone are the days when the two men had to stick by human law. Being mated means wolf law comes first—and if it means killing to keep each other safe, then that’s what they’re prepared to do. They must protect each other. No matter what.
3 out of 5 (good)
No Matter What is the first book I have read by this author, and I would definitely like to read more. It tells the story of Quinn, who moved to the country away from London, because he never felt like he fitted in. The fact that he is a wolf shifter may have some bearing on it, but not all. He is slowing doing up the property he lives in, and is content by himself. Goddard is the other main male, ex-army with a dangerous secret in his past, on the run and stops by chance at Quinn's place.
This is well written, with the British-ness oozing out on every page! There is a clear outline to the story, and the pace is smooth and consistent. There were no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow. Although this story was very entertaining, it lacked a certain oomph between the main two. Now, don't get me wrong, I thought they were great together, but there was just 'something' missing. Perhaps it was Quinn not knowing for sure if Goddard was his mate. Perhaps it was Goddard thinking of leaving his mate. I don't know, I can't put my finger on it. I did LOVE the climatic ending and epilogue though, they were simply superb, which is just one of reasons that I would love to read more by this author.
For a quick coffee break read, with British banter and hot scenes, then I can recommend this.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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