Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can't shift. Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, he hopes to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack. Instead, Ethan learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate - a vampire named Miguel. Miguel Rodriguez is more than four centuries old. Strong, powerful, and vicious, he walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they're true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and Miguel can't resist for long. Once Miguel gives in, being together comes naturally. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other's side until forever comes.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
This is an updated review after READING this book, I originally LISTENED to it in July 2014.
Ethan is a wolf, a shifter. But he can't shift and has been suffering with a too full feeling all his life. Miguel is a 400 year old vampire.
When the two meet, Ethan makes the connection first, Miguel takes time, but once he does, the two men are inseparable. The future of Ethan's pack becomes uncertain, but Miguel has a solution. It just depends whether the shifters will let the soulless one help.
I originally listened to this book, and as I was reading I could hear Charlie David, and the voices of the characters. Ethan is young, just 20, and he has been sheltered. Miguel is 400 years old, a wise one. They make an unseemly match, but a match they are. Miguel needs blood, and Ethan has too much! I loved the banter between these two, it made for some amusing moments, not least, the one with Katie, Miguel and Ethan talking about life threads!
It follows a solid CC track, no major break ups/make ups. Lots of passion and heat, but drama and action too. I loved it!
What did you like most about Until Forever Comes?
Until Forever Comes introduces us to Ethan and Miguel, a wolf and a vampire, who appear towards the end of Wake Me Up Inside. This is their story and its told very differently to that book. That book is written in the third person, and this one, first person, specifically, from Ethan's point of view and ONLY Ethan's.
What other book might you compare Until Forever Comes to, and why?
any book, that deals with M/M, humans or paranormals. Cardeno C has a way with words, and Charlie David tells a story in a way that makes you wanna listen all the day long. Well I do, anyway!
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Katie, Ethan and Miguel, talking about life threads, and bonding, while Ethan and Miguel are still joined. talk about laughing out loud!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
when Miguel says to Ethan, Until Forever Comes. LOVED that bit!
Any additional comments?
fabulous book, thank you! not much else to say. I will look into getting these as ebooks too.
I've used the guided review thingie from Audible for this. Decided NOT to use it moving on!
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* 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. *
Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset. Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."