This one is another fun one by Gabrielle Evans. What I love about it most is the creativity and growth of this world. The powers that both Bannon and Galen have and how well they work together. And the story arc that continues to grow and twist and turn...it's all fun and exciting.
With shifters, vampires, witches and more, this story really kept me on the edge of my seat.
Bannon exudes self-confidence, now if he can just give some of that confidence to his mate, Galen, he may be able to capture the forever after he's always dreamed of. Bannon is a sexy Irishman I would love to have covering my back. His character just made me feel protected even as a reader. I could tell he would do anything to keep those he cared for safe, including his reluctant mate. I also love a man with an accent so this story was perfectly written to show his Irish heritage and made me want more.
In the beginning of the story, I was a bit confused by the secondary characters. There seemed to be so many of them populating the scenes I had a hard time differentiating between them. I think this is partially because I have not read previous stories in this series. Had I been more familiar with the series I am sure I would have appreciated these cameos.
The subplot of the story was as entertaining as the romantic development. I enjoyed learning about Bannon and Galen's individual abilities and how they helped protect those they loved. I would have liked to have seen Galen's "shifter" blood play a bit more of a role, however. The conflict added a bit of edge to help push the characters along nicely. While danger was lurking at every corner, Bannon and Galen also found time to just have fun and enjoy one another. The good times mixed in with the danger made me appreciate the main characters more. It also gave me an indication that their relationship would last throughout the ages.
Back Roads is a story full of powerful characters. Each character has a place in the story and all come together to provide a world of hotties. I enjoyed the storyline and rooted for both Bannon and Galen even when I wanted to hit them both upside the head. Ms. Evans writes an excellent story I recommend to all shifter fans.
Being a side series with characters from moonlight breeds, this series can hold its own weight. Author does a good job creating another story arc with the characters briefly mentioned in the the moonlight breeds and fleshes them out.