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Forgiving Thayne: A Gay Paranormal Rejected Mate Romance Novel Kindle Edition
A wolf shifter eases his pain with work after being rejected by the other half of his soul, a man who despises the idea of true mates.
Nicholas Cartwright buries himself in his work in an effort to forget the night he found his mate only to be callously rejected. He pushes himself to exhaustion, an incomprehensible state for most shifters, while being unable to find solace for even a single night in another man’s arms.
When Nick’s reluctant mate reappears one day asking for his help, he questions whether he can set aside his pain and forgive Thayne. He must decide if he can trust Thayne to stay this time and not cut and run again.
Forgiving Thayne is Book 2 in the True Mates series. Although it can be read as a standalone, it does include scenes with characters from the previous book. This book features rejected mates, slow burn MM romance, and some content which some readers may find difficult to read with an inevitable HEA. **Please note: this is a self re-release previously published by a publishing house.**
- ASIN : B08HQ968DC
- Publication date : September 29, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1774 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 344 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #158,089 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So we met Nick and Thayne in book one Chasing Seth. Nick is Seth's BFF and Thayne is Kasey's brother. Thayne has always been the wondering, wild child and a accident lands him in hot water. He's tired of running, so he heads home to get help from his family/pack. There he meets Nick at a bar and after a pretty hot encounter finds out Nick is his fated mate. Did I forget to mention Thayne doesn't want a mate? Don't worry because he mentions it about 100 times. He's such a whiny, cry baby that I wanted to throw my kindle across the room. Even when his fated mate Nick is tricked into coming to his rescue, Thayne still treats him like last weeks garbage. The only reason I finished this book is because I liked Nick and the occasional glimpses of Seth.
First problem I had with this book: Thayne makes a pact with a childhood friend to never accept his mate (if he ever meets his mate) because of one tragic situation involving fated mates. Doesn't matter that there's several examples of fated mates doing right, one situation has Thayne acting a jerk for 15+ years.
Second problem: Dakota breaks his promise and doesn't have the respect to let Thayne know. Some BFF he is.
Third problem: Thayne's father tells him an important fact about Mr. Blackfoot and Thayne doesn't think it's important to tell Dakota. Also Dakota's grandmother tells him the same info and Dakota doesn't tell Thayne. These aren't the actions of two BFF's.
Fourth problem: In Chasing Seth Chapter 13 Drakson tells Seth that Nick didn't change Taggart, that he was just inadvertently responsible for Taggart getting changed. In Forgiving Thayne Chapter 13 Nick tells Thayne that he changed a human that kidnapped and tortured Seth. Where was the authors notes to refer to? Or your beta readers? Did no one point this out in the 6 years this book has been out, so that it could be updated? This is a big thing to leave to memory, IMO. I hate continuity issues, it shows a total lack of care from the author!!
Fifth problem: Ryan is supposed to be a business partner and very good friend to Nick and he turns on him over something Nick has no control over. Treats him really bad. Then at the end just acts like lets bygones, etc... Again not the actions of good friends.
Sixth problem: The rule regarding changing a human that the Seneca pack has is basically negated by the summit. How can you banish someone and they be dead to the pack but then just because the summit is on neutral land, you can suddenly recognize them and socialize with them? BS rule exception to ease Thayne's banishment.
Seventh and most important problem: Thayne whining and complaining through 80% of the book. It got SOOO old and tiresome. It dragged on and on. The constant rehashing of his reasons made me think Mr. Blackfoot got off easily.
This is a total waste of $7.00. I firmly believe that authors owe buyers a decent book for that price and this was a complete fail. I only gave it two stars because of Nick and Seth. I won't be re-reading this book. I'm deleting it from my kindle as soon as I finish this review. Can't and won't recommend this book. Hoping book 3 is more along the lines of book 1.
The story opens with Thayne and Nick meeing, the off chance, one in a lifetime connection. Fast forward six months and Thayne is still in denial and Nick is suffering from being apart. The story continues with a lot of angst, soul searching, and compromising. This pair had even more to overcome then Seth and Kasey. Thayne had a series of past mistakes and a childhood trauma and fallout ruled his decisions. Thayne has to let go of his past and open up to Nick.
Nick was Seth's good friend, one he considered a brother. He was also introduced in the first book in more detail. We know Nick is a successful businessman and how committed he is to his pack, his friends, and co-workers. This story focuses on him. Despite all the back and forth, the anguish and torment the two do to each other and how they are apart, eventually Nick forgives Seth. And once Thayne get's his head on straight, thinks things through, and listens to his wolf, things eventually work out. .. In a Thayne sort of way. Stubborn man.
It'd be nice to see the summit, a family gathering, and a follow up on how Thayne interacts with his new pack. I'd love to see if he gets a pack position and his work situation. There were a couple of other little questions that were left hanging but nothing major. All in all this was a great continuation to the series. - Dan's Wife
Top reviews from other countries
Thank you J R Loveless it was worth the wait. The main characters are well developed, as are the people around them and you really care about them
The pact made between Thayne and Dakota is a good story line and one you can imagine young adolescents making.
Come on J R bring on book 3 in the series.