Join us in celebrating the re-release of the Forbes Mates books! The celebration tour has a $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway and lots of fun excerpts from the books. You can follow the tour here. Hope you have fun!
To go along with the Celebration, Devotion (book one) is 99¢ for the duration of the tour! This would be a great way to get started on the series! Get it here.
In this post however, we're focused on the 2nd book in the series, Patience.
Despite being human, is the Chad the mate Jamie is hoping for? Or did the gods give Jamie someone he couldn’t keep?
Jamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he’d never find his destined mate. They’re uncommon to begin with and same-sex versions downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end of semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who’s human.
Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there’s something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn’t quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until his dog turns into a human before his eyes.
Jamie has no idea what the mate bite of a shifter will do to a human. He’s terrified to try—and possibly kill his mate. They hunt for answers while working together on one of Chad’s cases. It’s easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can’t keep.
“So, what do you think?” Chad asked, looking up at the current list of flavors.
Jamie considered the options. “I’m thinking cookies and cream.”
Chad shook his head. “That’s it, you can’t be my mate.”
Jamie raised his eyebrows.
“You can’t go to Dave and Andy’s and get a mundane flavor like that.”
“Well, what are you thinking?” Jamie grinned.
“Oatmeal raisin cookie,” Chad said with a nod.
“Eww, no. Raisins are just dead grapes and look like… just no.”
Chad stared at him, lips twitching. “Are you really insulting raisins?”
Jamie struggled to hold in his grin. “They’re awful.”
“Yeah, that’s it. We’re doomed.”
Jamie’s smile broke free, and for good measure, he started laughing.
Chad’s grin spread then. “Because it’s not like we can’t keep two flavors of ice cream in the freezer, right?”
Jamie snorted, nodding. “Right.” He managed to get ahold of himself.
A few moments later, they took their cones out to the street. Jamie licked at his cinnamon toast—Chad did have a point—and Chad had forgone his yucky raisins for Reese’s Cup sundae. They strolled toward the parking lot, both occupied with ice cream for the moment.
Jamie looked over at just the right time to see Chad’s tongue catch a few drops running down the side of the cone. Jamie’s cock responded to the visual, thickening, and he found himself walking rather uncomfortably. He focused on his own ice cream and, when Chad glanced over, made sure he was as sensual as possible while he ate. He was rewarded with the unmistakable scent of arousal from his mate.
They stopped next to the Challenger as they finished eating. When Jamie looked up, it was to see Chad staring at him. “What?” he asked, blinking.
“It’s totally cliché, but you’re hot eating that.”
Jamie grinned. “Oh yeah?” He slowly licked his way around the edge of the cone, not taking his eyes off Chad for a second. Another spike in the scent of arousal hit Jamie’s nose as Chad groaned.
“You know, I’d planned to, like, go over to Schenley for a bit, take a walk, but if you keep that up, we may be strengthening our bond in the car….”