Some live on memories…
Almost dying during a pack uprising has a way of shaking things up. I’m no longer Mr. Laid Back now that there’s an itch under my skin I can’t scratch.
On a volunteer mission that goes beyond the walls of our compound, we enter the territory of a pack long thought dead, and find ourselves on the business end of their spears.
What I’m not prepared for is what I find within their walls—The one shifter I never thought I’d see alive, the one I’d mourned twice, the one I’d always loved. He is alive, and if I have anything to do with it, he’ll stay that way. But he’s got secrets, and exposing them could lead us to an enemy worse than the bloodthirsty undead shifters wanting to kill us all…
Sometimes you really can go home again...
I've been chomping at the bit to get my greedy hands on this book. I mean, before it was even written! I had hope upon hope that I would at least enjoy it as much as I did Daring Fate, and boy did I underestimate what Chasing Destiny would be! I'm totally blown away by Nash and Bay! I absolutely loved Daring Fate and Chasing Destiny exceeded all my expectations. Just wow.
Nash and Bay were separated for so long, yet when they find each other again, they feel the kind of peace you can can only get with the one you love. And the scene where they are reunited -- brilliantly done. It wasn't without problems, though. I mean, Nash has been injured so badly and is half starved. He'll heal, but it will take time. And the emotional damage he suffered while away from his pack is even worse. It also takes time for Nash to open up to Bay about all that happened to him while he was away from the pack. And. It. Broke. Me.
There is so much emotion in these pages. I could feel all of it -- Nash's fear and uncertainty. The love he has for Bay that he doesn't think he can keep or that he deserves. The sheer relief Bay felt at finding his best friend and mate again. The joy they found in each other when a stubborn Nash finally gave in. The hope that Bay held onto for their future and Nash's greatest wish that it could all really happen. And the fear that it could never be.
Nash has so much to process with the past 15 years and what happened to him and Bay must deal with the uncertainty that radiates off of Nash. Nash is so afraid and so damaged he can't even conceive of a future, much less make plans for one. He's jumpy and so unlike the care-free Nash of their childhood. And it isn't until the fear that the last 15 years instilled in him is overcome that Nash starts to really feel ok and seeing that a future is actually possible.
In Chasing Destiny, Nash and Bay become the mates they were meant to be. They're strong, resilient, and so damn beautiful I could weep. And even when Nash doesn't think he can go home again, Bay proves him wrong -- as many times as necessary. Because Bay is not letting Nash go again. No way.
I loved them. Every word, every moment. The love, the tenderness, the passion -- Nash and Bay were everything I hoped they would be. And I was both surprised at the explanation of Nash's survival and intrigued to find out more and I think we've only scratched the surface here! I'm looking forward to what the next book will bring. The world that Megan Erickson has created with this series is fresh and engaging and my only complaint is that I don't have more right now!
ARC of Chasing destiny was generously provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review
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