Eloreen reviews ‘Rescued’ (Southwestern Shifters 1) by Bailey Bradford (Published by Total-E-Bound Publishing on March 1, 2010)
This book was given to RGR free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. I had read it previously and loved the series and wanted to read it again. 🙂 Don’t forget to enter to win the tour giveaway located at the end of the post. Good luck!
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: MM Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions
Book one in the Southwestern Shifters Series.
Gabriel Staley was used to being an outcast in the small town of Shasta, Texas. More concerned with rescuing stray dogs from a cruel death at the hands of the local Sheriff, Gabe focuses on making a difference and standing up for what he believes is right. Mika Blackwell, a shape shifter who was banned from his pack, is new to the outcast status, and not adjusting very well. When Gabe heads out to rescue an injured wolf, he has no idea that his life is about to be eternally altered. As Mika watches the man approach him, he feels the universe tilt and realises that, while he may have lost his pack, he’s just found what every shifter longs for – his destined mate. Together, Gabriel and Mika must find their way and fight for their love-from confronting Mika’s former pack leader to stopping someone who tries to kill Gabe’s best friend, Todd. When Todd’s attacker comes after Gabe, Mika is determined to protect his mate at all costs.
I love a good paranormal book, and this one has shifters, which is one of my favorite. It’s a great ‘love at first sight’ romance. It is also an ‘insta-attraction’ story, but it works well. The plot of the story fills out the sex scenes very well and things flow well to give it a good balance between sex and story. Gabriel seems to take Mika being a wolf shape shifter, and his mate, a little too well, but this is mitigated by him not wanting Mika to be sad. That is a worthy cause and is the underlining theme between both of them melding together to be a couple in a backdrop of some intrigue where the local sheriff is cruel to animals. Even though I read it previously, the final ‘bad guy’ is not who you think it would be. There is a lot of world building here so things feel a little fast but not so fast that you can’t get into the story and the universe. Overall, I really enjoyed it. (8.5/10 Pots of Gold)
Rescued (Southwestern Shifters #1)
Relentless (Southwestern Shifters #2)
Reckless (Southwestern Shifters #3)
Rendered (Southwestern Shifters #4)
Resilience (Southwestern Shifters #5)
Reverence (Southwestern Shifters #6)
Revolution (Southwestern Shifters #7)
Revenge (Southwestern Shifters #8)
Reluctance (Southwestern Shifters #9)
A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn’t happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey’s brain demanding to be let out. Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey’s office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey’s presence can result in what is know as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.