Erryn reviews Sweet Nothings (The Chosen One Book 0) by Macy Blake. The ebook was released September 25, 2018 and is 250 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Michael Dean. It was released September 13, 2021 is 6hrs and 40min.. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’ve been eyeing this series.
Sam Baker couldn’t be more normal. He’s a teacher at the local middle school and the most exciting part of his day is dealing with a classroom full of hormonal preteens. His life takes a turn for the weird one stormy night when he finds a small boy on his doorstep. A boy who growls, flashes unnaturally blue eyes, demands for Sam to call the alpha – whatever that is – and gives Sam the one name he wishes he could forget: Vaughn Jerrick.
Vaughn Jerrick is the alpha to a pack of wolf shifters and a doctor to the supernatural world. After sharing a steamy one night stand with Sam years ago, Vaughn couldn’t consider the possibility of a future with the man, no matter how much he wanted him. Bringing a human into his world is against the rules, but one phone call changes everything, and Vaughn finds himself face-to-face with the man who could give him everything he’s ever wanted.
Rescuing one small child turns into saving six from a dark and uncertain fate, and although Sam doesn’t understand the world he’s been forced into, he would never turn his back on children in need, even if it means confronting his past with Vaughn.
As Vaughn and Sam join forces to protect the children put into their care, the future they’ve both dreamed of is within their reach, but first they need to survive the sinister force looking to rip away everything they’ve come to hold dear.
These books have been out for a few months on audio, but when I was offered the opportunity to listen to and review all six, I seized it.
This story starts out pretty tense. Sam, an everyday average guy, finds a strange child at his doorstep. The boy demands Sam call Vaughn – the man he had a one-night stand with years ago. The man who ticks all his boxes. The man who walked away from him. Now Vaughn is back and Sam learns things are way more complicated than they seem. Vaughn is the alpha of a wolf shifter pack. Okay, mind blown. Vaughn and Sam race to rescue a group of children shifters as well as a young mage. Okay, mind blown again.
Sam’s invested though – and who wouldn’t be? Fox shifters and bear shifters and wolf shifters and, of course, dear Henry. But there are dark forces and then men and children are in grave danger until they can figure out how to defeat the bad people.
I loved the story and was especially drawn to Henry – which was a good thing. I’m intrigued and can’t wait to go on to the next book.
Quick shout out to Michael Dean who always does an amazing job – especially with the kids. On to the next book!
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
Macy Blake believes in unicorns and fairies, in moonbeams and stardust, and that happily ever after comes in all colors of the rainbow. When she’s not busy at the day job, she loses herself in paranormal romance, living vicariously through her favorite sexy fictional heroes. These days you can often find her pounding away at the keyboard, trying to capture the magic of her own worlds.