06 April 2014

Reluctance by Bailey Bradford

 What starts out as a simple assignment becomes everything Keegan every feared, and everything he ever wanted.

Keegan has served Marcus, his Alpha Anax, to the best of his abilities. After the deaths of several guards a year ago, however, Keegan is afraid he’s going to unravel at the seams. His worry over keeping everyone safe robs him of sleep and any hope of peace.

And people are noticing. Members of the guards he is captain of think he needs to get laid, or at least remember how to laugh. Keegan thinks they need to learn that there are boundaries they shouldn’t cross with him.

When he learns of a security breach by Marcus’ brother Aidan, exposing a flaw in the safety measures Keegan has set in place, Keegan is desperate to find someone to make sure the electronics at the shifter compound are break-in proof.

Marcus and Nathan are worried about Keegan. When they find someone to do the job Keegan needs done, they make sure Keegan is the one to take a short trip to Brazil to pick up the security expert, Olin.

But when Olin and Keegan meet, they snap and snarl at each other while fighting the mating bond that keeps flaring between them.

Then something happens that makes them both have to depend on each other, and if they’re lucky enough, they might even survive the ordeal.

But first they’ll have to escape their would-be captors, and make it through the rainforest, where strange things are bound to happen.


I am completely partial to this series just because this is one of the first M/M shifter series that I have read, and I have loved each one more and more than the next. And I love how the author adds new things to each story that make it stand out from the rest. So it’s not like reading the same story over and over.
One thing that shocked me about this book was that we were going to be getting Keegan’s story! And I think that Olin was the perfect match for him simply because he was able to help chill Keegan out. Don’t get me wrong, Olin has a side to him that I would not to come up against!

I do like how we are able to catch up with the other characters in previous books in the series with each book that the author writes. I really like that because even though we are going back and spending time with each of the characters, they don’t actually overtake the story itself. It’s done in a way that pertains to the storyline itself.

There were sometimes when it felt like the action overtook everything else, which is great. But I can say with this story, I was left with more questions than any of the other books. The author introduces new things that you aren’t expecting to happen.

My only complaint about this book is that the author does mention some BDSM type things that Olin would like to do to Keegan and I was hoping that it was going to be done, but it wasn’t. It was one of those teases that this author is well known form.

Overall, I still completely love this series and I can’t wait to read more!


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