I really wanted to love this book. I have never read JD Tyler before, but the blurb sounded right up my alley. There are shifters, a wounded hero who is going deaf. A couple with both people damaged, trying to heal one another. It hits so many of my buttons. Unfortunately, I was decidedly underwhelmed while reading.
The book description was accurate. Zander Cole is the Healer of his shifter pack. They are former SEALs who now fight supernatural foes. Zan was badly hurt in an earlier book and he is almost deaf. Even worse, using his healing gift is taking a serious toll on his health. If he keeps it up, his brain is going to hemorage and he will die.
Selene is the long-lost daughter of the team’s leader, Nick. She grew up believing he killed her mother and abandoned her. Now she is on a mission to make him pay for his actions. When she attacks him, Zan is there and stops her. He bites her in the process, inadvertently turning her into his mate. The story follows their efforts to make a go of it while Selene struggles with her hatred for her dad, and as the SEAL team faces a new vampire threat.
My biggest problem with the book is that I just didn’t care what happened. I never really connected with either character, despite what should have been a river of angst surrounding them. I didn’t feel the emotion. Which brings me to the fact that I didn’t care one lick about their relationship either. From the very beginning, my eyes were rolling over their “accidental” mating. (How could you not know that could happen, Zan?) Then, they are smitting and having sex from day one. I felt nothing. Not even from the numerous sex scenes. There was no tension. No fire.
Part of me wonders if I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the other books in the series, but I don’t think so. I feel like this stands alone ok. It just didn’t light my fire.
Rating: C/ C-
*ARC Provided by Signet
Click to purchase: Amazon
by JD Tyler
Release Date: March 4, 2014