Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/M (oral and anal sex)
Word Count: 37,639
Reviewer Name: Luna
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When Apollo Roman woke to a gorgeous man cooking breakfast in his kitchen, the thought that the two were mates was the farthest thing from his mind. The only thing he was thinking about was being claimed by the bear of man, especially when Grayson spreads him out like the guy's own personal buffet. But happiness comes with a price. Apollo learns this when Grayson disappears soon afterward.
Grayson Sanchez snuck into Aberdeen Valley so he could speak to Alpha Khenti and convince the man to give him and his surviving pack sanctuary. What started as a scouting mission soon turns into a fantasy come true when Grayson not only finds the man of his dreams, but claims him.
But in order to keep his dream, Grayson will have to fight an unknown enemy, defy the council, and commit to something bigger than he's ever imagined. And even then, there is no guarantee that the two will have anything more than a moment in time.
I am such a fan of the Aberdeen Pack series by Stormy Glenn that I can honestly say I was looking forward to Apollo’s story. I mean he is part of the deadly trio and with his brothers finding their soul mates I wanted Apollo to find that happiness as well. And in A Moment in Time,Ms. Glenn did not disappoint with either the story she gave us or the male she gave him.
Grayson is alpha but not quite. I found him to be adorable even as others saw his size and failed to look beneath the surface. I found myself chuckling throughout this tale but I must admit I derived much enjoyment as Apollo tried to place who Grayson was and why he was so possessive of him all while not letting on he couldn’t remember a thing, hysterical. But back to Grayson, I loved the quiet strength he exuded. Even as he struggled with his grief,he stepped up to the plate and tried to do what was best for what remained of his pack. Seeing him struggle to do it all and be all things was reminiscent of how many woman feel today trying to be “superwoman” and Ms. Glenn handled his struggle and acceptance with a light hand that did nothing but increase my respect for both Grayson and Apollo.
Seeing Apollo as something more than the sum of his pack status was both refreshing and humanizing. In prior books we saw a shifter of strength whom others feared, however, in this story I saw a male with feelings and emotions. He learned from the mistakes made by his brothers and fought his nature to show his softer side to his mate. Even as he was heartbroken by his missing mate, he was able to put aside his pride and depend not only on his brothers but his pack as well. I thought that took a strength and courage few people have.
I found this story by Ms. Glenn to be a wonderful addition to this series. While tying up a few threads, Ms. Glenn gave us more clues. She gave Apollo a story well worth the man and set us up on a journey that is beginning to have hope. I am so looking forward to where she will take us next.
Five Shooting Stars