Author: Cheyenne Meadows
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/M
Page Count: 240 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Jaguar shifter and sniper extraordinaire, Jag, is tasked with his most difficult and dangerous mission to date—take out the man responsible for his spotter and husband’s violent death. Again.
Sonar, an ocelot shifter, is assigned as the new spotter to the surly and scowling feline alpha. He’s impressed with Jag’s skills but sees more beneath the surface: a grief-stricken and furious man on a trail of vengeance.
Together Sonar and Jag face perils and challenges that test their skills, resolve, and the budding feelings they have for each other. As the death toll rises, so does the heat between them. Their longings could give them the strength needed to persevere, but it also might force them to succumb and sacrifice everything. One thing’s for certain: someone won’t be making it back alive.
Jag has lost his spotter. That is bad enough but his spotter was also his husband. How is he supposed to move forward? Vengeance is his and he is Relentless as he hunts down the man responsible for his pain. Cheyenne Meadows does a wonderful job articulating Jag’s pain and determination. But what happens when you succeed. Where does all that focus go? I loved that Ms. Meadows attempted to answer those and other questions as Jag tried to move past his grief.
Sonar may be small but he was mighty. He refused to allow Jag to wallow. Even as he had few facts he fought for the man he was beginning to like and growing to love. He knows his presence was forced on Jag but he would not allow that to stop him from doing what is right. Jag was such a loner and his refusal to deal with his pain was out there for all to see. Ms. Meadows did not sugarcoat his pain and in fact exacerbated it as Jag’s past reared up in a gut wrenching way. I loved Sonar’s steady hand as he and Jag found their way. The journey these men took toward intimacy was unflinchingly brutal but realistic. Liking took time and loving took even longer but Ms. Meadows made the journey fit these men. Neither was gushy so the path to their happily ever after couldn’t be either.
While I enjoyed this story I will admit that at times it dragged. That being said Ms. Meadows was true to the character of these men and I enjoyed seeing them find a way to be what the other wasn’t even aware they were looking for.
Five Shooting Stars