Book Reviews

Chasing Seth (True Mates 1) by J.R. Loveless

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Trish on 15-September-2020

Book Blurb

Can he let himself believe in true mates after his past has left more than one scar on him? 

Wolf-shifter Seth moved to a small town to settle into a, hopefully, peaceful life, but that peace is short-lived after he meets the local sheriff. Kasey takes an immediate dislike to him and he wonders if he will ever find a real place to call home. 


When an accident exposes Seth’s secret, Kasey insists they’re fated to be together sending Seth running. Previous experience has shown him mates aren’t all they’re cracked up to be and he can’t trust Kasey enough to change his mind. But Kasey isn’t giving up and Seth finds his resolve weakening. How can he open his heart to someone again? 



Chasing Seth is the first in the True Mates series. Features slow burn MM romance with wolf shifters, rejected true mates, a determined alpha who won’t give up easily, grown up content and a HEA.  

First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, September 2011.

Book Review

*soap box warning* It's very rare for me to come across a book where one of the main characters  makes me want to grab him by the scruff of the neck, then shake the holy heck out of him! So many minorities and people who are considered "different" are faced with blind hate, prejudice, and suspicion, and must fight to get the respect and dignity they deserve. That's what makes me all the more angry at said character, because—despite the fact he is a Native American and knows all too well about the subject—he has the same blind hate, and prejudice against anyone who is white, to the point that he would rather let one of his beloved horses die than have a white man treat it. You think he would know better!

Veterinarian Seth Davies came to Senaka, Wyoming looking for a place where he would be able to heal. Because of who and what he is, Seth and his parents were forced to move from place to place, never staying for very long in order to keep anyone from finding out their secret. Seth has had way more than his fair share of pain, heartache, and tragedy in the past, and he's hoping for a fresh start. Unfortunately, because he's white, he finds himself treated with suspicion and distrust by the mostly Native American townspeople because of his being a stranger, and no one thinks he can know anything about animals. Sheriff Kasey Whitedove is the worst of the lot, and goes out of his way to make Seth's days anything but pleasant.

Sheriff Kasey Whitedove is extremely upset that the new veterinarian is white. In his opinion, white men know nothing about animals, only how to use and destroy them for their own personal gain. When one of his horses has trouble giving birth, Kasey very reluctantly lets Seth treat her, even though he doesn't trust him at all. A wolf shifter, Kasey has found his mate three days ago, but because she was in wolf form and fled from him in terror, he has no idea who she is. He can't understand why he's so drawn to Seth, and when he discovers Seth is his mate, Kasey violently and viciously rejects him. It takes an accident in which Seth almost dies to bring Kasey to his senses, and try to repair the damage he's caused their mating bond. When a threat from Seth's past comes to call, if Kasey can't prove to Seth that he really wants Seth to be his mate, Kasey will lose him forever.

This is a compelling tale with complex characters who pulled me in from the very first page. I actually wanted to slap the crap out of Kasey for his bigoted attitude, and the horrible way he treated Seth at first, but in the end he redeemed himself. If you want a story about two men from different worlds who come together in spite of prejudice, tragedy, and almost overwhelming odds, then this is definitely the book for you.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 238 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-September-2020
Price $4.99 ebook
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