Series: Forbes Mates
Author: Grace R. Duncan
LGBTQ+ Category: MM/Gay
Reviewer: Linda Tonis, Paranormal Romance Guild
About The Book
Miguel Garcia and Luis Rodriguez have been best friends all their lives. For the last year, they’ve been hiding the fact that they’re also destined mates. When Luis’s family finds out, they kick him out. Miguel’s family would keep them… except their alpha has been known to be downright violent against gay wolves.
With the help of Miguel’s mother, they set out to find a pack that will accept them. They run into more that a few obstacles before they end up in Denver, at the national wolf headquarters, meeting the alpha prime. They’re stunned to find, not only offers to join more than one pack, but that their struggle can shine light on a bigger problem–and make things better for LGBT wolves across the country.
Miguel and Luis are seventeen and wolves and have tried to keep the fact that they are mates a secret until Luis’ father walked in to see him holding Miguel’s picture and touching it. Luis was thrown out and his parent’s didn’t hesitate to inform Miguel’s mother of what they learned, unlike Luis’ family Miguel’s mother accepted them and refused to talk to Luis’ parents again.
She also knew that their Alpha was homophobic and rumor had it that he beat another gay wolf almost to death so there was no choice but for Miguel and Luis to leave and try to find another pack that would be willing to take them.
One pack after another turned them away and when they decided the best thing for them to do was not advertise they were mates a pack that took them in received a threatening e-mail from their old Alpha and once again no one wanted them or the trouble they would bring to their pack.
Finally they arrived in Denver hoping that they will finally be able to be themselves and finally claim each other and this is where I end my review because this was a short story and I don’t want to reveal anything important. This is a book that was filled with hope even when the odds were against the two young wolves.
I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York.
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