Midnight has always struggled to understand why his parents would leave him alone and defenseless in the woods as a newborn. Now a man insists he has the answers to what happened and a future planned for him beyond any reasonable man's dream. Walking into the room and seeing six of the largest sexiest beast he had ever laid eyes on and another cutie in the corner, surprised and piqued Midnight's interest.
Discovering the body of the man Law had always looked at as the father he never knew was a rough day. Finding out that the man was not who he said he was, was even harder. Now he is told that the only way he can keep his home and help his people is if he mates with not only one of the sexy men sitting across from him but also a man he has fought and argued with since the day he arrived on the Refuge/Ranch.
Shaw didn't know what the hell fate was thinking asking him to mate with Law and a young man he had never laid eyes on before. He didn't know if he could do it. Even after being told that the fate of all shifters and paranormals depended on him doing just that.
Then shots are fired, and people are fighting for their very lives. Can Law, Shaw, and Midnight come together as fate has deemed or will the shifter world cease to exist?
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 66+
Protagonist 3 Age: 66+
Tropes: Age Difference, Alpha Character, Big Character / Little Character, Biological Urge to Mate, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, First Time, Menage, Smartass Twinks, True Love
Word Count: 41507
Setting: Ranch in Texas
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
"Gentlemen you need to stand down!" Buckley announced as he walked into the room.
Midnight was trying hard not to freak out. The Tigon was looking at him as if he was going to pounce and eat him and the larger man beside him had eyes that told Midnight what he had planned for him if he could get his hands on him. Although Midnight might think the two were fucking gorgeous, that didn't mean he was willing to put out on first sight. Shit maybe some dinner and a movie or a nice walk in a park might help, but he had never had sex with anyone and wasn't about to start it off by having it with one man let alone two that he didn't even know.
When none of the large beasts moved, Buckley's eyes reddened and his voice changed to that of a horror movie character, "I said stand down!"
Midnight watched in shock as everyone of the lugs seemed to shake themselves out of their deadly trance and look at each other in confusion.
"What the fuck is going on?" Law snarled.
Mr. Buckley smiled as if he had not a care in the world, saying, "If you will all take your seats, I will be happy to explain."
Sky grabbed Midnights hand and started dragging him to the door, snapping, "Not just no but hell no! We are so fucking out of here I can feel the pavement touching my feet."
"Mr. Brook, if you will just give me a moment to explain." Buckley said calmly.
Midnight saw the fear in Sky's eyes that he was trying to hide behind the brave words, "No Mr. Buckley, we will not. There is nothing, and trust me I mean nothing, you can say that is going to change our minds. This night has been far more eventful than we had planned already. First we're kicked out of a piss home because a bitch stops getting paid by the state. Then you come along telling us that some long lost great father left us in his will and you need us to come so you can read the damn thing."
"What the fuck is he talking about?"
"The old man didn't have any kids and he damn sure never mentioned grand kids!"
Mr. Buckley held up his hand to quiet the room, "If you all would just sit and calm down I can explain."
Shaking his head, Sky snapped, "Maybe you didn't understand me when I spoke so let me say it so you do. Fuck off! Nigh and I have a life to start and this crazy ass shit is not helping."
"But Mr. Brook, Mr. Roth wants you and Mr. Star are prime beneficiaries in Mr. Roth's estate. Mr. Roth wanted to make sure you were well cared for if he was not here to do it himself." Mr. Buckley explained.
Sky gave one of his fake smiles that really said kiss my ass, and said, "Well then you are lucky. You have enough people in this room to hold a séance and tell him we said thanks but no thanks."
SiKReviews's Reviews on Goodreads wrote:
This is the first book in the Haven Ranch series. We meet the core crew of the pack. Midnight and Sky have been raised together. They are unaware of what awaits them. Then they meet Rey who is connected to them. Plus there are Law, Shaw, Dustin, Hardy, Winter, and Emry. Midnight discovers he is the mate to Law and Shaw. Now Midnight has to get to know these strangers,mate with them, and deal with the danger that is threatening Haven Ranch. All that to save the shifter and paranormal world. I love how Cree Storm created not only the Haven Ranch society, but the world and its beliefs and struggles. It's a totally different approach. I look forward to reading not only the other two books in this series but all the books written by this author. I'm so glad I won the first book in an event and was able to discover this author.
We have all read shifter books before, I mean come on some of us live for them. I have to say, this one is rather different. A breath of fresh air. Cree Storm paints a new story for the paranormal world, why they were made and such. I can see many stories being formed on Haven Ranch and its city.
I really enjoyed that we get to learn about the paranormal world along side Rey, Sky, and Nigh. We get to fall in love along with them too. I cannot wait to see what happens in the love stories of Rey and Sky. To find out who is out to get them and how!
Hot, suspenseful and interesting all in one place.