For her first venture in writing a paranormal book, Dianna Love has created a story overflowing with vividly imagined scenes. The League of Gallize Shifters series is definitely original in many areas, and I was totally intrigued during every compelling incident. From characters with unique capabilities to escapades where the situations are not the norm, I was constantly captivated because the details were always fascinating and held my complete attention. GRAY WOLF MATE is a truly ground-breaking paranormal romance. Ms. Love is a writer who can conceive an innovative idea, and then cleverly bring it to life for readers to enjoy.
When the fact that shifters were living amongst humans was revealed, Cole Cavanaugh was stunned like other mortals. Then his college days and relationship with Tess Janver were suddenly over when he shifted because Gray Wolf made its presence known inside his body. Cole is a Gallize shifter, and he now watches over all beings to make sure rules are followed. His actions can also turn deadly in an instant if an event requires it. Though he sometimes has a difficult time controlling the part of him which is wolf, he is determined to be the one commanding his actions.
While Cole is still capable of carrying out his missions, Gray Wolf is becoming very demanding lately plus the mating curse that affects Gallize shifters is starting to bother him, too. With no potential partner, his time left to live is growing ever shorter. When Tess unexpectedly comes back into Cole’s life, her work investigating shifters puts her at odds with him. But after his enemies also become hers, he will do whatever it takes to ensure she is not harmed.
I was certainly excited when I learned Dianna Love was writing in a new genre, and GRAY WOLF MATE never disappoints as the inventiveness of the story only increases with each new development. The Gallize shifters are so distinctive when it comes to beings that can change shapes, and I would like to think there would actually be such a group watching over humans if one day the supernatural proves to be factual. Numerous individuals with specific abilities related to their species left me in awe at times, especially since many of their gifts are ones which I have never before encountered in a book. Also, many of the different groups mentioned are very unusual, whether they are comprised of humans or preternaturals with unusual origins.
From the very beginning, I was taken with how ethical Cole was regardless of what he attempted. Despite abruptly losing what was most important to him, he accepted his destiny to protect others and rose above all the challenges that came his way. Tess likewise had to overcome plenty of hurdles when she decided to use her degree to make certain all beings are treated fairly, as she has a good reason to not like shifters. She and Cole are compassionate individuals, and it really shows in how they react to one another or even strangers. While they may have been apart for years, it only takes one touch for sentiments thought buried to resurface. When truths come out, I feared their already shaky relationship may not last. Several tense moments caused an adrenaline rush, while the scenes depicting profound feelings deeply touched me. What an emotional journey Ms. Love devised for this couple.
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Series: League of Gallize Shifters
Publisher: Silver Hawk Press LLC
Releases: October 23, 2017
Author website: http://authordiannalove.com/
Rating: 5 Stars