Patience by Grace R. Duncan: Release Day Review

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Jamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he’d never find his destined mate. They’re uncommon to begin with, and same-sex versions are downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end-of-semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who’s human.

Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there’s something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn’t quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until his dog turns into a human before his eyes.

Jamie has no idea what the mate bite of a shifter will do to a human. He’s terrified to try—and possibly kill his mate. They hunt for answers while working together on one of Chad’s cases. It’s easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can’t keep.

Title: Patience
Series: Forbes Mates: Book Two
Author: Grace R. Duncan
Release Date: March 7, 2016
Category: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shifters
Pages: 230

Heather's Review

I didn’t know this was a shifters book. I didn’t realize it was the second in a series. I just… okay, so I got excited when I saw a Grace R. Duncan book and begged to review it. This is a huge problem, you see, because shifters aren’t a go to subgenre for me and I’m a bit anal about reading books in order. When I opened Patience and realized both of these things, I was immediately worried, but determined to follow through on my commitment.

Since it was bedtime, it took about an hour for me to start doing the “one more chapter” thing. You see, the premise of this book is absolute genius! Jamie and Chad’s initial meeting had me laughing my butt off. I felt Jamie’s worry that Chad wasn’t going to save his balls (quite literally). I loved watching Chad try to figure out what exactly it was that made Jamie not just a dog. Jamie struggling with having to do dog-like things. And the moment when Chad walked in at the perfect moment and that’s when Jamie’s wolf side decided to retreat… AWESOME!

I started sending quotes to one of the other bloggers here, because I needed someone to laugh with me. She’s not a shifters person, either, but it didn’t take long before she made a comment about how she’s going to have to read the book. Yes, it’s one of those shifters books.

By midnight, I began to hate Grace R. Duncan. I had things to do early in the morning, promises made that had to be kept, but I couldn’t put the book down. I needed to see if Jamie and Chad would find the answers they were searching for. It turned into a moral imperative, because I worried I’d wind up dreaming about their journey to Europe if I tried to put the book down.

There may have been times when I thought Chad accepted Jamie being a wolf shifter a little too easily, but as I learned more about him and his upbringing, it all made sense. It fit. This book was beautifully written and I could see the connection strengthening between them. It made sense to me that their love was so strong so quickly.

Patience by Grace R. Duncan is definitely a book I’ll be recommending to just about everyone. Well, except my close family, because there are some seriously hot moments and that’d just be weird. Jamie and Chad made me laugh and laugh and laugh. This was a fairly low-angst story, but what was there only solidified what the bond between them. And OMG, I can’t wait for the next story. I’m fully expecting a lot of cat and dog jokes.

I don’t do this often, but I’m going to go out on a limb and make Patience one of my first 5 star reads of the year!

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