This is the second book in the Mates series. We saw Miguel and Ethan as an established couple in the first book. This story goes back in time and tells how they became a couple. It's a bit different for them as Ethan is a shifter but Miguel is a vampire. Not exactly a perfect match for either of their worlds.
I really enjoyed the first book in the series. It was full of destined mate magic. This story fell flat for me. It has the same destined mate general plot but I just couldn't get in to either of these characters. Miguel was a little too aloof and I never felt his eventual love for Ethan. Ethan was a little too immature. He used words like "pecker" in the sex scenes which is just a big "eeww" for me. The plot itself was fine but the bottom line was I just did not feel the connection between the two MC's. I did not feel their love for each other so I never really bought in to either of them or their story. While I was disappointed in this one I liked book one enough to try the next in the series.
Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, he hopes to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack. Instead, Ethan learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate—a vampire named Miguel.
Miguel Rodriguez is more than four centuries old. Strong, powerful, and vicious, he walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and Miguel can’t resist for long. Once Miguel gives in, being together comes naturally. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.