“Lost Mate” by Dirk Greyson is an entertaining but all-too-short tale that follows a pair of males who are destined to be mates but whose initial encounter takes place before either has reached maturity. I like the caring and nurturing nature that each of the men displays and there are nice touches that differ from many standard elements of shifter lore, e.g. Carter is able to be around the denizens at the pet shop without problem, and Falco is a relatively mild alpha until it really counts. I think that things were fairly predictable except for the fact that the original power struggle described was not to the death, despite the victor’s antipathy toward gays, and there are a couple of things that weren’t quite resolved but this is a fun light read.
This m/m paranormal romance features wolf shifter Falco Gladstone, who saves his mate from bullies when they’re both in middle school, but two weeks later the other boy is gone. Years later, Falco is slated to become the next Alpha of his pack but is uncomfortable with his uncle’s style as the current leader. Discovering his mate is back after so many years causes Falco to wrest over putting the welfare of his pack over that of his mate, a no-win situation either way.
Wolf shifter Falco Gladstone knew Carter McCloud was his mate when they were in seventh grade, but school and the foster care system tore them apart. Years later, Falco is second in command of his Michigan pack, serving under an uncle who cares more about his own power than the welfare of their people. The alpha orders Falco to marry and produce offspring—but Falco’s already found his mate, and mates are forever.
Carter’s lonely life is turned upside down when he detects a familiar scent on the wind. The mates might have found each other, but their happily ever after is far from guaranteed. Falco’s commitment to Carter puts him at odds with his uncle’s plans, and when one of the alpha’s enforcers starts shadowing the couple, something must be done—something that will either cement their relationship or destroy it once and for all.