Watching your children as they find their mates and build their families eases the pain of loss and makes it easier to bear your fate. But it doesn't stop the longing for what you'll never have.
Carrick McMahon is happy for his sons and daughter. He's worked hard to make sure they have the one thing he knows he never will—their fated mate. He lost his chance years ago, when the woman fate paired him with chose another… a man who tried to destroy his family.
With his death, the danger to the McMahon Clan has passed. Carrick is focused on his growing family and position on the council. But his newest daughter-in-law isn't willing to let him settle. She wants fate to give him a second chance… and she has the power to make sure he gets it.
Carrick and Audra are an older couple. Carrick has had a fated mate who turned on his family. Audra has never had a consort, but they are parents and grandparents. They've lived life and seen their children find their own fated mates/consorts. When they find themselves feeling a very strong pull to each other, despite not being fated they can't ignore how drawn they are to each other.
I love fated mate books but what's even better is when two people want each other despite not being fated to each other. To me that shows they chose that person despite the odds being against them. To me, it makes their love story that much sweeter.
If you're not familiar with this author, you can look forward to complete devotion in her main characters. A possessive hero, independent heroines, great side characters and a fun storyline. I've enjoyed seeing Carrick finally find the love that he deserves. That love being Audra just makes their family that much stronger. ARC provided by Author.