Audiobook Review: Gray Wolf Mate (League of Gallize Shifters, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gray Wolf Mate by Dianna Love

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love has created a unique shifter series with immortals, mages, witches and … sexy big bad shifters. 

Eight years ago, shifters came out to the public and, since then, the world has never been the same for many.

Tess Janver and Cole Cavanaugh fell deeply in love in college … then he disappeared without a word. She feared the worst, or thought she had. After seven years, he returns as a beefed up version of his former self. That’s not the only thing different. As someone working in a preternatural criminal investigation unit and the daughter of a senator determined to rid the world of dangerous shifters, Tess is caught between performing her duty to humans, protecting the only family she has left and risking her heart to a man who once destroyed it.

Cole had no choice in becoming a Gallize shifter and now faces a deadline from a fatal mating curse he can’t stop. The only woman he’s ever loved is human and wouldn’t survive bonding with him. He never planned on Tess finding out he was a wolf shifter, but she’s in danger from a rogue pack. He’s not leaving until she’s safe … and he has a chance to redeem himself in her eyes before his time is up.

Gray Wolf Mate

Second chance shifter romance!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙💚💜🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😠🙃😍😘
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Solo Narration

The Hero: Cole – he is a wolf shifter, a Gallize shifter with more power than regular shifters and who works covertly solve crimes committed by or against shifters. It has been 8 years after shifters were outed to the world. He remembers a time when he was human and in love with a human girl. At twenty he discovered he was no longer human and took control of his raging wolf. Though now he has been trained by the military to kill and uses his skills to protect humans, shifters and his Gallize counterparts.

The heroine: Tess – she was a top legal expert who worked with shifters. She had a patient that was hurt badly and listed as a John Doe. She had researched all types of shifters when she got her masters degree after shifters became known to the world. She is now a liaison with SCIS investigators and is looking into the Black River pack, wanting to take them down for multiple crimes, including the murder of her mother. She had changed her career direction after her boyfriend left and then her mother died in just a few months while in college.

The Story: Cole and his two teammates went out after a tip came in on their current case. He hopes to find his missing teammate and mentor, a deadly bear shifter named Sammy who is said to have joined up with the Black River wolf pack. The Black River pack makes and distributes synthetic drugs and the tipster stated that Sammy was involved in the murder of two hikers. It is true that the murdered couple had Sammy’s scent on them, but it didn’t make sense that he would kill them or join the Black River pack.

Cole is in danger of dying soon due to a mating curse that can’t be stopped unless he finds his fated mate. He has only loved one woman, Tess, the girl he left behind in college after he found out what he was. Humans and shifters can’t be mates, but when Tess comes back into his life and is in danger, he can’t help but protect her.

The story had a good premise, though I kind of hate stories where the shifters are known to humans and many of the humans want them to be treated as less than human. In this book the shifters have different rights and laws than humans and there is prejudice against them. It just bothers me I guess and this one had a lot of that. Tess’s father was a senator who led the charge against shifters and he was unyielding about it.

I did like that the Gallize shifters were a bit different than regular shifters and that they were the good guys, a sort of covert shifter police or military force that worked to enforce the laws on shifters. The fact that they had this mating curse when other shifters didn’t and were stronger and more powerful than normal shifters was pretty cool.

This story was told in multiple points of view via solo narration and was narrated by Steven R. Thorne. He is a good narrator, though doesn’t have a deep sexy voice like some of my favorite narrators. Though Steven does a fine job.


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