Is the gift of eternal love a blessing or a curse?
After years of
counseling grieving shifters, psychiatrist and half-shifter, Dr. Jaylin
Avgar has become jaded on shifter mating. She wants to marry a human and forget about the love for eternity crap. Then she meets Aidan
O’Connell, an infuriatingly laid back shifter who represents everything she doesn’t want. Yet, the more he pursues her, the more she craves a
future with him. Only one thing stands in her way: death. Can she overcome her fear of losing Aidan to the one guarantee in life?
consultant, Aidan O’Connell knows he’ll one day meet a woman who’ll awaken an unrelenting mating instinct. Unfortunately, that woman is
Jaylin, who has no qualms about telling him that he and his so-called
eternity can shove it. When she pushes him away, he takes a drastic step so she can no longer escape. The close proximity throws the instinct into overdrive. Can he control the need engrained in him until he’s certain she will reciprocate the bond, or will a moment of weakness doom him to hell on earth?
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“What I refer to you as is neither here nor there.”
“Really. Then it
shouldn’t be a big deal to call me by my first name.” He stalked closer.
“Here let me help. Aidan.” He stretched out the syllables.
“You are such an ass.”
“You want to say it. Whisper it. Scream it.”
“In your dreams, Mr. O’Connell.”
deeply, as another blast of her arousal poured over him. “Do you think I
can’t smell it…see the lies with my own eyes.”
pointedly at her breasts, where two nipples jutted out proud against the silky material of her blouse. She crossed her arms over her chest. “I
feel nothing but loathing for you.”
His beast gave a a long, rolling growl that vibrated his chest, pushing Aidan to step even closer to her. “Such a beautiful little liar. It’d be convincing too if I
were human, but I’m not.” He looked into her eyes. “Are you throbbing
A slight shifting of her body was his answer.
“Oh, yes, you are. I can help ease that. I would love to help ease that.”
AWAKENING: AIDAN is a fascinating look into a different kind of paranormal world. I know that is said a lot but this one is just that.
It is a deep look into a case of "what if ..." What if the woman does not accept the bond? What will the shifter go through not just physically but mentally as well? The bond is supposed to be soul-deep so what are the dangers. Author Abby Niles gives us a deep, intriguing
glimpse of what could happen if refusal or denial is a facet of the
shifter's life."--Fresh Fiction
Awakening: Aidan by Abby Niles is a wonderful addition to the paranormal romance genre. It’s a refreshing look at the “mating bond” the concept in paranormal romances, and especially among shifter romances,
is not just a great read, but also a more intriguing discussion on how
something like a “mating bond” would work in the real world."--My Book Addiction Reviews
built an entire world around shifters and their mates that resemble nothing (in a good way) that I’ve read in the past. This is a story of
meeting the one that’s your eternal love, not just in this life, but in
the afterlife too."--Red Hot Books