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Sometimes even a small decision can change your life.Jamie is a normal guy with a normal, if not boring, life. Everything changes when he goes camping and stumbles on a well-guarded secret in the woods: shifters exists! It opens a whole new world to him, a world he wouldn’t have thought possible outside a novel, and he has to decide if Ward is worth the changes that are tuSometimes even a small decision can change your life.Jamie is a normal guy with a normal, if not boring, life. Everything changes when he goes camping and stumbles on a well-guarded secret in the woods: shifters exists! It opens a whole new world to him, a world he wouldn’t have thought possible outside a novel, and he has to decide if Ward is worth the changes that are turning his life upside down.Ward has searched for his mate for a long time, and now that he has found Jamie, he will do everything he can to keep his gorgeous human, even face jealous exes or try to convince Jamie to get over his fear of relationships. He needs a chance, just one, but just as Jamie begins to trust him, things starts to crumble.When Jamie disappears, Ward looks for him, but without clues, how can he find his mate? Will he find Jamie in time to save him from a horrible future?...

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Jamie Reviews

  • Susan
    2019-03-03 05:29

    3.5 starsYay, a new shifter series I like!This was better than I expected.Sure, the writing lacked a little emotion every now and then, but overall I enjoyed it.Jamie is out camping when he sees a panther, a cougar and a lion playing together. Just when he thinks how weird that is, he sees the panther changing into a man. He gets scared so he runs away. Jamie is lucky he gets a ride from a truck driving by and gets dropped off at his apartment. But of course he forgot his wallet, so when he and his brother hear someone knocking on their apartment door that night, he is not surprised.Ward, the panther shifter, recognized that Jamie is his mate, so he is very eager to see him again. He and his pack friends are ordered by the alpha to visit Jamie and to tell him to keep their secret. Ward gets that Jamie is scared of them, but he really wants to get to know him better.His brother Keenan is not scared of the shifters at all and is all too happy to go with them to their pack house.Jamie is still wary of the pull he feels towards Ward, but he is also intrigued by the big man. But he doesn’t want to jump straight into shifter marriage, he wants to date first. So that’s what they do.I like my insta-love in shifter books, but I have a feeling there won’t be any insta-love in this series. I liked how Jamie and Ward actually dated instead of hopping into bed immediately.There is some hurt/comfort going on in the second half, which I really enjoyed, and kept this book from being boring. And I’m also very intrigued how things will play out for Jamie’s brother, since he started dating Bryce, even though they aren’t mates.I can’t wait to see everyone in this pack get their happily ever after.

  • Makhda
    2019-03-11 11:37

    3.5 starsNice story. But unfortunately the chemistry between them is just so-so. For shifter books I need them to be more combustible.

  • Daphne
    2019-02-28 04:26

    Happy day for me to find a huge series of new (to me) shifter books! And they are mostly cat shifters which I adore thanks to Charlie Cochet. These books seem a little short which makes for a quick read. They have all the instalove and mine mine mine that I look forward to in a shifter book. They aren't super deep so far. I think that's to be expected in novellas, but rounding out the universe will probably come in future books. Best shifter books ever? Nah. But this one was good, there are lots of them and they aren't funky with pet elements so I'm happy with this find.

  • Aղցela W.
    2019-03-03 09:44

    This was a short quick read that I liked it was a the first book in the "Whitedell Pride"series. Jaime decides to go camping by himself to get away and think his ex-boyfriend Colin of 4 years cheated on him with a girl and got her pregnant so he breaks up with him. Ward is a leopard shifter who is playing in the woods with two of his friends in cat form when they come across Jaime who is human after Jaime runs away Ward and Bryce goes to his apartment to explain somethings to him. Jaime lives with his little brother Keenan and he tells him what he saw before the guys show up. Turns out Jaime is Ward's mate and he had a hard time believing that shifter are real and that he is mated to Ward. I liked these two right away as they begin to date Jaime is gun shy because of Colin who made him feel like he couldn't do better. I started reading this series because of another series that I am reading by this author and some of the character's from this series is in it. When Colin comes to ask Jaime to take him back he says no and Colin begins to stalk him and Ward pays him a visit. When Jaime is kidnapped and taken to a lab with a scientist who is experimenting on shifter's where he meets Oliver and Finn. It turns out that Finn who is Nix is Bryce's mate but Bryce and Keenan have been hooking up and they are in love. This was a really good book it was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

  • Melanie~~
    2019-03-19 04:38

    This is a shifter story with predominantly feline shifters, though there are other hidden paranormals in this world. This is not an insta-love story for the folks bothered by that. The human MC is recently out of a long-term relationship, so he's not ready to accept a permanent mating no matter how appealing the black leopard shifter is. We aren't witness to all the courtship, but Ward spends about two months dating his mate, Jamie.I enjoyed both Jamie and Ward. I always love it when one of the men if doting and devoted toward the other. There is some action after the mating is completed that is presumably the basic set up for the next few stories if not the whole series. There is enough of a lead in for other stories (view spoiler)[ Keegan, Bryce, Finn, Oliver, etc.(hide spoiler)] that I am interested in continuing the series.There were a couple of typos (pilling should have been piling), but the bigger grammatical issue was one of phrasing a couple of times and preposition use. To me, the choices made in these cases seem to be ones that would be made by someone for whom English was her second language, which I think is the case based on the author's biography. I would recommend a beta or editor who was strong in English grammar to iron out these few wrinkles. Otherwise, I felt like the story was very well written.This book has been given to me by the author and the M/M Romance Group's Don't Buy My Love program for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • Tana
    2019-03-15 06:27

    Jamie (Whitedell Pride, #1) by Catherine LievensThis is the first book I've read by the author Catherine Lievens, I enjoyed the story, characters and her writing. I will continue reading this series as its one of my favortie genres. (m/m shifter romance novels).

  • Wax
    2019-03-06 12:22

    This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.After a bad breakup, Jamie decides to go camping in the woods on his own. Without a car. If that sounds strange to you, I understand since I don't quite get it either. Anyways, he is stranded until his brother Keenan picks him up the next day. During the night he hears some animal sounds and decides to investigate. Again, if you think this is odd behavior, I'm with you. As even his brother points out, in horror movies, those characters who decide to investigate strange sounds are usually not seen again. He somehow manages to sneak up on three large cats, a black leopard, cougar, and lion. After some mock play the big cats turn into men, leaving Jamie shocked, and as he backs away the shifters hear him. He gets away by hitchhiking back to his place but leaves behind all of his belongings. Thus the shifters are able to find him at home where they talk to him and his brother, who is surprisingly accepting of the fact that there are shifters in the world. They are taken to the Alpha who warns them about keeping the knowledge of shifters secret. It also turns out that the black leopard, Ward, has figured out that Jamie is his mate.I love shifter stories. I sometimes feel like the struggle for an author is to write something that is not just a rehash of all the other shifter stories out there. One thing I really liked about this story was that Jamie was an unabashed romantic who had previously read shifter romance. Thus when he heard that Ward was his mate he knew what that meant immediately. The author also avoided the commonly used shifter trope of insta-love and/or insta-lust. Ward would have been okay with claiming his mate immediately but in deference to Jamie's human sensibilities, they go on dates to get to know one another. Sadly I otherwise wasn't enthralled with the story overall. The relationship between the two MCs was sweet but bland. And the most heart-breaking part of the story IMO occurs near the end with two other characters. There were also some grammatical issues that cropped up now and again. And the biggest problem: the ePub copy that I was given was poorly executed. It's hard for me to describe, but basically it's like someone took the PDF and just reformatted it as ePub but then didn't go back and change things. So I had page numbers, the title, and the author name, which I'm sure were supposed to be at the bottom of pages show up in the middle of sentences. Now, maybe I had a review copy, and someone buying it would have a different experience. I certainly hope for their sakes they do, because I would be extremely upset to pay for something so hard to read. Now, saying all that, the rating I gave didn't have anything to do with readability. Recommended for those who like cat shifters (though there's some mention of other types) and a HEA. (view spoiler)[Unfortunately the HEA is only for the MCs. (hide spoiler)]

  • blub
    2019-03-05 05:43

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Twenty-four year old Jamie Ellis has just ended a four year relationship with his cheating ex and as a sort of comfort/vacation/break for himself he goes on a camping trip. It's not a very successful one since he forgets to bring along food and is caught in a storm. But it really gets worse (or better, it's all about opinions here people!) when he comes across a lion, cougar and black leopard. Things gets a bit more complicated when he sees them shift into humans. Ward, the black leopard calls to him but being discovered by the three, Jamie freaks and makes a run for it. That one sight of Jamie and the scent of him tells Ward all he needs to know. He's found his mate and he knows he can't just let him go so he gives chase.I haven't read many feline shifter books but I can tell that this book was unique compared to the ones I have read. Jamie and Ward don't immediately fall into matehood (haha, I know not a word) instead the enter into a sort of courtship relationship. Ward and Jamie start dating, working up to claiming and mating. The feline shifters in this book don't seem at all promiscuous and actually remind me a bit of wolf shifters in their dedication to their mate or the person they are seeing. Also mating bonds seem to work differently in this author's universe in that feelings can be felt but no thoughts/words are making it harder to find/track a mate. The setup with the mad scientist and lab experiments, while not exactly unique, was intriguing in it's own way. I liked that Oliver, Finn and Jamie weren't "dons in distress" (view spoiler)[ and devised a plan to free themselves which in turn helped the other captive shifters The idea of shifter eating fellow shifter to survive was a bit unsettling but kudos to the author for shocking me with that thought.Even with all that being said I felt that there wasn't enough "wow" factor present in the book. Everything seemed a bit to easily pieced together for me. (view spoiler)[ Jamie wasn't exactly taken to experiment on he was only cut up a bit compared to everyone else so they could see how well or fast he healed. I mean Oliver got his DNA spliced up...he's sharing his body with a bear! Jamie practically came out unscathed compared to Finn and Oliver. The key was just left out in plan sight and easy pocketed by Jamie. I think if it was being that well displayed in plain sight someone would have noticed it was missing even there was a diversion with shifter bunnies (who didn't seem all that important).(hide spoiler)]Keenan attitude towards shifters when he first found out about them was pretty damn cool. I'm intrigued to see what happens with him considering Bryce has found his mate. (hide spoiler)]

  • Reflection
    2019-03-11 08:18

    *** 3.5 stars ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of M/M Romance group's Don't Buy Me Love event.Jamie is human and recovering from a difficult break up. Unbeknownst to him, he is shifter Ward's mate. Jamie stumbles across the shifters whilst out camping, immediately abandoning his campsite and returning home in a panic with shifters in hot pursuit. Once their paths cross, Ward quickly recognises their connection and sets about wooing Jamie.Now, I realise that this is a paranormal shifter story and that boundaries are going to be stretched, but quite frankly I found Jamie's behaviour unrealistic and bordering on the too stupid to live, and yet sexy Ward finds him irresistible. Hmmmm.Ward has found being openly gay in shifter society is not always met with approval, and has joined a more liberal group. That is certainly an interesting concept which I would have appreciated being further developed but it was lightly touched upon.Unfortunately before Ward and Jamie move in together, Jamie finds himself in serious danger and in the hands of a baddie. I like books with angst and the grief and trauma that Ward experiences whilst Jamie is missing is well written.I guess I found this story to be a little too convenient and unconvincing, and Jamie is pleasant enough but I didn't find him particularly engaging.There are several loose ends which I guess may be tied up in the sequel. 'Jamie'is an enjoyable piece of escapism, however I prefer the eponymous hero to be a little less winsome. Still, Ward likes him and I guess that's what counts...a light romance with some interesting twists that kept me guessing.

  • Pati
    2019-02-23 05:43

    I received this book from the Author through the m/m romance group's Don't Buy Me Love Program in exchange for an honest review. I'm having a hard time with this review so I will begin by answering a question or two....Will I read book 2 of this series? Yes, more than likely. Were the characters likable? Yes, for the most part. .... However.... I'm sad to say that though I liked the characters I still don't feel as though I got to know them that well. Certainly not well enough to really care about them. I also sadly feel compelled to mention that as another reviewer said the mobi copy that I first received was not formatted correctly. Though when I brought this to Ms. Lievens attention she immediately sent me another copy and it thankfully had proper formatting. However, it is still in need of a good editor and proof reader. There are numerous grammatical and vocabulary errors, wrong words and a few time line errors.Overall though I do think that this is an alright first book in the series and with the addition of the above mentioned editor and proofreader the series might prove very interesting. Though I do hate being left with a cliffhanger , I'm looking forward to reading how Keegan, Bryce and Finn work things out.

  • Bookjunkie12
    2019-03-18 07:35

    Nice start to a series that I think I might just have to follow, I'd liked to see how things turn out for some of our side characters in this one.With PNR you automatically suspend reality (which is my reason for reading) but a lot of times I've seen authors throw common sense right out the window. That doesn't happen in Jamie, thank goodness. Yes Ward identifies Jamie as is mate right from the start but they don't dive nose deep into insta-love. Part of the reason for that is Jamie is gun shy since his last long term relationship ends badly. So I loved the fact that they actually dated and got to know each other before falling into undying love for each other.There is some drama and some suspense that added nicely to the story. Oh did I mention Jamie's brother Keenan, oh how I loved him. He is so great and I can't wait for his story to come around because he so deserves it...This is a quick read without too much angst and some great supporting characters. I look forward to the rest of the series.

  • Hc Lynn
    2019-02-27 09:43

    I believe this is a first time author read for me. Fairly solid read for the most part for me. Being put on hold for claiming due to the human factor is nice change from the normal get it on and over with that's the norm nowadays. The events after Jamie's kidnapping... felt too..soft,convenient, bland? Besides a minor incident, he is basically left alone, which just seemed too good to be true to me. OH and the rescue ended up being way to easy. Not to mention one of the other shifter's reactions to the new people.Ok so what happens with Keegan? That is going to be the big question..

  • Caroline Brand
    2019-03-22 07:16

    Enjoyed this one! This will be yet another serious I have to finish :-)

  • Rachel Emily
    2019-03-22 05:39

    Nice start to a new series. It kept me engaged until the end, and I will definitely be on the lookout for the second book in the series.

  • Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
    2019-03-03 07:20

    Rounding upNice book when you don't want to think to hard.Nothing really stands out.It was nice that they didn't instantly fall in love. Jamie made him work for it.I lost track of time at some point. They mentioned it had been 2 months, and it didn't seem like that much time had passed.A lot of things were just to easy. The set up, that starts the ball rolling was to easy.Jamie and his brother were to accepting to fast.The big bad drama, to easy.The most interesting part, was actually the set up for Jamie's brothers book. That part interested me.The standard shifter rules, don't need to be fixed. They have worked for years for a reason. I love when there is a twist, or a new take on the rules, but it's not necessary to do so. But, in this case, it just felt like it needed something to freshen it up.

  • KristyAnne Norton
    2019-02-26 08:24

    I enjoyed this one... the plot is pretty basic and has been done before but it was good.

  • Maverickgirl31
    2019-02-22 08:22

    A free copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.Two stars.Despite my enthusiasm going into this book (hot shifters + manlove), the execution of it left me more than a little disappointed.Right off the back, it was clear that the author loves reading paranormal romance. I mean, how else do you explain the story beginning with not so savvy camper Colin (24yo and recently dumped) consoling himself in the woods of Wyoming when he stumbles upon large and sexy Ward (75yo and a leopard shifter) playing around with a few of his friends? The book is riddled with common shifter tropes and I could tell that at least some were meant to be funny. Colin was the kind of sweet guy that I like to see find someone to care about him, but I couldn’t help feeling like he seemed more like an irresponsible or emotional teenager at times than 24…same thing with the little brother.Ward had the erection of a man whose found his soulmate, but I want more of an emotional connection with him. I appreciated him respecting Colin’s desire to hold off the mating but since we don’t get to seem them work through any issues/life challenges together…it is kind of hard to feel the bigger than life romance you want in a paranormal. I’m not saying there aren’t a few romantic moments…they just didn’t stand out to me. I didn’t shed any tears for their new relationship.All the key elements of a shifter romance were present:-- Immediate recognition of a mate, including long stare into each other eyes and strange mystical connection (I actually love this but the revelation was sort of awkward)-- Denial that shifters exist (This sort of seems to play out as a conversation with a sibling about paranormal romances…really?!? This sort of turned me off and made me wonder if maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for a story with a strong comedic element.)--Eventual acceptance of shifters (If he had made one more comment about being possibly eaten…I would have thrown my ereader! I did find the brother’s easy acceptance a little weird…like when I found out my older brother had an imaginary friend until he was 12)…particularly when compared with Colin’s old maid-ish behavior.)--Questioning of mating process (I actually hated this part and I wasn’t sure if it was because it seemed sort of thrown in or because it was competing with Colin’s ongoing angst about being “good enough” to hold the attention of Ward…a feel that wasn’t fully explained by one breakup.)--Possible reveal of shifters to the general public (After being found playing in the woods, the three cats sort of have an uh oh moment but still get outclassed by a human. I couldn’t help but be not impressed with this group’s shifter abilities.)(view spoiler)[--Evil organization focused on riding the world of shifters/conducting weird experiments (A sort of blah element of the book for me. There’s quite a bit of bread crumbs leading up to this…feelings of being watched…but Colin’s captivity isn’t actually that scary.)--Exposure to other shifter breeds (Colin meets other breeds while in captivity and they open up the door for other books)(hide spoiler)]All that said, I will still probably keep my eye out for more from this author.

  • Dee Aditya
    2019-03-21 06:46

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I liked this book. But I also kind of didn't.The basic plot was okay. It's quite generic; you can see these sentiments being echoed by many of the other reviews this book has gotten. Like I said, the plot is basic. Too basic. If you've read a shifter story before, then you already have a rough idea of how this is going to unfold. The characters are okay enough, if not a bit bland: Jamie, the MC, is a sensible man, and he's a romantic, which is quite cute. Ward, the other MC, make a doting and affectionate mate. Keegan, Jamie's younger brother, is a happy, sunny person, and honestly, he's my favourite in the entire book. No one else deserves any mention, except perhaps for Finn, who is introduced later in the book. Since the story line is rather weak, one could expect a little more from the author to make up for the plot. I for one was wondering why there wasn't any detailing. It's a romance book, I thought they'd at least have a few paragraphs thinking about each other, and some internal dialoging and all that. Yeah there were a few paragraphs of 'he is my mate I will give him time' and 'I just broke up I'm not ready yet' going on, but they read like a summary and not the actual process. In fact, a lot of this sort of felt like it was a summary of events. There was just no tension, and as a reader, I wasn't really able to empathise/ sympathise with the characters on the level that I'm normally used to. I wasn't moved- On that front, it was a little disappointing. There were also numerous typos and some common sense issues-(view spoiler)[Why would he go camping alone in the forest without a car?Why would that mad scientist leave the key to Finn's collar on the table?How did the scientists manage to put a bear in Oliver? Like, how did the whole DNA manipulation take place? (hide spoiler)]Just... there were quite a few things that me wondering why they were happening the way they were happening.I also didn't like the ending- I mean, I do get that it's the set up for the next book, but it just felt kind of like 'oh it's over now'. It was rather abrupt.What I REALLY liked was the conflict at the end, cleverly made into a cliff hanger to generate interest. Well, the interest has been generated. Keenan's character is more dynamic, I don't mean his bubbly personality, I mean the little interactions he has with his brother that shows us he's a smart, understanding sort of guy. Well, Jamie is too, but somehow I felt like the author didn't do a lot with his character. And I like Finn too. It was nice to see different species of supernaturals in the same setting. And I am looking forward to how this will resolve itself.I also liked the romance, it was fluffy and cute, and I liked that Ward was so totally in love with Jamie and willing to wait for him. Overall, I would recommend this to people who're looking for a quick, easy, pop-corn kinda read. 2.5 stars for the characters and the shifter romance aspect.

  • Alexis Woods
    2019-03-19 07:30

    This book was received free in return for an honest review via the Goodreads Don't Buy My Love review program.Jamie Ellis is not thinking straight when he breaks up with his boyfriend of four years. He decides to go camping, but doesn't bother to check the weather and forgets the food. Then he hears growling and decides to investigate. Lucky for him, one of the three feline shifters he sees mock battling turns out to be his mate. Ward is a black leopard who is immediately drawn to Jamie vua the mating bond. But Jamie is scared, he freaks out and runs, necessitating the three shifters to go after him. When they arrive they meet Jamie's brother, Keenan, who is immediately taken with the shifters and wants to learn all about them. The story continues with Jamie and Ward dating and dealing with Jamie's ex-boyfriend, Colin, who suddenly reappears in Jamie's life.But there is other mayhem afoot other than Colin's supposedly stalking. (view spoiler)[Jamie is kidnapped by a mad scientist who is experimenting on shifters. Jamie meets a Nix,a water fae named Finn, and a mutated human, Oliver, while captured. They finally manage to escape and return to the mansion where Finn realizes he is the mate to one of Ward's friends. (hide spoiler)]This story unfortunately had quite a few inconsistancies that kept pulling me out. An example is at one point Jamie mentioned they had been dating for 2 months when the story made it seem like maybe it was a week or less. Another time Ward states that Jamie had never slept in his bed when the first night that Jamie had stayed in the mansion he obviously did. The author also chose to use a few phrases that would have been better off not being used because they just made me laugh in the middle of a sex scene.Overall I liked the story, and I thought it was a good for the first book in a series. I was interested enough to go seek out her next book. However, the author had me most interested in Finn and Bryce's future story which it turns out isn't until book four. Also when I investigated the other books in the series the price point is quite high. Perhaps if the author cut those prices in half she might get a sale out of me.A solid three and a half stars.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-08 05:41

    I received my copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review through the "Don't Buy My Love" event hosted by the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads.Main Characters: Jamie is a human dealing with the break-up of a 4-year relationship when he encounters Ward. Ward is a black leopard shifter. They're mates. That is about all I have to say about the MCs. I never connected to the them and I'm not sure I really felt the connection between them. There wasn't anything wrong with them, but they just didn't draw me in. Side Characters: Keenan is Jamie's younger brother and roommate. I loved his willingness to accept the shifters. He was very amusing, sometimes to the embarrassment of Jamie and Ward. I think I would enjoy a book with him as an MC (view spoiler)[and he had better get an HEA eventually!! (hide spoiler)]. I liked the little glimpses of the pride and its members. The different shifters all living together could be an interesting dynamic in the future. Jamie's ex seemed more like a throw-away character (view spoiler)[maybe he was meant as a misdirect on the kidnapping, but it didn't work for me (hide spoiler)].Plot: The first half of the book is the standard human meets shifter, shifter discovers human is his mate, convinces human to accept mating. I think if more of the dates/courtship were actually written into the story instead of just being a glancing mention, I would have grown to have a connection to the MCs. The second half of the book felt more like a set-up for the series. Yes it was a level of drama, but it really felt like it was just to have a jumping off point for the series, introduce more characters and a bad guy.Overall the book needed more actual scenes and less mentioning that things had happened. If instead of a mention of a months long courtship we had actually seen the courtship and conversations it would have added a deeper level of connection. I think this is a case of less is not more.

  • Teresa
    2019-02-24 04:22

    Title: JamieAuthor: Catherine LievensPublisher: eXtasy BooksISBN: 978-1-77111-980-1Buy Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Jamie/?aut...Reviewer: Teresa - Fallen AngelBlurb:Whitedell Pride 1Sometimes even a small decision can change your life. Jamie is a normal guy with a normal, if not boring, life. Everything changes when he goes camping and stumbles on a well-guarded secret in the woods: shifters exists! It opens a whole new world to him, a world he wouldn’t have thought possible outside a novel, and he has to decide if Ward is worth the changes that are turning his life upside down. Ward has searched for his mate for a long time, and now that he has found Jamie, he will do everything he can to keep his gorgeous human, even face jealous exes or try to convince Jamie to get over his fear of relationships. He needs a chance, just one, but just as Jamie begins to trust him, things starts to crumble. When Jamie disappears, Ward looks for him, but without clues, how can he find his mate? Will he find Jamie in time to save him from a horrible future?Summary: Jamie never expected his night camping in the woods would change his life forever, but there you have it! Not only did he learn that shifters were real, but one shifter, Ward, was his mate. Now his initial disbelief coupled with his hesitancy to accept his mate was understandable, but his younger brother Keenan was the exact opposite. His willingness to not only accept them, but become friends was wonderful. The scene where Keenan was wrestling with one of the shifters was hysterical. Ward's willingness to give Jamie the time he needed was inspiring and could payoff. When Jamie disappeared without a trace their love was put to the test, but what they found was as terrifying as any horror movie and as difficult to comprehend. This book looks to the beginning for a fascinating series!

  • MiMi Rae
    2019-03-06 11:31

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is the first book I've read by this author. 2.75 stars.Cat shifters! YAY! I liked many things about this book...unfortunately, at the beginning Jamie wasn't one of them. TSTL (to stupid to live) from page 1. "It wasn't his fault he'd forgotten to take the bag in which he had packed the food...checked the weather forecast...how was he supposed to know a storm was heading his way?" Whose fault is it then? He does improve some, but by then I was 'whatever'. Ward wasn't much better. What kind of shifters have no idea that they are with hearing distance of a human camping in the woods? Human hearing distance at that! The ease with which Jamie and his brother Keenan accepted the fact of shifters and their culture was while a nice change, a little to easy. The structure of the shifter society had some interesting aspects and not just a rehash of the usual trope. (view spoiler)[ The difference in treatment of Jamie by the kidnappers compared to the others is a little strange. He wasn't tortured at all considering what they did to Oliver and some of the unnamed other shifters. I mean some of the shifters got eaten by other shifters!(hide spoiler)]It is very clear that there will be a continuation of the series with various side characters in this book having books of their own. By the end there was marked improvement with the personalities and I was intrigued enough that I will probably read the next one to see if the upward trend continues. As I am not a fan of the 'across many books villain arc' I might only read a couple. I loved Finn (though Bryce is an idiot) and I can't wait to find out the whole story with Oliver.There are some strange grammar/word choices throughout the book that indicate that the author is a nonnative American English speaker. While usually technically correct some choices seemed awkward and pulled me out of the story.

  • Mnix
    2019-03-06 08:44

    The breakup of a four year relationship left Jamie Ellis reeling after discovering Colin got a woman pregnant of all things. Taking an impromptu camping trip to think his ill conceived alone time takes a bizarre twist when he accidently spies three large felines shift into men. Jamie manages to run away though he forgets his things, including his wallet in the mad dash.After telling Alpha Dominic they’d been seen the trio are sent to retrieve the human for a little ‘talk’. Because Jamie told his story to his younger brother Keenan the pair are brought to the pride home. The brothers agree to keep quiet and plan to return home until the black leopard, otherwise known as Ward, gets a good sniff of Jamie and realizes they are mates. Ward is hurt that his human won’t become his mate right away, but there’s no way Jamie will agree to another relationship without knowing each other. Especially if it’s a forever kind of thing.They begin dating and everything is finally falling into place for Jamie and Ward. On a group date everyone is having fun until Jamie disappears on the way to the men’s room. There’s no trace of him. Nothing to go on. The only certainty is that Ward can feel that Jamie is still alive. But for how long. The Whitedell Pride speaks loud and clear in Jamie, the first installment in an intense new series. Relying primarily on character development Jamie scores big in this hard fought love story. Feisty characters, emotional drama and a storyline that never loses steam can’t be beat. Further dealings with Jamie’s kidnapping adds another level of excitement and suspense to the story. Don’t miss Jamie and this spirited new series.This book was reviewed by Lisa for Joyfully Reviewed (JR), and was provided by the publisher/author at no cost to JR for the purpose of being reviewed.

  • Kendra T
    2019-03-14 12:18

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.When I first started reading this book, I have to admit that I wasn't in love with it. The writing felt a little choppy to me and I felt like I was being told what was going on rather than feeling it with the characters. As the story progressed though, I found this to be less of an issue and I fell for the characters. Jamie is a heartbroken guy who is trying to get over a jerk of a cheating ex when he stumbles upon some shifters in the woods. Ward, one of those shifters, finds his mate when meeting Jamie. Yes, there was total insta-lust with these two mates, but Jamie tried to hold off and I appreciated that despite feeling the connection, the author had them try to legitimize their feelings before jumping into the complete bonding and making it a quickie love story. One of my absolute favorite characters was Keenan and I was very disappointed in how his love story turned out, but again, I think the author played it true to character. I truly hope Keenan gets a book of his own, because I adored him. I see there are 6 books now and none of them are Keenan, so I am putting out a plea that he get his own book! The secondary characters in this book were great. I liked Dominic and the way he ran his pack. He is definitely Alpha, but he is open-minded and civil. Oliver and Finn were great contributions to the story. There definitely appears to be many options for continuing it beyond just the 6 books that are here now, and I hope she will keep writing them so I can have more of each character. I very much enjoyed this book and will definitely be continuing the series.

  • Joyfully Reviewed
    2019-03-02 10:30

    The breakup of a four year relationship left Jamie Ellis reeling after discovering Colin got a woman pregnant of all things. Taking an impromptu camping trip to think his ill conceived alone time takes a bizarre twist when he accidently spies three large felines shift into men. Jamie manages to run away though he forgets his things, including his wallet in the mad dash. After telling Alpha Dominic they’d been seen the trio are sent to retrieve the human for a little ‘talk’. Because Jamie told his story to his younger brother Keenan the pair are brought to the pride home. The brothers agree to keep quiet and plan to return home until the black leopard, otherwise known as Ward, gets a good sniff of Jamie and realizes they are mates. Ward is hurt that his human won’t become his mate right away, but there’s no way Jamie will agree to another relationship without knowing each other. Especially if it’s a forever kind of thing.They begin dating and everything is finally falling into place for Jamie and Ward. On a group date everyone is having fun until Jamie disappears on the way to the men’s room. There’s no trace of him. Nothing to go on. The only certainty is that Ward can feel that Jamie is still alive. But for how long?The Whitedell Pride speaks loud and clear in Jamie, the first installment in an intense new series. Relying primarily on character development Jamie scores big in this hard fought love story. Feisty characters, emotional drama and a storyline that never loses steam can’t be beat. Further dealings with Jamie’s kidnapping adds another level of excitement and suspense to the story. Don’t miss Jamie and this spirited new series.Reviewed by Lisa for Joyfully ReviewedLink: http://bit.ly/1KH0mRR

  • A.L.
    2019-03-05 10:45

    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest opinion through the DBML program.Jamie is a young man just getting out of a long-term relationship. He decides to spend a night camping in the woods to deal with his feelings and issues over being dumped by his boyfriend. He hears strange noises and follows the sound to spy on a group of feline shifters. Seeing a couple of them shift into human form, spooks Jamie and he takes off leaving all of his belongings behind.Ward spots Jaime just as he runs away. The shifters try and follow Jamie, but he’s gone when they reach the road. Ward goes back to the tent and gathers up all the man’s things. Ward knows this man is his mate and uses Jamie’s lost wallet to find him. I’ve read many different shifter tales that contain the same basic plot. Evil guy or government organization captures shifters for study. Shifters rescue said captives etc. The difference in this one is that Jamie doesn’t wait to be rescued. He’s strong enough on his own to find a way to escape with help from another captive. It is also not exactly the insta-love type stories that tend to happen with mates. Jamie is hesitant go get into a new relationship after the betrayal of his ex. He and Ward actually go out on a few dates before he accepts Ward’s mating claim.It was an enjoyable story that started with a predictable plot line and ended with a few twists. I enjoyed it enough to consider reading more from this author.

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2019-02-26 05:22

    So I stumbled upon these after reading another Charlie Richards book and realized this is another series involving shifters and their fated mates...Unfortunately, Leivens' writing tends to lack a bit of Richards' charm. Don't get me wrong, they're enjoyable, but they really start to lose steam quickly, so while I've read more than fifty of Richards' books, I've read five of Lievens', and I'm not sure I care whether or not I read any more. On top of all that, these all seem like they were run through a translator and then not double checked for accuracy. The mixing up of conjunctions and prepositions smacks of English as a second language. "'Besides, they're as conscious in their animal form than in their human one.'""...but they weren't any closer at finding Jamie.""Jamie had insisted to come along."Plus, there's just bizarre wording, both in this book and in subsequent works, that makes me think Lievens isn't entirely comfortable with English. Someone's hand "burying" under a pillow instead of burrowing. Jamie "sing-sang" instead of sing-songed. Weird shit like that made the text awkward to read. Still, if you're a fan of Charlie Richards, you might get a little thrill out of these low-angst paranormal romps.

  • Riva
    2019-03-17 08:45

    A free copy of this book was provided for an honest review.The basic story is Jamie breaks up with his boyfriend and goes camping alone. Then for some reason, three shifters decide to play close to his tent (but doesn’t realize he is there) and he catches them shifting. Yeah, didn’t make sense to me either, but suspend belief, and we carry on. One of the shifters feels Jamie is his mate and thus the story is off and running.If you enjoy serial shifter books such as Moonlight BreedLeap of Faith or other Siren Publishing books, you’ll probably enjoy this. It is your typical formulaic shifter finds mate; wants mate; mate goes “what the hell, there are shifters”; ok I’ll be your life partner; mate in trouble; must save mate, HEA. The difference with this book, is the writing is pretty good and the characters aren’t that two dimensional, they have a little depth. This is just a fun read. These types of books are fine and I enjoy them every once in a while, but there are no surprises and don’t expect a great story. If you like and connect with the characters, the books are fun. Fortunately, I do like these characters will probably continue the series.

  • ~SexyBookWorm~
    2019-03-08 12:31

    I liked this book .. it was cute. . not mind blowing but cute. Ward meets his mate Jamie after Jamie catches ward and his friends mid-shift. Jamie eventually gets kidnapped by a shifter experimenting lab. I actually wish ward had been the one kidnapped bc Jamie being taken didn't really make sense. It would have made more sense and been more interesting had ward been kidnapped instead bc he was actually a shifter. And instead of Jamie having his come to Jesus moment in a lab he could have had it while searching for ward. I'm Also a little confused abt how the author is handling Jamie's brother Keenan and his sudden relationship with bryce (who happens to be keenan first male experience). They are not mates but they fall in love. Now I thought that either they would realize they were wrong and actually are mates or they would find a third person that is mate to both of them, becoming a triad. But what happens is neither of those. .. Bryce finds his mate and Keenan, the lovable hilarious and completely mate deserving keenan, is left out in the cold!!! I am unhappy with this development. I Looked ahead at the books in the series and the author is like on book 9 or something and still no keenan! ! That's messed up. ...

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-02-21 04:31

    Reviewer: KevinGenre: M/M Paranormal4 HeartsReview: Overall I liked the book. I thought the author did a great job in laying the back story belonging to this particular pride. I found not only the main characters to be loveable but the secondary to be just as fascinating.The relationship between Ward and Jamie is one of old fashioned romance, dating to get to know each other. Add into the mix a younger brother fascinated by the shifters in general, an ex boyfriend that will not take no for answer and combine with a diabolical mad scientist set on discovering the secrets of shifting at any and all cost. You end up with the making a great starter to a new series. I look forward to seeing where this goes.See Review Here: Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hearts...