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Series: Southwestern Shifters #1
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: MM, Paranormal
Thanks to loving grandparents Gabriel Staley has a good home in Shasta where he earns an income as a web designer. Though it hurt to realize how bigoted his parents were when Gabe came out he had the support of his grandparents and a few good friends in town.
Childhood friend Deputy Todd Benson and town vet Dr. Adam Soames, along with Gabe do their best to rescue abandoned dogs before Sheriff Kaufman gets a hold of them. The gay hating sheriff seems to relish destroying them as soon as he finds them. Gabe has even built kennels on his property to house the animals until he can find them new homes.
An emergency call from the deputy sends Gabe to an elderly lady’s home to rescue a wounded wolf. The injured animal has been shot, but they’ve got to move fast before the sheriff hears about the wolf. Gabe feels an intense need to protect the animal, something stronger that he can’t explain.
Shifter Mika Blackwell is on his own after being kicked out of his pack. Alpha Zane refuses to tolerate a gay shifter so Mika is sent packing from the only home he’s ever known. On his own and wounded during a moment of consciousness Mika realizes that his savior is also his mate. Explaining his nature and the meaning of mates is going to be an interesting conversation.
Solid friendships and fated mates introduce a terrific new series. The first installment in the Southwestern Shifters books, Rescued offers engaging characters, scorching hot sex, and a mystery to solve. Gabe and Mika’s relationship is primal and bold. A secondary drama in the plotline gives readers time to cool off from the intense romance. Rescued has a well balanced sensual romance and a story of caring friends who matter to each other.