Monday, September 28, 2015


Book Name: Wake Me Up Inside

Series: Mates #1

Author's Name: Cardeno C.

Genre: M/M- Paranormal Romance

Main Characters: Zev and Jonah

Release Date: July 31, 2015 (2nd edition)

Book Provided by: author

Reviewed by: Wendy

My Rating: 4 stars

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A powerful Alpha wolf shifter and a strong-willed human overcome traditions ingrained over generations and uncover long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny as true mates.
Regarded as the strongest wolf shifter in generations, Alpha Zev Hassick is surprised and confused by his attraction to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. A male shifter has to mate with a female shifter to keep his humanity, so shifters can't be gay. Yet, everything inside Zev tells him Jonah is his true mate.
Maintaining a relationship with the man he has loved since childhood isn’t easy for Jonah Marvel, but he won’t let distance or Zev’s odd family get in their way. When unexplained ailments begin to plague Jonah, he needs to save his own life and sanity in order to have a future with Zev.
Zev and Jonah know they're destined for each other, but they must overcome traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny.

Review: Zev knows he loves Jonah, he's known this since they were just small boys. He also knows that being a shifter he has to stay with his own kind and Jonah is a human not a wolf shifter. Throughout the years they are the closest of friends but when it turns to more, both are heartbroken when Jonah moves away to go to college. Keeping in touch and making it work gets harder and harder for both of them. 

I loved the "almost" heartbreak that I felt coming with each swipe of the page on my Kindle, oh how I was setting myself up for the tears if Zev and Jonah didn't make it work. At one point I was yelling at Jonah to get his head out of his ass and open his eyes, and whew when he finally did I was so happy. Loved these two alpha men who both grew with each other from inexperienced boys to fantastic sexy men throughout this book. 

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