My rating: 4 of 5 flames
I have always wanted to see more about Danika, the widowed Breedmate from very early on in the series. This novella absolutely satisfied that need.
Danika is feeling smothered at a Darkhaven soiree and wants nothing more than to return to her infant son at the cottage they are staying in. She’s made a trip to the Highlands to visit Conlan’s family, but she just wants to return home to Denmark.
But as she’s walking to the terrace for a breath of fresh air, she over hears something menacing. Danika’s breedmate talent is that she can hear other people’s thoughts. It’s sporadic since her mate died, but it’s still there. But she also hears a seductive Scottish voice telling her that she shouldn’t be eavesdropping.
Malcolm has one goal, and that goal is revenge. Not your run of the mill revenge, oh no, he wants this man to suffer. He’s had 7 months to kill him, but is waiting to make it worse, so much worse. So when this Breed male named Riever sets his sights on Danika, Mal has to figure out how to stay under cover and still protect Dani.
Mal and Dani have a history together-several hundred years ago, Danika the Nordic Princess came to Scotland and met both Con and Mal (although Mal saw her first-lol). But she recognized right away that Mal would break her heart. Con and she were married for several centuries, and I like that Ms. Adrian never made us feel like Con was just a convenient mate. Danika and Conlan loved each other, and Mal understood that.
I only wish that Mal had decided to take the Order up on their offer. Instead he wanted to stay with his new mate (totally understandable, but I’d hoped we would see more of him). On the whole, it was a great novella, and I loved the action and fast pace. An easy read and a smokin’ hot romance.
I will say that I truly hope we see more of Thane-it’d be a shame to let his character go to waste.