#Review #Shifters #Paranormal – Maverik’s Ashes (Avaleigh’s Boys Book 4) by Sandra R. Neeley

Maverik's Ashes (Avaleigh's Boys Book 4)

Maverik’s broken. His entire world came crashing down around him without warning, stolen from him brutally in the night by the one female he entrusted his soul to. His Wolf is all he’s got left, both are bitter, wary, untrusting and dangerous. They hide behind a wall of snarky, biting humor erected to keep the rest of the world at bay as they try desperately to cling to survival each and every day. He’s managed to find shelter in a clan of shifters. They have given him the support he needs to nurse his wounds in his solitary, self-imposed emotional isolation. It’s barely an existence but it works for him, only now it’s getting harder. His clan is growing; they’re finding their Mates, their One. They‘re having babies, loving, laughing – living. And he’s not. He’s feeling more and more isolated. And the fact that he’s stumbled across another female that gives every indication that she’s his Mate is not helping. The last one almost destroyed him; there is no way in hell he will allow another female, any female, an opportunity to complete the job.
Valerie’s a Lion shifter. She’s independent, strong, loving and kind. She’s got more curves than a country backroad and gave up the struggle to be model perfect years ago. She’s learned to love who she is and knows exactly what she’s got to offer the right male. Her Lioness has dreamed all her life of finding the One male who’s meant for her, the one who will love her unconditionally and be proud to call her “Mine.” Unfortunately for her; the wild, tatted, mohawked and oh so sexy Wolf shifter who joins the local clan that frequents her brothers bar is the male that her Lioness decides is hers. And the bastard won’t even acknowledge her existence! His repeated rebuffs of her attempts to just have a conversation with him end in her blazing hatred for him. If he can’t see past the curves that adorn her body to the amazing female underneath, it’s his loss, not hers. Why then, is it his face she sees each time she closes her eyes at night, each time her new fiance’ kisses her?
Maverik’s had enough. The little Lioness calls to him in a way that he can no longer ignore. He wants her; forever. But before he can do anything about it, he’s got to deal with the ashes of his past. He’s got to go back, lay it all to rest and try to salvage some semblance of who he once was, of the honorable male that died that night. Maybe then he’ll be enough. Maybe then she’ll see him as the male he once was proud to be. Will he be able to man up, to make peace with his past before her hatred of him becomes so intense that she’ll never be able to see around it? He certainly hopes so, because without her, he’ll never survive.
This is the fourth book in the Avaleigh’s Boys series, about a group of shifters who make their home in the backwoods and bayous of South Louisiana. Their clan consists of a mix-matched group of shifters who depend on one another and are loyal to no end. These are their stories.
Warning: Intended for mature audiences. These stories contain hot bear, dragon, wolf and lion shifters. They like to cuss, fight and love their women. This book contains explicit love scenes, lots of use of the “F” word (among others), some violence, and possibly some abuse both real and inferred that may be disturbing for some readers. If you are offended by these subjects, please do not buy this book.

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I purchased this book.

Oh Maverik-Ass how I have longed to see your story!!  We saw glimpses of how you COULD be if you weren’t broken but to see your tale and then see you become the man we knew you could be….yep I had a new teary moments.

Mav has denied Valerie since the day he knew she was his mate.  He has been hurtful and making her think he would rather sleep with any other shifter but her.  He has destroyed her.  Once he got to snuggle with his niece, Daisey, he realized he wanted THAT.  He wanted a family.  He wanted love….he wanted his mate!!

Mav goes back to his past to put it at rest.  We meet some very important people in his life and then see him go 110% after his Mate, Valerie.  When Valerie rejects him then we see a new clan member, Maia, go and plead his case to Valerie.  The story of the two of them coming together, dealing with his past and present was a great emotional read.

We also got to see 2 other stories starting in this book.  We see Riley and Maia find each other and boy is THAT a hysterical couple.  I can’t wait to see what happens with them in the future!!  Maia is no weeping flower and with her new buddy Delilah at her side…she will not be pushed around by anyone!!!  But the story that I have been WAITING FOR…the “Ever” that I have been needing to read…..BAM meets his Mate.  OMG the chills at the scene………….I had tears in my eyes because Bam is so lost and confused.  His mate is just as confused because she thinks Bam isn’t interested when in reality he thinks she isn’t his.

There was so much family in this book.  So many amazing story lines like Kaid and Delilah plus the Avaleigh and Daniel’s new adventures!!  Seriously this series makes me so excited when I buy one.  I make sure I can sit and read it undisturbed because I need to know my Alpha and clan are ok.

Sandra R Neeley is a 50-ish Mom, Nana, Wife and Author who masquerades by day as an Administrative Assistant and Manager. She is pretty much a home body who lives in the Southern United States with her husband, kids and a menagerie of animals. She has lived for most of her live with various and sundry characters running around in her head thankfully (and sometimes not so thankfully) distracting her from the standards of day to day life. They finally got so loud that with much encouragement from her husband and her mother, she decided to give them a voice.

 

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