Book Reviews

Cameron and Keaton ( Operation True One 1) by Bellann Summer at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Erotic Romance / Magic / MPreg / Shifters
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 03-March-2018

Book Blurb

Lives of emptiness, never love, only lukewarm relationships. Two families could find their true ones, if one family would stop trying to kill the other.

Keaton Johnston found scrolls that told of great love, but great danger with Kodiak grizzly shifters. After meeting Cameron Kodiak, he decided to take the chance anyway. The moment Keaton walked into Cameron’s bar, he gained the shifter’s attention. Never before had the unbending, arrogant Kodiak felt this need.

Acting on instincts, Cameron took Keaton to his bed, ready to claim. That is, until he saw the mark of the jackal. Somehow, Keaton managed to survive meeting and mating Cameron. Now, surviving pregnancy hormones and living with a dominating Kodiak shifter are iffy on a good day.

But that is nothing compared to the threat of the Kodiak family’s terrifying alpha. Silver, makes big, bad, Cameron look like a pussy cat. And Silver is coming. What will happen when he sees the hated birthmark?

Book Review

Bear shifters, mysterious old scrolls explaining the facts of bear love and life, and two men who meet only to find out things are not as easy as they may seem. Yes, Keaton and Cameron are mates, but there are obstacles between them that not even destiny makes easy to overcome. Lies and intrigue are difficult to deal with, and the fact that Cameron is not exactly thinking with his brain doesn’t help either. I must admit I hated him for what he did and he only redeems himself slowly. That does make this story more suspenseful though, and between this tense situation between the two main characters and the world building, I ended up really liking this story despite the somewhat rocky start.

Keaton has been looking for love and hoping that what he found among his great-great-grandfather’s possessions is true. Well, some of it, he can do without the danger of Operation True One going wrong. There are hints of a feud between two families, potential threats, and Keaton knows he might not survive. I admired his courage and felt for him when things fall apart.

Cameron is arrogant, dominant, full of testosterone, has rock-solid preconceived notions, and is not really a nice guy at all. He is a Kodiak bear shifter and not used to the kind of feelings Keaton makes him have, and he reacts badly, totally losing it and subjecting Keaton to a lot of pain. Listening is not a skill he possesses, so he throws away his future before it has even begun.

Cameron and Keaton take “misunderstanding” to a new level. Some of it is ancient history and has to do with the type of shifter Cameron is, but they are also men and I kept hoping they’d use their ability for logical thinking at some point. But between the indoctrination Cameron has gone through and Keaton’s inability to make him listen to anything he has to say, things look pretty dark and gloomy for a while. And then there is the threat of Cameron’s alpha getting the wrong idea and becoming violent…

If you like bear shifter matings full of tension, if you want to see the effect a few unexpected revelations about their past has on a bear shifter and a human family, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read that looks like a great start to a new series, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 100 pages/27441 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-June-2017
Price $4.50 ebook
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