Cleave to Until Forever by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Cleave to Until Forever
In this short story, Adam finds himself in a wheel chair after a bad accident in the field working for his covert ops company. He is sitting in the gardens one day, finally alone; Clive and Peter his caregivers, don’t give him much alone time, when he sees what he knows is a shifter coming towards him, then the shifter bites him and disappears.
Everybody knows that shifters can’t transfer the gene through a bite; except Adam finds himself burning with fever as he starts his first change. When he wakes up he goes looking for his mate, his ex-partner, Ewan. Without thinking about it, acting purely on instinct he shadow walks to where Ewan is and bites him. After the change, Adam and Ewan share a very passionate few days, and when they finally can think and talk as humans again Adam tells Ewan he is his mate. Ewan, knowing how much he had hurt Adam by putting him in that chair tells him no and walks away.
Adam’s family shows up, they are shifters; they had to activate the gene in Adam to help him walk again. But now they have to find a way to get Ewan to accept Adam as his mate, or Adam will die.
A very hot read, that pulls a little on your heart strings. It was a wonderful tale and I give it a strong 4 stars, it was just a little too short, I wanted more. Thank you for sharing this, Ms. Duncan-Drake and offering it as a free read for this hot month of July.