J is for Joyce (T.S. Joyce)
Clinton has had a problem with the Boarlander shifters pairing up with mates. He has said mates bring problems. However, when his first love and mate comes to town, he cannot stop himself from being with her. He is even convinces himself that their past can stay hidden since she has no memory of their time together. They can finally have their bright future.
Alyssa dreams of a boy who was very important, possibly the love of her life. When she meets Clinton, they have a connection like no other. It is crazy that she’s in love with a guy she just met. But Alyssa wants to know his secrets.
This story had so many layers. Up until this point from what I knew of Clinton in the previous books in this series, I was prepared not to like Clinton because he was such a jerk. I knew that his attitude has to have been based in some bad experiences. I thought that his trauma better be severe for me to feel sorry for him after all he put everyone else through.
Reading Clinton’s history and getting the full story almost made me cry. Saying he went through so much does not adequately express it. It was heart wrenching. I do not usually get emotional over books, especially FANTASY, but this story got me in the feels.
I am speaking in vague terms because I do not want to give anything away. It is necessary to read the story and not know what’s going to happen in order to get the full effect.
Clinton was thoroughly redeemed for all his douchebaggery.
I had mixed feelings about Alyssa. She seemed okay to me but I was not sure how I felt about her reaction when certain things are revealed. She comes around but I was feeling so sympathetic towards Clinton that I wish she had been more understanding sooner than later.