He knows best…
For nineteen years all Chuey needed to worry about was survival. Now that he’s safe, rescued from the jungles by his adoptive father, Logan, he can start discovering who he is and what he wants. What he wants is Ryder, the leader of an allied pack of wolf hybrid shifters. But Logan wants Chuey to have nothing to do with the older biker. He does all he can to keep them apart, including threatening the fragile friendship between the packs.
Ryder has made his fair share of enemies while leading his ragtag group of shifters. He’s made some allies too. That’s why when he senses that the son of one of his allies is his mate, he isn’t jumping for joy. The opposite. Chuey is new to the bear shifters and new to civilization in general. He doesn’t need an older man like Ryder handing him more problems. Especially a man who doesn’t only want Chuey to be his mate, but to be his boy as well.
Meanwhile, Ryder’s fiercest enemy of the moment, Marcos, is revving up an old feud. The world may be big, but their area of the world is small and Marcos doesn’t like Ryder’s pack encroaching on their territory. He uses the only tool he knows, violence, and when that violence reaches the feet of Ryder’s boy, Ryder decides it is time to end this feud for good.
Under His Care is the first book in the Hybrid Heat series. It features a May/Dec relationship, themes of dominance, light age play and a whole lot of steamy moments!
Rating: Four and a half cups
Chuey raised himself in the woods until his papa found and rescued him. The backstory of why he was shunned is something that wasn't clear to me. Maybe I missed it or maybe it wasn't detailed in the story. I'm not entirely sure. At first, I was a little put off by the way Chuey spoke. I wasn't sure about Chuey at first. His manner of speaking confused me. I wasn't certain if it was deliberate or not. Once I knew why he was speaking the way he was, I got used to it and stop noticing it.
Ryder is absolutely the dominant caretaker type. If you know me, you'll know I'm a sucker for those kind of guys! Just calling Chuey his boy is enough to get me hooked.
Ryder knows Chuey is his mate but to protect him, he tries to keep his distance. Chuey reads this as disinterest. His papa's inability to see Chuey as an adult only makes things more confusing and frustrating for him. But Chuey isn't like everyone else; his understanding of social interactions is limited. All he knows is Ryder makes him feel safe and he wants him.
I enjoyed the relationship between Ryder and Chuey. Not only an age gap but tastes of dominance and daddy/boy too. Chuey is innocent yet fierce. He survived on his own for a reason. Wanting to be taken care of doesn't mean he's weak and I love that. Strong bottoms make me cheer inside!
Another great book. Sexy with a bit of angst and sexy, sexy dominance and a lasting love. I am ultra excited to read book two!! I have a bunch in front of it but I have a feeling book two is going to cut its way to the front of the line. The summary sounds soooo good.
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I live and breathe MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never get enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course.