REVIEW - Summer of Awakenings (Assassin/ Shifter #15) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Book Title - Summer of Awakenings (Assassin/ Shifter #15)
Author - Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Publisher - Skull Blaster Publishing LLC
This book is part of a series.It contains Graphic language, violence, and homosexual relations.
Glory days? If high school was their glory days, the outcast gay teens at the outreach centers run by Caden Fournier were screwed. For most of them, the torment they received at those schools and at the hands of their own families was enough to make living on the street seem like a better proposition.
Enter Camp Pride and its devoted staff of volunteers and backers. For college students Kory Maguire and Will Cooper, the camp was a way for them to help abandoned and confused gay kids find their way in life. And it didn't hurt that the incredible hunks - ex-Navy SEALs Jacob Steele and Seth Ralston - were working there, too. Straight Kory ran into Jacob in Seattle several times and found himself having lots of definitely un-straight thoughts about him. Will had been abused by his ex-boyfriend and was skittish of all men now - especially if they were twice his size, like Seth.
Werewolves Jacob and Seth have found their mates in Kory and Will. But have the fates gotten it wrong? What if Kory can't commit to a relationship with a man? Is Will too skittish to trust and give himself to someone so much more powerful than he? And can everyone put their own problems aside so that the campers can feel safe and find strength in being loved?

I have been blessed in this life to not only have parents that support me, but kids that do as well. I grew up in a loving but "Old School" French household. My parents worked for the airlines (TWA) so I was able to see a lot of Europe as a kid. I moved to Seattle Washington at the age of 22 and stayed there for twelve years before moving to Alaska for a little over two. Fairbanks, AK was one hell of an experience and I wouldn't hesitate to go back! I spent a little over a year in South Carolina before moving back to Arizona. I then left for Kansas for five years and now reside in the South for another two years. I've been married to the military in one way or another for over half my life and wouldn't change a thing about it. Writing has become my fulltime job and I've never been so happy doing a job I love and being able to do it in my jammies. I plan on writing until I dry up and die. Hopefully, that won't happen soon!

I loved this book! Most of it takes place at the now open Camp Pride where kids helped by the outreach centers can go and feel loved and that they matter and deserve so much better than the abuse they have faced. In this book we get the story of Kory, Kurt's younger brother, and his mate Jacob; and Will Cooper and his mate Seth. Kory is unsure of whether or not he is gay, because his father has drilled it into him that gay is wrong. But he has seen the love between his brother and Wesley. He has feelings for Jacob and they are getting stronger by the minute. Jacob is a self defense instructor and part time councilor at the camp. He sees that Kory is coming along and might be willing to explore the connection between them. Will Cooper has been beaten and abused by his ex, Gary. He is jumpy and fearful of others. When he gets hurt at camp, Seth realizes that he is his mate. Can he get close to will, or is Will so damaged that he won't let him in? Seth is afraid that his size will ruin it for him. Can love bloom between these unlikely pairings? Or will Jacob and Seth have to go through life without their mates? And what happens when tragedy strikes the camp? If you love Sandrine's story telling, you will be blown away by this installment of the series. I love how new characters are introduced, and other stories go on in the background. These books are like an episode of a soap opera. There is just too much in them to describe. If you love sexy men and their even sexier love lives, this book is for you. I am ever amazed at the depth of the stories in these books and how they hint at the future books making sure you are on the edge of your seat for a wild ride!

Heidi Ryan gives Summer of Awakenings (Assassin/ Shifter #15)

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