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Patience

Forbes Mates Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Chistopher Boucher
Series: Forbes Mates, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Forbes Mates: Book Two

Jamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he’d never find his destined mate. They’re uncommon to begin with, and same-sex versions are downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end-of-semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who’s human.

Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there’s something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn’t quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until the dog turns into a human before his eyes.

Jamie has no idea what the mate bite of a shifter will do to a human. He’s terrified to try - and possibly kill his mate. They hunt for answers while working together on one of Chad's cases. It’s easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can’t keep.

©2016 Grace R. Duncan (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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Really good :)

I skipped book 1, but I had no trouble understanding the world-building in the book. I really enjoyed the story. Jamie (Murray) and Chad were lovely characters and the rest of the pack members were fun. There is a lot of humour, passion and a bit of a mystery making this a well rounded story.
The narration is so good! I got the audio based on a recommendation (from someone who is hellbent on making me broke!). Anyway, I am so glad I did - Christoper Bouchet did a fine job, handling the humour, nuances of the MCs. It was easy to know who was speaking at anytime - I especially loved when he was the voice of Murray (Jamie in wolf form) - he conveyed the 'put upon' tone of the wolf having to behave like a dog hysterically well.
Definitely happy it was recommended to me; loved it!

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  • Keith b miller
  • 04-08-18

it is so good!

i love this series it is so worth it you will not be disappointed and I hope that there is more I really want to now what happens In the next book acceptance it is so worth it you really need to put all of the Forbes mates books on this i love this series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-09-18

4.5 Stars

I’m not going to lie, I was a little worried when I realized the original narrator for Devotion wasn’t returning to voice Patience. But I needn’t have worried because I am in love with the narration for this novel!

WOW. Chistopher Boucher’s narration of Patience was phenomenal! He knocks this out of the park with great character voices, emotional nuance, fantastic pacing and timing, and a great flow. This was such an absolute pleasure to listen to.

I love the destined mate trope, and it’s done so well here. There’s a bit of the comedy in that when Jamie Ryan initially meets his destined mate, it’s when he’s literally stuck in his wolf form. Chad Sutton, to his credit, takes it all in stride, helps out a clearly not-just-a-dog, and winds up finding everything he ever wanted.

I love that Chad is so chill about the whole thing and is just immediately on board and there isn’t any teeth gnashing or putting it off because “werewolves” don’t exist. Chad accepts the proof in front of his eyes and settles in to their relationship quickly.

Told in a dual POV, this is a sweet and sexy series that’s really enjoyable to immerse myself in. I like the world-building and the characters – but Chistopher Boucher definitely knocked this up a notch.

While Patience is my favorite book in the Forbes Mates series, I really enjoyed reading the whole series and I’m looking forward to revisiting the Forbes pack through the audiobooks.

I am desperately hoping Chistopher Boucher will return to narrate Acceptance – because his character voice for Quincy is awesome with that sexy purr!

Recommended.

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  • Tams (TTC Books and more)
  • 13-08-18

Highly recommend.

Tams ebook review...

4.5/5 stars

Jamie Ryan is out for a night of fun and drinks with some of his college buddies when his wolf decides he wants to come out a play. He barely makes it to a dark alley before the shift takes hold. Not only does he have to leave his phone, wallet and keys in the dumpster and pray they are still there when he can return as a human; but now he's being chased down by animal control. It comes as quite a shock to Jamie when the person he runs into that helps him evade being caught by animal control is his mate, and he is human. Jamie never thought he would find a mate; they are rare among same sex couples. Even more so is a destined mate, but that is what Chad is, Jamie can feel it.

Chad Sutton is a former cop turned Private Eye. He has seen a lot of things in his line of work that some people would question. He realizes from the start that there is something about the dog that ran to him for safety that doesn't add up. The animal is too smart, and Chad could swear that Murray, this is what he names his pup, is answering his questions with head nods, gestures and huffing and puffing. After Murray spends a couple of days with Chad, then shifts into Jamie right in front of him, Chad is more curious than shocked.

Everything happens fast, but it’s a steady progression. That, and the fact that this is a Shifter story where Mates are most times decided by the fates, so my usual disdain for insta-love stories never questioned this book. As I said, there is a steady progression in a short amount of time. Chad learns Murray is actually Jamie and a shifter and they are destined mates. The attraction is mutual and the chemistry is evident from the start. The problem these two will have to face is not attraction or chemistry, its physiology. There are no known cases of human mates; furthermore, the wolves of Forbes pack are of the belief that Jamie’s bite could actually kill Chad. Jamie and Chad travel across the globe to a more ancient group of wolves to try and learn more about their mating and if it is even possible for Jamie to claim his lover.

I am a lover of paranormal romance, especially when the Author can take the story and add enough reality to it to make me think it’s plausible. Jamie as Murray almost had me in stitches with the way he would nod for yes, shake his head for no, the tail wag thing and licking Chad’s face when he was excited. Then there was the bond they shared and how they could sense each other. There were some questions they wanted answered and limits they wanted to push that weren’t elaborated on in this book, I’m hoping that is explained more in the next book. There was a bit of angst that was borderline too much for me, but it was also somewhat understandable with the fast progression of their relationship, so I’ll overlook it.

Overall I really enjoyed this read. There was just a bit of drama and uncertainty, with a whole lot of passion and even some romance. If you like Shifter stories, paranormal romance, intense connections between your MC’s and a well written story with visible world building, then you should definitely consider this series. Start at the beginning though, my opinion is they should be read in order.

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My first Audiobook with this narrator and I really enjoyed the story. Each character got their own unique voice and his tones and inflections were spot on. I liked the way he put emotion into his voice when it was called for in the story, truly bringing the story to life.

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  • Loyia T. Lopez
  • 23-06-19

Chad & Jamie.🥰

I absolutely loved Chad and Jamie's story. As well as I liked Tanner's and Finley's. Grace Duncan did a great job with their story, and her writing of it. The process of their story was awesome. The build up and anticipation I couldn't wait for it to be divulged. Their love, and teamwork, and jealousy was wonderful. Christopher Boucher did an fantastic job bringing these characters to life. If your looking for a nice shifter series, I recommend you to start with this one.🙂

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-02-19

Loveeeee

I enjoyed this book much more than the first book. I enjoyed the story and depth it took in the werewolf side of things much more. There was more detail and history put into this book than the first and I enjoyed that thoroughly.

For the narrator, I for some reason loved his take on Finnely's voice in comparison to the first book. Much more sultry and comforting.

Overall, great listen

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  • <Stacy> @SoCalBookReviews
  • 07-12-18

Patience, Forbes Mates 2

This is my new favorite shifter series. I just love this pack of wolves and all of their shenanigans. This book shouldn’t be read as a standalone, though - I mean you will get the gist of the storyline, but I think you firstly need to read and/or listen to book one, "Devotion", to get the full impact of the wolf pack and the beginning of Jamie’s story, since we see him a decent amount in that book too. I really loved book one and didn’t think it could get any better than that, but with this book it definitely did, and I loved all parts of this story and how well it all came together.

It was really fun getting to know Jamie and Chad as characters and seeing their personalities come out. Not only did they have great chemistry but they were hilarious together as well. Jamie pretending to be a dog and Chad playing off of that - I was laughing at their antics for a large portion of this book. And we did get some insta-lust/love, but I think it was warranted since they were very obviously fated mates and they were bound to have a quick-forming bond together.

One part I thought was really interesting was the fact that the pack as a whole was as un-informed about their pasts as Jamie and Chad were, and about the entire “human mate” aspect. I really hope to see some more follow-up and conclusion to that in the next books, since they obviously have a lot to more to learn about their species. I was a little confused as we went through this book regarding the guy Chad was trying to find, but ended up happy with that aspect since we got a conclusion and more information and it led us perfectly into what we will obviously be seeing in book three. I really liked this book just as much, and maybe just a little bit more, than book one. I will be adding these to my re-read and re-listen list.

Audio – OK, first time listening to a book narrated by Christopher Boucher, but it will NOT be my last. He did such a great job. I was completely entertained by his voices for all of these characters. He really got into the roles and made them come to life, even when they were in wolf form and the characters were in Rome with their accents. I am really impressed with how well he did and really do look forward to hearing more from him. I will be keeping an eye out for more of his narrated books in the future.

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  • Morgan A Skye
  • 01-11-18

Love this series and the new narrator!

We met Jamie in book one (not required to read, but highly recommended as it explains a lot and gives a much better background on Jamie.) Jamie was a short time love interest but never a fated mate. When Jamie ends up stuck in wolf form one night, he meets his actual fated mate, Chad, a human.

There are a lot of hurdles for these guys to jump: Jamie introducing himself as a human, Chad learning about shifters, both men concerned what happens when a shifter bites his human mate, travelling to find out more information, why the North American shifter leadership is hiding information, and more…

In the end, we get an absolutely amazing story that was as good as or better than book one!

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I loved book one and this is a fantastic sequel!

From start to finish I was captivated by this story. Jamie and Chad are so adorable as a couple! Chad is easy going in a way that is totally believable. Jamie and Chad’s time together when Jamie was a wolf was hysterical and sweet. Then, while working out the kinks of their relationship Chad never let Jamie down. They are essentially together as a forever couple from the very first moment they meet and I LOVE THAT!

(Chad names the “dog” version of Jamie “Murray” after the dog in Mad About You – which I loved!)

Using the "shifted" side for crime solving is brilliant and I really hope we see more of that in future books.

The time spent in Italy was well done. It had moments of humor, sexiness, more back-story, and some local color. I really liked how the deities were brought in to fill out the origin story more for us.

It was great seeing Tanner and Finley again – the whole family/pack thing is a nice continuation of the story.

This is a book about these two building their relationship. There are a couple very small “mysteries” built in, but most of the page time is devoted to these guys and their relationship. I love that! It was intriguing from start to finish and I couldn’t put it down. I am absolutely in love with this series and I can’t wait for more and hope it comes to audio – Nick J Russo would be an excellent choice for this – hint hint!

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Well - Nick didn't narrate this but Christopher Boucher totally NAILED this! He did SUCH a great job! I loved the accents, the growly voice he chose for Chad, the Italians, the females... all of them! He also really did a great job with the emotions as well as the humor and smexy times! I am totally going to be looking for more from this guy! Highly Recommended!



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