Cherished by Belinda Boring (Sequel to Without Mercy)

Author: Belinda Boring
Title: Cherished (Sequel to Without Mercy)
Source: Review copy (The Romance Reviews)
Rating: 4 Stars

For a moment, Darcy almost convinced herself the last twelve hours didn't happen. As image after image hits her, the sinking realization of all she's lost overwhelms her and all she can think of is to run. Run far away where her shame can't find her, and most of all, where she'll never have to see the look of blame in Mason's eyes. Feeling like a complete failure, she scrambles to make plans. But the voice of her mate-to-be penetrates her frantic thoughts, asking for the chance to show her just how much she is loved.

It hurts Mason deeply to hear Darcy's thoughts, knowing the events of the previous night have completely rattled her. Grieving over the death of his beloved sister Jasmine, Mason knows he has to act fast. Darcy is all he's ever wanted and the idea of life without her is unacceptable. Armed with his unswerving love and wolfish charm, he sets out to remind Darcy just how valuable she is and why there is no one else for him but her.

Can Darcy let go of the shame of failure consuming her or will Mason convince her that after all is said and done, she truly is… Cherished?

My Thoughts

Heartwarming characters and a sexy hero come together to make a wonderful read in Belinda Boring's CHERISHED.

CHERISHED is the sequel to the novelette Without Mercy. After the death of her mate's sister Jasmine and her best friend, Darcy is devastated. She starts to doubt her worth in the eyes of her pack and mate. Mason hears Darcy's thoughts of leaving because she believes she is a failure and it pains him. So he sets out to prove to her once and for all her that she is cherished.

Mason's character was flushed out more in this installment of the Mystic Wolves series. He is a great leader because not only does he have the strength to protect them, but he is also a compassionate alpha. When it comes to his loved ones, he will do anything to protect them, even from themselves. Darcy is also a great character who has her own strength. She is stubborn, but will admit it when she is wrong. These two make a great pair and their relationship is a great example of how two different people can come together and help to balance each other out. There are definitely some steamy moments, but it never goes too far.

For a great read with endearing characters, check out CHERISHED by Belinda Boring.


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