Ten years ago, Darren Hart was rescued from a fall by a gorgeous man that tells him an outlandish tale. Once he returns to civilization, his memories blur and he begins to believe the voice in his head is a figment of his imagination.
Now, Darren is a successful veterinarian who believes he is just a bit crazy. After years of therapy and medications, he has learned to live with the sexy voice in his head. He even carries on conversations and occasionally fantasizes about the voice. When he’s attacked, Darren doesn’t know what to think, but when the voice comes to rescue him in the form of the most gorgeous man he’s ever met, Darren is positive he’s lost his mind.
On the run from a killer, Darren has to come to terms with the fact that the voice is real and has a name. Asher Stone is the alpha of a werewolf clan and claims that Darren is his alpha mate. Can Darren believe in Asher’s promise that they were meant to be together or will an unknown assailant kill him before he realizes that being the alpha mate is what he desires most in the world?
I am a huge fan of all things paranormal and after devouring JD Langley’s With or Without series four years ago, I went on a hunt for anything remotely paranormal/shifter sexy and Heart Song was the first book I found. To say I devoured it soon after would be an understatement.
Heart Song is about human veterinarian Darren Hart and the man he can’t get out of his head–literally. Asher, to Darren, is the voice in his head. It’s complicated and I don’t want to give it all away to you, but know that Asher is real (obviously if you read the blurb). Asher has spent years making his pack safe for his mate and now his mate doesn’t believe he’s real.
Darren and Asher are amazingly sweet and hilariously hard-headed. One thing that I’ve grown to love about Glenn’s character’s since reading this the first time is the likability and stubbornness, but also the strength and confidence (even if sometimes it’s hidden). Darren and Asher have these in spades. Add the alpha grumbly growl to Asher and we have achieved perfection. Darren is the heart of the story, no pun intended. At first he gives up his life, begrudgingly, but then he’s so giving of himself and his time and his talents to any and everyone, even those who would hurt him. He doesn’t let fear rule him. His fearlessness knows no bounds.
This story starts out fast paced and ends that way. From beginning to end, Glenn captured my attention and held it. I was and still am head over heels for this story. And I can’t mention the story without mentioning the world. It’s amazing. I love the way the author builds this one–from the cubs to the structure of the clans as a singular body and as a community. Then the relationship between mates, especially Asher and Darren, I’m so freakin’ in love.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back and re-read this book It’s one of my all time favorites and will probably remain so for a long, long time.
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