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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, public exhibition]It’s not that he isn’t insanely attracted to Bannon Murphy, but when the man starts talking about mates, Galen balks. He’s been burned by a lying, manipulating shifter before, and he isn’t convinced that he can trust the sexy Irishman.After months of trying to convin[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, public exhibition]It’s not that he isn’t insanely attracted to Bannon Murphy, but when the man starts talking about mates, Galen balks. He’s been burned by a lying, manipulating shifter before, and he isn’t convinced that he can trust the sexy Irishman.After months of trying to convince Galen they’re fated to be together, Bannon is at the end of his rope. Not only does Galen refuse to accept that they’re mates, but he stubbornly clings to the idea that he’s nothing more than human. No matter how hard Galen tries to push him away, Bannon isn’t going anywhere without a fight.When The Council convinces him to take Galen on his next assignment, Bannon decides to use the time to woo his obstinate mate. Unfortunately, it soon becomes apparent that keeping them safe from their enemies will be easier than convincing his mate to stop running from the truth....

Title : Back Roads
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ISBN : 9781619260955
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Number of Pages : 140 Pages
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Back Roads Reviews

  • Phaney
    2019-03-02 19:18

    2014 Re-read:I really love the titles for this series. They’re actually relevant, yet not giving too much away. (Okay, the first one was a rather forced reference, but still.)Anyway, I think this instalment dealt well with a difficult and far-reaching decision for which most paranormal books tend to take the easy way. (I.e. sudden, inexplicable acceptance and a disregard for one’s own life.)The only downside was Bannon’s fit there in the middle when he started to pout like crazy. Understandable but a weird reversal of who he is in the rest of the book. Well, and later he reminds me a lot of all the other “alpha males” in the series. (Or at least the friendly ones.) Because yes, we once again have a big guy with a small guy and all the usual stuff associated with that.And the book being set up will work the same way, alas. (I have some uncomfortable memories of that one since Torren really is a jerk, but we’ll see how it reads.)Good book that tells an actual story. I do appreciate that the back-story in this series really does feel more cohesive and important than in most other paranormal fluff, without ever going off focus for the main couple of the relevant book. No cheating by adding other viewpoints. Excellent.2012 Review:This went back to the original mould of little guy and big guy with all that typically entails, but I liked it anyway. It explored another aspect of the fated mates theme.To my awed surprise I find myself really liking these books. The characters, even if some of them are repetitive, and the way the ongoing plot is woven into each book without ever really taking over. We always get to see the bits that matter to the protagonists and nothing more than that. A lot is left shrouded in mystery, in fact. This way there’s no sense of exposition being dumped (for the most part, anyway) and no irrelevant information is pushed on us.I wonder who the next book will deal with. The possibilities at this point are fairly varied and I am interested in all of them. Even if I have a hunch that the one guy I liked in this volume may not turn out as interesting in his own book as he was in preview. This happens a lot, though, and even with that caveat I should get some enjoyment out of it. :D

  • Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    2019-03-04 17:30

    Originally posted at: shifters, vampires, witches and more, this story really kept me on the edge of my seat.Bannon exudes self-confidence, now if he can just give some of that confidence to his mate, Galen, he may be able to capture the forever after he's always dreamed of. Bannon is a sexy Irishman I would love to have covering my back. His character just made me feel protected even as a reader. I could tell he would do anything to keep those he cared for safe, including his reluctant mate. I also love a man with an accent so this story was perfectly written to show his Irish heritage and made me want more.In the beginning of the story, I was a bit confused by the secondary characters. There seemed to be so many of them populating the scenes I had a hard time differentiating between them. I think this is partially because I have not read previous stories in this series. Had I been more familiar with the series I am sure I would have appreciated these cameos.The subplot of the story was as entertaining as the romantic development. I enjoyed learning about Bannon and Galen’s individual abilities and how they helped protect those they loved. I would have liked to have seen Galen’s “shifter” blood play a bit more of a role, however. The conflict added a bit of edge to help push the characters along nicely. While danger was lurking at every corner, Bannon and Galen also found time to just have fun and enjoy one another. The good times mixed in with the danger made me appreciate the main characters more. It also gave me an indication that their relationship would last throughout the ages.

  • Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    2019-03-07 18:26

    1.5 stars Worse than usual. Awkward writing, shallow and strange interactions, characters overreacting without any build up to go along with it. Plot holes and inconsistencies (such as shifters only being able to mate with other shifters but Malakai, a vampire, is mated to Boston, a shifter and another man who I believe is also a shifter, and both are even included in this book.Galen acts and is treated like a child again, another small guy who's assertive is "going to be a handful," and the plot doesn't even make sense. At the end, it's explained, but it's all told rather than shown. The whole thing is just a mess. The one good thing is that the little guy has been raised human and doesn't really feel the mate pull and actually questions the whole thing. He doesn't like the idea of dying just because his mate does nor that there can never be another for him. He's still in the human mindset of a relationship doesn't always work out no matter how in love you feel. That's nicely realistic.1.5 stars rounded up because of the way Galen questions the mate thing

  • Gwengwel
    2019-03-10 21:12

    1 stars. Major WTF! JUST HAPPENED TO THE PLOT! in this one. In the sister series Moonlight Breed the book 5 was centered on Malakai THE VAMPIRE and his two SHIFTER's lover. One of the major plot point was the fact that one of the mates didn't wanted to mate with a vampire.Conclusion 1: Vampire can mate shifter.Conclusion 2: Shifter can mate vampire.BUT NO! Not in this one.One of the major plot point is that Galen doesn't believe that he is Brannon mate because he is not a shifter. Brannon explain himself that Galen has to have some shifter's blood BECAUSE SHIFTER CAN ONLY MATE WITH SHIFTER.If it's would have been mentioned like "Hey, that's not true, look at Malakai the vampire and his mates..."But nothing is ever mentioned. I'm surprise to be the only one that note that. *-*-*-*-Add to that the awful Irish accent overused.

  • Panalopy
    2019-02-27 21:23

    I liked this one a lot! The plot is picking up and becoming more involved and interesting. I liked the fact that Galen didn't just immediately accept that Bannon was his mate. Usually the partner just goes along with things when told that they are a mate. Galen had reason to be cautious but he still took the time to think things through before accepting Bannon. This book also has one of the best, funniest, and sexiest sex scenes I've read in awhile! It was both hilarious and touching all at the same time, I have no idea how Gabrielle Evans managed to do all that but it was beautiful! I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the series.

  • adrienne
    2019-02-20 17:33

    typical gabrielle evans serial romance. nothing fantastic, nothing so bad it can't be finished. what is typical gabrielle evans? imagine a shorter harlequin romance but with no t&a (see, i was going to write no surprise pregnancies, but... yeah.). out of sheer laziness, i will be using this as my template for all books by :sunny daylynn hagenstormy glennscarlett hyacinthcarol lynnegabrielle evansunless otherwise noted. i'd apologize, but i'm not sorry. i figure it's about as much time as they put into their books. dammit! well, i made it all the way to the end being rather moderate in my assessment. that's a win.

  • Susan
    2019-03-13 17:33

    It's been so long since I read the earlier books that I couldn't remember everything that had happened in them but enough came back as I read to help me through the story. This was an enjoyable read. It didn't really stand out for me as a particularly special story but I enjoyed the interaction between Galen and Bannon. I liked Galen's feisty nature and the way he was able to overcome his past and trust in his future with Bannon. As usual, there was some set up story for the mate pairings to come in future books and it was enough to persuade me to continue on with the series.

  • Pam
    2019-03-02 13:19

    Another fun and entertaining addition to the series. It was a nice twist that Galen wanted Bannon but didn't believe in fated mates or that he was more than a simple human. Ms. Evans did a nice job showing Bannon's frustration in his untrusting mate. It was also nice seeing so many of the characters from the previous releases. It gave the book a nice sense of of warmth and family. There's plenty of action near the end and Galen coming to the rescue of Bannon and the others was totally unexpected. There are several thread left dangling but I assume those will be dealt with in the future.

  • Lizzie
    2019-02-23 18:29

    Sweet fluffy read, not much drama, favorite type of MC's. Noted one reviewer mentioned that shifter can only mate shifter but the previous book mated two shifters and a vampire. I have to say it's been a long time since I read the last installment and I did miss that. Makes you wonder. Still I liked it for the easy, romantic read.

  • Tj
    2019-02-22 18:13

    For some reason I feel like I missed a book. The book itself was fun. The characters engaging. I just didn't get into it though. There was just too much waffle with Galen and pressure but not with Bannon. I just don't know. It was just something that wasn't there. I'm bad at figuring out what but it just seemed...blah.

  • Crissy Morris
    2019-03-15 16:30

    This one is another fun one by Gabrielle Evans. What I love about it most is the creativity and growth of this world. The powers that both Bannon and Galen have and how well they work together. And the story arc that continues to grow and twist and's all fun and exciting.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-03-05 20:25

    Reviewed by: KevinGenre: M/M ParanormalRated: 3.5 hearts Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews

  • Davina
    2019-03-23 14:36

    this is getting soo much bigger

  • Popcorn
    2019-02-24 15:32

    2.5 rounded up!

  • ~SexyBookWorm~
    2019-03-17 18:32

    The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was bc there wasn't anything super remarkable abt it. It was pretty good though.

  • Maya
    2019-03-15 19:35


  • Maya
    2019-02-20 16:12

    3.5 Stars

  • DaCon
    2019-03-21 17:14

    2016 Re-read: 3.5 stars

  • Candice
    2019-03-21 15:37

    I liked it, but not my fave. Loved the dreamwalking though :)