Until Forever Comes (Mates #2) by Cardeno C. (5 Stars)

Can a vampire and a shifter, supposedly mortal enemies, become each other’s soul mate and savior?

Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter and the weakest link in his pack. He is unable to shift, and fears his days are numbered. Discovering that his true mate is a vampire is earth shattering, but Ethan is determined to make the best of it.

Miguel Rodriguez is one of the strongest vampires around and has no idea why a shifter, who originally tried to attack the vampires, is now so determined to stay by his side. As they work through developing their own relationship, they also have to deal with vampire and pack bias.

Ethan is such a lovely character. He’s a bit insecure after spending his life unable to shift, making him an outcast in his pack. However, he had the unconditional love of his family, especially his sister, allowing him to value himself and making him determined to hold unto his mate after finding him.

Miguel is extremely old, powerful, and smart. He is on the verge of going feral since he can’t seem to feed enough to satisfy his hunger. Since a shifter’s blood is poisonous to a vampire, Miguel is shocked that he can not only feed from Ethan, but actually feels better afterwards.

Once Ethan and Miguel accept their mating, the amazing steamy sex scenes happen fast and frequently. They also spend a lot of time talking, helping the pack, and dealing with the other vampires who aren’t fans of shifters.

It was absolutely adorable how jealous and protective each of these men were of the other. The epilogue was perfect, answering some questions from the first story and giving us a solid feeling of forever for Ethan and Miguel.

You can’t go wrong with this riveting page turner with true love, a suspenseful plot, wonderful dialogue, vampires, shifters, and steamy hot sex. I couldn’t put it down, and I’m anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.


Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, he hopes to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack. Instead, Ethan learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate—a vampire named Miguel.

Miguel Rodriguez is more than four centuries old. Strong, powerful, and vicious, he walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and Miguel can’t resist for long. Once Miguel gives in, being together comes naturally. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.

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