Forgiving Thayne

  • by J. R. Loveless
  • Narrated by Derrick McClain
  • 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A True Mates novel
Nicholas Cartwright has done everything in his power to forget that night six months ago in Senaka when his true mate rejected him, leaving him shattered and disillusioned. Burying himself in his work, he pushes himself to the point of exhaustion while finding the touch of another unbearable. Suddenly his mate needs his help, and he may be asking for more than Nicholas can find it in himself to give.
Thayne Whitedove has always been a wanderer, spending his days on the road and his nights wrapped in the arms of whatever random hookup he meets, until a fateful mistake sends him rushing for the comforts of home. To his utter dismay, the only way to correct his error in judgment is to accept the one thing he's never wanted: his mate. Thayne must decide whether to keep running or to stay and fight for Nick's forgiveness.

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Forgive me, but....

I really tried to like this, but I failed. Thayne and Nick were too broody and whiny for me. I hated that Nick was portrayed as weak willed and needy and hate that Thayne was too pigheaded to call his best friend and discuss something that they agreed to as youths and selfish to boot. This premise annoyed me. The same points seemed to be reiterated over and over. The story could have probably been wrapped up in half the time. The concept of ' the Created' was interesting, but not used in the best way. The narrator was okay but couldn't save it.
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- Libros Lover

For Me It Was Hard to Forgive Thayne

Well Nick may have forgiven Thayne, but I did not. Overall, I didn't hate this book, but it was hard to like sometime. It is a really long listen, almost 12 hours and I think Thayne whines about 10 of those hours. There is a lot of angst (lasting throughout most of the book), misunderstandings, miscommunication and a couple of TSTL moments. Many times I just wanted to slap both MCs, as it is told from both POVs. I really enjoyed Nick and hearing from Seth and Casey as well.

I'm not sure what the author was going for with this book but if it was for the reader to have a visceral reaction to Thayne, mission accomplished. The basic story was introduced in Chasing Seth, the first book. Thayne rejects his mate, Nick, ostensibly because of some childhood trauma. It was a bit of a weak justification, IMHO. His actions have devastating consequences. He took and took from everyone and gave nothing; and even in the end, didn't give up anything, NOTHING. People around him suffered and even died because of his actions and he whines because he can't see his family as much as he would like. Are you kidding me?! I really didn't like Thayne. What does it say about a character when I feel more empathy toward the "bad guy" than the "hero." Even though this book has a HEA, I felt depressed at the end.

The major redeeming thing about this book is the narrator; he does a wonderful job. He kept me engaged and really brought the characters to life. 1000% better than the narrator from Chasing Seth.
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- Riva

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2015
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC