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Would you try another book from Sandrine Gasq-Dion and/or Greg Boudreaux?
I will probably finish the series as I'm already so far in. However, if there more issues in the next book like there were in this one, that will likely change.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
1. There is a transphobic joke said once and mimicked back. It completely threw me. There was no point for it and it was disgusting. Both Caden and Kellan have secrets. Near the beginning of their relationship, after having sex, Caden says "There's something I need to tell you" and Kellan says "Did you used to be a woman?" Caden laughs and says "no", to which Kellan responds with "Then I don't care".
This has no purpose to the story, and implies that if Caden was a trans man, then Kellan would have an issue. Even though they just had sex, he had no issue with anything, and apparently the "mate gods" have deemed these two men a match and going against your mating pull seems to destroy you.
It was a disgusting attempt at humour and I am incredibly disappointed in Sandrine. If it was supposed to be a joke it could have been anything. "Are you really a one eyes, one horned, flying purple people eater?", "Do you eat thousand year old eggs for breakfast?", "Do you collect Faberge eggs?" Literally anything would have fit just as well and yet we get a gross, transphobic joke. When writing in the LGBTQI+ genre you don't make jokes at the expense of part of that group!
2. There is a pointless threat. It is revealed to Caden that Kellan is a wolf and is threatened that unless Caden leaves Kellan, Kellan will be exposed by Carson. Apparently Carson is pissed that Caden said no to his company for building projects so obviously breaking him up with his boyfriend is perfect revenge. Carson doesn't say anything else really. No "don't talk to anyone" or anything. Just a basic "if you don't do what I say I'm giving this to the media".
Caden is supposedly an incredibly savvy business man. However, he doesn't question why Carson is so cool and calm about people turning into wolves. This guy in an architect, not a US secret agent. Caden knows both of Carson's sons through work, and he knows that one of their husbands has known Kellan for years. Does he talk to Carson's sons, even vaguely, about the issue? No. Does he go to... whichever brother knows Kellan and ask "hey, you've known Kellan for years and years. Is there anything about him that might be a problem if it was released to the media?" No. Of course he doesn't. He doesn't look into it at all. He just picks up and leaves for France. And based on how insanely readily they open up about the "we're wolves!" it makes even less sense why the discussion wasn't had right away.
If Sandrine wanted to actually play with the conflict of the media getting wind of werewolves she already had Kellan dating a millionaire and had paparazzi in the story. She had every opportunity to utilize them as a conflict. Instead there is no point to this threat, other than apparently to get all the wolves addicted to French pastries. It was more like "I need a reason for Caden to go back to France" and just threw in this half-baked plan that amounted to nothing. Caden has plenty of internal drama that could have chased him back home without needing to use Carson as some really sad "villain". It made Caden seem like he had zero reasoning skills and made the whole conclusion nothing but a big eye roll.
What about Greg Boudreaux’s performance did you like?
I always like what Greg does. I think he did the best be could with a lesser quality story.
Do you think For the Love of Caden needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No. But it's part of a series that follows different couples around anyway so in a way it already does have follow-ups.
This is an awesome reading of a great book. It pulls you in and never let's go, Gregg reads all parts very well , I do look forward to more from him and all
the packs and assassins . I really hope I get to Hear more from them
If you could sum up For the Love of Caden in three words, what would they be?
that you can wait for love
What was one of the most memorable moments of For the Love of Caden?
caden becoming human in jealous mood as his love kisses another.
Have you listened to any of Greg Boudreaux’s other performances? How does this one compare?
this is just as great as the others can hardly wait for another
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
both laugh and cry
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