An Intrepid Trip to Love by Charlie Cochet
Tristan ‘Trip’ Hagan is a Husky shifter who was born to be the Hagan Clan’s next Alpha, a position of honor and nobility, a position he never wanted and was all too happy to pass onto his younger brother. But when they discovered his brother couldn’t have pups, the responsibility of continuing the Hagan Alpha line fell back to Trip. At the tender age of eighteen, Trip gave in under the weight of the Hagan Council’s demand for him to fulfill his duty, but after years of struggling to uphold his family’s traditions, Trip found the courage to do what no other Hagan Alpha had done in the history of the clan: he came out.
With his Enforcers—the Devil Dogs, at his side, Trip won the battle against the Council, who attempted to banish him and take his young son away. His victory allowed him to remain within the clan and raise Robbie. Now five years later, the dust has settled, and Trip is living a happy life with his cheeky pup and their own little makeshift family. Brook—Robbie’s mother, her true mate Deacon, and the Devil Dogs are the only ones who support Trip and know of his heartache.
True mates within canine shifter clans are very rare, but Trip has had one since he can remember. Despite losing his heart to Boone twenty years ago, Trip holds little hope of ever getting to bond with the sexy Enforcer, as it’s against clan laws for pure-bloods to bond with half-breeds. How much longer can Trip and Boone resist the longing in their hearts? With the call from their feral halves to seal the bond growing stronger by the day, can Trip and Boone find a way to be together without losing everything?
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
For a short story it is very well written. I loved the idea of a husky shifter. Trip is so funny and sarcastic. He loves Boone so much, you could see the two of them just wanted to be together so bad. I was very surprised that they stayed apart as long as they did. This part seemed a little ill defined to me. It was very vague about why they didn’t fight harder for their right to be together. I could understand it until Trip came out but it didn’t make much sense after that. Still I loved the mystery of what was happening to Trip and what the two became. Fun story that wasn’t a complex read. It is really wonderful that the author did this as a free story due to a prompt in the M/M Goodreads Group.
Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013, in Book Review, Fantasy, Four Roses, M/M Romance, Novella: 100-150 pages, TJ and tagged Charlie Cochet, Four Roses, M/M Romance, Novella, Self, Shifters. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.