Drawn to You
Written by Preston Walker & Liam Kingsley ⎮ Narrated by Jack Calihan
Author: Preston Walker & Liam Kingsley
Narrator: Jack Calihan
Length: 6 hours
Publisher: Equal Love Publishing
Released: December 12, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance; LGBT
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My life ended when I was 16. Not literally - I’m no ghost, I just feel like one. It's a byproduct of losing your pack to a plague that skips you by like you’re not worth the effort. Chose all the good ones and you’re what was left behind. Survivor’s guilt, people call it. I just call it like I see it.
I do a decent job of going through the motions. I’ve got a good reputation as an alpha, and everyone loves to joke about the only vegan alpha in North America. Some days even I’m convinced that this is it. As good as it gets.
Then Dylan Kapernit walks into my shop and blows that theory to hell.
It's like everything was gray and now there’s technicolor. He pops, no matter what corner he tries to hide in. Like my eye can’t help but be drawn to him, just to make sure he’s alright.
There’s something about this widowed father that brings my protective alpha instincts surging to the surface. In ways I’ve forgotten how to handle.
So of course my efforts to make things better only make it all worse. Put Dylan, his whole family in danger. For a second, I forgot about the curse of being me.
But I won’t forget again. And I’ll do whatever it takes to make it right.
To make sure nothing ever threatens the man I love again. Even once I’m gone.
After my mate died, I was sure I would never love again. But I’ve got a track record of being wrong about everything.
I thought Micah and I would grow old together. That one stupid mistake couldn’t destroy my whole world. That I could be enough for my daughter, that I could make up for my past sins. I thought I was doing okay.
I don’t know what I believe in anymore, but I know its not myself. Which is why I can’t tell if Jack Hickam is my redemption or my punishment.
One moment he’s everything I thought I’d never have again, and the next he’s my new greatest mistake, bringing unimaginable danger to my door. My daughter’s door.
Only now it seems I was wrong again, that I turned my back on the one man who just wanted to have it. I don’t know if I’m too late to fix things. I always have been before.
All I know is I still have to try.
This 50,000 word novel about vegan alphas, mpreg, and life after loss comes complete with a HEA no one’s immune to - as long as they’re over 18!
This audiobook was provided by its author, Jack Calihan, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Jack!
Drawn to You is one of the best mpreg stories I’ve come across. The characters are shifters, but the focus isn’t really on that. It does play an important part with some elements, but the story is more about the love story between Dylan and Jack. And make no mistake, this is every bit a love story.
It’s absolutely impossible not to fall in love with these characters. All of them, even the secondary characters are lovable. That said, our focus is on Jack and Dylan, and both are terrific, well-developed characters. Jack is a combination of tough guy and sweetheart, and Dylan is just… Well, Dylan is just completely lovable. I know Drawn to You is technically an opposites-attract romance, but these two fit perfectly, like two pieces of a puzzle. They’ve both suffered heartbreaking losses, and if anybody deserves something good in their lives, it would be these guys. It’s an instant attraction between this pair, but their journey is a complicated one despite the chemistry.
Preston Walker and Liam Kingsley have written a fantastic story of love, loss, and finding some light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. The alpha/omega storyline plus a sweet little girl who stole my heart is just icing on an already delicious cake.
For me, Drawn to You is a sold combo of great storytelling and an equally great performance. Walker and Kingsley couldn’t have picked a better narrator for this story because let me tell you, Jack Calihan has a voice like butter. He captures both Jack’s sexy tone and Dylan’s tentative one wonderfully. Calihan captured the various tones and moods of this story so well. The feels run the gamut and felt them all – the lighthearted fun between Jack and his pack, Dylan’s grief while putting on a brave face for his sweet little girl, the heat between Jack and Dylan, all of it comes through in Jack Calihan’s voice.
The story, the performance, the whole thing pulled me in, and I was so wrapped up that I couldn’t stop listening. This is my first experience with both these authors and this narrator, but it certainly won’t be my last for either.