This was the best of the series so far! The story packed some (bloody) actions, survivors adventures, some sexy time seasoning, and not so perfect characters. In fact, Xavier - the wolf shifter - had pretty sordid background to begin with.
As the #5 installment, this book also served much like cross-link of the previous books. Xavier was the big bad blood-thirsty wolf in [b:Psychic Moon|11883058|Psychic Moon (The Shifters #1)|M.D. Grimm|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309379945s/11883058.jpg|16841517]. Time frame of this story was closely parallel with the end of [b:Hunter and Hunted|16133226|Hunter and Hunted (The Shifters #4)|M.D. Grimm|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1352221012s/16133226.jpg|21959873]. While on the run Josh and Xavier met with Caleb and Ryan from [b:Love is a Whirlwind|13423221|Love is a Whirlwind (The Shifters #2)|M.D. Grimm|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1374007154s/13423221.jpg|18869272] and guess where they finally decided to settle down: the town set on [b:Blind Devotion|15755708|Blind Devotion (The Shifters #3)|M.D. Grimm|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1342499876s/15755708.jpg|21452872] of course! :D
The plot was pretty clean cut. The substation where Josh kept guard of still recuperating Xavier got ambushed by Knights' goons. The fights wounded Josh but Xavier gone feral on the attacker and ran away with Josh. Driving cross-country on the run from Knights and ducking the Agency, the shifter and aide forged a deeper connections, that might prove to be the salvation Xavier needed to overcome his beastliness.
Other thing that I loved about this book was the gradual attraction of the MCs. Josh had been stationed to guard Xavier for six months before chaos hit. During that time and while on the run, they learned more about each other and built solid connection. No instant "you - me - mates! - lived together ever after"
here. But HEA was definitely there, at the end of the page./ happy sigh /