Having spent ten years away from his mate to give him the chance to grow up before claiming him, Shaman Rolly comes home to find a very changed mate. He left the little boy Erdwin and came back to a grown Edie. Edie has had a lot to deal with in that ten year period. Erdwin always felt out of touch with the body she lived in. So she made the change to Edie. Doing so, she figured she’d never have a mate; she’d been too young when Rolly left to know. But she is happy within herself and coming to terms with the male body she inhabits and now she has a mate. Just as the two of them start to settle into their mating they have to protect their family and their pack from outside forces.
Bailey did a masterful job of portraying the transition Edie had made. The switch of the masculine pronoun to feminine was smooth and flawlessly done. She showed the emotions and feelings of the character Edie, allowing the reader maybe some insight into the world transgendered people live in and go through daily. The rest of the cast of characters is varied, but all add so much to the story. This is book 4 in the series and this is a series that needs to be read in order. There are carry over characters and conflicts in each book. If you are a fan of Bailey’s, like I am, this is a must read. And the sex is hot and maybe not what you would expect, but that’s all I’m going to say.
You need to read Heart by Bailey Bradford!