Book Reviews

Bonding With Ben (Sanctuary 4) by Megan Slayer at Supernova Indie Publishing Services

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-September-2019

Book Blurb

Sometimes the biggest hurdle in life is accepting who you are and what you want.

Joe Dallas thought he’d escaped the draw of the shifters at the Sanctuary. He doesn’t mind. With his tendency to keep relationships simple, he doesn’t want to get involved with a lion shifter. Then there’s Ben. The quiet shifter piques Joe’s attention. When Joe accompanies Ben on a rescue mission, he realizes the attraction isn’t one-sided. But can a shifter and a human really make a relationship work? Joe isn’t sure.

Ben knows who he wants in his life and bed—Joe. The lion wants to bond with the human he desires. The difference in their species doesn’t bother him a bit. Will the shifter be able to convince Joe they have a future or will fear dominate and destroy the love before it can blossom?

Warning: Once you’re in the sight of this shifter, you may be the “mane” attraction. This lion doesn’t give up until he has his prey.


First edition published by Resplendence Publishing, November 2015.

Book Review

All the lion shifters in this series have struggled with figuring out who and what they are from the moment they realized they were able to shift into humans. Ben, rescued previously, is no different. But in this pairing, it isn’t just Ben who learns new things about himself. Joe struggles with his not-so-stellar-relationship past, the idea of settling down, and his lack of any idea what to do to start or maintain a long-tern relationship. On top of that, there is a new threat to all their loves, and the situation with the petting zoo and its evil owner, Carlton, comes to a head. This is quite the action-packed installment and I liked how it all ended.

Joe is not exactly Mr. Permanent as any of his many one-night stands and his few short, aborted relationships will attest to. But for some reason, Ben draws him and it almost seems as if Joe is beginning to want more. He is scared insecure, and doesn’t want to hurt Ben. That concern right there should have told Joe there is more going on than he admits to himself – but it takes Joe a little longer to figure that out.

Ben is certain about whom he wants – Joe. He is less certain how to go about it. Being a human is far more complicated than being a lion. Even though his inner cat insists that Joe is their mate, Ben the human doesn’t know what to do or how to convince Joe that Ben wants him, that they are meant to be together.

If you like this series about rebellious lions who find out they’re as human as their cruel captor, if two men who are unsure if and how to make their relationship work sound interesting, and if you’re looking for a read that nicely concludes this series, then you might like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 109 pages/34000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-October-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
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