Review: In Your Eyes (Mates #3) by Cardeno C.

Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. But despite his best efforts, Samuel can’t relate to people, including those he's supposed to lead.

When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack's Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life. Resenting the other shifter for throwing him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him. What he can't do is forget Korban's warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.

When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel’s emotional barriers. Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.

Stoic, socially awkward Samuel & sweet, understanding Korban? PERFECTION.

Samuel and Korban meet at a young age. They're from neighboring packs and are both the son of their pack alpha. Because of pack business and meetings and such, they occasionally saw each other throughout their childhood.

Samuel was instantly annoyed with Korban. Who is honestly that happy, all the time? Really. Samuel couldn't wrap his mind around Korban's genuine, good-naturedness. So, he was generally rude to Korban and avoided him as much as possible. Because as much as Korban annoyed him, he got under Samual's skin and Samuel had no idea why.

This is where I instantly fell in love with Korban. He was so understanding and sweet with Samuel. Gah. I adored the guy. He was patient and kind, all the time. No matter how standoffish Samuel insisted on being. Korban just waited. And waited. 

...and waited. 

Because Samuel wouldn't notice a thing until it smacked him right in the face. Seriously, some pretty serious happenings had to be going on for him to finally wake up and realize that Korban was more than just a wolf who bothered him. But... Samuel's naivety was pretty darn endearing. He was very wrapped up in his book knowledge about shifters and the lore surrounding them, that it was hard for him to see any other possibilities, besides what he's read in the pack archives. But when he finally did figure everything out? Yeah. Made me grin like an idiot.

Samuel's family was great. Their support was heartwarming, which was nice since I wanted to kick Korban's family in the face. And since we're back to Korban... again, he was amazing. He sacrificed so much for Samuel, of course Korban didn't see it as a sacrifice because it was all for his mate. He was 100% dedicated to his mate, in every way. Awwwwwwwwww! *squishes* Don't get me wrong, Samuel was a great guy too, but Korban just... stole my heart.

I'm definitely sad to see the end of this sweet and sexy series. I really enjoyed all three books. 

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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