AUTHOR: Catherine Lievens
SERIES: Council Enforcers
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Valerie Tibbs
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter
LENGTH: 120 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book
Sometimes facing the past is the only way to move forward.
Max and his twin, Jessie, moved to Gillham six months ago after the enforcers rescued them from their abusive alpha. Max might not be in peak form yet, but he’s had enough of sitting on his ass all day. When he asks Kameron for a job, he doesn’t expect he’ll be teamed up with his mate.
Dane is still recovering from the years he spent in one of the Glass Research Company’s labs and on the run, but he wants to be useful. When Kameron assigns him to answer the new council hotline, he meets his new colleague, Max. Max isn’t only a coworker, though—he’s also Dane’s mate.
Max and Dane want to move forward, together, but to do that, they have to let go of the past. Max will have to face the council and explain what his alpha did to him, while Dane has to face his past and the betrayal of someone who should have protected him. Getting over a painful past isn’t easy though. Will they be able to keep their relationship steady as they face the memories?
Maximilian is the ninth book in the Council Enforcers series by Catherine Lievens. I love this series by Catherine Lievens almost as much as her Gillham Pack series. Her Council Enforcers series is a little grittier and usually deals with main characters that have been abused in some way by their packs. But if you are missing your favorite characters from the Gillham Pack series then I recommend reading the Council Enforcer series since it is also set in Gillham and you get glimpses of the Gillham Pack and its members.
Maximilian is about Max and his mate Dane. But for Max and Dane sometimes facing the past is the only way to move forward. It’s not going to be easy for either of them to have to confront what happened to them but with the support of their new friends and pack mates, they can do it and finally be able to move forward with their lives.
Max and his twin, Jessie, moved to Gillham six months ago after they were rescued from their abusive alpha by the enforcers. In those six months, they have done a fair bit of recovering, both
physically and emotionally. For Max and Jessie, it has always been them against their herd with the exclusion of their parents and Ezra. They have both been emotionally and physically abused by their alpha and repeatedly told that gay shifters didn’t have fated mates out there waiting for them to find them. But Max isn’t so sure about that. If living in Gillham has taught him anything it’s that gay shifters do have fated mates. Although his twin brother, Jessie, still doesn’t believe it. And although Max might not be in peak form yet, he’s had enough of sitting on his behind all day and so he asks Kameron for a job. Little did he expect that he’d be teamed up with his mate.
Dane is still recovering from the two years he spent in one of the Glass Research Company’s labs and the two years he spent on the run with four other shifters that escaped with him. In the two years that Dane, Ryan, Lucas, Tristan, and Caleb have been living on the run they have become each other’s family. They have only been in Gillham for four months, and Dane still has a long way to go till he’s recovered, but he wants to be useful. Kameron assigns him to answer the new council hotline and assigns a new colleague, Max, to help. However, Max isn’t just a coworker, he’s also Dane’s mate.
Max and Dane want to move forward, together, but to do that, they have to let go of the past. And that won’t be all sunshine and roses because Max will have to face the council and explain what his alpha did to him and his brother, and Max would rather just forget what was done to them. But if Max doesn’t testify, then his brother will have to, and Max will do anything to protect his brother. Even if Jessie isn’t being supportive of him finding his mate and how fast their relationship is progressing. But Dane’s going to have to face his past also and the one who betrayed him when he should have protected him. Seeing how strong his mate is to confront the people who hurt him and his brother gives Dane the courage to seek justice for what was done to him by his pride member. But getting over a painful past isn’t easy though, will they be able to keep their relationship steady as they face the memories?
I really hope that the next book in the series is about Jessie and Ezra. I really want to find out what happens to them.
***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book***