For a moment, Darcy almost convinced herself the last twelve hours didn’t happen. As image after image hits her, the sinking realization of all she’s lost overwhelms her and all she can think of is to run. Run far away where her shame can’t find her, and most of all, where she’ll never have to see the look of blame in Mason’s eyes. Feeling like a complete failure, she scrambles to make plans. But the voice of her mate-to-be penetrates her frantic thoughts, asking for the chance to show her just how much she is loved.
It hurts Mason deeply to hear Darcy’s thoughts, knowing the events of the previous night have completely rattled her. Grieving over the death of his beloved sister Jasmine, Mason knows he has to act fast. Darcy is all he’s ever wanted and the idea of life without her is unacceptable. Armed with his unswerving love and wolfish charm, he sets out to remind Darcy just how valuable she is and why there is no one else for him but her.
Can Darcy let go of the shame of failure consuming her or will Mason convince her that after all is said and done, she truly is… Cherished?
Cherished is the second novella in Belinda Boring's Mystic Wolves series. It starts with Darcy dealing with the aftermath of everything that happened in the first book. She is experiencing tremendous amounts of grief and guilt – you can actually feel these feelings radiating off of her. Belinda does an awesome job at making you feel the character's emotions.
Mason puts his own grief aside to comfort Darcy. He is hurting just as much as she is, if not more, but you would never know it. Being a man and an Alpha, he pushes his feelings aside so he doesn't appear weak. But it's more than that. He would do anything for his future mate, including putting her first.
Despite the grief these two share, they have many steamy moments in this book. There is plenty of swoon-worthy romance and scorching desire. There are also some moments that will make you tear up. I don't think there's many emotions that you won't feel while reading this heart breaking story.
I'm dying to read more about Darcy and Mason, and I can't wait until the next installment. If you love paranormal romances that are deep and filled with emotion – then this is one series you won't want to miss!