Wake Me Up Inside - Cardeno C. I was extremely pleased with this book, a first time author read for me. I really enjoy the shifter books, and with gay romances, we have the added conflict of breeding for species success. So I always find it interesting how an author handles this conflict.What made this book stand out was how the author interspersed memories and current events, to fill in the picture. It was not annoying, but rather increased the tension as the plot advanced.I have placed this in my favorites shelf and will look to see what else the author has written.That being said, it's not a perfect book, the plot was rather predictable, but I still found it enjoyable.