Top positive review
Don't underestimate the quiet ones
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2019
Woo hoo! Another great story in the Black Claw Ranch series. Love the Cecilia Lane stories. Breaking Fate is about another clan member of the Black Claw Ranch. This time it’s Lorne Bennett, the more observant and introspective member of the clan. Like the rest of the men of the small clan, he has a history he doesn’t want to revisit or have show back up in his life. As the clan expands with his fellow bear shifters finding their mates, he’ll do what he needs to do to protect his clan.
He’s not prepared for Sloan Kent. Sloan Kent is a officer of the Supernatural Enforcement Agency and due to her strong morals and sense of justice, she turned in her partner and received a transfer. She’s determined to prove herself to her new team and earn her place as the only human on the shifter team. But she’s also still dealing with people trying to punish her for her previous decision.
Lorne is drawn to Sloan. But he’s concerned that history may repeat itself as his past shows up in town. He wants to move forward and not let his past impact his future. However, both he and Sloan aren’t sharing their past and are putting any future in jeopardy.
The characters are imperfect and flawed but that’s what makes them great. The Black Claw Ranch clan are kept together by respect and affection. They all have secrets and they know that. They don’t pry, but they support each other and will band together when needed. Ethan, the alpha, doesn’t use force to keep them together and would let anyone of the guys leave if that was what they needed. They are truly a family.
Lorne and Sloan are both strong characters. And, Sloan recognizes her inferior strength and senses when compared to shifters, but she’s not going to let that stop her from fighting for her place on the team. She’s not going to let anyone intimidate her.
Another strong and engaging story from Cecilia Lane and onto the next installment of the Black Claw Ranch series.