Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2020
I enjoyed the chemistry, angst, and passion between Willow Johnson and an Alpha, Rob Wolf. The story is the third in the series by a dynamic writing duo of Renee Rose and Vanessa Vale. The story does not end on a cliffhanger and has that coveted happily ever after ending. Best of all, it is a series, so we know then we will have many more books to come because at the end has the title of book four---Savage.
The story will have bits and pieces of Rob’s siblings and their mates, but this story focuses on Rob, his role as Alpha, and his need to find a mate---but she needs to be a shifter---not a human mate, like both of his brothers have found. Not only does Rob need a shifter mate, but he also has issues within his pack, a troublemaker or two that he must deal with. He is waiting for Fate to send him “the one,” and when he meets the new neighbor, Natalie Sheffield, his wolf takes notice----but no, this can’t be---she is human.
“I met my mate, and she wasn’t just cute, she was hot. Passionate. Spirited. Feisty.”
The story isn’t all it seems, it has plenty of mystery, suspense, angst, and lies by omission. Sometimes, secrets must be held, when it is your job----Natalie/Willow is in just that position. Posing as the new neighbor, Natalie Sheffield, while working undercover surveillance as the DEA agent she is. Oh my, when Rob Wolf and Willow meet, there is chemistry. What he thought to be a rescue isn’t as he thinks---but this feisty girl doesn’t back down---and neither does he. It doesn’t take long for these two to get together, and sizzling hot sex is on the table, along with a spanking that reeves both of them up.
“One taste of Rob Wolf and I was hooked. I was a DEA agent, but he was my drug. And I wanted more.”
“Ready, angel? You’re going to love your punishment. And so am I.”
The plot of this story kept the pages turning with two people who are naturally drawn towards each other. Rob is under pressure from some of the older pack members to take a mate, an alpha she-wolf, going as far as to invite another pack to bring one for a visit. But Rob’s wolf has his own plans—and it is to mate with Natalie/Willow. What will happen when Rob learns that Willow has been an imposter, posing as their former neighbor’s niece, Natalie? How can he, as Alpha, mate with anything less than another wolf shifter? Will fate disrupt the pack? By others interfering? Or will fate have its own plans?
“I might be a mate to Rob, but I was one hundred percent a lie.”
“It was fate, then wasn’t it” she murmured. “You and I? Can’t argue with fate, can I?”
I would never reveal a plot twist and will say, WOW, I loved it, and yes, things have a delightful way of working out---call it FATE. The heart wants what the heart wants---and sometimes, a wolf won’t accept anything less than its mate.
“We’d been two lost souls that fate brought together. Made us whole in each other.”
I look forward to the next story in the series---Savage will be coming soon. “Pack Rule #4: Guard your pups with your life.”