Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Review: Brand of the Pack by Tera Shanley

Book Blurb:

The last of her kind

As the last of the Silver Wolves, and the only female with the ability to produce werewolf offspring, Morgan Carter is a wanted woman. Male suitors from all packs vie for her, and threaten the safety of her young niece, Lana. But there is only one man Morgan wants . . .

The last of his control

Greyson Crawford has been through hell and back for Morgan. And he’d do it again. But until she learns to trust him, and lets him claim her as his own, he can’t fully protect her. When a force more powerful than either have known threatens to tear them apart, can Greyson convince Morgan to accept him as her mate once and for all, before it’s too late?

My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Survival, Werewolves--

Morgan has returned to Grey wanting to be his mate, but still cautious from the abuse she just escaped. Grey would do anything for Morgan, even if it meant his death, which it just might be. Challengers are coming from every direction to claim Morgan due to her silver wolf heritage and the ability to have offspring. Grey will have to battle everyone for the right to claim his mate.

I absolutely love Grey. Sorry, I had to get that out of the way first.

This is book 3 in the Silver Wolf Clan Series and it picks up right where book 2 ends, with Morgan returning to Grey to try and make a go of it. These are not stand-alone novels and they must be read in order. The books are very short at roughly 100 pages each, making them more like a serial than each a novel. My biggest complaint is that I wish they were longer because I could easily read a 300+ page book with these characters.

This is my favorite kind of werewolf story, where there is one mate with a bond that can't be broken. Maybe it is the hopeless romantic in me, but I love that concept and the author plays it perfectly. I may be gushing about the love angle, but the books are not just about them being mates (which is fairly pg/pg-13ish, so if you are looking for some sexy time wolf books, these probably are not for you). The books deal a lot with the fight for survival. Book one was about the turn and learning to be human again, Book 2 was rescuing Morgan from those that wanted to use her, and this book was Grey constantly battling to the near death to protect his own. The love is the constant theme in the background, but not the be all of the story.

There have been plenty of times in the past where I wanted to smack Morgan upside the head for her actions and claim Grey as my own mate, but I liked her character in this book. She finally grew up and faced the reality of her situation, along with the most amazing man/protector that she could have ever asked for. I don't have much to say about Grey's character except that I think he is perfect and I love him, crazy beast and all. I like that the narration of the books alternate between both characters views because that way I feel like nothing is left out (and my favorite thing is romances told from the male point of view). I have also come to really like Marissa and I hope to see more from her in the future (hint hint maybe a spin-off when where she is an adult?).

I can't wait to read the next installment and I would recommend these to any werewolf romance fan out there.

I received this title form the author in exchange for my honest review.

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