True mates should be protected at all costs, even when their past comes barging back in.
Joel was content in helping his alpha and cousin with pack matters. Protect witches, hunt down pack family members, attend a long pack weekend put on by the alpha’s mate? Check, check, and check.
Laying eyes on his true mate wasn’t what he expected, but it’s the best thing he could have hoped for. When she begins ghosting him, he’s forced to dig deep for patience.
Lea was a survivor. At least that was what the psychologist she saw told her. Getting past the horrors her life had become was one thing. Meeting her true mate and feeling worthy of their fated destiny was another.
As if navigating the waters of a true mate weren’t hard enough, she runs into the man who set off the horrid chain of events that ruined her life.
Can she accept he’s unlike the men of her past, or will their open wounds be the death of them?
Review by Twinsie Angie
I was given this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh Joel. You hot piece of pack meat!! We met Joel and knew he was part of the alpha, Peter’s, inner circle. He was always off doing pack business but also being a protector to pack members. When he comes home and hears Lea singing, he knew she was his. Knowing she was a survivor of the horrors the women had gone through but the pack saved, he was ready to be patient and kind to win her over.
Lea was a mess of fear when her body came alive when she saw Joel. Fear kept her away and fear made her push him but mainly fear of what could happen if her past before the kidnapping was found out. Lea was outted by her friend about her fear which tears Joel apart. I felt so bad for the wonderful pack member. But her rejection is just too much for the soft hearted were.
When Joel and Lea start to make some head way to see why the fates mated them together, her past comes tumbling out in a big and terrible way. I loved seeing Lea form a backbone and fight for what she wanted. I loved seeing Joel realize she was stronger than he imagined. Their love story was such a great read.
Guys, I loved Peter and Joel in their books but I think Xander is going to steal my heart. He is too funny and grumpy that I am head over heals for this were. I am beyond excited for Adira’s book and the mysterious man who has her allllllll messed up!!!
I received book from the author for an honest review.
I loved this book as much as I did Rebel. Peter had my heart beating double time but Joel had me swooning. I cannot wait for all these wolves to find their true mate. Joel gives Lea the time she needs which could possibly end up killing them both.
Joel works for Peter on projects that take him out of town for long periods of time. When he returns the night of the party, he knows Lea is his when he hears her singing and sees her. Lea sees her true mate, Joel, but she is scared her past will sneak up on her. While trying to push her true mate away she unknowing could harm both of them.
One of Joel’s assignments ends up bringing Lea’s past right to their door. I love that Lea does not back down and run but shows the strength inside her. She is such a strong werewolf and she lets it out to take what is hers.
These two go through so much and have to learn to trust one another. I love how this pack works well together. They all make up a great team when they are put in situations. They are resourceful always finding a way to pull together and come out on top. I am in love with this entire pack and cannot wait to see where this story goes and who everyone’s mate is. I am especially excited to see who Xander or even Alton’s mate will be but it looks like Adira is next up in the mate department. She is going to be another strong female heroine and I cannot wait to hear her story.
AJ Renee loves to write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading.
She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.