Five years ago they were attacked. The alpha was the first to die, but his murder was followed by carefully planned attacks focused on one thing: find and kill the female shifters.
Xandra Blackstone is out for blood. She’s spent the last five years forced to hide and wait while the person responsible for the deaths of her parents and youngest sister remains free. Separated from her surviving siblings, her rage has only grown. She and her bear are in agreement. They’ll settle for nothing less than blood.
Declan Holloway is on a mission. Now that he and his brothers know there are female shifters still hidden among them, they’ve made it their focus to find them and protect them. What he didn’t expect was to find himself pursuing one frustrating female who seems hell bent on killing him. With each trap he dodges, his temper rises. When he gets his hands on Xandra Blackstone he might just take her over his knee for the trouble she’s caused him.
With one glance, neither can deny what their bears know is true. No matter how much they rumble and growl, they belong to one another.
*NOTE: Though Rumble and Growl is part of the Awakening Pride: The Holloways series, it is a standalone book with an HEA and no cliffhanger.
I purchased this book.
OMG Xandra and Declan!! They are quite a pair. Declan is Mr. Logical where as Xandra runs on pure emotion. I knew the little clip we got of them in book 2 showed they were going to be a fun read but man was I loving this book.
Declan is the most trustworthy and dependable brother of the Holloways. When he is sent to find Xandra he is blow away once he catches her scent because HELLO she is his mate.
Xandra has been living in a personal hell for the 5 years following all the female bear massacre. The “Uncle” she was tasked to live with seems to be the reason for all the treachery against the Holloway Pack. She is finally free and after blood for her family and lost bears. When she sees Declan’s she is not about to let this whole MATE thing get her…..nope not happening. She is going to run and avenge everyone wronged. She is pulling the whole “I am an island” dynamic.
I loved seeing the pack dynamics really starting to come into play. We learn a lot more about each brother and their job for the pack. We learn more and more about the expectations for revenge for the past wrong doings too.
I am super excited for the next book and I really hope its Laramie’s books because come on and Alpha needs his mate!!!
Lacey Thorn spends her days in small town Indiana the proud mother of three. When she is not busy with one of them she can be found typing away on her computer
keyboard or burying her nose in a good book. Like every woman she knows just how chaotic life can be and how appealing that great escape can look. So toss aside
the stress and tension of the never ending to do list.