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Con saves the best for last as Austin and Dom fall head over heels

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dom Dymond is my absolute favourite character Con Riley has created and we don’t even get his PoV in this book.

Anyone who’s familiar with Con’s expanded world will have seen Dom’s name crop up in Be My Best Man or True Brit, Jude and Rob also cross paths with him in the Bonus Scene for His Horizon.

But, until now, he’s been a nebulous figure, our most common interactions with him have been in Luke’s book as Austin repeatedly tells him off for always being late to pick up his delightful daughter Maisie.

So, what happens when a prickly school bursar with a secret guilt that stops him from forming attachments crashes headlong into Dom’s orbit?

We get this book, the very best in what has been a quite outstanding series, and a love story which is all about learning not only to love someone else, but learning how to forgive too. For Austin, it’s learning to let go of an incident in his past which has basically hung a noose around his neck for many years.

When their paths cross, it sends both men on a journey which is delivered in inimitable Con Riley style, filled with wonderful snappy dialogue, smoking hot sexy times, emotional feels all over the spectrum from rage to grief, guilt to passion and a whole big load of love.

This is the least angsty book in the series but Con still brings enough tension into the narrative as we slowly find out what causes Austin’s caustic nature and why Dom’s been late to pick up Maisie from school.

We get to discover that the snappy and terrierlike Austin, with his determination that Glynn Harber isn’t the place for him, is actually a man desperately trying to make amends for an accident that wasn’t even his fault.

We find out Dom isn’t a feckless father, but a man who’s given up everything to be there for Maisie whenever she needs him.

And we see that, together, these two men are a force as bright as a supernova, absolutely perfect for each other and both willing to take a chance at a lifetime of happiness.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

Disclaimer: As ever, I alpha read this book for Con.

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Release Blitz: Uprising by Annabelle Jacobs

Uprising | Annabelle Jacobs

Rebellion #3

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Release Date: April 7th, 2022

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Length: 82,000 approx.

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Blurb

Isaac had lost Michael once. He wouldn’t survive a second time…

Michael

Five years ago, he became the alpha of the most influential London pack. Responsible for monitoring and suppressing the human resistance, also known as the Candidate Evacuation Group.

A group he’d secretly founded.

Now exposed and on the run, labelled a traitor by his peers, he finds refuge in the home of the man he left behind. The only man he’s ever loved.

For Michael, that love burns as bright as it always has, but they’ve been apart a long time. He can’t expect Isaac to still feel the same.

But he can hope.

Isaac

When Michael left for London after the war, he took Isaac’s heart with him, promising to return when the time was right. But that took longer than either of them expected.

Now he’s back, with the whole of the Shifter Alliance Party out for his blood. But being together is hard. Long-buried feelings bubble to the surface, and rekindling an old romance is low on the list of priorities—they have a rebellion to fight.

Isaac will protect Michael with his life.

Always.

But trusting him with his heart again isn’t nearly as easy.

Uprising is an angsty MM paranormal romance with second chances, suspense, and all the feels.

Rebellion Series

Escape

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Defiance

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About The Author

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Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories.

They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.

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A triumphant way to end this shifter romance series

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For the final book, we move on from Cole and Logan and get to find out just what on earth has been going on behind the scenes with the CEG and what role Michael McKillan has played in the resistance.

I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to this series as it centres on Michael and Isaac, the alpha of the Mothecombe pack we’ve already seen risking his life to help shifters escape to Jersey.

It was clear from the end of book two that these two had some serious history between them and it slowly unfolds through this adrenaline-packed narrative.

There’ll be no spoilers here again, let’s just say I cursed, I raged for someone to die in a flaming pit of Hell, I sighed, I swooned, for gawd’s sake I nearly cried and that rarely happens!

With incredible pacing throughout, there’s no let-up from the moment the story starts until it reaches its very satisfying conclusion.

On the way, it chases through twists and turns, through secrets revealed and emotions laid bare before it continues to surprise with revelations I still hadn’t seen coming.

I was so glad Annabelle chose to add an Epilogue to this series, I really hope she hasn’t quite finished with it and we may get an odd short story or novella in the future.

But, if this is the end, it goes out on a perfect note for me, with nothing left to be said and two men, somewhat out of the first flushes of youth, living their best lives with two intermingled and small packs on a beautiful stretch of the Cornish coast.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

I also was fortunate to beta read this book for Annabelle.

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