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A beautiful end to this excellent shifter series

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That was a perfect way to round out this quite excellent shifter series from Sam and Waverly.

I’ve been wanting Ford to get his happy ending from book one and it was poetic that it was the grandson of the man whose company had been responsible for causing The Condition and killing off the omega werewolves, including Ford’s wife Lily, who restored his hope and his heart.

Archer was such a sweet soul, wrapped up in a package of determination to right the wrongs his grandfather had caused.

As a made wolf, being bitten to save his life after his grandfather shot him (in the last book), he was a mess of conflicting emotions and my heart hurt for him.

Although it’s billed as an enemies to lovers romance, it only really skirts on the periphery of that imho. Ford is definitely angry with Archer because of his Sterling name and his background, but Archer never feels the same and Ford soon realises that he’s not only mistaken, but he’s doing him a disservice.

I liked how they cautiously began to work together to try and find a way to restore the health of the werewolf packs by researching an artificial pheromone to help with the lack of omega wolves and that they’d established a cautious friendship over time.

When Archer’s first heat hits him when on a pack run with Ford, we get to see the two of them move into a physical relationship which is both steaming hot, but also beautifully caring as Ford guides Archer through the emotional and confusing time.

There is a bit of push and pull, most from Ford, but it’s completely understandable and what I liked best about the way the authors approached this, is that he doesn’t miraculously turn from being a heartbroken and depressed alpha. It takes time for him and Archer to build up trust.

But Strawberry Moon wraps up this series beautifully and – which I very much appreciated – also gives the reader the joyous resolution of Rowan and Cliff’s relationship, which has been complicated and partly melancholy as Rowan is a beta wolf without the calming pheromones of an omega wolf.

This book ends on a beautifully happy note with the Grove pack firmly looking to the future.

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

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Release Blitz: Defiance by Annabelle Jacobs

Defiance | Annabelle Jacobs

Rebellion #2

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Release Date: June 24th, 2021

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Length: 72,000

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Blurb

Returning to their pack was always going to be dangerous, but is the fight for freedom worth the cost?

Cole and Logan return to London, ready to execute their plan of connecting with the human resistance. But with both of them blamed for the deaths resulting from Cole’s escape attempt, they receive a less than warm welcome from the McKillan pack.

Cole gets a second chance, but it’s not without restrictions, and he must toe the line and do whatever it takes to fit in. But earning the trust of his alpha and fellow shifters comes at a price.

For Logan, being close to Cole and unable to touch him is a daily torment, but watching from the sidelines while Cole learns what it means to be a McKillan enforcer is pushing him to his limits.

Both men must play their parts to perfection if they want Cole to be accepted into the pack, and that means doing what’s asked of them, no matter the cost.

Defiance is an angsty MM paranormal romance, featuring established relationship, secrecy and intrigue, and all the pining.

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Escape

Rebellion #1

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About The Author

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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Defiance is tension filled and action packed and I loved it!

58143566._SY475_Defiance by Annabelle Jacobs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My sodding review just vanished. Will write it again when I’m at the laptop tomorrow.

Let me just pop a non spoiler note I sent to Annabelle during my beta read of this book though 😘

Yes! Get in, bloody brilliant twist!

I won’t tell you at what point in the narrative I wrote it though 😂

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Right, my actual review which the Goodreads app decided to lose yesterday!

Annabelle Jacobs’ Regent’s Park pack – start with Bitten by Mistake – is one of my all-time favourite shifter series’, so when she said she was writing another wolves saga, I was absolutely delighted.

As you can see from my review of book one Escape I was utterly blown away by it and how incredibly different it is from the RPP series – this new Rebellion world is dangerous, it’s fraught with tension, it has a feel of an occupied country under wartime conditions.

Shifters were once persecuted but 10 years ago they rebelled against their human oppressors and took over. Unfortunately, power corrupts and the ideals of the Shifter Alliance Party for a Britain where both species are equal has long gone.

Humans are forced to take a bite and transform into a wolf shifter if their DNA shows they have the gene and life is not pleasant for anyone who doesn’t want to conform to the rules.

In this second installment, which I had the honour of beta reading for Annabelle, we pick up where Escape left off – literally – with Logan and Cole being returned under guard to the McKillan pack.

What follows next is a brilliantly paced, adrenaline causing rush as the plan to infiltrate the pack on behalf of the human resistance begins and rapidly starts going off track.

There are so many unforeseen consequences of their actions. Both men are forced to hurt the other and the sense that everything is about to unravel just grows stronger the more the plot goes on.

Of course, we get another cliffhanger to the main overall story arc, as I’d expect with a series long plot, but their relationship is not threatened. As with book one, this is paranormal first, romance second, but don’t think that it’s not important.

Everything that Cole and Logan go through is because of their love. They are more committed to each other than ever before and, at book’s end, are in an incredibly solid place.

It was impossible for me to put this down from the second I started reading the draft (the odd note aside 😉 ) until it finished and I felt like I’d just been through a Tough Mudder trial!

No spoilers but OMG I need book three (and four, five and six given how much else I want to know about this world!) like yesterday please Annabelle!

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

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