Brand of the Pack by Tera Shanley #AfternoonDelight #Review

Brand of the Pack by Tera Shanley #AfternoonDelight #ReviewBrand of the Pack by Tera Shanley

Series: #3 Silver Wolf Clan
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Lyrical Press on June 9, 2015
Pages: 103
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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three-half-stars  

After the last book was so full of pain, angst and danger, this one was a nice change up in the emotional tones and pace though it absolutely hums with foreshadowing for what is to come. It picks up nearly from the point the last one left off and these read much like a serial so the reader should definitely try to get them in order.

The story opens up with Morgan Carter, shaken from her horrid experience with the Montana wolves and what she almost did to her own mate with her fears, but now she is determined to make things right. She pushes hard for normal and for her and Grey’s shared dreams even as he cautions her that he wants the same things, but he doesn’t want her to push too fast and too hard after what she has been through.

Then the challenges to Grey’s claim on Morgan began and Morgan realizes that time to take it slow is off the table. Instead, she tells Greyson what she already has determined. She is ready for their mating and she is ready to be part of his pack with Marissa. Greyson is so happy to have his dreams come true and he proves over and over to all challengers that he is truly the Devil Wolf who can protect the last living Silver Wolf.

Unfortunately, in the midst of the happiness, there are those who would seek to destroy what they have. Alexis still wants Greyson because she sees him as the biggest, baddest, scariest alpha of them all and a challenge that she still plans on winning after she sics a dangerous threat on Morgan.

I loved the happy party atmosphere that the Dallas pack, Greyson, Morgan, Marissa and Lana are experiencing thinking that they have weathered through so much, but as before storm clouds gather and they must be ready. This felt like both a book to finally finish a story, but yet it’s also a beginning as Morgan’s existence becomes known outside the werewolf community to the dangerous others.

As before, I am so enamored with the worldbuilding that takes place in this series. It is so unique. In this case, matings, bonds, and pack brandings are the subject. Oh so fascinating stuff!

Morgan is finally coming into her own with confidence and determination. I loved seeing her matching up well as a mate for Greyson and a partner in their new little pack. Their passion was spicy as human lovers, but I loved that the author wove in moments when they were together in wolf form too (not in a sexual way).

All in all, this was a delight and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Each installment is a quick read and like I said, it’s like reading a serial. I would recommend these for Shifter romance and Urban Fantasy lovers.

My thanks to Kensington and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Ya know, I read the book before this one and I liked it but the hero is kinda boring. I felt like she deserved someone better and more willing to do what needed to be done. He just seemed big in body but small in determination. Great review though!!

    • LOL! Now see, I was the opposite with the last story. I couldn’t stand the heroine for being so stupid about the relationship when she willfully misunderstood him and blew it way out of proportion. I thought he was pretty forbearing b/c I would have just let her walk especially after all the work he did to prove himself to her in the first book. But hey, that’s the fun of books- so many opinions and takes on them. 🙂

  • Spicy as human lovers! Do i need lots of water?

    • May-be…they had some pent up going since they waited for three books. Haha!

  • This series is already on my to-read list, quite possibly because of you 😉

    • It’s possible…I got a gift card a while back and grabbed some books from my wish list that I had noted were blog review recommendations. You guys are so bad for me. I’m kidding. Actually bloggers save me money b/c some books don’t get put on the list after reading some reviews, too.

  • Lindy Gomez

    The key to any great paranormal/urban fantasy is great world building. I find the whole mates, bonding, and branding interesting too. I agree, it’s great that you got to not only read about Morgan and Greyson in human for, but wolf form as well. Lovely Review 🙂

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  • It’s always neat when an author in para can bring out something unique. Thanks for the heads up on reading in order 😀

    • Oh yes, this is one that there should be no skippies! Haha!

  • I am glad you liked it as much as I did-or almost. I gave it 4 stars-mainly because I love the characters so much. And all the amazing world building too. 🙂

    • Yes, I like this series a lot. I’m looking forward to what happens next with the vampire and the others. I really want the evil gal to get pay backs.

  • I need to invest in more wolfy reads..this might be right up my alley…loved the review Sophia 😉

    • Oh yes, this little series is a good one for wolfy lovers.