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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Signet Eclipse
Released on December 2, 2014
Getting to see Nick again after how the last book ended was a plus! Throw him up against a vampire princess, then let the good times roll…along with some action packed bad times. A shifter and a vampire…oh my!
While Sophia Rose has read this series all out of order *snickers* I have stayed true to the course and kept it all in line. Those new to the Alpha Pack may find some of it confusing, but for the most part each story is it’s own with a fore telling of the next book in the series.
In the last story, an old foe has come back to haunt Nick, the Alpha Pack leader. While Nick has been in each story, we really don’t know much about his past. He was thrown out of his pack by his brother for trying to change the future, which he can see at the most inopportune times. His soul is tortured by what he has done, so he makes it a point to never interfere with what his visions tell him. Finding a home and family with the Alpha pack has only partially filled the hole in his heart. At the end of the last story, we believe his enemy is dead, but not before he tortured Nick in ways that haunt him. He’s not in a good place and has suicide on his mind.
Then Nick meets Calla, a vampire princess. She too knows loss of a mate, but is strong and patient. When these two meet, it is explosively seductive. They can’t keep their hands off each other. But an outside threat they thought they had dealt with has come back to haunt, and torture them once again. Calla senses that Nick is her mate, but hides the signs from Nick as she knows he needs time to come to terms with what is going on. Calla is no wilting flower. Her inner strength helps hold Nick up and he recognizes she could be the one that truly heals him.
I throughly enjoyed seeing Nick become the sensitive caring man I knew he was deep down. Alpha to the core, he wants what is best for everyone, but also struggles to deal with is own pain. Calla has so much beauty and strength that she holds up Nick as he struggles. She isn’t young, so she has a lot of life experience and wisdom to offer to this relationship.
We also get to see his relationship with his daughter, Selene, grow into more of a loving father/daughter experience. Hammer, the silent warrior, comes more to the front and actually has things to say. Throw in a possible M/M relationship coming for two more characters in the future, this book was a jam packed and never let you rest.
Just when you think they have evil under control, someone new raises their head up to be noticed. Never let it be said the Alpha Pack doesn’t earn their keep. I love this series and Wolf’s Fall is another great addition with love, action, and friendship leading the way.