- Loose ID
- Release Date
- January 2016
- Book 4 of Scattered Siblings
Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vamps & Shifters Romance
The Rock Prowler alpha condemns Viola for her inability to shift. Forced into poverty and isolation, she ekes out a meager existence as a healer. As the pack omega with a crippled knee, she's forbidden to mate. Her first heat beckons, but no wolf will dare to bed her.
Titus, a wolf rejected by his true mate, overflows with violence and anger. The Lykae King sends him to take over the Rock Prowler pack. He condemns Viola for wanting payment before she treats her patients and threatens to bring in a new pack healer. With her crippled knee and no other income, she'd starve.
She-wolves from families who disagree with the alpha have vanished. When Titus investigates, the alpha's allies imprison both him and Viola. To escape, he must seduce Viola—the she-wolf he insulted and reviled. If that's not bad enough, she despises him for his seeming allegiance to the alpha. As he gets to know her, she steals his heart, but after all that's happened, how can she accept him when even his fated mate refused him?
Feb 15, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
112 people found the following review helpful
When those in power are corrupt and prey upon the ones they are to protect, it is a heinous crime. Viola is a wolf who cannot take her wolf form. Her father turned on her when she was six. At twelve, he had her beaten so badly, she became cripple for life. Instead of dying each time he tries to kill her, she is stubbornly fighting to stay alive. When a new stronger wolf enter into the pack territory, life takes a quick turn for the worse. Titus is a strong wolf who is quick to judge and slow to ask for the details.
This is the fourth book in the Scattered Sibling series. It can be read as a standalone. This story caught my interest because of the blurb. I like rooting for the underdog. Make no mistake, Viola is an underdog and her life is a painful hell. The atrocities her father commits is disgusting, and the hero coming in to to save this oppressed pack is sort of an asshat. Titus carries the chip on his shoulder big time and he makes decisions based on little facts. Whilst this set up builds for a nice mea culpa from Titus to Viola, it is frustrating. Miscommunication and lack of understanding based on Titus's quick and inaccurate assessment is annoying. He is predisposed to treat Viola poorly. I do not like this part, especially since Viola suffers more mental anguish at his clumsy hands.
The characters in this story are mixed for me. I really liked Viola and her tenderheartedness. Titus is a strong male who is loyal but just so dumb. Why Viola likes him so much is a mystery. The other part which is a bit annoying is the constant repetition of Viola's status in the pack the first few chapters. We get it. She is singled out and pitiful. Her father is a bully. Titus is heart broken by the rejection of his mate. Get over it! I want to know how Titus will kick Viola's father's ass. And I want to know more about these cat-like women who steal the she-wolves from the pack.
The plot of the story is good and when this finally kicks off, halfway through the book, the story finally moves. The connections between this book and the previous one is nicely done to enhance a reader's enjoyment. The battle scenes and turning a demoralized group of people around is what makes this story good. This paranormal romance is recommended to shifter lovers who enjoy angst and a happily ever after.
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Mar 17, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
103 people found the following review helpful
Titus overflows with violence and anger after having been rejected by his mate. Viola despises him for his seeming allegiance to the alpha in this riveting paranormal romance.
After all that has happened, can Viola accept Titus when his fated mate refused him? The reader is helpless against the onslaught of emotional turbulence that flows from these strong, bewitching characters. The relationship starts off way on the opposite side of happy and miscommunication and mishaps seem to continuously hound this couple throughout the story, no matter the sizzling chemistry in this fast paced, smooth flowing plot that keeps readers riveted with lots of suspense, excitement, turmoil and romance.
Expectation builds throughout the story as Titus manages to put his foot wrong every step of the way in regards to Viola and spine tingling tension builds when Viola and Titus discover just what is happening to the she-wolves who have disappeared. This causes Titus to call in the Kings because it is much bigger than they expected with some surprising twist along the way. This story has well written scenes and intriguing events that keep readers turning the pages.
The author added quite a few surprising elements to this story that included a very different kind of enemy. I couldn't help but empathize with both Titus and Viola, and I am looking forward to King Leonidas finding more of his Scattered Siblings.
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