My rating: 💗💗💗💗 of 5!
Published: the 2nd of December 2018
Written by: Yumoyori Wilson
Series: Claiming My Pack
Length: 231 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided by the author.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.
An Undiscovered Past. A Feud Between Families. A Unity Filled with Hope.
Harper Blake thought she had found where she belonged. A family who’d accepted her, a safe home that would protect her, and a love for the boy who saved her from death. Her life at Sacred Moon Shelter for Endangered Wolves was everything she could have asked for.
All of that changes with a spark of a fire and a confrontation that leaves her on the verge of death once more. After another close call with the Angel of Death, Harper soon discovers that everything she thought was true, was woven in lies.
The deceit puts a heavy burden on Harper’s heart, and when she finally realizes who her true mate is, she’s unsure which path to choose. Or if she wants to.
As much as Harper needs time to figure things out, the tension between packs grows day by day, to the point where it’s time for her to give up on her Wolf Tamer title and become a Wolf Seeker.
Her first quest? Bring the four Cardinal Packs together, and that will put her to the test, leaving her with the task of deciding whether love is worth the risk of losing it all.
For the sake of unity, power, and love, Harper is ready to protect the only pack she’s ever known.
YES! It would seem like my prayers have been heard, and the second book in this series is a lot better than the first one. This book picks up almost right where the first one left us. Harper is still not awake, but recovering from the fight, and her pack is (not so) patiently waiting for her to wake up. While she’s unconscious she’s dreaming of Carter, and the bond they used to have together as children. From her dreams she learns that Carter is her eternal Royal Mate, and not just in a way children dreams and imagine things. Carter and Harper’s mate bond was finalised. And to keep them safe, their Marks was hidden with magic when they had to go their separate ways. Since only Harper’s memories were wiped, Carter remember everything. This can only mean one thing: when Harper was adopted by Dolly and Sam, Carter recognised her but didn’t reveal his claim on her. Instead he stayed in the background and let her live her life. He even somewhat accepted that Ian was taking his space, as long as it made Harper happy. This also explains why he was dead set on having alone time with Harper, and got really grumpy when anyone tried to butt in.
After Harper wakes up she and Reika (her inner wolf) are eager to learn more about their past. But at the same time, the life she thought she knew have been turned upside down, which makes her second guess where she belongs. Luckily, the pack are so devoted to her, that they don’t hesitate to make her feel right at home. And just like that, finally she knows where she belongs. While Harper is happy with the changes, Ian is struggling with coming to terms with the fact that he shares his mate with Carter. Ian’s mood swings made him loose so many points in my book. Because in the first book he was telling Harper how many female shifters have multiple mates, he even said it could happen to her and he would be okay with it. Yet, when it happens he is the complete opposite. And not for any good reason. The only good thing I can say about this is, that no matter how much Harper tries to convince him that she has enough love for all of them, it doesn’t help. But when Carter steps in and help in a different way, it looks like it changes things for the better.
Finding out that Muffin, Harper’s adopted kitten, is a shifter Familiar was surprising – even though it was clear she’s a supernatural being, as she haven’t grown at all since Harper was a child – and I hope to get to know her better. But the best thing hands down was the chapters from Carter and his wolf’s point of view. A long with more inputs from Reika, that made this book even better. In this book more of their world is revealed, including their really interesting hierarchy, which makes me looking forward to reading the next book – even if the plot twist and cliffhanger was predictable. The only thing that makes me not rate the book 5 hearts (which I would give the plot alone), is the relationships. In the first book Harper was all about Ian, and in this one she’s all about Carter. That leaves her other mates on the sideline, which irritates me so much. I want to get to know them better. What’s more is, I want their bond with Harper to be more than just words, and right now I just don’t feel it. Here’s hoping this will change in the next book!
Have you read this book? How do you feel about reverse harem books, where it’s not all the guys that are involved? Let’s talk in the comments!