Ellen has one goal: vengeance. With little memory of her life before her imprisonment by a maniacal werewolf, her world has been full of pain, humiliation, and fear. But now that she’s been rescued, her need for revenge is challenged by the urge to be part of a pack… and the unshakable connection to, Hollis, the man her wolf claims as their mate.
Hollis will do whatever it takes to protect his pack, and that includes looking after Ellen, who doesn’t need or want his help. He’s determined to keep her safe, even though she’s hell-bent on revenge, even if that means sacrificing himself. And it might come to that when the big bad comes back for the one woman he can’t live without.
I loved Hollis and Ellen so much! Hollis is a wolf who can’t seem to shift, so he just gets sick every full moon. While others enjoy bonding with their wolves and learning how to fight for their pack, he spends most of his time just trying to figure out how to find a cure for the wolf infection.
Ellen used to be one of the Others, but she was basically born into it and had no way out. Now, she doesn’t have a pack and was only in Hollis’ to help Jessa, the Alpha’s mate, to have a baby. Since the baby is born, she wants to go back to the Others again to kill Cyrus and the ones who tortured her for years.
Ellen and Hollis are two of the most focused members of the pack. Hollis has dedicated his life to his cure, and Ellen has dedicated her life to getting revenge on those who hurt her. Ellen uses anger as a way to protect herself when she was with the Others, and Hollis just buries himself in data to protect himself from being ashamed of his wolf. Neither felt that they had time for love, and they wanted to deny the emotional connection that they had. Their friends knew but Hollis wanted to focus on his work and Ellen wanted to focus on her mission without getting connected to any members of the pack.
Hollis has been the pack member with the most fleshed out story for me so far. He tells Ellen about his home life before he became a wolf, and he even has a company outside of the pack. He seems like a person with real traits other than just being a wolf in this pack.
Ellen has the most unique story out of all of the characters. She was technically a member of the “villain’s” pack, but not by choice. She can give Hollis’ pack more in-depth information about how the Others work, telling them things that they would have never known about Cyrus.
Ellen and Hollis’ romance was pretty whirlwind. They had chemistry from start to end of the story. I thought that they were going to get together a lot faster than they did, but it still took a good portion of the book before they accepted the bond. We got to see more of each character’s backstory this way, and I actually enjoyed the wait more.
Overall, I loved this installment in the series. I can’t wait for the next one! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a new adult romance novel.
I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 books