By L.P. Dover
One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other. To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt. As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.
TURN OF THE MOON is the start of a new series by L.P. Dover and what an awesome start it was. I was hooked from page 1 where we learn that Bailey is being mated against her will to the alpha of a neighbouring pack…by her father. Refusing to ever be bound to a vicious and cruel creature, she waits for the perfect time before ripping out her would-be-mate’s throat and fleeing her pack for good. Exhaustion leaves her unable to defend herself when she comes across another pack’s territory, but lucky for her, this pack is run by a kind and fair alpha. Seeing the differences between her old pack and this one, she starts to feel at home. But she knows war is coming and it’s coming for her, putting in danger all those she has come to love and care about.
Bailey and Ryker. Wow, they are one hot couple. I fell in love with Bailey right from the start. A woman determined to do whatever it takes, no matter how bloody, to ensure her freedom? What’s not to love? She’s fierce, smart, strong and determined, but she’s also loyal and loving. All of these attributes can also describe Ryker, which is why they make a great pair and are both alphas in their own rights. Both have suffered from loss and betrayal, but as they come together they realise that past events were only the beginning and there’s a lot more to their story, more truths they need to uncover to determine all the players involved and what the end game is.
TURN OF THE MOON was a very enjoyable story, one that I didn’t want to put down. It’s told in dual POVs and comes with a HEA. While it doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, it is part of a series so it’s left open for the next couple and their story. I liked the mystery surrounding both Bailey and Ryker’s families and how pieces of the puzzle were revealed slowly to keep the suspense up. We got introduced to quite a few characters in this book, but it was done in a way that wasn’t overwhelming. Although I’ll be honest, I’ll probably have forgotten who they all are by the time book 2 comes around.
Turn Of The Moon (Royal Shifters # 1)
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