Title: Bitten By Desire
Series: Regent’s Park Pack 03
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Publisher: Annabelle Jacobs (October 12, 2017)
Length: Novel (311 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Two lovers from rival packs. Have they come together only to be forced apart?
Alec Knight, a beta in the Regent’s Park pack, guards his heart carefully. Ghosts from his past keep him alone and angry, any hope of a relationship impossible while guilt from the pack wars still haunts him. With the anniversary drawing near, Alec needs a distraction.
As a lowly member of the Primrose Hill pack, Mark Appleton isn’t used to having his alpha’s attention. Lately he’s had more than his fair share, and not for the right reasons. Despite growing suspicions that all is not well, Mark tries hard to do better, but constant criticism leaves him desperate for a stress outlet.
Sex is a good way for shifters to let off steam, and while their packs attack each other with accusations and lies, Alec and Mark work out their frustrations in bed. Pillow talk and shared secrets lead to a closeness neither was expecting, but when pack relations reach an all-time low, any future for them seems out of the question.
If they want to be together, they’ll have to go against their alphas’ wishes—except Alec won’t and Mark can’t.
Review: Each book in the Regent’s Park Pack collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
Ten years ago fresh and new to a team that was dealing with the wars, left him alone when his team was killed. The son of two of his team blamed him and came close to calling him a coward. This led him to keep his heart and soul safe from future pain. However ghosts from the past were arising as the anniversary was coming up. Letting off a bit of steam leads him to another, one from a different pack. A pack that they were fighting against.
Mark was betrayed by his alpha and beta. However being young he just wants to do right with his pack. It also leads him into more dealings with the alpha and beta, one that could cost him. A night of fun with another, leads him down a dangerous slope.
Now with this, you have two members from different packs getting closer together. You can see the heat and desire both these men have for the other. My problem is Alec is older and a bit jaded from the past. Leaving his scent on Mark makes Mark a target for his beta. Alec puts Mark in a dangerous position and is kind of callus at times. Mark also comes off a bit of an innocent throughout the story. Watching these two overcome certain obstacles was intriguing to say the least. The sex was hot and damn tempting.
I will admit the cover doesn’t really leave me wanting the book. It shows a darkness that the story does show, but doesn’t make me want to purchase the story. It is a fast-paced story that gives you excitement, danger, a bit of fun and some damn hot sexy times. The stories from this series are very catchy and fun to read. My problem was they are not really the memoriable. They didn’t stand out from so many others. The story also didn’t seem to flow with ease as it should have. Although it didn’t stop me from enjoying the characters. You could feel the passion from Mark but Alec didn’t really leave to much of an impression with me other than anger, a bit of pain and callousness. It takes a bit of time into the story to change a persons mind though.
I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the next story. I would definitely recommend this book.