Title: Bitten By The Alpha
Series: Regent’s Park Pack 04
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Novel (314 Pages)
Publisher: Annabelle Jacobs (February 27, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Gareth’s heart is set on Cam, but Cam’s heart broke a long time ago.
As alpha of the Regent’s Park Pack, Cam’s focus is always centred on its members—his personal life pushed aside after the death of his wife. Now that his pack has merged with the Primrose Hill shifters, he can’t afford any distractions.
Gareth’s been in love with his alpha for years, but his position as beta complicates matters. Added to the fact Cam still mourns his late wife, Gareth knows his feelings will never be reciprocated, so he buries them deep.
With the two packs already struggling to unite under one alpha, they get a surprise addition—one who causes more tension within the ranks. Under such strain, long-kept secrets are forced into the open. Gareth and Cam must deal with the aftermath, while also keeping the pack’s best interests at heart.
Review: I have only read a couple of books by this author, and let me say that she was quite a surprise. I had not taken the chance to read the blurb of this book, so when I first started reading it, I had thought it was a m/f paranormal romance. So you can imagine my happy dance, when I turned around and grabbed the blurb for the book. I will admit that I am not a fan of the main character having previously being mated to a female. For me it just comes off a bit weird to see him go from a female to a male mate. After I realized that Rachel was in love with Sara, I actually started to like her quite a bit. She was feisty that is for sure.
Cam is the alpha wolf who had at one time been mated to a human female. His wife had been killed sometime ago, but pain like that never fades away like one would expect. He had also hidden a part of himself that he had forgotten. So you can imagine himself when he realizes a possible bonding moment with his beta, Gareth. He needs a good kick in the pants.
Gareth has been in love with his alpha for many years, but hid that part from everyone. When Cam’s wife died, he knew that Cam would forever love her and not with anyone else. That is until one sweet full moon. Now all they had to do is to fix the rest of their problems.
This story was pretty cool, but very lengthy. It just seemed that a lot of details that could have been left out to make it a good read. It didn’t keep my attention like it should have. I normally get into a book and can’t put it down, but this one did the opposite. Now like I said, I did like Rachel, but it felt like more of the book was focused on her then on our budding romance. It took away from the story itself. Also his late wife’s name was mentioned way to much to even think that it was possible for our guys to get together.
When I read a romance, I want to focus on them and the possible dangers around them. Not on other people and their desires or thoughts. Also I can’t believe Cam went from hot to cold with his lust for Gareth. It came off to fast and not really build up to it. The chemistry between the two was sweet and hot, but was not off the charts like it should have either. I will admit that while it is a very good book it is not one of those types I would read more than once. Now if the book was more about our guys then that would have probably been a bit different.