Title: Don’t Tempt Fate
Series: Cloverleah Pack 11
Author: Lisa Oliver
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Publisher: Lisa Oliver (November 19, 2017)
Length: Novel (241 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Pack enforcer, Marius Reef has a lot on his mind. Life in Cloverleah has been quiet for months; giving him too much time to think. He still suffers nightmares from his father’s abuse decades ago and now his brothers are mated, he is struggling to find and keep his place in the pack. Determined to be useful, his waking hours are spent patrolling the pack’s territory but at night his dreams are haunted by a hunky blond, so perfect he couldn’t exist in real life.
As the Battle Lord for his people, Cathair is used to being sent from the elven realm to dispel injustices found on many realms including earth. Guided by the Seers, he’s never questioned his assignments before. But when his father, the High Elder insists he must take a message to a tiny pack in the middle of nowhere, and actually stay with them, he puts up a token protest. His place was on the elven realm, wasn’t it?
Prophecies and kidnappings, the evil that stalks Cloverleah is getting closer and all will be affected. Plagued with troubles and misunderstandings on both realms, Marius and Cathair must forge a bond or the whole pack could be lost. But when trouble comes from one of their own, the two men reach a crossroads. Will they choose the right path or will the fate of the Cloverleah pack be doomed?
Review: Each book in the Cloverleah 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.
Marius and one of his older brothers had basically lived a life of hell. His oldest brother had taken off and did well for himself, never knowing what he had left them behind in. Sixty years ago, he had killed their father, bring his little brothers with him. However abuse from a loved one never truly goes away, and Marius was still suffering from it. He is a strong wolf shifter and even though he desired and wanted a mate, he feared it also. Now that time has come.
Cathair is the Battle Lord for the elven realm. His father is the High Elder, ruler of their people, and Cat is his heir. He knew from the seer’s, that his mate was a offworlder, or on Earth as it is said. He just wished he would meet him. Their way of life is to marry and have as many strong kids as they can, then divorce when they find their mates. However for Cat, he did not want to do that. Sent to the Cloverleah Pac to help them fight what is coming, leads him to his mate. A mate that runs away.
With all the danger that is going on with the pack, these two are not having a very good mating. These two can talk to each other, but it like their communication is in a different language. Now the story is a strong story that will keep your attention the whole time. However it doesn’t seem to flow the way it should. It felt like quite a bit of the story was thrown in for word count, and should have been left out. It felt chunky I guess is the word. It doesn’t really take away from the story, but I did feel like putting the book down and taking a break, which is never good for me. Other than that, it is a really good story.
Other than my little problems with the book, I did enjoy reading it and look forward to the next story. Although I really didn’t like the part about Wesley, and hoped that it was just magic, and they can fix him. Guess we will have to see.