Ratings: 4.5 stars out of 5
Seb Calloway isn’t interested in shifters. After his best friend bonded with one, he avoids getting involved with them—no matter how hot they are—to prevent the same thing from happening to him. Why take the risk for a few hours of fun?
Tim Walters is the pack doctor. Considered to be mild-mannered and non-threatening by pack standards, he prides himself on being able to stay calm and maintain his control at all times. Desperate for a bond of his own, he knows his interest in Seb is an exercise in futility, but he can’t seem to help himself.
When news emerges that threatens Seb’s safety, he and Tim need to fake a relationship to keep Seb safe. Despite Seb’s refusal to be anything other than friends with benefits, what starts out as pretend, quickly becomes more—for Tim at least. If Tim doesn’t want to end up heartbroken, he needs to prove to Seb that loving a shifter doesn’t mean losing himself.
The first book in this series hooked me in but good! Bitten by Mistake had all the elements that I love, wolf shifters, someone bitten by mistake, mated lovers and a secondary pair that you fell in love with and needed their story. Bitten by Design turned out to be a story I loved better than the first, a total surprise! Why? Because of the characters!
In Bitten by Mistake, I liked Seb and Tim but here in Bitten by Design they both gained so much heft to their personalities that I became even more involved in their relationship and situation than I had in the previous couple’s. Both Tim and Seb knew what their friends had gone through, were still going through, and even knew that the pack considered whatever happened to them was secondary to Nathan and Jared bond and mating. They dealt with that with wry humor, a certain amount of believable stubbornness and yes, bitterness. My liking of them both just grew and grew as did my emotional investment in their bonding and relationship. Plus they are so hot together!
I love the shifter bonding the author includes here. Its terrific. But there’s more to this series. There’s action and suspense.
The author continues the series thread and drama between the two packs, upping the suspense and thrills here with considerably. There was an element I wasn’t so sure about, thinking the author had truly had a narrative misstep right up until the end when certain revelations were made. Then all I could think about was the next book in the series. Well done, Annabelle Jacobs!
If you are a fan of shifters and romance, grab up Annabelle Jacobs new Regent’s Park Pack series. Start with the first story, Bitten by Mistake and continue on to Bitten by Design. I think you’ll fall in love with the characters as much as I have.
Cover design is hot but again I always expect more when the book’s this good.
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