Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Rachel Tregarrak, Penwith pack beta and daughter of the alpha, has always called the rugged Cornish coast her home. With its beautiful landscapes, bracing sea air, and vast spaces to run, she can’t imagine living anywhere else.
After years of living with her mother in her grandfather’s pack, Sara Gallen returns to Penzance to be with her alpha father and her brothers. She wants to build their relationships, get to know the rest of her family better than occasional visits allow.
When their paths cross on the full moon, the attraction is immediate and instinctive. But Sara’s father refuses to allow such a union and forbids any further contact. Sara finds solace with her grandmother in her alpha council residence, and Rachel is sent to a London pack to keep her out of trouble. Both women feel the desperate ache of an uncompleted bond, but unless they find a way to be together, it’ll fade to nothing and their connection will be lost.
In Bitten by the Alpha we were introduced to two young women, weres whose bond was being denied by one’s Alpha (and father. It was an important secondary storyline as Rachel Tregarrak would end up being sent away from her pack to the Regent’s Park Pack to act as a temporary Beta and standin for Gareth’s unit. The readers learned to love her and her would be mate Sara, separated by Sara’s father’s hidebound rules and pack regulations regarding female roles. The author had done such a great job with these characters and their heartbreaking dilemma that we needed to know more and we wanted a resolution.
Bitten By Her (Regent’s Park Pack #4.5) is Annabelle Jacobs answer for everyone’s begging for their story. It’s everything I was waiting for and more.
Surrounded by familiar characters from previous stories, we get Rachel and Sara’s story from the moment they meet under the full moon and everything goes disastrously wrong. A mate bond denied, a deep pain that doesn’t fade and two women sent away from their territories to keep a bond from forming.
Told from two points of view, their separation and incomplete bond is wrenchingly vivid. Even as two factions, Sara’s grandmother and part of the Council and Cam, Alpha of the Regent’s Park Pack, work to bring the two women together without starting a pack war, the reader feels every bit of the pain and heartache of the cost of the separation. Even as both need to find a way to continue on day by day, especially Rachel in her important duties as Beta in a unit that needs her.
Jacobs does a marvelous job with the characterizations as always and the tension and drama here is off the charts. I love the connection and chemistry between Rachel and Sara. They were perfection. Sara’s grandmother, the Council, and all of the Regent’s Park Pack included here just bring this story to life.
This is an amazing series and I can’t wait to see who has the next story. Bitten By Her was an absolute delight to read and it satisfied all my expectations for Rachel and Sara’s story.
If you’ve been following this series, than this is a story you won’t want to miss. None of these are standalones and work within the Regent’s Park Universe. Read them together to get all the relationships and connections. I recommend them all.
Cover art: Natasha Snow. That’s a wonderful cover. I love the picture of Rachel and Sara with foreheads touching. That’s moving and perfect for the story.
Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published August 14th 2018
Series Regent’s Park Pack