Saturday, September 3, 2016

Review: Claiming His Chance by Ellis Leigh

Title: Claiming His Chance
Series: Feral Breed Followings
Author: Ellis Leigh
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: December 15, 2015
Publisher: Kinship Press
ASIN: B0193G409S

After a long year of tragedy and battles, Cahill of the Southern Appalachia pack is hoping to spend a little time alone on his mountain. But with no mate to worry about, the safety of the pack falls on his shoulders, as does paying off the guards he’d hired to keep the mountain safe while he was away. Protecting the pack means heading off to participate in an underground fight club where shifters take to the ring for fame, fortune, and debt repayment. A ring some don’t make it out of alive.

To the owners and fighters at The Pack House, Trinity and Piers seem like any other mated couple. And that’s exactly what she needs them to think. Years of running from the truth has set Piers on a path headed right into the fight cage, and Trinity has followed, even though the violence and the noise are something out of her nightmares. But the two have plans, and a handful of fights is all that stands between them reaching their dreams and banishment...or death.

When Cahill sets his sights on Trinity, nothing can stand in the way of the fighter getting his fated mate. Not the heavy debt his pack must repay, not the other fighters out to show him who’s stronger and more skilled in the ring, not even the possibility that she may be mated to another. Once a fighter, always a fighter—and Cahill’s more determined than ever to throw a knockout punch for the chance of a real win with the woman of his dreams.

My rating:

Cahill, having been tracking a missing Omega with his Alpha and his Beta for the past couple of months, hasn't been able to keep an eye on his pack, so he's hired mercenaries to do it. Now, with the Omega back and the pack finally somewhat restored, it's time to pay his debt. Only they don't want money, they want him to fight.

The Pack House is an underground fight club catering to the humans and their thirst for blood and gore. And because the spectators are human, shifters aren't allowed to shift, which is perfect for Piers and Trinity. They're only a few fights away from a whole lot of money, and pretending to be mates is serving its purpose. Unfortunately, Trin's true mate, Cahill, walks through the door one day, and pretense is over.

It's tough to follow a stellar act like the Feral Breed Motorcycle Club series, and this story sure couldn't. It sure was cute and sweet (in places) and intense (in other places), but it was still firmly in the "meh" category.
I was rooting for Cahill and Trinity, trying to figure out how they'll make it our of that place, wondering what kind of secrets Piers and Trin held...It turned out to be quite a secret, but once again with tick-off-a-list-item vibe.
But I didn't care that much.

There was no anticipation of what will happen next, no nervous turning the pages...It was a good story, but that's pretty much it.


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