Saturday, September 3, 2016

Review: Claiming Their Christmas / Baby Mine by Ellis Leigh

Title: Feral Breed: Volume Two
Series: Feral Breed Motorcycle Club
Author: Ellis Leigh
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: July 1, 2016
Publisher: Kinship Press
ASIN: B01HUQEFGQ

CLAIMING HIS BEAUTY
When Beast falls into Calla's life, he's more than a little surprised to meet his mate--a woman he knows he should walk away from. But danger hovers around every corner, and Beast refuses to leave her vulnerable. Protecting one human woman wouldn't be a challenge, but Beast has to battle his past mistakes, stay under the radar of the local pack, and rescue two people he never expected to love. One of whom has yet to take her first breath.

CLAIMING HIS FIRE
After a chance meeting leads to a fiery clash, Shadow and Scarlett work hard to break themselves apart as the thread of destiny pulls them closer together. But secrets and lies aren't a stable foundation for a relationship, and the walls between them are easier to build higher than to tear down. When the truth comes out and the smoke clears, will their fragile connection be burnt through or tempered by the heat? And can their fated bond survive the war brewing in their world?

CLAIMING HIS DESIRE
A psychic's dream takes Aoife on a cross-country journey that leads her straight into the battle at Merriweather Fields...and the path of her mystery man. When Jameson realizes his mate is very much alive--most of the time--his renewed zest for life leaves him in a treacherous predicament: protect the men and women of his breed, his friends and Feral Breed brothers, or keep the woman fate says is his perfect match out of harm's way.

Loyalties shift the landscape and not everyone can find their way across when Death comes out to play in this final, full-length installment of the Feral Breed series.

Also includes the novellas CLAIMING THEIR CHRISTMAS and BABY MINE.


My rating (for the two novellas only!):

Separate review and rating for Claiming His Beauty.
Separate review and rating for Claiming His Fire.
Separate review and rating for Claiming His Desire.


Claiming Their Christmas
Months after the battle of Merriweather Fields, Beast prepares to celebrate the first Christmas with his mate and daughter, but guilt and anger just might destroy what he's fought so hard for.


It was a little heartbreaking reading about Beast and his lingering feelings about Amber and her death. One one hand he felt guilty, because the witch died instead of him, on the other he still felt rage toward her for having manipulated him, and on the third a complete inability to comprehend just what Amber was supposed to mean to him.

It was a little heartbreaking, and a little angering, really, because I just didn't understand the reasoning behind everything. Why didn't he simply talk to his mate, talk it through with her, when he knew it was hurting her, when he knew he was hurting her. Why did it take him so long to just talk to her, why did it take everybody and their aunt to drum some sense into the guy? I loved his story so much, I loved the ending of Claiming His Desire, and he ruined everything, he even ruined Amber's sacrifice, in this short story.

Damn.


Baby Mine
Babies are on Scarlett's mind, but it seems she's lost her mojo when it comes to her mate. Ever since Calla gave birth to her second baby, with Shadow acting as midwife (again), he's been distant, not touching her. At least not the way she wants him to...


This was such a cute little story with a slight misunderstanding between mates due to a man's promise to a drunk witch that she doesn't remember, and a return to human of a young lady that's been trapped in her wolf form since the day her guardian rescued her. Speaking of Bez, what an asshole, thinking he knows best because he's older. Idiot!

Loved Scarlett and Shadow, loved the new young mating between wolf and human, and absolutely adored the epilogue. Awww.



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