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(Claimed by Wolves – Book 1)
by Callie Rose
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Slow Burn RH, PNR
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Young woman thrust into the Supernatural World and a bond no one can fight. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Wolf shifters are real. And three alphas have claimed me as their mate.
For years, I’ve been kept prisoner by my uncle, hidden like a piece of trash in the basement of his house. Beaten, broken, and neglected, hated by him for reasons I can’t even understand.
But one night on the back roads of rural Montana, I see a chance for escape.
And I take it.
…straight into the arms of a naked man.
No. Not a man. A wolf.
Ridge, the man with dark hair and honey-colored eyes, is the alpha of the North Pack. I can hardly believe shifters are real, but how can I deny it when I’ve seen him transform with my own eyes?
I don’t trust him. I don’t trust anyone. Still, that doesn’t change the overwhelming pull I feel toward him. And when the alphas of the East and West Packs step forward and claim me as their mate too, I feel that same desperate urge to claim them back.
But the part that scares me most?
There’s only one reason all three of them could form a mate bond with me.
I’m a wolf shifter too.
Fated Magic is the first book in the Claimed by Wolves series, a reverse harem paranormal shifter romance. It contains cursing, violence, growly alpha males, steamy sex, and a heroine who finds her strength in the midst of it all.
Thoughts on Fated Magic
This is a 3.5 rounded up for me. It was good, and I might continue the series, but it wasn’t quite as good as it could have been. Mind you, that cliffhanger opens up an entire new realm of possibilities and angst going forward, so there that…. even though it was a gut punch. Fair warning, that last line actually HURT.
The overall story was decent and held together pretty well. We get an idea of what is going on, if not why – though the pack itself is a mystery. We only get a brief view of them before events push forward and the group is thrust into another situation by magic none of them expects. A bit tropey, sure, but still kinda fun. Especially once Dare, another Alpha, though a displaced one, shows up.
One issue? I was strongly reminded of Hunted in this tale, but it was just a feeling… not an outright homage or theft. The set up felt familiar, and though the outcome, pace and characters all diverged from that narrative, the aura remained. Not quite a negative, but it’s noticeable.
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My Final Verdict on Fated Magic
Even with an air of “I’ve Read this Before” – this book is enjoyable and offers enough original events to make it unique, if not stand apart. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published April 30th, 2020
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