Book Reviews

Bitten Hard (Devil Hills Wolves 4) by Fel Fern at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Post-Apocalyptic / Paranormal / Alternate Reality / Psychic Powers / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-May-2018

Book Blurb

Lance is the Beta, the second most powerful werewolf in the Devil Hills wolf pack for a reason. He’s logical and level-headed in intense situations, except when it comes to his mate. His heart tore in half when he thought he lost Joey. When Lance comes face-to-face with his lost lover, all he sees is betrayal and rage.   

Five years ago, Joey took his sister and fled after their old pack was massacred by paranormal-hating humans. His one regret was leaving Lance. Joey’s sole focus was survival, even if that meant lying his way inside the lands where Lance is second only to the Alpha.

Joey knows he has a long way to go to make amends. But will the man who always owed his body and his heart, give him a another chance to redeem himself?

Book Review

In this fourth book in the ‘Devil Hills Wolves’ series, the focus is on another intriguing character of this series – Beta Lance. He is a werewolf who was accepted into the Devil Hills pack five years earlier when his old pack was decimated. He believed that the man who was supposed to become his mate, Joey, died in a fire. Joey, however, panicked and fled, fearing for his and his younger sister’s survival. And now he has turned up and wants another chance. With this much history between the men, and in a world where suspicion toward outsiders is the order of the day, I was curious to see if Joey and Lance would be able to figure things out.

Lance is normally a pretty levelheaded guy. He became beta at a relatively young age, also coming from another pack, but his ability to keep a cool head and balance Deacon’s more volatile advisers has served him and the pack quite well. The moment he faces Joey all of that control goes out the window. Between the hurt Lance still feels that Joey left him and the anger at the way Joey lied to get close again, Lance has a hard time controlling his wolf.

Joey is desperate to find a pack’s safety now that the Humans Matter government has increased its efforts to eradicate paranormals and human espers alike. After five years on the run and a recent close brush with death, he is ready to stop running and settle down. He has no idea if Lance will forgive him, and, if you ask me, his plan to challenge Lance for the position as beta is pretty stupid. Granted, it makes it possible to enter pack lands without being killed, but still. Joey is not a warrior, but I guess that desperate times call for desperate measures.

In a way Joey and Lance start out as worse than enemies. They have history and a lot to overcome if they want to get to the point where they can become mates. Since talking isn’t their strong suit it takes a while and some nudging for them to come to their senses. When the humans come back for more sneaky attacks, Joey and Lance each contribute in a way that settles their future once and for all. Other members of the Devil Hills pack have a role to play, and so do some of their close allies – the hawk shifters in particular.

If you like worlds where an outside enemy forces people together in unexpected ways, if you want to watch two men who hurt each other begin to heal so that they can become the mates they were supposed to be, and if you’re looking for a read that is full of surprises, a few revelations, and lots of emotion, then you will probably like this novella.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella85 pages/21955 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-May-2018
Price $3.50 ebook
Buy Link http://www.bookstrand.com/book/bitten-hard