Book Reviews

Wild Fate by Savannah Brooks

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Interspecies / Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 05-January-2023

Book Blurb

Caden Wells is finally on his way to the Alaskan wilderness, fulfilling a dream he’s had since he was a boy. He’s looking forward to solitary hikes and photographing wildlife. Upon arrival, he’s drawn to his guide’s brother, Drake Fisher, a man who resembles beast more than man. Drake’s unexpected interest surprises Caden, but when Drake claims fate has brought them together and that he’s a shapeshifter, Caden’s confusion turns to shock.

With the help of Drake’s brother, Dean, and Dean’s family, Caden realizes there must be some truth to Drake’s story. On his way to question Drake, the knowledge in his heart that something is wrong is confirmed by reports of poachers in the area. Caden sets out to save Drake, along with the life and love that have been waiting for him in Alaska all along.



First edition published in the 2016 Daily Dose package “A Walk on the Wild Side” at Dreamspinner Press, June 2016.


Book Review

I love stories about fated mates and 'Wild Fate' was certainly hitting all of my triggers right from the start. I've been having so much fun with this year's Daily Dose package in part, I'm sure, because it focuses on shifters and they have a special place in my heart. The fact that this story is set in Alaska, a place I've always wanted to visit, and has a grumpy bear shifter made it all that much better.

I found it hilarious that the townspeople got way more weirded out when Drake was nice than when he was his usual grumpy, snarly self. Caden's first impression throws him for a loop and all of these unexplainable feelings start coursing through him, confusing him even more. When Drake explains about fated mates and being a bear shifter, Caden knows, in his heart, it's the truth. Convincing his brain to stop telling him he's going crazy is a little harder.

Okay, the scene with Dean, his wife, and their newborn cub had me melting. I wanted to be in Caden's shoes right then holding that little bear cub. Then I wanted to be racing off into the forest on an ATV to save my fated mate which is exactly what Caden does with Dean as backup.

Hands down this ranks right up there as one of my favorites for this year. Savannah Brooks not only hit all of my shifter triggers, but more than a few of my favorite tropes as well. I adored every minute of this read.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 84 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-August-2019
Price $2.99 ebook
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