Book Reviews

Rogue Mate (Sapphire Ranch Wolves 3) by Sue Brown at One Hat Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Paranormal / Military/Former Military / Shifters / Interspecies / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-September-2023

Book Blurb

The wolves of Sapphire Ranch...
Can the mated humans and wolf shifters of Sapphire Ranch navigate their lives and new love through a world of hunters, danger, and betrayal?

What happens when a rogue wolf, unwelcome anywhere, unwanted by shifters or humans, stumbles into danger and meets his fated mate?

Owen is a rogue wolf shifter, cast out from his pack for standing up to his alpha, and left with a scar down his face. He is lost and adrift in a world that no longer welcomes him, either as a shifter or human. When he stumbles into Sapphire Ranch, he never expects his past to catch up with him.

Zeke is dealing with an assignment like no other. Protecting wolf shifters from his kind, humans. Then a scrawny, angry wolf becomes another shifter to protect, and life gets another layer of complicated. Especially when Owen talks attitude in Zeke’s head.

When Sapphire Ranch is targeted by the vicious hunters, Zeke and Owen have more than a new relationship to handle. Will they survive long enough for Owen to realize he’s no longer alone, he has a new pack, and that Zeke will always be by his side?

First edition published at Love Lane Books, November 2015.

Book Review

The Sapphire Ranch wolves and their humans are back for another suspense-filled installment of the human hunters versus shifter battle. The threat develops further as battle lines harden, and the mystery continues as to who is really behind the drive for total shifter elimination. Between a newly mated couple trying to find their feet, the pack at Sapphire Ranch beginning to define their own rules and vision for the future (beyond not being exterminated), and a shocking betrayal and kidnapping, this book certainly kept me glued to the pages. Ranchers Joe and Cal from book one are back, as are Sheriff Milo and his human mate Eli, and it was great to see them again. But the focus is Zeke, a human Cavalry operative, and Owen, the rogue wolf who was expelled from his birth pack for not following the rules and speaking out.

Owen may be a gamma who is supposed to be a hard worker who follows orders, but he also has his own ideas. His birth pack banished him as a consequence and he has lived on the run for six long years. When Zeke holds a gun to his head and takes him back to Sapphire Ranch, Owen is determined to run. Except – Zeke is his mate, and even Owen doesn’t think he can run from his mate. Then all hell breaks loose when Owen is kidnapped, and the only thing he wants is to survive.

Zeke is one of the strongest humans around; he knows about shifters (having worked as part of the Cavalry team protecting Cal and Joe), but he never imagined having one as a mate. Owen may have low self-esteem, but Zeke looks deeper than that and sees the real Owen. Zeke’s focus is building a life with Owen – if he can stop him from being killed and convince him to stay around. Zeke is as protective and possessive as any alpha wolf, and his growling made me smile.

If you like this series and want to find out how the guys at Sapphire Ranch are doing, if a human and a rogue wolf struggling for dominance in their relationship sound interesting, and if you’re looking for a read that is action-packed, suspenseful, and hot, then you will probably like this novella. I already look forward to the next installment.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novella, 161 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 20-September-2023
Price $3.99 ebook, $7.99 paperback
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