Title: Bitten By The Alpha (Regent’s Park Pack #4)
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Publisher: self published
Release Date: February 27 2018
Genre(s): Werewolves, Paranormal
Page Count: 314
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Gareth’s heart is set on Cam, but Cam’s heart broke a long time ago.
As alpha of the Regent’s Park Pack, Cam’s focus is always centred on its members—his personal life pushed aside after the death of his wife. Now that his pack has merged with the Primrose Hill shifters, he can’t afford any distractions.
Gareth’s been in love with his alpha for years, but his position as beta complicates matters. Added to the fact Cam still mourns his late wife, Gareth knows his feelings will never be reciprocated, so he buries them deep.
With the two packs already struggling to unite under one alpha, they get a surprise addition—one who causes more tension within the ranks. Under such strain, long-kept secrets are forced into the open. Gareth and Cam must deal with the aftermath, while also keeping the pack’s best interests at heart.
For years Gareth has been in love with his alpha, but unwilling to confess his feelings to the other man and risk everything he had for a chance for something more. The choice is taken out of his hands as circumstances conspire against him: his pack and his alpha are in danger and Gareth is unable to hide his feelings anymore. It gets worse before it gets better. Cam puts what his consider his duty to his pack and to his late wife before the chance to love someone again. It’s seems like there is no happy end for Gareth in sight.
This is a solid mix of romance and suspense plots. I read this book without reading previous ones and had no troubles connecting the dots, but it would probably be better if they are read in order.
I liked Gareth more than Cam. He is very loyal and devoted to his pack. He is aware he is in love with Cam and learned to live with it. I thought that Gareth’s reasons for keeping mum were logical, but not for Cam’s. Their reluctance to move forward adds tension to their dynamic. It’s not a typical shifter romance because they do talk trying to figure if their relationship could work. It’s not all roses and rainbows.
The story has an interesting setting with a different take on bond between shifters. I liked how two plot lines were tied together. It’s a very slow burn romance with two men finding their way together. It’s an interesting and uncomplicated story with just enough suspense to add spice.
Nice choice for lovers of shifter romances.