★ SYNOPSIS ★
Three years ago, Annie had a three-day fling in Cancun with a handsome stranger, Dash. Two years ago, she gave birth to his son. Now, Annie’s son is fading away with a mysterious illness, and she must seek help from his father, who doesn’t know he exists. But Dash has news for her: first, he’s a werewolf; second, he’s about to be crowned their king; and third, their son has been touched by an ancient curse.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
Heir to the Pack is by new-to-me author Laura Welling. Considering this is the first book I’ve read by her, I was absolutely floored. Typically when you read something paranormal or sci-fi you get the same trope, repeatedly, a lot. The plot in Heir the Pack is just completely different from anything that I’ve read. I’ve multiple reasons for saying this but I want to get all the technical things aside first!
This book can be read as a standalone, it does have an HEA and it’s told from alternating point-of-views by the main characters. It has a great supporting cast, and is story rich. I currently can’t find any information that it is going to be a series, but I have a hunch that it might.
Okay technical babble aside, I think that the synopsis covers the book extremely well. It gives you just enough information to intrigue you, without spoiling anything. That is exactly what happened with me, I was beyond intrigued because as I said, I’ve never read anything paranormal like this before. Sure, ton of werewolf novels but nothing like this.
Annie is a super smart chick. She’s a book worm, she studies a lot and she works out things with different methods then is the norm. This also makes her one heck of a genetic scientist. When her son gets sick and she can’t figure out why, but he has some mysterious illness that she thinks might be genetic, she does the one thing she hadn’t planned on doing. She takes him to his father to see if there is anything in his past that could clue her in. The guy she’s thought about constantly for years. I really liked Annie, she’s strong of mind, she’s adaptable, she’s got a big heart and she has courage. Probably one of my most liked heroine’s from the last few years.
Dash is a werewolf, he lives with his pack. He’s Alpha upon alpha. Good-looking, with a non-cocky swagger. He looks after the best interests of his people and he has a lot of heart. As the synopsis of the book will tell you, he’s also about to be King of all the packs. Then Annie lands on his door step asking for help with their son, the girl he’s talked about for years. The girl he’s thought about for years. I had to laugh at poor Dash, even I was confused, I’ll admit… Annie walks in holding his son, who could be a miniature Dash, and he is completely puzzled. Yes, that’s his child; How can that be his child? (You’ll have to read it to find out!)
Annie and Dash still have chemistry, it’s never faded, nor died down, or even tamed down a wee bit even after years apart. However things aren’t exactly going to be easy for them. An ascension to deal with, a curse to break, oh and all these naked people running around because werewolves don’t favor clothes much. Annie’s trying to wrap her head around things, and Dash is trying to keep order. Of course, things go sideways and even more issues come up.
With everything going on, and throw in the crazy cast of characters that go with it… one of which I do want to mention because I’m hoping he gets his own book. Gaelan who is Dash’s closest friend, and ends up being Annie’s bodyguard. This guy is hilarious. About every other thing he said had me chuckling, so I’m definitely rooting for him.
I’m giving this one four extremely happy stars and keeping my fingers crossed for more.