Author: Kendall McKenna
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover Artist: Jared Rackler
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/19/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
Terrell Hubbard, decorated Marine sergeant, proudly serves as Beta wolf to his True Alpha and Dominant. During a mission, he meets Staff Sergeant Kai Thayer, Pack Leader of the Camp Fallujah sippe. Terrell is thrown completely off balance by the strength of their mutual attraction and the intensity of their passion. His entire world felt perfect though, each time they came together to mark and claim one another.
In the chaos of a surprise attack Kai shows poor judgement, driving a wedge between Terrell and him, and landing Kai on the True Alpha’s bad side. Terrell is torn between his ferocious loyalty to his True Alpha, and his new but powerful feelings for Kai. In the battle’s aftermath, Terrell and Kai are drawn together in passion, hoping it’s not the final chance to mark their claims.
Strength of the Pack is one of my favourite MM books EVER. I have read this series too many times to count – in fact when I finished Heart of the Warrior I went back and re-read those first 3 books again. Lucas and Noah are two of my all-time favourite characters across any genre not just MM. To say I was over excited about the next book coming out would be a gross understatement – so why only 3 stars you ask?
Heart of the Warrior is short – very short but I knew this going in. It’s a very good prelude to what I hope will be a full length story for Kai and Terrell. The writing is excellent, as it is in the rest of the series, there just isn’t a huge amount of content. Most of the story actually already happened in Strength of the Wolf which is where Kai and Terrell initially get together.
As a fan of the series I was glad to be thrown back into The Tameness of the Wolf world and I hope we see more from Kai and Terrell very soon.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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