Book Reviews

Julian's Happy Place (Aberdeen Pack 2) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 09-January-2013

Book Blurb

Djal was just trying to do his duty as beta of his pack when he made one small mistake, and now he has a pack member chasing after him, intent on mating him. If Djal doesn’t figure out how to stop Julian’s obsession with him, he just might strangle the man.

Julian has lived through hell, more so than most people know. When freedom comes, Julian is still faced with people out to harm him. The mere sight of the big, strong beta makes Julian feel safer. One night spent together convinces Julian that Djal would be the perfect mate. He just has to catch Djal first.

When Djal discovers that someone is abusing Julian, the protective streak he tried so hard to control breaks free. It goes way beyond what Djal knows he should feel for a mere pack member, and only by giving in to Julian can Djal come to terms with the need growing inside of him. But before Djal can save Julian, he has to figure out who is after him, and Julian isn’t talking.

Book Review

As the second volume in the series, this book takes up the pack beta's story, and it turns out to be quite the tale! After the initial takeover of the troubled pack by Alpha Iben, there is lots more work to do to make this a secure place. We also find out how much has been going on behind the scenes, and the sinister plot of those wanting to take over is partially revealed. The villains are super-evil, and the good guys a bit clueless in the beginning, but it is all in the interest of creating an entertaining read.

Djal  has stood by Iben, the new Aberdeen pack alpha we met in 'Pocket Sized Prince', for decades, and now his loyalty is challenged, at least in his mind: he thinks he cannot devote himself to keeping the pack safe at the same time as caring for and protecting a mate. And he thinks the pack is more important. It was fun watching him begin to see the error of his ways as the realization that he cannot fight his attraction to Julian slowly takes over. Djal has a long way to go, but once he gets a clue, he doesn’t let anyone or anything stop him.

Julian has suffered unimaginable hardship, both physical and emotional, and his reaction to Djal's rejection is utter devastation. I hated that he had to go through all of that, and the repeat violence while Djal was still figuring things out and they kept going back and forth. He has so much fight in him though, that he actually manages to survive – again. He deserves to reach his "happy place", as he calls his mated life with Djal, and I rooted for him all the way.

If you enjoy werewolf stories about pack members trying to find their place, if you like reading a series where individual stories link into a bigger picture (which is suitably dark), and if you're looking for a read with very hot man-on-man action on top of all that, you will probably like this book.

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 145 pages/43944 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 25-December-2012
Price $5.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.bookstrand.com/julians-happy-place