by Mary Rundle
The Blackwood Pack saga continues….
This is part of an on-going series by Amazon best-selling author, Mary Rundle, and catching up on previous titles is advised. Listeners of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best – caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere.
Enforcer Dylon Royd worked for the notorious Silver Point Pack until they accused him of disloyalty. Imprisoned and beaten to within an inch of his life, he’s dumped at the side of a road and left for dead. Waking up in the Blackwood Pack’s hospital, he’s shocked to discover his Fated Mate is one of the pack’s members he’d been ordered to kill.
Cody is a seer and has grappled with visions all his life, but after most of his family is massacred they have intensified so fiercely he begins to make plans to escape his pain and suffering. Thinking no one wants a freak for a Fated Mate, he tries to reject Dylon until he realizes his salvation depends on accepting him.
A life or death situation for Cody, a rare gift to both from the Fates, a dangerous mission, and an unexpected surprise are some of the challenges they face. Together they begin a journey to save Cody’s life while forging a partnership that requires absolute trust for both to survive.
(blurb taken from Goodreads)
MMy Thoughts and Confessions:
I have loved this shifter series since I first listened to book one, last Spring (2020). Rundle takes shifter lore to a whole new level with the Blackwood pack. This pack of brothers have suffered such loss, but never strayed from their moral compass. These brothers instead chose to band together and stand against their foes, extending their hand to others in need and because of their fortitude, the Fates have blessed them.
One at a time, beginning with their Alpha, each brother is not only finding the other half of their soul, but they are each also endowed with extraordinary gifts and abilities to strengthen the pack and help other shifters in need.
I love the humor found among the brothers in these books, along with the camaraderie among everyone in the pack. Sure, there are issues, as with any group larger than two, but they work together to find solutions to their problems and know their love and friendship will remain their cornerstone.
“Peace Maker,” picks right up after “Raphael’s Power,” which I must add completely rocked my world. When the nearly lifeless body of a shifter is brought into the pack’s hospital, Cody discovers the body belongs to his true mate. He knows without the help of Ian and his brother Colton, his mate, his future, and his sanity will be lost forever.
Book three holds elements of hurt/ comfort in it (no angst), along with a D/s relationship that was beautifully executed through its writing style, by the author. It is not over the top, fluffy, or grim, but a well thought out and beautiful evolutionary relationship between the two MCs. It has been a while since I have enjoyed this type of relationship in a story. Well done, Ms. Rundle.
There were also plenty of action sequences and tumultuous moments to keep the listener interested, as the story unfolded. The romance and sMMexy times abounded and never felt forced or placed in the story, “just because,” but organically were part of the storyline.
As always, I love that extra something Nick J. Russo adds to a story. His storytelling is so genuine you feel as if a dear friend is in the room with you, relaying the words personally.
If you love shifter series, but feel they are all the same, give “The Blackwood Pack Series,” a try. This is one series that does stand out above the rest.
Sharonica’s Logic: 5.00 strength-of-Hercules-stars
I received a complimentary audio copy from Other Worlds Ink to read and review.
Click links below to read reviews for books #1 & #2 in the Blackwood Pack Series: