Title: Daring Fate
Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Silver Tip Pack
Release Date: 11/15/16
Stars: 5 out of 5
Flames: 5 out of 5
Megan has done it again, oh my! This was a sexy, 5 star read!
Megan Erickson is one of my insta-read authors because I know that no matter what she’s writing about, I’m not going to be disappointed. I grabbed this book before even knowing what it was going to be about, but when I found out it was a shifter book?
I’ll quote Megan here when I say, “They are like crack to me.” And Daring Fate happens to be my favorite shifter book to date!
Erickson differentiated between three separate types of shifters. The Werewolf, our classic man to wolf shifter; the Were, a man to wolf shifter with a human/wolf hybrid form; and the NoWere, undead, infected Were that have been reduced to base instincts. They’re like the zombies of the shifter world.
Reese was a sturdy and dependable werewolf. His backstory made him instantly relatable and lovable. He and his brother, Jude, had just (barely) escaped life living as slaves only to be thrown into NoWhere territory to be devoured. Reese was gravely injured, so Jude made a life-or-death decision and called for help from the Silvertip Pack.
Waking up in a prison cell, Reese was terrified but he remained as stoic and brave as he could have been. Protecting his family was his top priority. I loved Reese as a character because his first instinct was to care for and protect the people around him. He always put himself and his own happiness second. He was a pack leader in his own right.
The sound of footsteps had me taking a step back, and Jude crowded against my back. With every thump of a footfall, my anxiety ratcheted up a notch, because whoever was making that sound walked with purpose. With authority. With ruthlessness.
Dare was the brooding, withdrawn Alpha of the Silvertip Pack. He’s moody and guarded and the minute he meets Reese, he makes sure he knows just how thoroughly owned he is.
Reese isn’t running the show anymore.
I was going to be mated. To a Were. And there was no going back.
But where Dare was dark and toppy and Alpha with a capital A, he also doted on Reese and looked after him. Every time he called him little wolf, I couldn’t help but smile. These two may have been fated to be mates, but their bond went beyond that.
And god, this book was hot. These two were on fire. Dare was all dominance with that mine Alpha mentality, and Reese gave as good as he got. He wanted Dare, mind, body, and soul, but his secrets kept him from willingly handing over his heart without a fight.
I’d wanted him the moment I laid eyes on him, but once I saw him healed, with both blue eyes blinking at me, I lost control.
I never lost control. Sex before this was for pleasure or procreation. Strings not attached.
But now, my Were was rioting inside my brain. I beat him back, because he’d have to wait his turn to meet Reese. Right now, Reese was mine.
Sex between them was raw and animalistic and I couldn’t have hoped for more. And shit, anytime they were alone they were going at it. As they got to know one another, his animalistic need for Reese morphed into a want.
His eyes were swirling, which used to scare me, but now it only turned me on, because it meant he was losing control a little bit. And Dare on the edge meant he fucked me the best.
Dare cared for Reese on a level that only the two of them could really understand. Their love for one another was crucial to overcoming their differences. As the secrets came to light and Reese didn’t have anything to hide behind, he was forced to reevaluate his relationship with Dare and what he really needed to be happy.
Fate is not always right. A lot of times she’s a wrong bitch. But she was right with you, my mate. She was so right when she gave me you.
This is the shifter novel I needed but didn’t know it until I finally got it. Erickson did such an amazing job creating this post-apocalyptic, dystopian universe (Santino must be so proud!) and I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the second book. It can’t come soon enough.
5+ Stars. Highly, highly recommended.
Reviewed by Jordan at Alpha Book Club.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the author or the publisher in any way.