Brought together by fate, torn apart by family.
Rachel Tregarrak, Penwith pack beta and daughter of the alpha, has always called the rugged Cornish coast her home. With its beautiful landscapes, bracing sea air, and vast spaces to run, she can’t imagine living anywhere else.
After years of living with her mother in her grandfather’s pack, Sara Gallen returns to Penzance to be with her alpha father and her brothers. She wants to build their relationships, get to know the rest of her family better than occasional visits allow.
When their paths cross on the full moon, the attraction is immediate and instinctive. But Sara’s father refuses to allow such a union and forbids any further contact. Sara finds solace with her grandmother in her alpha council residence, and Rachel is sent to a London pack to keep her out of trouble. Both women feel the desperate ache of an uncompleted bond, but unless they find a way to be together, it’ll fade to nothing and their connection will be lost.
If I had to list my favorite PNR series on one hand, The Regent’s Park Pack would most definitely make the cut. Jacobs has masterfully created an alternate reality that I crave with full abandon. I don’t typically gravitate towards f-f stories, but I simply couldn’t pass up an opportunity to slip into their world. And I honestly enjoyed it. Such a pleasure stepping outside of your natural comfort zone and being rewarded. I’m also not one to recommend reading books from a series out of order but…I believe this particular case would be fine. Of course, if you haven’t had the divine joy of meeting and falling for these wolves, I urge you to race your fingers over and one-click the entire series straightaway!
Okay, so back to these lovely ladies…we are introduced to Rachel in book four, Bitten by the Alpha, and I didn’t care for her immediately. As that story unfolds, we discover the reasons for her hostile attitude and my heart ached for her. She met her mate, Sara, only to be forbidden to be with her. She was sent to Cam’s pack as a punishment for disobeying orders. Her Beta status was revoked and she’s angry at the world. Cam quickly sees through her frosty shields and longs to help her. With the assistance of Sara’s grandmother, they do their very best to find a loophole to their predicament. And if I thought I couldn’t love Cam anymore before this story, I was wrong. He’s an admirable Alpha with a heart of pure gold. Rachel realizes her good fortune and wants to repay him with respect and compliance. If there is anything she can do to be with Sara, she’s determined to do it. This is an impossible love story with a promising ending.
As much as I love spending time within the Pack, it was refreshing looking from the outside in. Sara is staying her with Grandmother, who lives on the council’s grounds. I enjoyed getting to know the new faces and especially loved Alpha Cornell. Since Rachel has taken over Garrett’s beta position we have some page time with Nathan and Jared. I adored watching Nathan grow and prepare to take over for Rachel. I also enjoyed having more page time with Jason and Daryl. I missed seeing the rest of the gang but I understand it wasn’t their time. Luckily, there’s more RPP to come!
I can’t stress enough how exquisitely Jacobs creates her shifters. There are ‘meh’ shifter stories and then there are marvelous shifter stories. The Regent Park wolves fall solidly in the second. When they are in their human form you are still acutely aware of their wolf. They are never separate or forgotten because their wolf vibrates in the background. I love it when we not only know their powers but feel them as well. Rachel and Sara are both alpha’s daughters. But they come from very different packs. It’s easy to love Rachel’s father and equally easy to hate Sara’s. They are meant to be together but Sara’s homophobic father won’t allow it. He thinks he can use his mother-in-law’s status to his benefit but…that doesn’t work out so well for him. *smirk* It’s wonderful seeing him put in his place. The physical and emotional separation is painful but if you need a HEA, rest assured, they get their happy ending. The sexual tension is high but the on page scenes are few and far between. Their bond is more than sex and I was overjoyed to see them win against the odds.
Forbidden love isn’t easy. They also spend significant time apart. They also know next to nothing about each other…but remember this is a shifter world and mates are driven together by a force beyond their control. And a disappointing dad is bound to piss you off.
Regent Park Pack fans will want to snag this novella. Jacobs fans should also take note. And even if f-f isn’t your typical thing, I invite you to give these sexy shifters a go.