Daryl plays with fire and gets burned by fate…
Former Primrose Pack member Jason Black happily accepted his role as beta in the new Regent’s Hill pack, knowing that merging the two was the best decision for everyone involved. Daryl Easton is loyal and honest but wary of change. The joining of the two packs wasn’t his preferred outcome, and he’s struggling to see all the newcomers as pack, including those now working alongside him.
When the alpha council proposes a two-week pack-building course to help improve troubled relationships, Jason and Daryl are sent along as backup. It soon becomes clear that the unit members and their betas won’t be the only ones taking part in tasks—Daryl and Jason will have challenges of their own to complete.
With the full moon adding to the rising tension, emotions are volatile, and tempers flare among the unit members. Jason and Daryl become closer than either of them expected, but with such opposing views on relationships, a messy outcome seems inevitable unless Daryl can let go of the past.
*nananananananananana* What’s that you say? This is the last book? *covers ears* I can’t hear you……
Seriously though, I am devastated that this ride has come to an end. This series has brought me incredible joy over the last few years. I’ve always held my shifter bar high into the sky and Jacobs soars over the top every time. She has the uncanny ability to bring the human and their wolf to the page with seamless perfection. I can’t stress enough how much I appreciate her execution and coalescence of the man with the wolf. I want the wisdom of the man and the instinct of the wolf. I want to experience the combined wit, devotion and commitment between the two. I want to see the wolf in the man and then the man in the wolf. I don’t ever want to forget that I’m reading a shifter book. Regent’s Park Pack is all of that and more. This is one of those series that picks up steam and builds as it continues. I have loved all of them and thankfully, Jason and Daryl did not diminish my hot streak.
I was thrilled things picked up where we left off in book five. The pack’s units have a bit of interference and can’t seem to finalize their secure integration. Despite every attempt Cam has made, he can’t force the trust he craves. The council can see that this Alpha could use a helping hand and set up a bonding boot camp of sorts. Hoping to defuse any extreme temper flares, Cam has requested two extra Beta’s join the exercise. Daryl and Jason are the “lucky” chosen beta’s and realize after the fact, their Alpha has an ulterior motive. Perhaps they could use a bit of quality time together too. And if Cam had any inkling that his betas would be a well-suited pair, well, let’s just pretend that’s just a happy coincidence. If I had any grumbles, which are few and very far between, it would be…I wanted an explosive grand finale. This was *sniff* the last act and I wanted the same crushing climax that I felt in book 3 and 4. I expected things to go out in a blaze of glory and that didn’t quite happen. Alas, I still adored it and have been mourning this conclusion since I read those final pages.
As always, Jacobs delivers an imperfect (yet, totally perfect) pair with a feisty and fiery seduction. Daryl has his ‘reasons’ for not wanting to find his mate. He strongly believes mates are not a blessing but a curse. He has no interest in bonding or even looking for a potential bond. When the opportunity presents itself for some sexual relief with Jason, he figures a little bit of play never hurt anybody. But they cross the ‘playing’ line before he realizes it and he can’t believe he allowed himself to fall into the trap of a possible mate. Yes, he firmly regards bonding as punishment and he’s furious that his fun time with Jason evolved into something…more. But if there is anything he learned at pack bonding camp, everything happens for a reason. Jason tugged on my heart and I was desperate for him to have all his wishes granted. I loved the games. I loved the drama filled entertainment. I loved how destiny played her hand. *sigh* I loved…them. And isn’t that the best part? I’m so grateful we had some time with the rest of the pack, or most of them. I’m going to miss them…so much.
Fate plays her hand again and I was desperate to watch everything unfold. This is not a stand-alone and should be read in proper order. A wicked wolf attacks and does his best to sabotage. And a stubborn beta will probably leave you a bit grumpy…for a little while. Fortunately, he pulls his head out of his tail!
Regent Park Pack fans will definitely want to embark on this final action-packed stretch of this journey. This was an adventure I will never forget. Thanks for sharing this amazing family with us Annabelle, they will forever hold a special place in my heart.