Saturday, December 16, 2017

Haven Review (Relentless #5)

Haven (A Relentless Novel)
By: Karen Lynch

Things are going well for Roland Greene. High school is behind him, he has a sweet new ride, a good job, and he’s making plans for his future. At eighteen, he’s one of the strongest werewolves in his pack, and he already has more vampire kills than most wolves have in a lifetime. Life is good. Almost.

It’s time for the annual pack gathering. Wolves from all over Maine come to take care of pack business and socialize – and to find mates. Everywhere Roland turns there are unmated females, and as the Alpha’s nephew, he’s prime mate material. The last thing he wants right now is a mate, and he’ll do all he can to stay a free wolf.

This story takes place after the Relentless trilogy, and details Roland's life in the pack. I had been hoping for a more detailed view of Roland and his pack in the original books and was so happy to see that the author gave Roland his own book. His character was always a strong ally and friend to Sara and it was so rewarding to read his experience after all of the events that took place in Relentless. 

It was doubly rewarding to also get to see a more intimate look at Emma, the girl that Sara saved from a life of living as a vampire and how she grew and matured into her own person again after being controlled by her sire for so long. 

Of course when the stories of Emma and Roland start to intertwine you can't help but hope that something more happens between them, regardless of Roland's absolute opposition to being mated. We get to see a side of Roland that the author had left us wanting to see in the original story, but in such depth that you can't help but wonder why the heck Sara never dated him when they were growing up together. From everything the author details about his character he is strong, caring, reliable and passionate. Seriously, my crush on him may be getting a little ridiculous, but what girl could blame me? 

This book was far more short on dangerous conflict than the original series had been, but had all the compelling markers of the original books; strong characters, undeniable love story and the personal growth of each character in a way that satisfied the reader to no end. The author has proven herself adept at keeping the reader wanting more, and I cannot wait until the next book in the Relentless story-line comes out.

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Thanks for reading!

Opinionated Bookworm

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