Review – Daring Fate (Silver Tip Pack #1) by Megan Erickson

I was intrigued to see where a paranormal m/m story would take me since I had never read one before. I was mildly surprised and mildly disappointed. But, I did like the story and am looking forward to continuing with the series. ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures

Description:
We all have tragic backstories in today’s world.

I wake up chained to the wall of a dark cell aware of two things: I failed my sister, and I smell my enemy.

When I’m taken to meet Dare, the alpha of the Silver Tip pack, I’m sure I’m about to lose my throat. The last thing I expect is for the Alpha to recognize me as his fated mate. No way is he going to let me go now, and I still have to find a way to rescue my sister.

As I plot my escape to save her, I find that if I leave, Dare could be killed by power-hungry members of his pack. And now he’s more to me than my fated mate—my heart is involved. With time ticking by on my sister’s life, I have to make a choice I never thought I’d face—my sister’s life or my mate’s? That’s if I can survive the undead shifters intent on killing me first…

I was intrigued to see where a paranormal m/m story would take me since I had never read one before. I was mildly surprised and mildly disappointed. But, I did like the story and am looking forward to continuing with the series.

I enjoy m/m romances. I love watching them accept the inevitable and work through the problems that they may face with society (even though there shouldn’t be any). Well, it was totally different with this book. They live in a society devoid of humans and accept what fate has given them. Even though they were captives in their own right, they were free from the binds that society places on us. None of them were gay, per se, or even bi-sexual … they just “were”.

So, what surprised me? First, that I ended up really enjoying this story after a rocky start. Once I got past what disappointed me (later), I enjoyed reading about Dare and Reese and understanding where they came from and made them who they were. I enjoyed seeing the fun side come out in Dare and the fierce, protective side as well. Reese was protective and caring right from the start so I enjoyed watching him finally accept his home and his place in life. Secondly, the family dynamics. Dare and Bay were hysterical when they got together. Brothers, through and through. Reese was overly protective of Jude and could not fathom his life without Selena in it. It broke him to have left her behind when he and Jude escaped.

Now, what disappointed me. Well, the sex. It took a while to get to the meat of this story. In the beginning, I felt like all Dare and Reese were doing was having sex. Yes, sex is great but I was starting to feel like that was going to be the whole story between the two of them. Then there was Reese, himself. I appreciated his protection of Jude and Selena but, he whined … a lot. It took a while for me to finally accept that he felt that he couldn’t trust Dare and his only outlet was whining to himself. Accepting that made the story flow a little better for me.

Now that I voiced my opinion, I have to say that, once the true story started coming together and moving, I was totally invested. The mix of werewolves and Were was interesting. This story is an honest fantasy. The difference between the species were expertly noted by Megan Erickson; she made sure we knew the difference between shifters and Weres. I liked the conflict that was brought out and enjoyed how it all came to a head. It was wonderful watching Reese finally accept his place in the pack and defend the one person that would have given his life for him. The minor characters were just as interesting as Dare and Reese. You knew that Jude and Gav would become an item. And, Mav just added another level to Dare. You will have to read the book to meet all these wonderful characters.

Megan Erickson really did a great job of keeping me interested once we got into the story. Once the true fun starts, it didn’t stop. She was fluent and showed us all their true emotions. She brought us into a world of beings that found a way to enjoy life even when they could have been repressed. I am looking forward to seeing just where she is bringing Bay as he travels to Astria. I am interested in finding out what he finds and just how it will affect Reese, Jude and Selena.

Review copy provided by the author for a voluntary review.

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