Shift Out of Luck by Abigail Owens is a paranormal romance with explosive chemistry and swoon worthy moments that made each fight scene that much more satisfying to read. A homage to Romeo and Juliet, Owens pulls out all the stops that had me giddy and excited to see what will happen next.
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: April 20th 2020
Source: Publisher, Netgalley
The Montagues and Capulets have nothing on the Canis and Banes wolf packs. The two have been feuding for ages. The brutal murder of the Banes’ alpha only added fuel to the fire. And now there’s only one way to bring peace—the current alphas of each pack, Marrok and Tala, need a mating of convenience.
Tala has her doubts. A thousand of them.
Never mind that Marrok drives her body to levels of desire her vibrator has trouble keeping up with. If she can’t get her inner wolf—or her people—on board, forget peace, because she’ll lose the tenuous control she has over the Canis pack. Her new mate is just so damn alpha. He’d better learn to play nice or Tala will have to show him who’s boss.
But Marrok has plans of his own, and nothing and no one, not even Tala herself, can resist an alpha…
This novella was previously self-published in June 2016 as The Worse for Were (Legendary Consultants, #2) but has undergone a complete re-edit. Scenes were added, things were changed, but the kissing still remains!
ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review
“A twitchy alpha was a dead alpha, and all eyes were on him.”
Abigail Owens knows how to slay me. This quick paranormal romance blew me out of the universe and brought me back again. Shift Out Of Luck, follows two alphas from rival packs that decide to mate together and join the packs in hopes to stop the feud that has been going on longer than they have been alive.
This was such an interesting take on the mated wolves trope. I loved watching Tala and Marrok navigate life with not just one but TWO alpha mentalities and two very distinctly different way of handling situations. I really appreciated seeing Tala and Marrok work through their issues and watching Marrok witness just how much harder Tala has to work in order to keep her alpha position and the respect of her pack, solely because she is a female.
I completely swooned with Marrok as he made a conscious effort to gain not only his mate’s trust but also the trust of her wolf. His unwillingness to let anyone treat her less than and the war he fought within himself to protect her but also let her fight her own battles was chef kisses and I was ready to marry him myself.
There were so many different external conflicts hitting our couple from the very first page, and Owens had no trouble at all getting us sucked in and keeping us invested throughout the fast paced story. Explosive chemistry and swoon worthy moments that made each fight scene that much more satisfying to read! If you are looking for a quick paranormal story to read—this one is your winner!
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Huge thank you to Entangled Publishing for sending me an ARC for my honest review! Quotations taken from an uncorrected proof and may change upon final publication.
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