Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Alexandria Richard

Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack, #1)Claiming My Mate by Nicole Howl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A shorter read (few hours). Seemed contemporary but I don’t remember any technology so I could be wrong about that. Paranormal alternate reality where there are shifters, here wolves, who create their own packs. The Alpha of the pack head up the royalty line, and they keep lower level shifters (Omegas) and humans as servants. Lily is a human servant who has had a rough time at the hands of Royal Guards and just making it through in a life where she’s the bottom of the Totem-pole. Jason is the Prince of the pack and is expected to be the next Alpha, but he’s harboring secrets that threaten his status and security.

I really enjoyed learning more about Jason’s character and who he is outside of being the Prince and next Alpha. I thought him and Lily worked well together as a couple and I can’t wait to see them grow together. There’s not much on screen romance here, with book 1 acting like the introduction to the world and characters .

I loved the strength we see from Lily at times, but I wish we got to see her backbone in other moments. I hope she starts to trust in herself more and stops sacrificing herself for others, no matter her good intentions. I loved her relationship with her friend and fellow slave Amara.

Warning, book 1 ends on a cliffy (cliffhanger).

CW: off screen sexual assault, sexual intimidation, slave scenario, domestic violence, abuse against women

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