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Claiming my Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Anna Hirsch

Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack, #1)Claiming My Mate by Nicole Howl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Claiming my Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl
3 Stars

Lily has been captured and is a slave within the castle of Wolf Hollow. Her life for the past year has not been pleasant and suddenly turns for the worse when she’s noticed by a few wolves, the Prince himself included. She lives through a harrowing experience to find out that she’s the Prince’s mate. Jason is the next in line for the throne and is currently living under his father’s thumb biding his time until he can take over. A chance encounter allows him to find his mate but she’s one of the human slaves. Can these two overcome circumstances to have their happily ever after?

The story was good but I found that it had a few issues. The story felt rushed to me. There were a lot of sub plots which I’m sure we’re set ups for the rest of the series . To me they were more interesting than the plot of this book. I loved Jason and Dean. The characters interacted well and I enjoyed their banter. I had a hard time connecting to Lily though. One minute she’s weak and lacking confidence, the next she’s strong and snarky. She kept flipping back and forth between the two as if the author couldn’t decide how she wanted this character to be. I think Lily has a lot of potential as well as the story so I will be reading the next book in the series.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Ayla Eddy

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

A great paranormal romance. There is twists and excitement from start to finish. It leaves you wanting more of their story. A quick read but I cannot wait to pick up the next book to find out what happens next.

The story is around two main characters. Lily a captured human servant and Jason the future Alpha and King of Wolf Hollow. I enjoyed that Lily was not the weak female throughout and only continued to define her true strong-self as the story progressed. Equally Jason is not the over the edge intense insufferable werewolf, but still very much the assertive mate when the time arrives. Humans live in fear of the Shifters and do their best to avoid drawing attention on themselves. When Lily manages to gain more notice than she ever wanted after the Royals return home things in the house start to teeter on a dangerous shift in balance. Are their differences too much for Wolf Hollow? Will they get to find a happy ending?

A small trigger warning that the concept of rape is there, but not in graphic detail of said event.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

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

This paranormal romance is the first in the series and oh what a beginning it is! This author really has the ability to grab your attention and hold it. I couldn’t put this book down.

I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Lily is a human slave to the Wolf Hollow Pack, Jason is the son of the Alpha, what could possibly happen? I found the storyline to be quite unique and different and that was part of its draw for me.

The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that it ended too soon. I look forward to book two.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Deb Robinson

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

I really enjoyed this book. Lily is a captive and a servant for the King and his family. The servants are treated as unworthy captives as they are only human after all. The rest of the household is made up of the Hollow Wolves Pack. Their dominance knows no bounds. They take and do as they wish. All is not what it seems in the castle. When Prince Jason finds his mate. The castle will never be the same again.

This was a quick read but will keep your attention until the last page. Excited to read book two.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Cindy Mayberry

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

Lily is trapped in the Huntingtons home of the Wolf Hollow Royals. As a human slave, she is forbidden to look the Huntingtons in the eye, as that is cause for punishment. But Lily tries to keep her head down and as fate would have it she looks up. Caught in the act she is sent to the dungeon to await her punishment. Of course there is that one bad guard who has targeted Lily. Prince Jason feels he has found his true mate. Only she is forbidden as she is human. When his wolf finds Lily, Jason steps forward and seeks his one true mate. Even If he has to go against his father and his guard. What a mess for Lily, she must try and keep away from the guard, even though he is much stronger and threatening. Will Lily and Jason get their HEA? I found this story to be fast paced and highly emotional. There were times, when all of my emotions were on my sleeve. This author has a knack for details, I love that! The characters are strong and Lily steps forward and finds her inner strength. This is the first in this series. I can’t wait to see where this author takes Lily and Jason next.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Rayne East

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

Shifters, mates and monarchy
This is the first book in the series and it was brilliantly written. A perfect balance of paranormal, romance and action had me turning the pages late into the night that I ended up reading this in one sitting! Dual POV, which I love, had me falling hard for Jason. Lily is an emotional roller coaster but I liked her character too. Can’t wait to see where this series goes – there is still so much more to uncover. Highly recommend.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Shea Gilkerson

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

My first read by this author, I wasn’t sure what to expect. As with most werewolf romance stories, there are several common themes – werewolves are primal and violent, there are fated mates and the goddess, and there’s evil men and valiant men. There are a few seductive moments, suspense, shape shifting and violence. It was interesting enough that I’ll continue to read the series to see what becomes of Lily and Jason.

Lily is a human servant of the Wolf Hollow pack. She has a grueling schedule for terrible masters. The king and alpha is a cruel man who enjoys making others fear him. Everyone in his presence strictly keeps their eyes away to avoid challenging him. Lily has a miserable life as a servant to the wolf pack, but has made a couple of friends that look out for her. When she is cornered and attacked in her bedroom by an abusive soldier, she is rushed to the royal families medical facility. It is here she really meets Prince Jason, the future alpha. As a human, she expects and anticipates the prince to mistreat her and is determined to stay out of his way…but Jason has caught her scent and realizes she is his mate. He is drawn to her, uncaring of the status difference between them. Once he learns who Lily’s attacker is, he challenges Callum.

This story is pretty fast paced and kept me interested enough to keep reading. It is a shorter book and the interest made for an especially quick read. It seems as though it could be a bit more polished, but was enjoyable and has you cheering for Lily and Jason and liking Dean and Amara.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by La Toya Lewis

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

Claiming My Mate by Nicole Howl is a fast-paced and incredibly enjoyable paranormal romance story. Lily and Jason are fated mates. However, he is the prince and alpha to be and she is the kidnapped and enslaved servant to the royal family. The book is adventurous with well-written characters. I really enjoyed Lily, Jason, and Dean’s interactions. Seeing all that Lily had to go through and her inner dialogue broke my heart. The plot is great and while I enjoyed the pace, I do wish it’d been slowed down a bit for more plot development. Some things just didn’t make sense to happen that quickly, like Lily’s strength development. This book is a fast, enjoyable read. I was so engrossed that I was surprised when the end came. I eagerly await the sequel.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Helani Kihe

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

I LOVE PARANORMAL ROMANCE! Claiming my Mate definitely did not disappoint. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop. The only thing I didn’t like is that is was so good I read it too fast and now I have to wait for book 2 to find out what happens. The author did a great job with the storyline and the characters.

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Claiming My Mate (Wolf Hollow Pack Book 1) by Nicole Howl – Review by Lisa Helmick

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

I could not out this book down! I literally did not do things just so I could continue reading this book! It is filled with action, suspense and drama….just about every page! This author did a wonderful job creating this world and the characters who live with in it.

While I throughly enjoyed the two main characters I was equally enthralled with the supporting characters. Yes I did not love every character and some I even couldn’t believe the way they acted. Still a purpose is served by them being evil, kind, sweet etc. This is book one in the series and I am on pins and needles awaiting the next one.

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