I expected my downfall to be a wolf shifter. I didn’t expect her to be a kid.

The Silent Butchers are trying to go straight. At least my chapter is. Still, life in the MC means trouble. It’s unpredictable and full of surprises, but none compare to my newest challenge.

A little girl was dropped on my doorstep. I’m told she’s mine–but I don’t know the first thing about being a father. 

My only hope is enlisting the help of Paige–a woman who understands her, a woman who knows how to deal with her. 

There’s no question Paige is my mate, or that she hates me. But before I can convince her that she’s meant to be mine, I’ll have to prove I’m not the man she thinks I am. 

If I don’t hurry, I’ll lose them both.

This is an adult, 18+ story with violence, language and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Protectors of the Pack series include —  Bodyguard – Enemies – Heir – WarriorScoundrel

Scoundrel is part of the BAD Alpha Dads line – and I’m so glad to see Ms. Blackwood’s work grace this amazing line of Shifter Romances.

Title:  Scoundrel
Series:  Protectors of the Pack #5
Author:  Keira Blackwood
Published:  June 11, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I’ve followed the Protectors of the Pack series (and the connecting to that world series as well) since the beginning, and it’s interesting to see how The Silent Butchers have evolved, changed over time.  I knew what they once were, but I’m seeing the remaining members of this particular chapter in a different light and that to me, as a reader, is fascinating.  To see how an author can take a group I loathed and turn them into individuals with their own reasons and resolves to become something more, something better than they were is an intriguing journey.  If you haven’t yet had the chance to read the entire series I would highly recommend it.

Anyway, that was a looking back moment.  Let’s look ahead to Jett, Paige, and Evie.

There is so much I could say about SCOUNDREL – but I won’t for this is a story that you need to experience for yourself.  I could discuss my feelings about it but again, I’m afraid that I would give away vital parts of the story that shouldn’t be in a review.  So let me put it to you this way — Jett and Paige are mates but there is no instant love between them, oh, hesitant attraction but Paige does indeed hate Jett for the truth she believes she knows about Jett and her friend’s relationship.  The reality is quite different, and Paige is having to shuffle around what is the truth and what were lies in order to begin thinking of letting Jett into her life.  Their lives are so very opposite of each other, in many ways Paige seems almost unaware of the undercurrents of her former home or of life in an MC family.  Jett is dumbfounded to discover he has a daughter, but he’s not letting her go for anyone – not even his mate, Paige.  Somehow he has to find a way to keep his families in his life, and that’s not going to be easy considering what is happening with the Silent Butchers right now.

SCOUNDREL is full of tensions, danger, ironic moments with some laugh out loud results, two people who fate has brought together but have a very rocky road to a happy ending, and one adorable little girl who will seal not only scenes but your heart as well.  I was surprised by a few things, and it will be interesting to see where Ms. Blackwood takes us next.

In all, this is a story that will stay in your head long after the final page.  A definition of what makes up a family gets a bit blended.  I fell in love with Jett, adored Evie, and slowly warmed up to Paige – she’s not always easy, but for Jett, she’s his everything along with his daughter.  Looking for a really good Shifter Romance?  Then you’ll want to pick up SCOUNDREL and maybe the entire series as well.

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