Rachel Kane’s recovering from a broken heart. And she’s broke. She’s flat out broke and homeless since she found her boyfriend in her best friend’s arms in the home that he and Rachel shared. A home he owned, so of course, she’s out on her ear now. She’s got an invitation to take an opportunity that takes her out of state and pays for her living expenses.
Maybe some clouds do have silver linings. She’ll take that offer to go to Nevada and study mustangs.
Luke Everhart’s got one thing on his mind. Being left the hell alone. He’s been exiled from his pack—and that’s just fine—and now makes his home near Iron Flats Mesa on the Virginia Range in Nevada. He gets along great with the mustangs that make their home there, and they’re the only company he needs. In fact, he’s their self-appointed guardian, protecting them from some of the ranchers and government bureaucrats who want to manipulate disrupt their freedom. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a certain woman who’s been skulking around, checking out the mustangs, making notes, riding a damned UTV all over the range. He knows she’s from the government, and he has zero trusts in the Bureau of Land Management. He’s wreaked havoc on their expeditions before. Little Miss Hot Researcher has another think coming if she believes she’s going to be able to turn in any research on his band of horses.
How’s Rachel supposed to complete her job when she’s harassed by wolves and a hunky, muscular, blue-eyed, dark-skinned hottie who doesn’t want to do much more than grunt his responses and howl at the moon?
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
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Title: Iron Flats Exile
Series: Shifter Realms #1
Author: Elle Thorne
Published: March 18, 2020
My Rating: 4.5 stars
‘Iron Flats Exile’ begins the ‘Shifter Realms‘ series (a brand new series, not part of the ‘Shifters Forever Worlds‘ connected series – which I love but it’s great to see another series take off, IMO). Luke and Rachel’s story is short, but packed full of chemistry, danger, conflict, and begins to set up the world in which this new series will take place. I definitely like what I’ve seen so far about the Crooked Arrow Pack, the surrounding areas, and I cannot wait to dive into more – which will be easy since the next two titles are already on my Kindle.
Most of what you’d need to know (or what I’d be willing to say in a review) can be found in the Cover Description. What isn’t there is the emotional damage done to both Luke and Rachel, for far different reasons, that drive so much of their actions and reactions to each other. We get Rachel’s reasons early on, yet the deeper reasons behind Luke’s actions come later and when they did I was gutted by the pain this man has been through to reach this place and discover his mate.
The true heroes of ‘Iron Flats Exile’ are a band of wild horses lead by one majestic stallion – they, and he, are as much of this story as our newly found lovers are and I enjoyed the horses’ interactions in this story very much. There is an unknown danger, one that may continue (not sure but it feels like a possibility), sizzling smoldering chemistry, friendships reformed, a family reunited, and a brand new world to explore in this story – one I will be following until the very end for I’m most definitely hooked on the ‘Shifter Realms‘ series now. If you love a good Shifter Romance, if you enjoy getting in at the beginning of a new series, if you love Elle Thorne’s work then you’ll want to pick up ‘Iron Flats Exile’ soon… like now.
I own a Kindle edition of this title.
Available for the Kindle