Tristan is the new Second of the Dart Creek Pack, and trying to support a new Alpha who is recovering from silver poisoning. So much of the Pack’s success rests on his shoulders, so when he is ordered to pair up with a human who has been stalking the Pack, he fights it hard. A wolf like him isn’t meant to be paired up, especially not with some meddling, sassy, tenacious, spitfire of a woman who is too bullheaded for her own good. And pretty. God, she’s pretty. Meredith is so pretty; it messes with his mind and has him making questionable decisions, and right now? The Pack can’t afford for him to make mistakes. An arranged pairing is not what he signed up for, and now Meredith is revealing why she’s really hunting the Pack. It’s dangerous for him, and his people, but also his unwitting new mate is putting herself right in the line of a fire not even Tristan can save her from.
Meredith Walsh has a bone to pick with the Dart Creek Pack—only she doesn’t know what they are quite yet. Her best friend, Summer, has a new set of friends, and they are setting off all of Meredith’s instincts. She’s pretty sure they are vampires, but the closer she gets to the truth, the more the new leader is cementing her into a mass of trouble she is completely unprepared for. That old saying, “Be careful what you wish for,” never felt so big as Meredith finally gets exactly what she’s been hunting. And now? She can’t go back to her old life, and she can’t unsee the truth. Now she has to figure out a way to get out of a pact with a handsome stranger, with glowing eyes and teeth that are a little too sharp, or both of their lives could be ruined forever.
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Under Him
Series: Wolves to Be #3
Author: T. S. Joyce
Published: June 3, 2023
My Rating: 4.5
Under Him concludes the Wolves to Be series (all three were short stories) with an intense yet completely oddball combination of danger and the unique sense of oddness that is simply Meredith. She sees things through her own point of view, which is mostly a bit skewed, to say the least. Meredith definitely walks to her own drum… and this time, she was so wrong about what she was so certain about. Oh, there is something magical going on with her best friend’s life – on that, she was correct. Now, she’s agreed to something she cannot figure out how to get herself out of… or if she really, truly wants to. She got what she wished for… and she was not prepared!
There is danger facing this pack, that cannot be overlooked. And the ultimate conclusion was everything I’d hoped for (and, frankly, expect from any of this author’s books). But it was the relationship between Tristan and Meredith that captivated me in this story. I loved Meredith’s, well, let’s say, unique way of looking at life… she really missed her calling as a stalker. Tristan is caught between exasperation with his new mate, and the need to devour her while keeping her safe from the dangers ahead. I loved this couple, they are the quirky folks that I always look for in any of T. S. Joyce’s series. Meredith might not be my top favorite, but she’s a close second in that category. I had a blast here, and actually, that’s the entire point.
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