Title: Pack Mates
A pack divided brought together by love. Nikki Stratton returns to her Pack to find it split in half between the new Alpha and the older members of the Pack. Worse, there is talk about her oldest brother challenging for the Alpha position. Taking matters in her own hands, she meets with the Alpha s brother RJ. She had no idea they would end up on the floor of his shop hot, naked, and sweaty. RJ Cross supports his brother one hundred per cent, so when Nikki contacts him to find a solution to the Pack problems, he is relieved. He might even be able to come up with some decent ideas if he could keep his hands off Nikki. As final preparation begin for the taking of the shifter world, Nikki and RJ must use everything at their disposal to bring their Pack together and hopefully get their happily ever after
Author: Crissy Smith
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Pack Daughter, Pack Hunter , Pack Territory , Pack Alpha
Series: Were Chronicles
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Pack Daughter, Pack Hunter , Pack Territory , Pack Alpha
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: May 10 2013
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
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RJ is finally coming home after serving in the military for years. His brother is about to be made Alpha of their new pack and he is need there to help with the transition. After traveling for years he is happy to be able to settle down with his family. When he meets Nikki, the sister of a dominate in the pack, he is instantly attracted to her and wants to get to know her more. Things get complicated when it seems like her brother will challenge for the right to be Alpha. But if Nikki and RJ work together then maybe they can get their families to see reason and settle the pack without violence.
I really loved Nikki and RJ. We meet RJ in book five when he is helping rescue and protect the feline Prince. He’s a tatted six foot five mountain of a man that is extremely sexy. One of my favorite aspects of this series is the characters are generally very accepting when they find their mates. They welcome the discovery of a mate and don’t spend time lamenting the lose of freedom or any of that nonsense. They bask in the love and acceptance of their mate while getting things done. In this case, RJ and Nikki had to make sure that their brothers didn’t fight in a challenge since it was unlikely that they would both survive.
The last few books dealt with outside forces attacking the packs or shifters. I loved how this book focused on the dynamics of a pack. Specifically integrating two packs and one Alpha stepping down while naming his successor. A lot of other variables where at work in this book that made it stand out to me, in a good way, from the rest of the series. This is probably my favorite so far in the series.
One thing that does bother me with this series is the multitude of characters. In each book we are introduced to a lot of characters and many don’t appear in subsequent books. I often get confused about who’s who when I am reading. I can’t remember if the character is from another book, was introduced in this book or what their role is in this one. This book wasn’t as confusing since it focuses mainly on RJ and Nikki’s families but there are still a lot of other characters mentioned. I sometimes feel like I should make a spreadsheet to keep track of them all. However, I do still really enjoy the series. I just want all the characters mentioned to find their mates.
This is book six in the Were Chronicles series and while this book can be read as a stand alone since most of the characters are new, it is best read in order to fully appreciate the world that has been built. There is also the continuing plot line of the shifters coming out to the world and it comes to a head in this novella.