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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1975945026
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- Publication Date: August 27, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0756F222Y
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Longing for Shelter (The Alphas' Homestead Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Yes, Seth has had tragedy in his life. The loss of his family, his pack, and how it happened is enough to have you feeling for him. But his snooty, let-someone-else-do-the-work attitude played a big part in negating a lot of those sympathetic feelings his past evoked for me. This is where the character growth and development comes into play, and the author did a fantastic job of turning Seth around so that as a reader I was loving him again by the end of the book.
I think it would be impossible not to love Mal's character. He knows discrimination and hatred just like Seth and his family, though for a different yet similar reason. Things between the two of them develop slowly, and the story was not only concentrated on them which for me did split my attention a bit.
Revisiting all of the characters from the first two books was definitely a pleasure, and a lot of the plot revolved around them as well (the split I just referred to). That said, I would definitely recommend reading the first two books before starting this one to get the background; while you could probably read on its own, you'll enjoy it much more by reading the stories of this series in order.
Overall Longing for Shelter was a 4-star read for me. I think if it had devoted a higher concentration of the story to Seth and Mal, with the rest of the characters' lives being a continuing sideline that would go on in future books in the series, I probably would have bumped that rating up. Regardless, this series is still really good, and if you're a fan of historical M/M shifter romance (and even if you're not but want a change of pace) then you're going to want to get started on this if you haven't already. While tamer than the first two books of this series, I'd still put this as a 18+ read.
This series is more epic in scope. Although the blurb tends to lead the reader to believe the MC's are the main characters, in fact they are a story line, not always the main storyline. Be prepared and read the first two books first.
There is relatively very little on page sex in this book. There is also a lot of telling in this book so we don't see Seth and Mal talk as much as it's implied with the skipped over meet ups and jumping time. It's a little difficult to grasp just how much time is passing as they live their lives random scene by scene. Because of this method, it's hard to determine how/why/when Seth and Mal made any kind of truly believable relationship bond but it also affects how/why/when Seth really connects with the others in the family, besides Caleb and Jacob. You'll be scratching your head too wondering how Seth ended up naked in the bar....
Why four stars? Not for the writing or the story, they were both 5 star...instead, it's because of a few plotting issues that distracted me. First, I really didn't get the logistics of the feed and seed BS that somehow involved the foaling sales at the homestead? HUH? That was just beyond convoluted and unlikely. And second, I really didn't like the dog drama. I don't understand why Eph didn't take the dog to the men right away. There is no good reason for it to suffer while he tried to heal it. I get that it was a breakthrough moment for Seth and Eph, but it wasn't a good choice of way to do that, IMO.
Caleb and Jacob are a solid couple which, for this installment makes up for a lot of the uncertainty I felt for Seth and Mal.
There is a blurb for both book 4 and 5 in the back....I can't wait to get back to the homestead and watch this family live out their destiny.
The description historical shifter might put off some readers but please give this series a go if that's not your usual bag. The writing is so good and immediately pulls you in. And at the end of the day this is a story of family, belonging and finding love in the face of prejudice.
Book three in the Homestead series continues to follow shifters Jacob & Caleb and their family. This time cousin Seth comes to live on the Homestead. He's been forced there as a last resort - it's either that or face severe punishment for his recent behaviour. After the brutal murder of his entire family Seth is going off the rails. My heart broke for him and agony he faces now that he's basically packless. Seeing his struggles is raw and but how he eventually lets himself be part of the alpha's pack was beautiful to read as was his eventual redemption with the family and finding love with deputy Malcolm.
There are some great side characters in this series and some of them are vile bigoted towns folk who hate shifters and secondly two men being the head of the family. They'll make you root for the family even more. The sense of place is so strong. You can totally imagine what the town is like and picture the saloon, or the sheriff office or the mercantile - think Little House on the Prairie or Dr Quinn: Medicine Women but with werewolves and men who love men.
I can't leave this review without mentioning my favourite character - little Tad. That baby alpha is adorable. I'll be eagerly awaiting book four.
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