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Gillian Whitford, darling of Willow Bend, brings out the protective instincts in all the dominants, but none more so than Owen Chase, the pack’s Hunter. A loner by nature and calling, Owen spends less time with his pack mates and more time on the borders of their land. Not even the change in the Alpha and the swearing of a new oath kept him around long.
Winds of change still drift through Willow Bend as they adjust to their new Alpha. When the Hudson River pack requests a fill-in healer to replace their own, Gillian, journeymen apprentice to their Pack healer, is the obvious choice to help. Owen forbids her to accept, but the sweet natured wolf rebukes his selfishness and volunteers anyway.
Risking a challenge, Owen faces off against his Alpha to appeal her decision and finds himself charged with her safety. Now, the loner will be escorting one of his pack’s most precious into foreign lands. He’s all that stands between her and a dozen potential threats…and if he doesn’t stake his claim, he may lose more than his heart.
Kyan Wolfe 4.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Owen! Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2020 Verified Purchase I've been quite obsessed with this series. I'm slowly working my way through all of the books. And there hasn't been one that I haven't adored yet. Because honestly, I'm trash for any type of Wolf Shifter romance. Owen is a Hunter. Gillian is a Healer. One protects. The other saves. She's been after him for a while now. The attraction between the two of them so reaching a breaking point. But it won't until they are in another pack's territory, trying to help that Alpha figure out why his wolves seem to be dying off. Owen is wildly possessive of Gillian, desperate to make sure she is safe. It's through watching her fight for others, her putting herself in danger for him to realize what was right in front of him. His protectiveness is just... everything. Every woman wants to be free to be herself, but feel protected by the man who cares about her the most. It was my favorite part of the book.
Niki 5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, with unexpected twists! Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2019 Verified Purchase When the story began, I had a poor impression of Owen, based on previous books. As the story wound on, Gillian showed us that Owen had good qualities, was lovable, and oh so strong. Gillians task was difficult and unexpected, but with Owen by her side, she (and Hudson River) was able to overcome the odds and heal the fractured pack. All in all, a well though out and entertaining story!
Colorado Avid Reader TOP 1000 REVIEWER 5.0 out of 5 stars A test of courage, humanity, and community in an action-packed thriller Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2017 Verified Purchase Gillian is a true heroine. She's stronger than anyone knows as a healer for the pack. She has a deep understanding and acceptance of her strength as a submissive. She can bring pack dominants to their knees including the one she loves, Owen, a pack Hunter. Owen loves Gillian, too, but feels he's unworthy of her and has baggage from his perception of his parents' marriage. Gillian, with Owen as her protector, is on a mission of mercy to the Hudson River pack to heal others and try to identify the cause of recent deaths. It's very dangerous and will test their mettle as well as their bond.
S Wilgus 5.0 out of 5 stars Great series Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2017 I purchased books 1-3 together as an Amazon deal. I read them over the weekend. I liked the story development and the characters so much that over the last two weeks, I have read books 4 through 10. The characters were well developed, and although each book was a standalone, there was thread of continuity and overlapping characters throughout. The story came to life and the last book, although not a cliffie, makes you really want to read the next one (which is not out until March, 2017). Well worth your time and money to read the series.