Don’t Mess With His Pack by Thianna Durston #mm #review @ThiannaDurston


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Wolf Alpha, Hunter Maison’s primary focus is to keep his Pack healthy and happy. But with humans encroaching, they need a way to shift without getting noticed. He knows the local feline pride has found a way to temper their inner animal and asks for their help. Finding a desire to submit to the gorgeous lion shifter is unsettling. Knowing he is his mate turns his world upside down.

Blaise Wylde has worked tirelessly for his pride his entire life. As owner and creator of Wylde KingDom, a BDSM club just for feline shifters, he knows the power that BDSM can wield for their inner animal. When Hunter asks him to help the Pack learn BDSM, he agrees, especially when his inner lion is instantly interested and Hunter turns out to be submissive to him.

Someone in the Pack is unhappy about their alpha being involved with ‘a cat’ and anger quickly escalates to attacks. As Blaise fights to protect his mate, Hunter must do the same, because while he’s trying to find his attacker, someone’s after Blaise and he may already be too late to stop him.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Double TimeTAGApril's Showering Words

When everything starts to fall apart we cling to our friends and family.  What do you do when the danger comes from the same people?

I fell in love with Hunter first, it’s like I could feel his emotional struggle combined with his strength to be the best alpha he can be.  When he realizes some of his closest friends are now the enemy his heartache comes through.  Yet as I got to know Blaise, I found that he is a strong caring man who only wants what’s best for everyone.  He is extremely dedicated to his mate and goes out of his way to prove it.  A true loving and respectful relationship between two dedicated Alpha.

Overall it’s a fantastic story that shows a range of emotions and caring.  A great read!

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I love the fated mates shifter trope and read a ton of them throughout the year. Reading so many eventually leads one story bleeding over into another because storylines can be so similar. Finding a unique twist becomes harder and harder. When I first started with this story, chapter one gave me the impression it would be similar to the hundreds I’ve read before. Then in chapter two the hints of something different to come started. There are elements in the storyline that follow traditional shifter stories, but the addition of the BDSM and how it helps the human and animal align is new to me. But there is a bit more because the author gave the humans more of their animal traits sexual-wise, which I haven’t come across often. I enjoyed the addition of sheaths, ridges, and knots, although Blaise’s obsession with Hunter’s copious amount of precum turned a little OTT.

 

The story does touch on several subjects. Hunter struggles with being the Alpha of his pack but desiring to be submissive to Blaise in bed. Blaise struggles with his connection to Hunter because felines and wolves traditionally give each other a wide berth, and in some cases are taught to hate each other. There is a separation between the human and their animal who has their own personality. I liked how their animals talked to their humans. I also enjoyed the feline, Blaise, was the more aggressive of the pair and snarly protective. There is mention of a rape that happened in the past but it wasn’t detailed, just made me feel for the character. The transition through these and other issues the characters faced was well paced and didn’t feel rushed in any area.

 

In my opinion, the title of this book doesn’t do it justice. I really enjoyed this story. It was fun to read and I would defiantly pick up other books by this author in this universe without reading the blurb. I would recommend this to anyone who loves reading paranormal romances that include kinky sex where the human shares characteristics with their animal.

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