Tracy reviews ‘Determined Mate’ (Holland Brothers #2) by Toni Griffin. Published November 9th 2013 by Mischief Corner Books, LLC (first published February 19th 2011) 124 pages
This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the publisher. 😉
Why I read this book: I read the original version of this book and wanted to read the updated book.
Jason Matthew’s is a broken man. He’s lived through hell and barely come out the other side. All he can thing about is getting to his best friend, Brian, after that he has no idea. Jason’s scared out of his mind when he’s met by not only Brian but two large men as well, he does the only thing he can think to do. He tries to run. One of the men, though, turns out to be his mate. A mate he is in no condition to have or want, a mate that won’t allow him to flee.
Alex Holland is forced to stand by and watch as Jason is taken to the safest place they know, too scared to be around him. He knows something bad has happened to Jason and he’s going to need every ounce of his Alpha control to give his mate the time he needs to heal and start living again.
NOTE: DM has been re-edited, and expanded by about 19 K.
This is a re-read for me as I had only read the first addition, I would advise anyone who enjoyed the book the first time around to read the newer version. The new version felt like a totally different read. There are a lot of places where the author has added content where previously it was glossed over.
Jason is Brian’s best friend from his old pack, he rings wanting to visit after being attacked while out one night, what he didn’t expect was meeting his mate, his very huge mate that scared the hell out of him.
Alex is the pack Alpha; he is devastated when he scents his beloved mate, only to have him run, terrified of him. Alex will do anything to make his mate feel safe and happy.
This book makes me cry, poor Jason, the hell he went through, then I feel sorry for Alex, he can’t help being huge and scary looking. I think Brian’s character through out this book made me love him more. He is there every step of the way for his best friend, still finds time to love his mate.
Over all a great read, with a few unexpected twists and turns that kept me riveted to the very end.
Toni Griffin lives in Darwin, the smallest of Australia’s capital cities. Born and raised in the state she’s a Territorian through and through. Growing up Toni hated English with a passion (as her editors can probably attest to) and found her strength lies with numbers.
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