Tracy reviews ‘Protective Mate’ (Holland Brothers #3) by Toni Griffin. Published January 25th 2014 by Mischief Corner Books, LLC (first published September 3rd 2011) 139 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.
Life isn’t meant to be easy, but for Zachary Bennet the last two years have been downright hell. The one shining light in his life, his precious daughter, Hayley. Deciding he needs a clean break, Zack gets a new job in a small town called Leyburn in the hopes they can settle down and live a peaceful life.
Between worry over one brother’s increasingly erratic behaviour and constantly walking in on the other two making out with their mates, Simon Holland is ready to pull his hair out. All he’d ever wanted in life was a mate and a family. When his wish is finally answered with Zack’s arrival, Simon finds out first-hand how far hate and bigotry can drive some people. But life wasn’t meant to be easy and Simon would protect what was his to the end.
Please Note: PM has been reedited, and expanded by 25 K.
9.5/10 Pots of Gold
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 has been expanded by quite a lot and is a much smoother read.
Zack is having a very rough town, his best friend has died, and his hateful homophobic in-laws want to take his daughter away from he. He decides to move to a new town to protect his little girl. What he doesn’t expect is meeting his mate at his new Alpha’s home.
Simon is one of the Holland brothers; he has been feeling really down, he wants a mate of his own. After a long run he returns home to find a strange car parked at his home. He gets a lovely shock when he realises his mate is the new pack member and what’s more he has a little girl.
This is a real family book; I love the way the whole family pulls together. The Holland Brothers parents are a great couple; they accept their boys for who they are no matter what. They all rally round when Brian falls ill. Shifters don’t suffer from human illnesses. The boys are there fully for each other.
Over all a book full of love and a great family. A fantastic read.
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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