Tracy reviews ‘Forbidden Mate’ (Holland Brothers #4) by Toni Griffin. Published July 5th 2014 by Mischief Corner Books, LLC (first published October 1st 2011) 205 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.
Finding his mate should have been Patrick Holland’s greatest day, instead it turned into a nightmare with one phone call. His mate didn’t want him. His heart broke, but at sixteen he was too young to do anything. The next ten years—ten long years— of Patrick’s life are spent at odds with his mate. Split by forces he can’t comprehend and a long line of misunderstandings, Patrick doubts he’ll ever get the man he’s both loved and hated.
Jake Richmond never expected to come home from Uni to find the youngest Holland brother was his mate. Knowing the news might uplift his still grieving father, Jake shares the news only to have his young mate threatened. Jake does the only thing he can think of, protect Patrick. The next ten years are nothing but torture for Jake as he watches his mate grow into a remarkable young man.
They say time heals all wounds, but how much time?
Please note: FM has been reedited, and expanded by about 50,000 words.
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 re-written in such away it was a completely new read for me.
This book starts ten years ago, when Patrick/Rick and Jake first realise they are mates.
Rick is only 16 when he first realises his boyhood crush is actually his mate, he is so excited, he promises to keep it quiet while Jake finishes Uni.
Jake is the happiest wolf walking when he finds out Patrick is his mate, he can’t wait to tell his father knowing he will look out for Patrick till he returns. Things don’t go to plan and he breaks Patricks heart.
Ten years later Brian is ill, they find out he is pregnant. Everyone is in shock, they try to find out all they can because men can’t carry babies or so they thought.
Alex sends Patrick and Jake to meet another Alpha that has the answers they are looking for.
I loved every part of this book; the re-write makes the book a much better read. The story now feels complete where before there were a lot of holes and left me with lots of questions.
Overall a brilliant read with knotting and m-preg.
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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