War's Mate, book 1 in the series was one of my earliest reviews but I got caught up in lovely world of KU. I finally swung back around to finish the series in one go.
Troy's Warlock - Book 2
Troy left his den in Alaska when his Alpha wouldn’t accept same-sex matings, even if they were fated. Tired of being alone, and knowing his mate wasn’t going to be a woman, he set out in search of not only his fated mate, but also a den and Alpha that were accepting of not only him and his bear, but also male-paired fated mates.
Elliot grew up in the coven his Papa was master of. Two of his brothers have found their One, and one a mate the fates destined for them. After a year of being drawn to Alaska, hoping to find his One, he’s called back to Amherst and then Honey Creek where his youngest brother has mated with the Den’s Alpha.
The last thing Troy ever expects is to scent his mate at a den celebration. When he realizes it’s the Alpha Mate’s older brother, will his Alpha accept him as a member of the family? Will the young warlock’s centuries-old terrifying parents be welcoming? Even polar bears know not to piss them off.
Witch problems are escalating; old hook-ups are showing up; babies are starting to crawl; more babies are on the way; mates are cranky; and warlocks are still “poofing” in and out at odd times. Will Troy and Elliot ever sleep again?
Troy’s Warlock is book two in the Honey Creek Den Series. Each book contains a fated mate pair, Mpreg, lots and lots of knotting during growly sexy times and babies, lots of babies. These bears will do anything their mates ask, just read and see. The Honey Creek Den Series is meant to be read in order even though each book focuses on a different couple. This book is intended for adults only as these shifters tend to get growly and don’t watch their language.
Troy and Elliot's story is 40,000 words.
Rating: 4 cups
Troy and Elliot fit well together. Troy is the kind of attentive alpha I find hard to resist. He lives to care for his mate and will do anything for him. He's really a marshmallow with him. Elliot is a strong warlock who loves Troy with all his heart. He's pretty feisty, he's not nicknamed firecracker for nothing. His pregnancy is hard at times and he takes it out on Troy but who can blame him? Not me.
I liked seeing the characters from the previous book. Although the resolution with the villain from the first book (in this one) was anticlimactic.
I'd love to live in this world. Poofing places, snapping in food. It'd be awesome. Although it does make me think. How is it they are hiding from humans? I mean, they are living very, very long lives? And they don't seem to be moving all that much. Wouldn't humans be noticing families that don't appear to age normally? Maybe Rylan has an explanation. The unanswered question doesn't affect my enjoyment of the story though.
This is a story who love soul mate, insta-love type stories. It's full of hot, knotty sex, family bonding, and love. If you are looking for an angst-free, sexy, love story about soul mates, this is it.
Ryker's Enchantment - Book 3
Ryker loves his job as a Park Ranger. It allows his bear the time he demands outside, even if it’s not always in bear form. When he gets offered the position of head ranger in Flathead National Forest, he’s hesitant at first, but his bear all but demands he go. He learned long ago to always listen to the cranky beast, so he agrees. Never did he expect that his Kodiak was telling him he’d find his fated mate there, but the cute little warlock smells like theirs.
Arin is the only unmated member of his family. Something he’s completely happy with. The last thing he wants is a mate or One, as warlocks call them. He has enough problems trying to master his magical powers that he’s been given and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t quite get it. Besides, warlocks almost never find their One until they’re around a century old. He’s only just turned twenty-nine so he has plenty of time, right?
When Ryker scents Arin, he and his bear know immediately that he’s their fated mate. But trying to get the stubborn warlock to agree is another battle altogether. What’s holding him back? Doesn’t he feel the pull as well? That’s how it’s supposed to work.
Twins are crawling, triplets are still adorable, omegas are getting pissed, old Alpha’s are showing up and causing problems, warlocks are still “poofing” in and out at odd times, and Ryker’s behind may never recover from Arin’s teleporting. Will these two ever get mated?
Ryker’s Enchantment is book three in the Honey Creek Den Series. Each book contains a fated mate pair, Mpreg, lots and lots of knotting during growly sexy times and babies, lots of babies. These bears will do anything their mates ask, just read and see. The Honey Creek Den Series is meant to be read in order even though each book focuses on a different couple. This book is intended for adults only as these shifters tend to get growly and don’t watch their language.
Story is approximately 42,500 words
Rating: 4 cups
Arin is very insecure. His self-worth is extremely low. Years living in his family as the one having difficulty controlling his magic has taken its toll. Arin doesn't believe he is worthy of a mate. He flees the moment he hears Ryker's growl.
Ryker is devastated when Arin poofs away. He is set to leave the area after being rejected by his beautiful mate. Ryker is quite understanding when Arin comes back to say he wasn't rejected him, only scared and insecure. What I loved most about Ryker is he never sees Arin as flawed or less than. His less than perfect control over his power never bothers Ryker. Improving Arin's self-worth is important to Ryker and I loved that.
Poor Arin gets very sick during his pregnancy, can't help but feel bad for the guy!
A new nemesis is introduced, foreshadowing for the next book. Nothing really happens in this one.
Another good soul mate book. More hot, knotty sex, family bonding, and love. This one had a bit more angst than the previous but it works out in the end. It's a good love story about soul mates.
Grayson's Enlightenment - Book 4
Since Grayson was a young cub in Alaska, he’s always wanted to be a park ranger. But when a rogue Alpha attacks their small den unexpectedly, Grayson’s alpha father manages to get some of his family as well as two other families out of their village unnoticed. They flee for their lives, and head in the direction of Honey Creek in hopes of finding a welcoming den.
Park Ranger Jai wasn’t happy about getting relocated to Flathead Lake Park in Montana but he had to go where the Park Service sent him. Once there, his bear felt happy and content. Jai had hoped to find his mate there, but alas, nothing. Still, his panda grumbled any time Jai even thought about asking for a transfer, so he made the most of it and made Honey Creek his home.
When Grayson scents his mate on his first day as Flathead Lake’s newest park ranger, he’s not ready. He’s what most people would call a “baby alpha” as he’s just turned twenty-one. He’s not prepared for a mate yet. His family is still recovering from losing everything and he hasn’t had time to establish himself in his position. But fate has other plans.
Things don’t go so smoothly and Grayson almost ruins his chances with his mate. When the same alpha shows up in Honey Creek, set on wiping out all male omegas, Alpha War and his den gear up for a fight for their lives.
Twins are wreaking havoc, triplets are starting to crawl, omegas are going into heat, old Alpha’s are showing up and causing problems, warlocks are still “poofing” in and out at odd times, and Grayson is head over heels in love with his little mate.
Grayson’s Enlightenment is book four in the Honey Creek Den Series. Each book contains a fated mate pair, Mpreg, lots of knotting during growly sexy times and babies. Did I mention babies? These alphas will do anything for their mates, just read and see. The Honey Creek Den Series is meant to be read in order, and not necessarily as standalones, even though each book focuses on a different couple. This book is intended for adults only as these shifters tend to get growly and don’t watch their language.
Rating: 4 and a half cups
The glimpses of Jai from the series have intrigued me. Something about him draws me in. He's a sweetheart. And a panda shifter! I need more panda shifter in my life! So adorable and floofy!
Grayson's parents are not a good example of true mates. His dad is distant and kind of cold. Grayson lets fear overshadow the joy of finding Jai. A little bit like Arin, he thinks he isn't enough for Jai. Enough of an alpha.
This is the most angsty of all the series thus far. I enjoyed seeing the emotional growth of their relationship. Grayson learns how to be a good alpha and accept his youth.
The crazy alpha and his pack show up and battle is made. It's more developed than the other books in this review but does not feel vital to the story.
The angst at the start of their relationship helped give this story a bit more oomph and got me a bit more invested in their story. Plus, I connected with adorable panda Jai! I just picture so many little panda cubs.
Gage's Serenity - Book 5
Not everything in life turns out how you expect it to. Sheriff’s Deputy Gage has always felt as if he didn’t quite belong where he was in life. After he lost his parents several years ago, he felt completely alone and often didn’t involve himself with the rest of his den beyond what was absolutely needed. He did what he could to try to fit in, but it never seemed to work, and he constantly messed things up.
Linus fled the only home he ever knew and traveled thousands of miles with his parents trying to escape the evil clutches of Alpha Hank, who was out to end all male omegas. On what should have been the worse day of Linus’ life, he scents something truly wonderful. His mate. Only Gage has been seriously injured in the confrontation with Hank. Would fate be so cruel to give Linus his mate, only to immediately take him away?
When everyone thinks Linus is too young and distraught to mate, Gage reluctantly agrees that he’s not what Linus needs just then, even if his mate is going into heat after having spent a night in bed with him. Things go haywire and consequences are unlike any the den has experienced before. Through it all, Gage and Linus discover each other, and that they are a stronger couple than either of them could have ever imagined. They’ll have to be to get through what fate has thrown at them.
Gage’s Serenity is book five in the Honey Creek Den Series. Each book contains a fated mate pair, Mpreg, lots of knotting during growly sexy times, and babies. Did I mention babies and pregnant omegas? So many pregnant omegas! These alphas will do anything for their mates, just read and see. The Honey Creek Den Series is meant to be read in order, and these books aren’t necessarily considered standalones, even though each book focuses on a different couple. This book is intended for adults only as these shifters tend to get growly and don’t watch their language.
Cups: 4 cups
Another angsty start to a mating. Like Arin, Gage is very insecure. His clumsiness and absentmindedness has completely depleted his self-worth. He doesn't believe he deserves a mate or that any mate would want or choose him.
Linus is 18 and just lost his parents. Finding his mate, Gage, is the one thing keeping him from total despair. He isn't alone because he has his mate. But Gage doesn't want to claim him, refuses to fight for him when War tells Gage Linus is too young. In heat, Linus is miserable and in pain. He cries for his mate but Gage is nowhere to be found.
Gage does come back and they finally mate. Linus builds Gage's confidence and doesn't let him continue to believe Linus doesn't want him.
Something else goes wrong though. Linus isn't pregnant. He isn't pregnant during his next heat either. Gage isn't worried, saying it will happen when it meant, but Linus isn't comforted. Guilt and sorrow eats at Linus when he fails to give Gage a child.
The reason why is discovered and Linus does get his wish of a baby.
I liked how they switched roles, going from supporter to the one needing support and back. It wasn't all one-sided.
I was sad to see this series end. I enjoyed it. Rylan has flawed characters. They aren't perfect and that's okay. In fact, their mates seem to think they are perfect just the way they are and I like that. Who doesn't want to have a partner that loved them as they are?
The sex is hot, the men are sexy, the babies are plentiful and adorable. It's a good series to read. (I could have used more Jai but who wouldn't want more adorable panda????)
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I live and breathe MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never get enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course.