All right, I get why people love this series! I wish I had put book four on my February TBR instead of March. Oh, well. Even despite playing around with the commonly used “underground gladiator/fighting ring” plot structure, this book was a really good time. It helps when you take a commonly used plot device and use it well, which they did!
I’m not even going to try and explain what’s going on with the plot. It’s a lot, and it’s too involved with spoilery stuff. Basically, Kate once again gets involved in Pack business, and this time the Beast Lord (lol) is out of the loop. His own people are keeping secrets from him, and Kate is helping them. Curran also steps up his game of tormenting/flirting/courting Kate. He walks a fine line between creepy and sweet. In the end, I think the plot worked because it was made clear he was treating Kate like this because he sees her as an equal.
Some backstory details were revealed here for Kate that were hinted at in books one and two, but the way they were revealed was pretty clunky. The payoff in the end was worth it, but I feel like it could have been worked into the story in a much more organic fashion. The biggest thing here, I think, is that I’m finally feeling familiar with these characters and starting to love them, which makes me more excited to spend time in this world. The reveals here also hinted at much more intense stuff to come.
This series is definitely one worth reading and pushing past any boredom or weirdness in book one especially, though I didn’t think that one was bad at all.