Sep 25, 2017

ARC Review--Shifter's Fate by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Sometimes fate can't be ignored...

Mattie is desperate when she accepts a librarian position in the small coastal town of Willow Harbor. She plans to spend a few months there, enough time to get a reference and move somewhere she actually wants to be. But fate has other plans.

Pierce has given up on finding his mate. His family line of true shapeshifters will die out, but there is nothing he can do with only a few weeks left before his birthday. Until Mattie shows up in town.

When Mattie's past catches up, and Pierce's family turns on him, will fate be enough to see them through?

Strange Neighbors. Hidden Desires. Small Town Charm. Welcome to Willow Harbor where everyone has a secret. What’s yours?

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Shifter's Fate is the first novel in set of four called Willow Harbor! The novels are all written by different authors and can be read independently or as a set. Alyssa Rose Ivy starts us off with the introduction to Willow Harbor.

In this town, you'll meet a variety of supernatural beings. Mattie though is a human who takes a job as a librarian to escape her current job and trying boss. Mattie realizes pretty quickly that this town is different than what she's known before. There's just an odd sense of different in the air.

Then Mattie meets Pierce, who just happens to be the son of her new boss. Again, we see a sort of fast connection between these two but neither one can explain it or give it a name.

Pierce is the last true shapeshifter. He can take on any animal form that he's seen before. He's not exactly popular in the shapeshifter world. Werewolves and bear shifters don't care for him. Likely due to the fact that he can be so many animals. He has until his 25th birthday in order to find his true mate or else his race will die out. And if the description didn't already tell you, naturally, he believes that Mattie might be that one special person.

But Pierce has enemies about that he doesn't even realize. Ones that threaten any sort of peace he might find with Mattie. He will do anything to protect her and will have to do just that in order to make it to his birthday in the first place.

Like any of Alyssa's books, I was immediately swept away into this story! A brand new world to venture into, yet it's still one I find pleasing! Seriously, secret neighborhoods where supernaturals live? I so want to go! Lol! This town is more secretive than others I've read before, which was a nice turn of pace. While we're in the know on most of the supernatural going-ons, Mattie isn't. So we pretty much explore things through her eyes and adjust to it, while when we are in Pierce's mind we get to know all the secrets. It was a nice way to do things!

This was a nicely paced read! I devoured it in one day if that tells you anything! It's just so easy to keep sweeping through the pages. You don't want to put it down for a minute! At least I didn't! This is definitely one to check out for fans of Paranormal Romance New Adult! 

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars--a teeny take down because I felt like things towards the end were moving really really fast and the resolution came about so fast I felt like I missed something. Though I did know what happened, but you know how things happen so quickly and you blink and it's suddenly over? That's how it felt.

Shifter's Fate releases October 2, 2017

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