Defending Their Bond Crescent Edge Pack Book 2 L.N. Manning MM Shifter Romance May 17, 2019 172
On the run for most of his life, Thomas “Bulldog” Baird is used to being alone. He never cared what people thought of him, never had a reason to. After helping his friend, Jonathan, settle some old scores with his birth pack, Bulldog finds the one thing he never thought he'd have: a mate. A mate he's not sure he wants to claim because of his own haunted past.
Edward Rawlings has survived hell, living under a cruel and vicious Alpha who almost decimated his birth pack. When the pack was finally freed from tyranny, Edward thought his fight for life would be over. He was dead wrong.
Can the two find the happiness and love they deserve while they risk their lives defending their bond, or will Bulldog’s past claim them both?
Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This book is part of a series, but each book focuses on a different couple, as such it can be read as a stand-alone, although past characters reappear.
The combination of shifters and magic was solidly done. The premise and the world building gave a very promising start. Added to this, the romance between Thomas “Bulldog” Baird and Edward had moments of pure sweetness and moments that were pure heat! The revelations of Bulldogs past and his interactions with his mother were great in moving the story.
Unfortunately the overall flow of the narrative seemed awkward at times. It made it harder to invest in the plot and the other characters in the book.