Author ~ Annabelle Jacobs
Published ~ 28th March 2017
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance
When the last thing you want, is everything you need….
Seb Calloway isn’t interested in shifters. After his best friend bonded with one, he avoids getting involved with them—no matter how hot they are—to prevent the same thing from happening to him. Why take the risk for a few hours of fun?
Tim Walters is the pack doctor. Considered to be mild-mannered and non-threatening by pack standards, he prides himself on being able to stay calm and maintain his control at all times. Desperate for a bond of his own, he knows his interest in Seb is an exercise in futility, but he can’t seem to help himself.
When news emerges that threatens Seb’s safety, he and Tim need to fake a relationship to keep Seb safe. Despite Seb’s refusal to be anything other than friends with benefits, what starts out as pretend, quickly becomes more—for Tim at least. If Tim doesn't want to end up heartbroken, he needs to prove to Seb that loving a shifter doesn’t mean losing himself.
Bitten By Design by Annabelle Jacobs is book two in her Regent’s Park Pack series. Once again this author has penned a fast-paced, fun and sexy story that had me engrossed right from the start. What happens when a fake relationship brings the pack doctor and overly cautious (when it comes to shifters) human together? Both men discover that some things are simply not that easy to control.
We meet both Sebastian Calloway, Jared’s best friend, and Tim Walters, the pack doctor, in the first book in the series. To be honest with you, I had no idea where this author would take their story. I was unsure if she would forge a similar path that she did for Jared and Nathan’s story in book one, reluctant anti-shifter and the sexy wolf man with a connection too hard to resist. While Seb and Tim are definitely attracted to each other, Seb has no intention of getting himself into a relationship like his best friend. He’s afraid that bonding with a shifter will simply be too intense and that he’ll lose himself. And, while Tim is certainly wanting a bonded relationship of his own, he would never force that on anyone. He especially would not force Seb, someone who he is harboring secret feelings for.
When circumstances put Tim and Seb into a fake relationship, so begins the sexy back and forth between a hopeful shifter and a resistant human. Both men begin to spend more and more time together and in doing so matters quickly progress from a tentative friendship to one with some hot benefits. Tim may be the one who is not ignoring his feelings; however, both men are unable to ignore the powerful forcing pulling them towards each other. But, is what they are both feeling going to be over when their “fake” relationship can come to and end? Throw in some trouble with rogue shifters and a rival pack and matters quickly get even more complicated.
Watching Tim and Seb go from a sweet friendship to a relationship where powerful feelings that neither man can ignore begin to blossom was essentially what made this book for me. Our two protagonists certainly have a few obstacles to overcome. Seb is determined to not get into a “bonded” relationship and has a lot of misconceptions that must be cleared up. It takes more that lust and inexplicable physical attraction to build a lasting relationship especially when so much can go so wrong. But, the heart wants what it wants and as our two protagonists get pulled in deeper and deeper, they discover that taking a risk just may be the best thing they ever did.
There is also no shortage of some down and dirty sexy times. It made things interesting and HAWT!!!!! I love the passionate and heated moments between Tim and Seb. I particularly loved seeing the controlled doctor get all flustered when it came to Seb and their sexy shenanigans. Seriously, read this one with caution. As a matter of fact, have a fan handy. ;)
All in all, Bitten By Design was an enjoyable MM paranormal read. Ms. Jacobs has penned a very intriguing shifter romance also continuing on with her world building information without it becoming too cumbersome. I can’t wait for more in this series. Highly recommended read.
Bitten by Mistake (Regent’s Park Pack #1)
From animosity to searing passion in a lunar cycle… but can their bond survive?
Wolf shifter Nathan Kohl’s pack is his whole life. Arrogant and handsome, he avoids commitment to anything or anyone outside of his pack. He works hard, plays hard, and pursues humans as lovers because there’s little to no chance of him forming a permanent bond. However, when Jared Taylor comes into Nathan’s life, every rule is broken.
After a bad experience, Jared vowed to never get involved with another shifter, no matter how much they got under his skin. Despite being physically attracted to Nathan, who’s all kinds of hot, Jared only sees an arrogant, domineering bastard.
A disastrous case of mistaken identity throws Nathan and Jared together until the next full moon. Forced to spend the next twenty-eight days in close proximity, they can no longer ignore the powerful attraction between them. Passion ignites, and their relationship takes a turn neither of them wanted.
But when the full moon comes, everything might change again.
Connect with Annabelle Jacobs
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They're usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end. Email – email@example.com