CHASE THE DARKNESS (Alpha Pack #7) by JD Tyler-Review and Giveaway
Chase The Darkness
Alpha Pack #7
by JD Tyler
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal romance, action
Release Date: August 4, 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 4, 2015
Believed dead by his Pack mates, Micah Chase, a wolf shifter and Dreamwalker, was held captive for months, subject to tortures that left him physically scarred and emotionally unsettled.
Now under the care of the Alpha Pack’s doctors, he’s been prescribed an experimental healing drug, but he still can’t shake the nightmares. Even more damning is that Micah’s problems pose a danger to his team, and if he doesn’t get himself under control, they’ll all suffer a terrible fate.
There is a key to his salvation. Jacee is a beautiful coyote shifter, and though her kind is hated, she’s falling in love with a man whose very future is in her hands. Together they’ll face his personal demons as well as a deadly enemy—and for both of them desire has never come with such risk.
REVIEW: CHASE THE DARKNESS is the seventh installment in J.D. Tyler’s adult, contemporary Alpha Pack paranormal romance series. This is wolf shifter/Dreamwalker Micah Chase, and coyote shifter Jacee Buchanan’s storyline. CHASE THE DARKNESS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information is revealed where necessary.
SOME BACKGROUND: The series history reveals that a group of psychic Navy Seals had been biologically enhanced and experimentally forced into a lifestyle not of their choosing, waking to a new world as shifters and wolves. Finding their way back, they will come under the command of Nick Westfall and his Pack.
Told from third person point of view CHASE THE DARKNESS follows Micah Chase as he endures constant pain and the guilt following several months of torture that has left him physically and emotionally scarred. Micah has found his mate in bartender/coyote shifter Jacee Buchanan but keeps secrets his addiction to the medication that is slowly destroying his internal DNA. What ensues are Micah’s attempts to get clean and sober while battling a dangerous but unknown enemy seeking retribution and revenge, from Micah’s resent past.
The relationship between Micah and Jacee is one of immediate attraction. Micah and Jacee know they are mates, and neither one struggles with the reality of the situation-they are accepting of their circumstances and future together. Micah is determined to get clean for his new mate but his continuous need for the drug find Micah battling his addiction and craving. The $ex scenes are intimate without the over the top erotic content.
The secondary and supporting characters include many of the previous storyline couples including Micah’s sister Rowan and her mate Aric. We are also introduced to a couple of ‘feathered’ shifters whose connection to Micah’s finds Micah and his mate a target of revenge.
The world building continues to focus on the Alpha Pack shifters, vampires, and fae; their mates and growing families. With each storyline JD Tyler reveals the history and what ensued to create the new breed of wolf shifters led by Alpha Nick Westfall. CHASE THE DARKNESS uncovers the horrors inflicted upon the shifters and the truth about Micah and what he was forced to do while in captivity.
I did have one issue with this particular storyline as it pertained to Jacee’s history with one of Micah’s shifter Pack mates. She was in a previous relationship for close to a year with another wolf but when he found his mate, Jacee seems to have been named the local whore and there is no explanation as to the reasons why this particular female was the victim of such callous and misogynistic attacks against her character and personality. It left me perplexed and slightly irritated that a woman be called a whore when her only sin was to be in a relationship with a man who wasn’t her mate. There was nothing about this particular scenario that added anything important to the overall storyline premise and should have been excluded from the story.
CHASE THE DARKNESS is a story of addiction and struggle; betrayal and revenge; love and understanding. If you are a fan of the shifter storylines with fated mates and happily ever afters then CHASE THE DARKNESS and the Alpha Pack are a great series to add to your reading library.
Copy supplied by the publisher by Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy
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