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A Little Bite of Love: Book Two Months after being forced to leave his lover and mate Ari Jannsen behind, Hunter Devin settles into his role as Enforcer for the newly formed Deagan Clan under the rule of his new Alpha and best friend Tristan "Trip" Hagan. Along with Hunter’s brother Boone, their nephews, sister, and mother, Hunter finally has the family he’s always wanted, but without his little rebel Ari, his heart is incomplete. The Hagan Clan is unable to accept the Deagan Clan’s betrayal for walking away and taking the clan’s pups with them. War looms. As both clans plan their attack, a greater enemy plots against them. But Hunter is determined to get his Ari back. Bonds are put to the test and unexpected alliances are made as Hunter and his clan set out to protect their own and end the spreading heartache.
Hunter Devin and Ari Jannsen’s journey to coupledom was detailed in this sequel. At the same time two lovers were caught up in their clan’s wars. Some parts of the book predated book 1 as it set up Hunter and Ari meeting, sneaking around and falling in love. Then the story carries on to where Trip and his father have their showdown leading to the Trip leaving to form Clan Deagan.
So now the middle of book 2, Ari is a member of Clan Hagan and Hunter is one of the enforcers of Clan Deagan. The story was told in alternating POV, including a fair amount of inner monologues as Hunter was separate and hurting from being apart from his mate Ari. It was clear that both Hunter and Ari were miserable but they were caught up in the clan affairs.
Unfortunately this story didn’t flow for me. It seemed all over the place and there was so much going on. We got new clans and characters, more betrayals and clan drama, and Hunter’s depression to top it all off. I think the writing was the problem with this one because I enjoy the THIRDS series by the same author. This story could have been better with more focus on the main characters and less introduction of superfluous characters. The writing was also repetitive and monotonous, so I found it rough to get through. I was pleased that Ari and Hunter got their HEA and their reunion was touching. So the ending was really the best part and it was emotional and sweet.
I am interested in Kristoff and Mischa’s story which appears to be the next addition to the series.
*Special thanks to Dreamspinner Publishing for the reading copy.