Thursday, February 29, 2024

Book Review: Hungry Like A Wolf by Jessica Lynch


Book Description

He'll do anything to claim his mate—again...

In a world where paranormals live side by side with humans, everybody knows about Ordinance 7304: the Bond Laws. Or, as the Paras snidely whisper to each other, the Claws Clause—a long and detailed set of laws that bonded Para couples must obey if they want their union to be recognized.

Because it wasn’t already damn near impossible to find a fated mate in the first place. Now the government just has to get involved…

I remember—
Three years ago, Maddox Wolfe lost his mate.

Since there’s nothing more dangerous than a bonded shifter on his own, Ordinance 7304 gave him three choices: voluntary incarceration until he’s no longer a threat; a lobotomy-like procedure performed by government witches that would dissolve his bond; or a state-sanctioned execution so that he could be with his mate again. And while death held a certain appeal in the hazy days following the tragedy, Maddox had his family and his pack to live for. So, refusing to give up his memories of his sweet Evangeline, he chose to spend the rest of his days in the Cage.

That's when his brother drops the bomb on him: his Angie isn't dead. In fact, she's living in the nearby city of Grayson while Maddox is locked up in the magic-free prison. With the newfound knowledge that his mate is alive—alive and on her own—he earns an early release. Eager to get back to her, it never dawns on Maddox that there was a reason he spent three years without her.

And there is. A big one.

His beloved mate doesn't remember him, or their time together. Maddox is nothing but a stranger to her—and worse? When Maddox tracks her down, he discovers that she has a new male.

Can you blame the wild wolf shifter for what he does next?

My Review

Maddox and Angie are mates but instead of getting their mating license so the government would recognize their union, they got married first and were on their way to their honeymoon when their car crashed. Maddox was told that Angie died and he had no reason to think he'd been lied to. So he spent three years in prison because he wouldn't let the witches take away his memories of his mate. But then his brother spots Angie on the street and she acts like she doesn't recognize him. Angie was hurt really bad in the accident but she didn't die. She had some head trauma and amnesia, she lost an entire year of memories, the entire time she had been with Maddox. Her family wanted to keep her away from Maddox so they made sure he thought she was dead and they figured that would be the end of it. 

When Maddox is finally released from confinement, he goes searching for Angie to hopefully get her to remember him but it's a lot harder than he thought it would be. Angie's family and her new boyfriend will do anything to keep them apart but Maddox is determined. 

Angie and Maddox have a great love story and a tragic past being kept apart. The things they both endured to finally be brought back together broke my heart. But it has such a good ending. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.