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The Atherton Pack Series by Toni Griffin

The Atherton Pack series 

I don’t read a lot of paranormal/shifter romances but felt like a change so picked The Atherton Pack series. My choice was also impacted by my interest in the Australian setting.

  • Liam (book #1)
  • Ben (book #2)

Liam (The Atherton Pack, #1)Liam by Toni Griffin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Being the Beta to the Panneath Alpha of Australia has never been an easy job. Liam Anderson has used his position and constant travel to search for his mate though. Unfortunately he’s yet to meet the one person fated to be his.

After witnessing something he shouldn’t have seen, Declan Morgan has no choice but to run. Exhausted, naked and starving he ends up at a house in the small town of Atherton.

Liam is overjoyed to have found his mate at long last, but will the reason Declan was forced to run find them before they can live out their happily ever after?

Being the Beta to the Panneath Alpha of Australia has never been an easy job. Liam Anderson has used his position and constant travel to search for his mate though. Unfortunately he’s yet to meet the one person fated to be his.

After witnessing something he shouldn’t have seen, Declan Morgan has no choice but to run. Exhausted, naked and starving he ends up at a house in the small town of Atherton.

Liam is overjoyed to have found his mate at long last, but will the reason Declan was forced to run find them before they can live out their happily ever after?

So what did I think?

I enjoyed the story which was about Declan running from trouble after witnessing a murder. Declan is running for his life but also fearful as he has left his younger brother behind and is afraid of repercussions.

As fate would have it, Declan turns up on the doorstep of his mate. He is destined to be with Liam, beta in another pack.

Interestingly, I didn’t pay much attention to the Australian setting. Apart from recognising names such as Cairns and the Atherton tablelands, and thinking that wolves didn’t fit into that environment (which the author acknowledged at one point), the setting was largely irrelevant to the story.

The story is slightly predictable but enjoyable, the characters are great and this book provides a nice lead in to the next book…..

3 Stars

Ben (The Atherton Pack #2)Ben by Toni Griffin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Still suffering from nightmares due to the abuse he endured at the hands of his previous Alpha, Tommy Morgan is trying to come to terms with life and a newly found mate.

The last thing Benjamin Taylor, Panneath Alpha of Australia, expected to find was his other half, bloody and broken at the hands of another Alpha. Now months later Ben is more than happy just to sit at his mate’s side while he gets his life together again and begins to accept their mating.

Threatening e-mails though, set to put a hold on their happiness as someone wants revenge for the death of Alpha Kegan Wallis.

So what did I think?

This story picks up where Liam left off. Tommy had been badly beaten by his Alpha but rescued by his brother Declan, Declan’s mate Liam and Ben, the Alpha of the Atherton Pack. Ben had been working to remove the rogue Alpha but it was a little too late for Tommy.

When Ben and Tommy meet for the first time, while Tommy is unconscious from his injuries, it is clear that the two are fated to be mates. However Ben needs to fight his instant urge to look after Tommy and allow him to go home into the care of his brother.

The story shows how their romance develops slowly while Tommy recovers from the physical and emotional impacts of his assault.

I quite enjoyed this shifter story and liked the fact that most time is spent in human form. The only part I find a bit strange is the male pregnancy part. Whenever I read of this, I find it hard to just accept it as part of the story – I know I should be suspending reality given it is a book about shifters but mpreg always seems so odd to me.

3 Stars

For more information about Toni Griffin and her books, visit her website.

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