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Length: 74,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Natasha Snow
With his twenty-third birthday behind him, Cole Moreton now faces the shifter compatibility test which will decide his future. Testing positive means joining a pack and eventually taking the bite. Unfortunately, with enviable skills in self-defence and hand-to-hand combat, the kind of packs interested in him aren’t any he’d want to join.
Logan has been a member of the McKillan pack for most of his life. Pack is family and loyalty is everything, but when the shifter government turns out to be no better than the oppressive humans before them, he questions everything.
Right from their first meeting, Logan knows that a life with the McKillan pack isn’t right for Cole, but with his alpha taking a keen interest in Cole’s skills, Logan’s hands are tied. Mutual attraction builds between them, but acting on it is futile—helping Cole will put their lives at risk and an end to any future they could’ve had.
There are so many shifter books out there, so I truly appreciate when an author starts a new shifter series with some new, unique points that I haven’t encountered previously. It keeps the genre fresh for me (though I can’t really picture myself tiring of it regardless), and lets me think about shifters in a previously unseen way. Annabelle Jacobs has done that here for me in Escape, and in doing so now has me hooked for this new series.
The idea of shifters being a case of the oppressed becoming the oppressors, as well as the testing and pack affiliations that happen once people reach a certain age was something I found intriguing. Though at first I was just a tiny bit unsure about the McMillan pack and Michael McMillan’s way of ruling, the lure of what is essentially a shifter underground railroad combating the system drew me in quite easily to this world.
The relationship between Logan and Cole is more of a secondary focus to the threat presented by humans being forced to join packs and be bitten to become shifters. Though there are people who are definitely okay with that, there’s also those who are clearly NOT (like Cole), and that discord erupts spectacularly in this story. There’s plenty of action, suspense, and drama as Logan and Cole try to navigate their way to a safer solution, and Escape turns out to be the spark to something even bigger.
I’m intrigued by the premise of this series, and Escape was a great was to draw me in. I can’t wait to read more to see how Logan and Cole’s relationship will develop from here, since saying there are obstacles in their way might be a bit of an understatement. Escape was a solid 4-star read for me, and if your a fan of M/M shifter romance/romantic suspense, you’ll definitely want to check this story out. This book is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and some sexual content.
About the Author
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.
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