Friday, 23 October 2015

Review: Bitterroot (Part 2) by Heather Hildenbrand and SM Reine

Bitterroot (Part 2)
by Heather Hildenbrand and SM Reine
Format: Ebook
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Part 2 of a 3-part novella series.

One month ago, Charlotte Vuk—Charlie—was living in a small town in Oregon with her mother, completely unaware she was next in line for alpha to a werewolf pack so steeped in tradition and rules that they banished her mother 17 years ago for being “the other woman.” Now, Charlie is here in Paradise to meet a family she never knew she had. And to compete for a title she never wanted in the first place.

Regan Vuk needs to be alpha—and fast. Her father has completely lost his mind; promising his daughter’s hand in marriage to their worst enemy in exchange for a peace the vampires ruined when they killed Regan’s mom is crazy. Regan needs to unseat him and bring order back to her people. Even if it means hurting Charlie in the process.

Charlie doesn’t understand why everyone hates the vampires so much. So far, Owen’s done nothing but help her. He’s the only friend she has, the only one who has taken the time to get to know her. But Owen isn’t the only one who sees her, and soon both girls realize there’s someone else out there against the idea of another Vuk becoming alpha. It might even be the same person who killed Regan’s mom. When they discover a vampire’s scent on their tail, Regan isn’t surprised they’re in danger.

For Charlie, it’s beginning to feel as if her world is crumbling in around her. For Regan, it’s just another day in Paradise.

Remember that time I told you Bitterroot part one from Heather Hildenbrand and SM Reine was amazing? Well, Bitterroot part two gave me everything I was begging to have answered in the first installment and more!

"In a flash, he closed the distance and stood before me. His smirk was gone, replaced by the most intense and studying gaze."

In the first installment of Bitterroot, readers are introduced to Charlie and Regan, two sisters that were raised in completely different worlds. Charlie was raised as a regular teen girl (minus her wolfish charm, that is) and Regan as an aspiring wolf pack leader. When Charlie is kidnapped on her way home from prom, she's thrust into a world where she now has a father and sister she didn't even know existed, and furthermore she's told she must compete with said sibling for the title of Alpha and the hand of a vampire prince.

"Cross my heart, hope to die." 
"Aren't you already...?" 
"Darling, you're hilarious. This is going to be so much fun."

In Bitterroot part two, I'm pleased to say that many of the questions I had at the end of installment one are answered. Readers who wanted to learn more about the pack, the contests, and Prince Owen, were given exactly what they wanted, although I have to admit that knowing more left me wishing I had part three ready to devour. Charlie grows into a fierce heroine in Bitterroot part two. She's grown out of her secluded shell and begins to accept her wolf side, although she's still reluctant to challenge her sister for title of Alpha. Regan, however, showed a completely new side of herself in this installment. She seemed more compassionate towards Charlie and was insistent on forming some sort of relationship with her.

Overall, I was very pleased with Bitterroot part two. I highly recommend the first two installments to readers who love well written tales of fierce female heroines.

5 / 5 Cupcakes

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  1. I've read your review on part one and now that I'm reading your review on part two I really want to pick this up. Thanks for providing your feedback Wendy.

  2. Thank you, Wendy! Always love your reviews and teasers/quotes (:

  3. Great review. This series/novel sounds very entertaining.

  4. The characters sound wonderful.
    I look forward to picking up Bitterroot, thanks to your reviews.