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the book cover for Half A Soul by Olivia Atwater
  • STAR RATING:  4 stars
    PAGE LENGTH: 382 pages
  • DATE PUBLISHED: November 12, 2021
  • PUBLISHER: Kindle Unlimited
    WHAT SERIES?  The Five Packs series
  • WHAT BOOK DO I START WITH? The Tyrant Alpha’s Rejected Mate
  • HOW MANY BOOKS IN THE SERIES? 2 so far, but I’d bet there’s probably going to be 5?
  • CONTENT WARNINGS: Ableism, bullying, violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse
  • IF YOU LIKED THIS, TRY:  I am unsure, I haven’t read enough of these kinds of books yet.


He rejected me, and then he realized I’m the center of his world. Bummer.

I keep my head down. In this backwards pack, females rank low, and my bad leg makes me damaged goods. It doesn’t help that I’ve never shifted. I don’t mind the late twenties single life, though. No one’s paying any attention as I build an illicit farmer’s market empire.

My roomies and I are doing it for ourselves, and if life under Killian Kelly is stifling, at least it’s predictable. We can deal.

But when biology finally kicks in, I lose my mind. I claim our alpha as my mate. And he rejects me in front of the whole pack. It’s all good. It only hurts when I breathe. I’ll survive. That’s what I do.

Who wants an arrogant jerk for a mate, anyway? I’ve got a business to run.

To lead this pack out of the dark ages, I’ve had to be hard. Merciless. I don’t flinch, and I don’t make mistakes.

Una Hayes isn’t my mate.

My wolf might have some kind of strange infatuation, but if she were mine, I’d know it. And I can walk away, can’t I? And if I keep coming back? If she starts living in my head?

I’m the strongest male in five generations. My pack scrambles to do my bidding. I can bring one quiet female back in line. No one can possibly be as stubborn as I am.

There’s no way I’ve ruined the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

I’m the Quarry pack alpha. I don’t lose.

I picked this KU paranormal romance up after seeing it on the Twitter of one of my trusted fellow booklovers. (When she said it was worth the read, I basically jumped at it.) You all know how much I love werewolves. And you certainly know how much I love romances, so combine the two together, and you basically have catnip for Jordyn. But dang, there are a lot of BAD werewolf romances out there, and I’m particularly picky when it comes to my favorite mythological creature.

So even if I’m extremely picky when it comes to werewolves, The Tyrant Alpha’s Rejected Mate was a whirlwind of fun. Killian and Una are something else together, but it does take them almost the whole book to get there. Killian has to grovel something FIERCE to make up to Una for humiliating her in front of their entire pack. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him figure out how to make her happy, and how to apologize for the pain that he had put her through.

Una, on the other hand, stood her ground and I loved her for it. I especially loved her wolf. What a queen. Killian’s wolf was WAY ahead of Killian himself, and that was also extremely entertaining.

I also love love love the reveal towards the end of the book. That made the rest of the book better, and honestly, yeah, it made everything make a little more sense. It was the perfect reveal. I would have read about 293408234 more books about these two. I’ll definitely be picking up the next, though I have heard it isn’t quite as good.

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