5+++ Star Review: A Pack of Vows and Tears by Olivia Wildenstein

Tuesday, 28 May 2019



This really is the most amazing shifter series. It has drama, suspense, twists and turns and above all, a complicated love triangle between Ness, Liam, and August. The story continues to fascinate and dominate my thoughts and I really can’t wait for the next instalment.

Having loved reading A Pack of Blood and Lies, I listened to the audiobook before starting APoVaT. This added further depth to my overall reading experience and I will definitely do the same before book 3.

For me, the strength of the story lies in the detail and the fact it’s not “just another shifter book”. It feels different, it acts differently and it pulls you into the storyline with ease. This instalment had me an emotional wreck. The author wasn’t lying when she said Liam would break my heart.


After the high of the ending in A Pack of Blood and Lies with Liam and Ness seemingly finding their way to each other, suddenly even more darkness descends on the Boulder Wolves. I was lulled into a false sense of security when starting out with A Pack of Vows and Tears, this story is brutal to all those #TeamLiam fans out there. And yet, when we’re really introduced to August, and his washboards abs and sweet but protective nature, I almost forgot who Liam was.

Aidan Michaels, of course, continues to be at the root of the problems the pack faces but in APoVaT you get to find out exactly who Aidan Michaels is and why he’s targeting the Boulder Wolves.

As expected with wolves and shifters, this book is gory at times but not so much that it is off-putting. It also has a feel of a YA/NA story but then only Ness really falls into the young age category. The romance has a less is more feel to is so if you’re looking for pages and pages of fur-flying sexual encounters you may be disappointed and yet, I didn’t miss any overtly sexual activities. The author simply left you satisfied and yet still wanting more.

So, overall a quality story from a quality author and well worth the 5+++ star review from me. This is definitely an author everyone should sit up and take note of.


This ebook was kindly provided by the author prior to release in return for an honest and unbiased review.




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BLURB

In the seductive follow-up to A PACK OF BLOOD AND LIES, Ness Clark’s heart and legitimacy are again put to the test.

She thought the fight was over but it was only just beginning.

Ness Clark's place amongst the Boulders and at Liam’s side is compromised. First, when her cousin claims Ness helped him elude his death sentence. And then, when August Watt, Ness’s childhood friend, comes home to Boulder.

Although August’s plan was to pledge himself and return to active duty, he finds himself incapable of leaving. This becomes problematic for Liam and Ness, because a mating link has clicked into place between Ness and the ex-marine. If not consumed, the link will fade, but that’ll take months. How long and hard can two people fight a physical attraction that renders their bodies unreceptive to anyone’s but their mates?

Ness is tired of fighting, tired of having to prove herself worthy of her pack’s trust and of her Alpha’s affection. But when an enemy pack arrives and threatens the Boulders, she has two choices: step aside and let the wolves who have pushed her away fend for themselves, or step up and help them fight the newcomers.

Ness has never stepped aside…not for anyone.

Why would she start now?

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