New Release Review: Haven (Relentless #5) by Karen Lynch
Haven by Karen Lynch was released on May 2nd and I absolutely devoured it! Check out my spoiler-free review below! Even though this is technically the 5th book in the series, it can be read as a standalone, but events from past books are mentioned, but you don’t have to know about them, but it’s technically a spoiler for the trilogy. And if you haven’t read Relentless (book 1) yet, it is a free on all ebook platforms, and I can’t recommend it enough!
Haven (Relentless #5)by Karen Lynch
Published by: Karen Lynch
on May 2, 2017
Things are going well for Roland Greene. High school is behind him, he has a sweet new ride, a good job, and he’s making plans for his future. At eighteen, he’s one of the strongest werewolves in his pack, and he already has more vampire kills than most wolves have in a lifetime. Life is good. Almost.
It’s time for the annual pack gathering. Wolves from all over Maine come to take care of pack business and socialize – and to find mates. Everywhere Roland turns there are unmated females, and as the Alpha’s nephew, he’s prime mate material. The last thing he wants right now is a mate, and he’ll do all he can to stay a free wolf.
Until he meets her.
Spoiler-free Review:[book rating=4/5]
Haven was a wonderful addition to the Relentless series! I absolutely loved Roland’s story and I always dreamed of reading more about him and the wolf pack in Maine and my dreams came true. Highly recommend all the books in this series, and it would be best to read the trilogy before reading Haven. Nothing better than getting back into the Relentless world, and having so many fabulous characters make an appearance!
Roland had done his best to avoid pack gatherings whenever he could in the past, mostly to avoid the unmated females. However, now he has graduated high school and has aged into a mature wolf, his presence is mandatory to be around for most of the gathering. As pack politics are changing Roland needs to be there even if he doesn’t wish to be. As a maturing wolf, most are trying to be mated, even as Roland tries his best to avoid this outcome, sometimes nature can be a beast!
I love this character driven story, and I love learning so much more about the pack and their governance. This is a a slow burn romance, which I adore, and it was full of surprises. My only issue was that I wanted more. I thought the ending was tied up nicely but a little rushed. I definitely wanted more of that awesomeness. Roland has found his mate and his place and even though I don’t think we will get another story, Karen Lynch could probably write a trilogy just for him!