After six years away from his pack, Emmitt realizes he has no idea what he wants from life. His parents want him to lead the pack, and the Elders expect him to further integrate his people into human society. His reluctance to take on the demanding responsibility of leadership has him dragging his feet to return home.
Finding his Mate changes everything. Michelle’s shy and beautiful and on the run. She needs somewhere to stay and someone to take care of her. Suddenly, responsibility doesn’t seem like such a burden to Emmitt. He’ll do whatever it takes to earn her trust and keep her safe…even from one of his own kind.
Note: This is book 2 of the Judgement of the Six Companion series. If you haven’t read the Judgement of the Six series yet, check out Hope(less) for free!
This is the companion novel to (Mis)Fortune, you can find my review for that here. We know from that book that Emmitt is patient and wonderfully kind with Michelle and her two younger brothers. We also know that he’s fiercely loyal and willing to do anything to make sure she feels safe, even if that means keeping himself away from her. All of that rings true in this one too. And all those swoon-worthy moments from (Mis)Fortune are explained here, and you’d think with that explanation that they would be less swoon-worthy. Not so, my friend…not so. In this we see his motivations, his fears, his insecurities, and his struggles. These are things hinted at in (Mis)Fortune. We also get more history of the compound and of others in the pack. And we get more Jim. But we find out that Jim is in training…of what, I won’t say. Just know that I love Jim.
If you’re afraid that reading the same story from a different POV would be tedious and boring, worry not with this. I know there are quite a few POV companion stories that are nothing more than an exact retelling with no new information. This isn’t one of those. It isn’t as varied as some others that I’d read, but that works with this story.
Ms. Haag takes this story and makes it bolder, richer, and more dynamic. Her ability to write the story is growing through this series. Don’t get me wrong, she’s talented from the beginning. She’s just honing her craft, as all good storytellers should. So, you should know this by now…Read this book. FIRST, read Hope(Less), Clay’s Hope, and (Mis)Fortune) before reading this. THEN read the rest of the series. You won’t regret it.
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Judgement of the Six in order:
(Sur)real **no set release date**
Judgement of the Six Companion series:
Emmitt’s Treasure **Book 2–May 24th 2016**
Luke’s Dream **Book 3–Aug 9th 2016**