Some live on memories…
Almost dying during a pack uprising has a way of shaking things up. I’m no longer Mr. Laid Back now that there’s an itch under my skin I can’t scratch.
On a volunteer mission that goes beyond the walls of our compound, we enter the territory of a pack long thought dead, and find ourselves on the business end of their spears.
What I’m not prepared for is what I find within their walls—The one shifter I never thought I’d see alive, the one I’d mourned twice, the one I’d always loved. He is alive, and if I have anything to do with it, he’ll stay that way. But he’s got secrets, and exposing them could lead us to an enemy worse than the bloodthirsty undead shifters wanting to kill us all…
The second book in the Silver Tip Pack series by Megan Erickson focuses on Bay, brother to the alpha of the Silver Tip pack. Bay has never been the same since his best friend and childhood love disappeared on the same night his sister turned into a Nowere and was killed. Since then he’s grown into a powerful Were, chased pleasure where he could find it and been a steadfast follower and helper to his brother Dare, but he has always felt something was missing in his life. Then to find his missing love after so many years, only to lose him yet again was devastating. With nothing to lose he volunteers to venture out with a small group to check on the birth pack of his brother’s True Mate. When he sets out he has no idea that the very man he thought lost to him is once again about to reenter his life.
After living through hell Nash knows he is broken and fears that returning to his pack will put all their lives in danger. When he is taken in by the Whitethroat werewolf pack he decides to lay low and try to heal. Bay and two other members of the Silver Tip pack show up unexpectedly and suddenly Nash can’t stop his feelings for the man he never forgot from roaring to the surface. Now he has to decide what he wants more… Bay or the safety and security of the whole of the pack.
As much as I enjoyed the first book in the series, it WAS a first book in a series and therefore took me a little while to get into the world building, character set-up, etc. When I went into Chasing Destiny I didn’t have to stumble around wondering what the difference was between weres, noweres, and werewolves. I felt like I could comfortably jump into Bay’s romance and find my footing immediately, which is exactly what happened. It’s why I’m also recommending this not be read as a standalone.
Just like in Daring Fate, Megan Erickson brings the heat between our main protagonists, but what really worked for me with this couple was the added history between the two. And while I liked the True Mate aspect in the previous release, I think the fact that Nash and Bay made a choice to be mates worked for me much, much more. The chemistry between them is palpable almost immediately, but they have to get to know each other again and the years of pain and abuse mean there are a lot of intense conversations about who they are now and what that means going into the future. By the time they decided to settle down as a mated couple I really felt like they were strong and steady and desperately in love.
The world building continues to grown and evolve and I like where this author is taking this series. I don’t think I would be quite as interested if she hadn’t introduced new packs and created working partnerships between them and Silver Tip. I hope it means that we will eventually get more stories in this world. There are so many characters who I hope will get their very own HEAs. I’m kind of rooting for Pace and Vaughn. Yeah, there was a lot of back and forth barbs thrown and it kind of looked like they wanted to throw down and kick each others asses, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that once they finally throw down they realize that there are much more pleasurable ways to spend their time and energy. 😉 Final Grade-B
“You’re the destiny I’ve been chasing all my life, Nash.”