Audiobook Review: Bitten by Mistake (Regent's Park Pack #1) by Annabelle Jacobs

From animosity to searing passion in a lunar cycle… but can their bond survive?

Wolf shifter Nathan Kohl’s pack is his whole life. Arrogant and handsome, he avoids commitment to anything or anyone outside of his pack. He works hard, plays hard, and pursues humans as lovers because there’s little to no chance of him forming a permanent bond. However, when Jared Taylor comes into Nathan’s life, every rule is broken.

After a bad experience, Jared vowed to never get involved with another shifter, no matter how much they got under his skin. Despite being physically attracted to Nathan, who’s all kinds of hot, Jared only sees an arrogant, domineering bastard.

A disastrous case of mistaken identity throws Nathan and Jared together until the next full moon. Forced to spend the next twenty-eight days in close proximity, they can no longer ignore the powerful attraction between them. Passion ignites, and their relationship takes a turn neither of them wanted.

But when the full moon comes, everything might change again.

Narrator: Antony Ferguson
Listening Length:8 hours and 41 minutes

Reviewer: Shee Reader

Nathan spots Jared in a club and tries to chat him up, but Jared is not interested. His experience with a shifter really could have given rise to the expression ‘once bitten, twice shy’ and he gives the sexy wolf the slip and gets out of there. On the street though, things get complicated. Jared finds himself caught up in someone else’s drama that leads to him being jumped in an alley and bitten, hard. When he falls to the dirty floor covered by Nathan from the club, Jared is furious (and bleeding). From here, things just get steadily more and more complicated as Nathan somehow convinces Jared to come home with him to his pack house, masking the scent of human with both ejaculate and urine. Such a delightful end to the evening.

Now all they need to do is avoid the authorities or the pack finding out about the bite as Nathan would surely be killed, until the next full moon when the hapless men will find out if ‘the change’ has taken, or if Jared will return to being fully human.

To add to all this drama, the guys conclude the best way to keep Jared safe is to pretend to be dating, hide the bite mark and avoid falling into bed together. Or indeed fall in love!

This story is one rush after another culminating in a dramatic ending and surprising HEA that just about makes up for all the stress and excitement as we see the wolf pack fight a deadly threat, and avoid triggering Jared’s friends to call the authorities when he starts acting even more crazy than usual. It is a real roller coaster that has funny moments and smartly written dialogue and character driven relationships.

One of my favourite scenes was a ‘pretend’ kiss leaving on the side of Nathan’s van, to fool other shifters that they were a hot and heavy couple that left both men feeling all out of sorts and hard as a rock!

The story was written in a style that was unashamedly English in tone and language (set in London) and had a super English narrator. As a Brit myself, it is a rare treat to read a book that hasn’t been ‘smoothed out’ or had language changed for the international market. This book had sofas and flats and vans etc with not a couch, apartment or truck to be seen! The narration was clean and classy.


I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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