Monday, 16 February 2015


Title: Enticed
Series: Holloway Pack
Author: J.A. Belfield
Release Date: 16th April 2015

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Happy Birthday to Ethan.

Or is it?

Gifts aside, Ethan’s morning hasn’t been anything to write home about. Sure, life is good, the pack is staying out of trouble, he finally has a mate who boils his blood ... in a good way.

Except Shelley hasn’t called. Hasn’t come by. Didn’t even bother to join her son and his girlfriend for Ethan’s annual I’m-a-year-older breakfast.

What Ethan doesn't know is that Shelley has plans. Plans that have been in progress for weeks. Ones that Ethan will never see coming, and that she’s banked on him not knowing a thing about.

She can only hope her secrecy doesn’t force his inner wolf to the surface—at least, not too early.

I'm looking forward to reading this novella as it feels like quite a while since reading the last Holloway Pack novel. I have totally fallen, head over heels in love with this series. I have read every novel and novella as they have been available and totally adored every one of them. Reading a Holloway Pack book feels like revisiting old treasured friends!

So the cover is Rrrrrather nice isn't it? For fans of the Holloway Pack you will know that the majority of the Holloway Pack men are well . . . gorgeous. In this cover the h. . hot male body belongs to Ethan. To those who haven't read any of the Holloway Pack books yet, wow you are sooo missing out on great books, brilliant plots, and hot, hot, male shifter's. What are you waiting for? So the cover of this book depicts a scene from the book. Ethan has his card/love note from Shelley is oh so lucky "other half" sticking out of the top of his jeans.  I love the byline from Keri Lake, "I didn't think Ethan could get any sexier . . . I was wrong" I have to agree Ethan is super sizzling in this mini novella.
So what do I think to the cover? Yesssss! we have the imagery of the hot hunky body of the shifter on the cover, of course I like it! I also like how we don't see Ethan's head and face as I'm sure the many readers of these books will all have different idea's as to exactly what Ethan should look like. This cover teases the reader but still leaves plenty to the imagination of the reader too. Purrrrfect!
So before I begin my review I probably should point out that this mini novella is rather racy in places. Having said that the steamy/racy bits are well within the context of this short story but because of these steamy scenes I would probably err on the side of caution and say this one is for adult readers 18+.
Ethan initially gets out of bed and has his famous "I'm a year older birthday breakfast" with other members of the pack and is pleased to see that Shelley's son has joined the pack for this special breakfast. Ethan is however, seriously disappointed that Shelley isn't around, though he keeps up a facade that he isn't bothered by her absence. Ethan is full of bravado within the pack but I think he is a big softie at heart. Ethan never thought he would ever have a woman, a mate of his own. When Jem and Sean got together it ignited a hope in Ethan that he may one day find his soul mate. Then when Ethan had almost given up looking, he helped Shelley's son, and ended up in a passionate relationship her. Ethan doesn't like surprises (he is the kid at Christmas who opens all the presents in 5 minutes flat!and cannot understand where Shelley is. Her absence really bothers him so when he receives the note he is relieved and excited all at the same time. Shelley has written on the note "For your eyes only" . . . and it really is for Ethan only.The book tells how Ethan follows the instructions on the letter and eventually finds Shelley, all dressed up waiting for Ethan to unwrap her!  Yes this one is rather racy, hot and steamy but hey it's the Holloway Pack and these guys are hot! They work on a construction site so yep they are well. . . nicely packaged, fit, hunky guys.
It was a pleasure to learn more about Ethan and have him as the central character rather than lurking in the shadows, or playing Sean's wing man. I really do truly enjoy these books and put the plots and writing easily on a par with Kelley Armstrong's Women Of The Otherworld Series and Amanda Carlson's Jessica McClain Series too. 
So did I enjoy the mini novella? Yes, it's short n sweet, and hot n spicy all rolled into one. Would I recommend the mini novella? Yes, it can be read as part of the Holloway Pack series or as a standalone, but why would you want to read only one book in this addictive series? J.A. Belfield manages to deliver some fantastic candy for the eyes and the heart with her amazing Holloway Pack books. Would I like to read more Holloway Pack? Yes, please as soon as its available! lol! I'm looking forward to seeing what the pack have been up to. Would I read other titles written by this author? Yes, I would checkout any book by this author.



J.A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a couple of scrawny cats that like to vomit in unnecessary places.

Although best known for her Holloway Pack series: DARKNESS & LIGHT (July 2011, J. Taylor Publishing), INSTINCT (February 2012, J. Taylor Publishing), ETERNAL (July 2012, J. Taylor Publishing), BLUE MOON (December 2012, J. Taylor Publishing), RESONANCE (April 2013, J. Taylor Publishing), CAGED (August 2013, J. Taylor Publishing), and UNNATURAL (April 2014, J. Taylor Publishing), amongst other titles, she is currently trawling her way through a New Adult Post Apocalyptic and would LOVE to try her hand at YA. Maybe she will.
[OooOoo I'm always eagerly awaiting the next Holloway Pack book, and now I'm hopeful for a brilliant NA Post Apocalyptic and likelihood of great YA too]

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