Shifter’s Fate (Willow Harbor #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Sometimes fate can’t be ignored…

Mattie is desperate when she accepts a librarian position in the small coastal town of Willow Harbor. She plans to spend a few months there, enough time to get a reference and move somewhere she actually wants to be. But fate has other plans.

Pierce has given up on finding his mate. His family line of true shapeshifters will die out, but there is nothing he can do with only a few weeks left before his birthday. Until Mattie shows up in town.

When Mattie’s past catches up, and Pierce’s family turns on him, will fate be enough to see them through?

Strange Neighbors. Hidden Desires. Small Town Charm. Welcome to Willow Harbor where everyone has a secret. What’s yours?

Rating: ★

** spoiler alert ** I really really wanted to jump right into this book and be swept away to Willow Harbour, I was waiting ver impatiently for release date. And then release date came.

This book was rushed and it shows.

Characters are introduced but never properly described so the reader is left with this faceless body-shape with a name tag.

Mattie says one thing that a few pages later says the complete opposite. Also the second she meets Pierce she’s talking about sex right in front of him…I mean WTH?? She also asks questions to things that she already knows about because the other character just told her which was really annoying.

She also questions things that the reader already knows the answer. Such as questioning if a character is human when obviously she isn’t human.

There was also so many grammatical errors in this book that I think another read through would’ve caught.

There’s a bad case of showing-and-no-telling which killed the entire book for me. I just could not get into the scenes. Instead of describing anything we’re told about it. A book falls off a shelf? A book falls of the shelf. We’re not told about the sound it makes as it hits the floor or the rustling of papers. This really makes or breaks a book for me, and along with everything else is the reason for the one star.

But the storyline behind it all was decent and I wished it had been worked on a bit more to bring out the potential.

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