Book: Heartsong (Green Creek 3) by T.J. Klune
Release Date: September 24th 2019
Tags: Adult | Werewolves | Found Family | Memory Loss
Trigger/Content Warnings: Hallucination | Blood | Body Horror
Other books in this series I reviewed
Wolfsong | Ravensong
All Robbie Fontaine ever wanted was a place to belong. After the death of his mother, he bounces around from pack to pack, forming temporary bonds to keep from turning feral. It’s enough-until he receives a summons from the wolf stronghold in Caswell, Maine. Life as the trusted second to Michelle Hughes-the Alpha of all-and the cherished friend of a gentle old witch teaches Robbie what it means to be pack, to have a home. But when a mission from Michelle sends Robbie into the field, he finds himself questioning where he belongs and everything he’s been told. Whispers of traitorous wolves and wild magic abound-but who are the traitors and who the betrayed? More than anything, Robbie hungers for answers, because one of those alleged traitors is Kelly Bennett-the wolf who may be his mate.
The truth has a way of coming out. And when it does, everything will shatter.
This third book in the series focuses on Kelly, brother to Joe and Carter, and Robbie who came to the pack by accident in Wolfsong. As much as I was interested in their romance because of the hints in the previous two books, this book did not work for me.
I’m just going to come right out and say it. I found this book extremly boring. As said I was interested in their romance and coming together. But that was skipped and Robbie and Kelly finding each other through the memory loss was not the same thing. I felt that I was missing a piece. It didn’t help that we started with Robbie who remembered nothing of his pack and I wasn’t sure if this was a history thing or a memory loss thing at first. Their romance towards each other was meh and I was not feeling the connection on the page.
I will also say that I feel it was a cop out to have him remember everything way at the end and not have him deal with the repurcusions of his own memories. He did that with the actual people it concerned, or rather they did with him. But actually having those memories back is a different thing and to me one of the most important things if you are going to give a character their memories back. It will still change things.
However I did appreciate how it was dealt with between Robbie, Rico, Chris and Tanner. Those three aren’t just a hang on but an important part of the pack and they really got to shine in this book. As always I loved the pack dynamics. Even though it didn’t quite work for me, there were still places that made me laugh out loud.