Tempest (Silver Oak Pack Book 1) by Kiki Clark

A terrific start to a very exciting new series!!

From the Tempest blurb:

When duty and desire clash, fated mates are caught in the middle.

Cash’s loyalty to his pack is unwavering. He’d sacrifice anything to protect his packmates. Do anything to keep them safe. Put their needs above his own—always.

It is the life he was born for, and the one he’s worked years to achieve. As an Enforcer, he swore an oath to his alpha: pack before self.

Not once has he regretted his choices.

Until an injured eagle shifter lands in his lap, and his protective instincts get torn in two.

He knows he can’t risk the safety of his pack—no matter what his panther demands. Once the little bird is all healed up, Cash will have to send him on his way.

For the good of his pack.

But dark, frightened eyes and a sweet smile call to his cat in a hungry, possessive way and challenge everything he’s ever thought he knew.

For the first time in his life, he might just have to put himself first.

Tempest is the first book in the Silver Oak Pack series, set within the Kincaid Pack Universe but able to be read and enjoyed completely on its own. It features an overly protective panther trapped by his own responsibility-driven morals, an eagle who can’t remember much but knows the surly cat makes him feel spine-tingling safe, magical tattoos, skinny dipping, a delicious age gap, gobs of scenting, and a swoon-worthy happily ever after.

Angel's review:

Tempest is the first book starting off the Silver Oak series, and what a way to start it off! I really enjoy the way Kiki writes about shifters, she makes those characters feel realistic, and describes them in such detail that you can envision them. In this book we get a first look at the Silver Oak pack, who the alpha is, who the members are, and what the pack dynamic is like. I loved the Kincaid Pack series, and I was very eager to read this one. What I appreciate the most about what Kiki did with this book is how she made this pack completely different from the Kincaid Pack . And she achieved that with not just the characters, but by how the pack operates, along with where the pack is located.

Ore's character was so adorable, the descriptions of him being so small in comparison to literally every one else was so endearing. His and Cash's relationship was a slow burn, Cash was fighting his feelings, and Ore was struggling to remember what happened to him. Cash was a grumpy cat but also had a soft underbelly when it came to the kids in his pack, his friends, and his mate. I liked seeing his character have a softer side to him. I enjoyed the way their relationship gradually grew, I loved the scene where they were both in their shifter forms playing together, it was so cute!

One thing I want to point out is the fact that we don't learn completely what Ore went through or what happened to him completely. A few details were mentioned but wasn't completely explained. This series, like the Kincaid Pack series, has a overarching plot line that will continue through each book. It keeps you eager to read more so you can figure out what's going on, and who's behind these heinous crimes.

I felt as though it progressed well, the pacing was nice, the side characters were great. They helped give us readers a glimpse into what to expect as this series goes on. There were a few side characters that caught my interest; them being Robbie, Saint, and Finlay. I wonder if these men will eventually have their own books, and if they do, who they are going to end up with. I'm very excited for the next book in this series, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this series progresses!

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