I received this book for free from Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Healer's Need by Rhenna Morgan
Also in this series: Guardian's Bond
Series: Ancient Ink #2
Published by Carina Press on October 30, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Source: Carina Press
When the hunter is your mate, being prey is anything but terrifying
Coyote shifter Tate Allen has been watching. Learning his mate every possible way before he moves in. Protecting her through the night, always from afar.
He’ll be the one to teach her about her gifts. He’ll be there when she changes for the first time.
With him, she’ll fulfill her destiny.
Elise Ralston loves Tate for the patience he’s shown. The faith he’s demonstrated—denying himself what he needs sexually, even as he teaches her about pleasure.
For Tate, Elise is willing to try. To revel in touch, to give him control…and to embrace her healer’s need.
But someone unknown is still stalking the clan, threatening more than Tate and Elise’s bond. And Elise is a prime target—precious for the magic she hasn’t even learned yet.
Healer’s Need is the second book of the latest series by Rhenna Morgan…Ancient Ink. The first book “Guardian’s Bond” was spectacular and I was so thrilled to my toes excited when I received the ARC of Healer’s Need. Rhenna Morgan is one of those authors that I adore and I always get a kick out of her writings. Her books always seem to be so easy to connect with and Healer’s Need was everything I expected and more. It continues the series and the plot that Guardian’s Bond left us with. I will say that this book I read WAY too quickly. Its one of those type of books you literally read too fast and regret and makes you want to re read it again because you breezed ways too fast through and these are the books that I remember the most. And I have a feeling this book will stay with me for a long while.
Our tale begins with Tate Allen who works at the Tattoo Parlor and has a coyote as his companion. He knows that Elise is his mate, but is being patient. Wanting to give her time and to learn her but its now past time that he make his desires known to her and win her heart. He knows that it won’t be easy, that she is gentle and kind hearted and will need time to accept their bond, but he is willing to wait as long as it takes to win her heart and trust. Elise is new to this world and the risks and beauty of the knowledge that she has learned. She knows that she will be learning new things and it frightens her at times. But she also knows that this is an opportunity for a change, to let the past go and her shy character and become more. She wants something different for herself and she never expected that Tate would want her like he does or that she would find her true gift and calling as a destiny of one of the most powerful healers.
At first Elise doesn’t know what to make of her new destiny or the man that will become her mate, all she knows how much feeling he brings out in her and this new taste of freedom and excitement. She knows that there is a dangerous enemy out there, but she also is learning to rely on her instincts. At first she is very curious about Tate and what she feels for him. It frightens her in a way but also excites her. He brings out emotions and a physical reaction she isn’t used to but she embraces every new experience. Tate is very powerful in his own right, and isn’t afraid of going after what he wants which is Elise in every way. But he also understands her and is honest with her about his desires. But there is a dangerous enemy that wants to destroy them but Elise and Tate working together will find their own power and security within the clan.
This was such a edge of your seat type of read, and I had a blast with this book. Such a page turner…my goodness…I have a love hate relationship with Rhenna Morgan because seriously I read her books way too quickly hehe I love her so but dang it I wanted to just enjoy the moment…but no I pick this book up and two hours later, I am done fully satisfied but still wanting the moments to last longer.
So this book is a fated mates romance, so this might not work for everyone. However, I love a well written fated mates and Morgan really writes this so well so that it slowly builds and doesn’t have that too rushed in love feel to it. It really is written in such a way that the flow is smooth and flawless and we see the slow build in emotion and chemistry between this pair. Now I would like to warn you …the sex is HOT!! I always forget how steamy her scenes can be. But I love it at the same time because these scenes really build on the intimacy between her couples and I felt it really integrated between Tate and Elise.
Only wisdom learned through time allows us to change our responses. The pain of the past is what makes us who we are.
The plot of the story really escalates from the previous book, and the twists and a few surprises along the way that we see are quite thrilling. I loved how on edge this book put me and I never wanted it to end. We see the plot build up to its climax and its pretty powerful. Elise’s character really surprised me the most in this book. She has that silent strength that we don’t see to much in this genre. I loved the way she grows within herself, learning and challenging herself but also never losing that gentle and kind part of her personality. Of course, she is a powerful healer, so it makes sense but I loved the way she becomes more confident and sure of herself and proactive when you least expect it.
Overall I found that Healer’s Need was unexpectedly divine in its small touches and beauty of emotion and vibrancy of passion. Its a story that captures your full attention, guaranteed to stun your senses and evoke all the feels that only this author delivers!! PACKS A SENSUAL PUNCH OF POWER, GROWTH AND DESTINY!