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Stealing His Heart by Bru Baker

 
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Book Series
Dreamspun Beyond (Book 36), Connoll Pack (Book 1)
Authors
About the Author
Bru Baker got her first taste of life as a writer at the tender age of four when she started publishing a weekly newspaper for her family. What they called nosiness she called a nose for news, and no one was surprised when she ended up with degrees in journalism and political science and started a career in journalism. 
 
Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now works in reference and readers' advisory in a Midwestern library, though she still finds it hard to believe someone's willing to pay her to talk about books all day.
 
Most evenings you can find her curled up with a mug of tea, some fuzzy socks, and a book or her laptop. Whether it's creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else's, there's no denying that Bru is happiest when she's engrossed in a story.
 
She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.
Publication Date
March 05, 2019
Available Formats
ePub, Mobi, PDF
Pages
243
ISBN
978-1-64405-198-6
ASIN
B07M7FRHHG
Excerpt
Read an excerpt at Dreamspinner Press.
Love sneaks in like a thief in the night.

Danny’s parents raised him to believe his wolf was a curse. He’s part of the wealthy and powerful Connoll Pack, but only nominally. He abandoned that world to volunteer with supernatural kids, and he isn’t looking for a mate….

Max is a shifter who is also a detective. He’s working a case that could make or break his career. Danny’s caught up in the case he’s on, and he’s also irresistible. They’re a bad match—Max, an Alpha having trouble with his new powers and Danny, who trusts Alphas as far as he could throw one. But they can’t get enough of each other, and they might bond before they even see it coming.

They could be amazing together, but they have to get past a few obstacles—especially since someone close to Danny might be involved in the thefts Max is investigating.

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A Spiffy Start to a New Series
Overall
 
3.5
I really enjoyed this story. Set in Baker’s awesome Camp H.O.W.L. world, it is only nominally associated to that series, so it isn’t at all necessary to have read those books before reading this one.
 
A child of uber-rich parents who see the world in terms of how it can further advance them, Danny is the polar opposite: wanting to help those in need, he has dedicated himself to helping supernatural kids in need of foster care. Living in conditions not suitable for any sort of safety, when his apartment is broken into and all the gifts he’s scrimped and saved (did I mention he doesn’t use his parents’ money?) to buy the kids are stolen, hunky and delectable detective Max appears, living as he does across the street in a building with much better security.
 
This is a story of instant connection, yet alpha Max understands just how skittish omega Danny is, and his dedication to allowing Danny to grow comfortable in his own time with the big alpha was a refreshing change to the usual ‘you-are-mine-deal-with-it’ we usually see in alpha/omega stories. 
 
I loved the diversity! Max is Filipino, and his family is a tightly knit unit of support. Full of humor, snark, and genuine affection, they added a depth and breadth of culture that there needs to be *so* much more of in books. I also really appreciated the inclusion of Max’s insecurities and fear of not being good enough once he realizes just how upper class Danny’s family really is. How refreshing - an insecure alpha (even if it doesn't last long)!
 
The one aspect that I was disappointed with was the mystery. There was all this discussion of who and what and how, and then it just dissolved into off-page nothingness with a very tidy, no worries wrap up. With all the supernatural entities at play, it would have been nice to see that filled out more on-page. Instead, I was left with very little information on what could have been a phenomenal plot path. 
 
I’m also a bit lost on the series being Connoll Pack, as Danny is only peripherally a member of that pack, and there are only a few scenes in which that pack plays a part in the book before Danny leaves the pack altogether. I guess I’ll be waiting for the next to see what the author has in store. I’m rating this at 3.5 stars. It’s a good read with fun characters, enough Pinoy food to make you drool (you’ll want to have snacks on hand while you read!), and a lovely ending. 
 
**Same worded review will also appear on Goodreads and Amazon.com.**
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