Bitten By Design
Seb Calloway isn’t interested in shifters. After his best friend bonded with one, he avoids getting involved with them—no matter how hot they are—to prevent the same thing from happening to him. Why take the risk for a few hours of fun?
Tim Walters is the pack doctor. Considered to be mild-mannered and non-threatening ...more
I've always liked Annabelle Jacobs' work, but the Regent's Park Pack books have that extra HELL YEAH, BABY vibe. Maybe it's all that raging shifter testosterone. Or the growly possessiveness. Or the clawing-banging-up-against-the-wall sex.
Whatever it is, it WORKS.
I liked the first book just a little more than I liked this one, mostly because it took me a long while to warm up to Seb. Seb's kind of a shit, truth be told. He's so anti-shifter, he ...more
While I loved this second story in the series, there was *something* intangible that felt not necessarily missing, just more muted, I suppose, so book 1 is still my favorite.
I suspect that part of what I was hoping for in this story was the same level of snark and banter as in the initial book. But Tim was basically a nice, caring person, whereas Nathan could be a bit of an arrogant prick, sometimes, so Seb's snark didn't really have a really hard surface to bounce off of on-page.
It also felt ...more
Although this was Sebastian and Tim's story, I was happy that we still got to see quite a bit of Jared and Nathan in this too.
This was almost as good as the first. I just enjoyed Nathan and Jared's story just a smidge more. But I think it's because they had a lot of snark and smartassery going on. [;
I struggled with Seb for awhile. I liked him but I was frustrated with his indecisiveness on how he felt about Tim and the bite/bond. I understood his apprehension on bein ...more
I really enjoyed book 1 in this series, so I was very excited about this one. Even though this book is focussed on a different couple, I would still suggest reading book 1 first. Things can get quite confusing if you don't, since part of the storyline from the previous book, continues in this book.
This time we get Seb and Tim's story.
Seb is Jared's (book 1) best friend. If you've read book 1 than you know that Jared, even though mated with a shifter doesn't have the highest opinion about shifte ...more
“I don’t want to become a shifter, and I don’t want to end up in a mate bond with… anyone. Nothing good can come from falling for you.”
I’ve been looking forward to Seb and Tim’s book since the first book and it’s sad that it didn’t live up to my expectations.
Seb Calloway has never had problems with shifters until his best friend bonded with one. Now he refuses to get involved with them, thinking they are all the same, controlled by their instincts and he can’t take the risk of having a bond...more
So if you’re looking for lots, and lots, and lots of sexy times. This is your book! If your looking for a plot....this has it, too. If you want to supersize your reading experience and add depth of character, well sorry, but we ran out of that.
I loved Tim, the shifter doctor. Sebastian, Jared’s best friend was more of an acquired taste. But all in all, this second book in the series was a tasty treat. Let’s give it up for nerdy doctors who kill it in bed!
I muddled through and pieced things together because we hit the ground running in Bitten by Design. Seb is Jared's BFF and took over his flat after he moved in with his bonded mate, Nathan. Tension is brewing between the P-Pack and Regent's Park pack with ...more
After all these months I'm finally done with this one!
I normally leave some books for months in my currently reading shelf because I really suck at keeping up with my reviews but this time it wasn't like that, it actually took me months to finish one.
First let me explain that the time that it took me read it it has nothing to do with book itself, I changed devices and accounts and I completely forgot that I was reading this until one day my kindle ran out of juice and I grabbed my old ...more
I fell for Tim pretty quickl ...more
And I'm done.
This was way worse than the first one and I didn't like that one very much.
I figured I'd give this series one more shot.
I shouldn't have. I don't even know how I finished this book honestly.
Seb is a piece of shit and never stopped being one. I hate him.
The only almost good part of the book was in the last 10% but by then it was just too late.
Yes, I wanted to clap Seb's fingers for being so obtuse about his feelings. For giving Tim such a hard time. But then - the UST is brilliantly written here, with the emotional tension equally good.
And Tim? All I can say - I wou ...more
It was nice and entertaining enough with some hot sex scenes and action and Seb and Tim were super cute together but it just didn't grip me emotionally.
But I think that may be my pesky book slump's fault, I'm having a hard time getting emotionally invested in any book lately, it sucks. Send help! :D
I don't know what it is about Annabelle Jacobs' shifters but they just totally work for me. I think it's the fact that while they have bonded mates, they're not the insta love type I've read in other books which sometimes just feel a bit like a plot point.
Here, with the Regent's Park series, the bonding comes when a pair are already sexually involved and it's instant, whether they want it or not but it also doesn't automatically come with the person bein ...more
I miss a bit the enemies to lovers part from the first tough. Tim and Seb were too cute and good boys the two of them ♥ so really the deterrent to be together was a bit more trivial .
I really like too the secondary characters ~ once you get to know them they are all lovely!
I really hope the continue of the series!! ~
(view spoiler)[ Mark And Eric maybe??? :D (hide spoiler)]
Tim captured my heart from the beginning of this read with how patient he is and how caring. He has this charisma about him that makes him so much more of an amazing man. He is not arrogant or overwhelming with his presence even though he is a shift ...more
My biggest issue was that I didn't feel chemistry between Tim and Seb and after reading book 3, the plot of Bitten by Design wasn't as fast-paced and exciting.
Still you have to read to fully enjoy book 3 that is amazing 😍
Bitten By Design is the second standalone in the Regent’s Park Pack series. Although it didn’t quite draw me in as quickly as the first book, this was another great addition to the series with plenty of interesting world-building details, good characters, fun dialogue, and sexy chemistry.
Bitten By Design features the Regent's Park Pack’s shifter doctor and the best friend of a shifter’s human mate, both whom were secondary character ...more
I sure hope the next book is Alec and Mark. I saw what Ms. Jacobs did there at the end - and I'll bet it'll be really good!!
This review is kinda sorta spoilery.
I really enjoy Annabelle Jacob's writing and I love this series and the characters in it.
But...I'm disappointed that the whole fake boyfriend thing was used again. It really pains me to say this but it was a great storyline in the first book but to use it again feels...meh and it left me with a dissatisfied feeling.
Don't get me wrong; I enjoyed the book and Seb and Tim are hot as fuck together, I just wish they had got there a different way.
Bitten by Design is book two in Annabelle Jacob’s Regent Park Pack series. Book one, Bitten by Mistake, came out last year and I had so much love for it. It was a favorite read of 2016 for me. Bitten by Design moves the story along where the last one ended. We don’t exactly know how much time has passed but it can’t be too much. Jared and Nathan are blissfully bonded and living in Nathan’s place. Seb, who is one of the MC’s of this story, is in Jared’s old flat. He’s Jared’s best frien ...more
I was so so so happy to see the return of Nathan and Jerrod. I love sequels that include the original MCs in more than just a scene or two. This book was almost as good as Bitten by Mistake, but I didn't connect with Seb as much as I did with Jerrod so despite loving Tim, I had to give this one four stars instead of five.
Tim was the saint of the shifter world. He was so nice and caring and he had that real kind of ...more
Book two in this series follows Tim and Seb whilst also catching up with all the other characters from book one particularly Nathan and Jared. Tim is the packs mild mannered doctor and Seb is Jared's best friend. Now I must admit Seb just got on my nerves at the beginning of this book, I felt his reasoning for disliking shifters based on what he saw Jared go through in book one is weak at best and he continually hu ...more
An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They're usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tou ...more