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Healer's Need

(Ancient Ink #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  95 reviews
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
Audio CD, 400 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Carina Press
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Healer’s Need is book two in the Ancient Ink series by Rhenna Morgan. Where I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Guardian’s Bond, I loved this one. Each of these books is about a different couple but there is a story line that runs through them both. That is brought to a conclusion at the end of this book. I asked the author if there were going to be further books in this series and she said it was possible in the very distant future. But for now, we could consider this a duet.

A lovely merman.

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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Healer's Need is the second book in the Ancient Ink series and I would suggest reading book one first. You learn everything you need to know about the clans and their history. This also picks up right where it left off in book 1.

In Healer's Need we get Elise and Tate's story. Well, it felt more like Elise's story with Tate guiding her along. Tate realizes in the beginning that there is a past trauma that Elise guards herself from which has him taking things very slowly with her.

As we learned in
Wow, what a beautifully written story filled with so much depth and emotion. I never anticipated feeling such a connection to these characters.

I enjoyed Elise’s journey from vulnerable and innocent to fully capable and confident. Even as she experienced her soul quest I cried at the pain, the beauty, the healing that comes from choosing to let go of the past and embrace a different way. How one decision can change the outcome in so many ways. It moved me in a way I would have never expected.

Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

I read Ms. Morgan's Men of Haven series and loved it, so when I saw this one I requested it. And no I haven't read the first one.

I was a little lost at times since most of the back story appears to happen in book 1, but there was plenty of intrigue, chemistry, and family to keep this one interesting. Tate and Elise are mates, but only Tate knows that. I liked how he took his time and didn't force it on her, nor did he go caveman and tell her she had to mate him. (view spoi
Thank you to Carina Press and NetGalley for granting my request for an ARC of this book. The review below is purely my own opinion.

This story picks up right after where book 1 ends. But since it's been awhile since Guardian's Bond came out, I found myself pausing my read of this book for a bit, just to skim the last few chapters of book 1 to refresh my memory.

The H: Tate is Priest's ward, "brother" to Jade. His companion is a mountain coyote.

The h: Elise and her mom Jenny have just moved to the
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New to clan life, Elise learns to overcome her insecurities with Tate's guidance. Tate is extremely gentle and patient while guiding his mate to her rightful place within the clan. Drama within the clan tests the strength of their bonds but with the help of their companions, they are able to right a decades old wrong. Rhenna Morgan has created an interesting world that I am hoping to see more of in the future. Her stories can make you laugh and cry and have you fanning yourself all within a few ...more
Karen Roma
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
While some series claim that the books can be read as standalones, I would definitely recommend reading the Ancient Ink books in order. This will ensure that the reader fully understands the intricate world building and idiosyncrasies of the unique society of shifters.
HEALER’S NEED is the second book in the series and Tate and Elise take an interesting journey to finding their eventual HEA. While there is always an element of danger and mayhem when evil is at play, this is a fabulous story of t
Rhenna, you have blown my expectations out of the water with Tate and Elise’s story!
I could go on about the great characters, the family dynamics with clan interactions, how I got a kick out of the ribbing Tate was taking from his friends over Elise, and how much I loved the fantastic romance and sizzling attraction between Tate and Elise. Instead, I want to say what surprised-and delighted-me most was the personal journey Elise took. It was pretty powerful stuff and made a bigger statement tha
Eva Millien
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Healer’s Need is a fascinating and wonderfully unique shifter romance full of bold, convincing characters that seize readers by their imaginations and refuse to let go. The characters are bold but Elise may not end up being some readers’ favorite because of her shyness and insecurity which stems from childhood issues but Tate and Elise has some rocking chemistry that sets senses aflame as Elise works through those emotional obstacles and takes her place among the clan and building a relationship ...more
Lover of Romance
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI 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 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 ki
Bambi Unbridled

Healer's Need is the second installment of Rhenna Morgan's dynamic new paranormal series, Ancient Ink. I have been totally into this series since picking up Guardian's Bond. I really like the unique aspect of the tattoos, almost with a Celtic flair, when combined with the magic and shapeshifting of our characters.

Our heroine in this installment is the shy and insecure Elise Ralston, whom everyone expects to be the next prima healer of the clan. But Elise has some things to overcome, and her han
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the second book in the series and although it would be ok to read as a stand alone, I think you should read them in order. If anything, the world building and mythology is so very different from most paranormal tropes, you will want to be up to speed before reading this book. That said, this book starts right after book 1 ends. This is Tate and Elise's story.

Tate recognizes Elise as his mate as soon as he sees her. It scares the crap out of him and since she is new to their world, he fr
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You know when you pick up a second book in a series and everything from the first one comes rushing back to you? When the anticipation and curiosity of the unknown is so powerful, you're willing to ignore your day-to-day responsibilities, including your kids. Yep. This is that book/series for me right now....please do not tell me it's over...

Tate is a warrior within the clan. He also happens to be a coyote tattooing alpha who's been tip toeing around the one woman destined to be his mate. Seems
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just give me one second, I'm recovering from a swoon...

Wow, did I enjoy this book! I loved the hero so much, I'm not sure I'll be able to put in into terms that will adequately express my feelings. Given the culture of the Volan, the amount of stress on the hero and heroine was massive, and they still took things slow in order to get to know each other. I loved how considerate they both were towards each other, and it gave me butterflies each time they took a step further towards a completed bon
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Healer’s Need is the second book in Rhenna Morgan’s Ancient Ink series, and it was a wonderful second book. After enjoying book one, Guardian’s Bond, so much, I was eager for this one; after loving book two, I can honestly say it’s another paranormal romance series with a lot of promise, one I’m going to be addicted to.

From the very start, I was sucked deep into this story. I was eager to read about the characters in this book after enjoying them so much in book one, and I was plenty willing to
Nikki Brooks
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tate has known that Elise was his mate for a few weeks, although you'd never know it. He has been avoiding her. He tells himself it's been to allow her time to settle into her new life but it's more that he's not quite ready to admit she is his mate tom himself! That doesn't stop him looking out for her from a distance. But when push comes to shove, Tate recognises that Fate doesn't wait for you to be ready, you get your mate when it's time.

Elise is new to the world of magic and shifters. Her mo
***4 Stars***

After the very interesting reaction Tate had to Elise in Guardian’s Bond, I couldn’t wait to see how everything played out for them and I wasn’t disappointed! I was sweet, smexy and filled with a lot of heart, as well a good dose of meddling by well meaning friends and family.

I really liked Elise. She has a sweet, sassy side that most don’t get to see or experience because of the walls she has constructed around herself. Not that I could blame her after learning all she’d gone t
Varied Books
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars
One of my favorite troupe- h who learns to trust herself and grows in confidence. I loved watching the MC relationship develop & come together. The foreplay & sex scenes were spicy.
There were a few slow spots in the story but on Whole I enjoyed reading & listening to the book.
The plot was interesting.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults 18+ Fans of Fiction
OMG! I’ve been blown away- so far away that I may never make it back again :o lol ... I give this a 6 star review- plus bonus stars!! :o "Healer's Need" is the 2nd novel in the 'Ancient Ink' world, and one of the most phenomenal PNR books I’ve ever read! And trust me, I’ve read hundreds upon hundreds and I am still reeling from the ending- but thank God for the HEA, after such an intense, page-turning, emotional roller coaster ride! ... I had heartbroken tears, to happy tears! This fresh, new & ...more
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"Only wisdom learned through time allows us to change our responses. The pain of the past is what makes us who we are."

Confession, I don't read paranormal. Well, at least I didn't until I fell in love with the work of an amazing author and followed her mystic side to the world of Ancient Ink. What can I say, she blew my mind with her Men of Haven, and I wanted more of her wonderful word wizardry. Now, I'm a believer....sigh. ♥

Tate is a tattoo artist by day and sometimes a coyote by n
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
What I liked most about this book was how Tate gave Elise time and how he took the time to explain why he it seemed like he was holding back at times to Elise. It allowed Elise to keep getting acclimated to their world and give her time to see that Tate was really interested in her. As things progressed it was great to see Elise get more confident, in her relationship with Tate, with her powers and her animals and most importantly with others in their group. I especially liked how Elise dealt wi ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Healer's need is the second book in the Ancient Ink series by Rhenna Morgan. Each book in the series features a different couple and I could say that it can be read as stand-alone. This is Tate and Elise's story. Elise is new to the paranormal world and Tate is trying to leave her room to breathe and come to terms with her new life, even though he knows she is his mate. So don't expect anything rushed when it came to them acting on their attraction. Yes, there is some insta-lust, but I have come ...more
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Men who know who their fated mates are upon sight and go all out to claim them? Where do I sign up for that? Until I discover a parallel universe where men are all alpha protective on the outside, but sweet teddy bears on the inside, I guess I’ll have to settle for reading Morgan’s books.

I didn’t love Elise. Her background, which made her into a shy mouse, was bad but not exactly unusual enough to derail her entire life. Luckily, she gets a second chance to become the person she was always dest
Latifa Morrisette
I have been excited for this book since I have read book one. Healer's Need is Tate and Elise's book and let me tell you, these two are everything I hoped for. Of course the journey continues in the hunt for Jerrik, Preist's brother and this book does not disappoint. I highly recommend everyone read this book. ...more
Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Boy meets girl.

Healer’s Need is centered on “boy meets girl” theme. Strong insta-love (as with most paranormal books) between Tate and Elise that works out exceptionally well. I want to use the word “wholesome” to describe their relationship. Crazy that Rhenna Morgan can write steamy love scenes and give Tate a dirty mouth, yet they came off as being wholesome. The honesty and dedication Tate and Elise shared was a refreshing and beautiful.

Things got so good when the paranormal action took pla
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved the Elise/Tate dynamic. He was funny and patient, while she was very strong and kind. They each helped bring out very important parts of themselves. The way things wrapped up with Draven was nice, but I'm a bit annoyed we didn't find out what happened to Jerrik. Still, I love this world, and am glad I read this series. ...more
Heather andrews
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tate doesn't like other offending him and his woman, "Tate clamped down harder. “I have a woman next to me and you dared to touch me in front of her..." Tate you know, makes his woman see the error of her threats, “I don’t think you’re thinking that one through, mihara.” His hands coasted inward, his thumbs teasing the seam where her inner thighs and *** met. “If you don’t heal me, then I can’t eff you like you need to be effed.” Tate you know doesn't like to share, "Tate caught her at the waist ...more
Margaret Fisk
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Originally posted on Tales to Tide You Over

I am enjoying the Men of Haven series by Rhenna Morgan a lot, so when the publisher offered me an ARC of Healer’s Need, I decided to try this series. Trouble is much of what I like about Men of Haven is distinct to that situation and those people. Not every author is able to take me from one series into a very different one, but this time it worked. Healer’s Need is worlds away from Men of Haven, a paranormal romance where mates are fated and the only c
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I saw the cover of Healer's Need on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. After Guardian's Bond I really wanted to know whether Priest would find a way to fight of the darkness his brother has left inside of him. And of course I wanted to know who Elise would get used to living with the clan.
Elise, although having heard a lot about the Volcans from her mother (who had denied her gift), never really believed all the stories about shapeshifters and magic. But now, seeing it with her own eyes
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A native Oklahoman with two beautiful girls, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie and has a resume that reflects her passion for new experiences. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Radio, Television, and Film at Oklahoma State, she’s racked up positions ranging from on-air radio talent, skip tracer, and promotions director, to real estate agent, project manager, and business analyst.


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