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Real Men Growl

(Real Men Shift #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,394 ratings  ·  128 reviews
He expected gratitude, but what he got was a gorgeous she-wolf who defied him at every turn.

For six torturous years, Omega Rachel Fields did what she could to protect her packmates from the evil Riverson werewolves. She endured living side-by-side with the men who murdered her uncle and seized his pack — all while raising her orphaned nephew as her own son. Now that their
Kindle Edition, 181 pages
Published August 14th 2018
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Ivy Deluca
Quick(ish) Review
Meh. If you've read the first two books, you know exactly what's the what, and I was a little bored with it. Everything's the same. Disbelieving heroine? Same. Grr hero? Same. The villains? Same. The way this bear clan is all protective, but the bad guys manage to get onto their lands and mess with them IN EVERY BOOK the same exact way? Yeah, bored. I'm a completist though, so I'll probably keep reading but I was disappointed that there's no growth or expansion on this 'verse, s
Marta Cox
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this story and thought the author got the lead characters just right. Occasionally alpha type males can be too bossy but not Gavin. Yes he’s an enforcer but knows when to give others space and the idea of him painting his study pink to try to make Rachel happy was just so sweet so yes this tough guy definitely gets my vote.
Rachel might be an omega but she’s also pretty feisty when it comes to protecting those she cares about. Yet she’s still quite young and deserves some fun in
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't Hide Those Feelings....

The baby of the Blackwood brothers is anything, but a baby he's the Blackwood Pack Enforcer and Sheriff of the town. Oh did I forget to mention how big and yummy he is? Gavin is tasked with going to the old Riverson Pack after they are all rescued from the terror that was Brian Riverson to relocate them to different packs. But there is still one he hasn't been able to talk because she keeps avoiding him. When he finally catches up with the sassy young she wolf, all b
Ehhhh, it was ok but... I dunno. The heroine didn't make sense to me you know? The hero didn't either to be honest.

The hero in previous books was nothing like what he was like in this book, even before he found "magic pussy". Maybe an alien has actually taken over his body? This could possibly be sci-fi!

The heroine was really contradictory. One minute she's this women who's been glued to a little boy/her nephew for 6 years -since she was 16- and has no life/hasn't had any fun etc the next she's
Apr 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: shifters, 2019
Interesting idea that was terribly executed. Pretty sure I rolled my eyes at least once per chapter. The heroine really got on my nerves with her constant misgivings about Gavin. When it became a love-fest for how cute her kid was, I checked out. DNF.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, man. An Omega who's lived under the rule of a madman matched up with an Enforcer. Fortunately for Rachel, Gavin's a standup guy who comes from a healthy pack. He's nothing like the wolves from her broken pack, but it takes her a while to come to terms with that.

Which means Gavin has to exert some serious control over his wolf since Rachel needs him to go slow and his wolf would rather go at light speed. Because, you know, mates.

A whole lot of family (Blackwoods, yay!), a twitchy Omega, and e
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 kittens

This is my favorite book of the series. I thought the relationship between Rachel and Gavin was well developed and sweet. I especially loved Eric and the kittens. Love a good romance with a little humor and actually brings a smile to my face while reading. That was this book! I love to be able to escape to books when possible and this book pulled me in. The only thing I didn’t like, is that it seems like the end of this series. You don’t have to read them in order but it defini
4.5-5 stars

This was a great series. I loved both Rachel and Gavin (and Eric) and loved seeing them become a family. I haven't read the previous book in this series and although there are a few things I would have probably understood better if I'd read the previous books, this can pretty much be read as a standalone.

Rachel is a wolf shifter that works as a waitress and is raising her cousin as her own. Rachel is an omega, meaning she can influence the emotions of those around her. Rachel's old Al
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall I liked the book. Just a few things bothered me.

A few errors in the book and that part about Nora lying to Gavin about Eric being dead...I dont understand it. The lying was never justified or explained. The boy was in plain sight and used his name sooo I dont get why she lied about it. Served no real purpose but to confuse the reader. I loved Gavin. I liked Rachel too and I completely understood her reluctance and wariness of Gavin and the Blackwood pack. It was very slow going for them
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
What I didn't like - Nora saying the baby had died made no sense because the kid went by his birth name and so lying served no purpose because it's not like the kid was in hiding, and she had to have known Gavin would find out. It just didn't make sense. There were errors, such as typos and missing words.

What I did like - I otherwise really liked the book. I loved the immediate acceptance of Eric and how that family clicked together. Rachel's reluctance was expected in this type of situation an
Crystal Watson
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I swear those kittens name lol that alone makes it soo worth the read.

I love this series. This is Gavin and Rachel's story. Gavin is the enforcer to the Blackwood pack. After all the trouble with the rogue alphas it's up to Gavin to help the rest of the pack to move on. Rachel has lived in fear for the last few years. After her uncle was killed and her pack taken over by maniacs it's hard to believe that any pack would be safe. When Gavin comes through the door of the diner she works and she get
Sydney Hopke
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great addition to this series! The Riverson pack is being disbanded and the wolves are going to other packs including the Blackwood pack. Gavin as the Blackwood enforcer has the task to do this, not something he wanted but someone has to do it right? Then he meets Rachel, the pack's Omega, and finds out she has a secret and oh yea she's his mate. The story puts a smile on your face and a giggle also, between Gavin and Rachel's interactions and add the ghost kitties you'll be sure to giggle also! ...more
Hsu Lee
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Can old wounds heal ?
Rachel had lived in fear for so long, that she is not sure if this freedom is for real.
Gavin is trying to help the old Riverson pack.
Among the pack, he finds his mate, and she is a stubborn one.
Let the wooing commence!
This is was a sweet story.
I loved the storytelling + the characters
It has all the ingredients that you need for a great book!
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a low angst quick enjoyable read.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
I got to about 50% and then just skimmed to the end. Don't waste your time.
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Shifter Haven

Gavin and Rachel’s story is complex and yet so simple. As the Blackwood pack enforcer Gavin has been sent to former Riverson pack location to tie up loose ends, get some answers and relocate members of the now Fields pack into the Blackwood pack if that is their choice. This pack has been through hell with an abusive alpha who massacred their former alpha and so many members of their pack – now he’s awaiting prison for his crimes and life can move on for the members of t
Sandra Aaron
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This is an OK shifter romance, but it was a bit too short to have enough character development. I would have liked more backstory on both Gavin and Rachel.

I really liked Rachel and Gavin, but thought that it would have taken Rachel longer to agree to join another pack and to be Gavin's mate. The terrible things she had seen and experienced when her pack was led by an evil alpha would have made her very afraid to trust anyone, even if she thought he was her mate.

Overall, it was a quick, mildly en
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Enforcer and his Empath

Gavin Blackwood has been tasked by the NRC to clean of their mess. Their failure to monitor Brian Riverson and his circle, resulted in the destruction of the Fields Pack and abuses against its members. Gavin has been orders to find new pack for the surviving members, with his brother agreeing to take all who choose to relocate to the Blackwood Pack.

Things are far worse than anyone guessed. Gavin is making progress and nearing the end of his assignment. The niece of the
Eva Millien
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Star Growl  
She did what she could to protect her packmates from the evil Riverson werewolves, all while raising her orphaned nephew as her own and now Rachel is determined to live her life on her own terms. Gavin Blackwood is trying to redistribute the survivors of the Riversons to healthy packs but he’s ran into a problem – the sexy-as-sin and most stubborn Omega and his mate. He may have expected gratitude, but what he got as gorgeous she-wolf who defied him at every turn.
This werewolf rom
Joetta Spurling
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Rachel is an omega raising Eric on her own ever since his father was killed when her pack was overtaken. Eric's father was her Uncle but when the pack took over she let them believe that he was her son. That was 6 years ago. Now, that Gavin Blackwood, has come to redistribute the survivors of the Riversons to healthy packs. She knows their lives are going to change again. The question is, will it be for the good?
Gavin was told by the National Ruling
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A well rounded and enjoyable read with a very good storyline.
The final brother Gavin gets his HEA and I am glad it is with Rachel, the feisty Omega.
Loved Gavin from the previous books but he really came through for Rachel and Eric.
Rachel was one amazingly strong person for her age. Reading this you don’t realise she is only about 22 years old as she has had to go through so much over the last 6 years.
Great story that tugs at your heartstrings on more than one occasion due to the horrors that hav
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
Since the Blackwood Pack are now responsible for the surviving members of the Riverson Pack , Enforcers are sent to make the transition easier for them to decide where they want to go. It is Gavin Blackwood's job to ensure everything goes smoothly. He is in for a shock not only does he find out exactly what horrors the Riverson Pack members had done to them by their Alpha Brain and his crew but it seems he has met his mate who just happens to be a powerful Omega who is hiding her abilities. Rach ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is Gavin , Rachel and Eric's story . Be ready to have every emotion you have to be pulled ! You will feel anger , compassion , fear and love ! Dang Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix writing will leave you begging for more !! Gavin was sent in to try to help with the pack after all the pain that the last so called alpha put them through . The things he learns get to him so badly and makes him so angry that he is having trouble keeping calm in front of the beaten down pack . Rachel is determined N ...more
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Scrumptious! I promise forever and ever or turn into a slug

I'm dad the series had to end but happy how it ended. If I didn't know any better I swear Charlie and ghost kitty along with Eric are trying to take over the world. Unite cats and dogs and halfbreeds. Gavin instantly became the big poppa wolf he needed to be to protect his ready made family. He really needed his mate to be strong she just didn't realize how strong she was. Self sacrifice is the ultimate strength you need. Rachael was ver
Nikki Brooks
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gavin Blackwood is the Pack Enforcer and Sheriff. He is currently organising the exodus of healthy wolves from the Riverson Pack to friendlier packs nearby, including his own. There are a few holdouts though, including Rachel Fields. She is an Omega but she is more than capable of keeping Gavin on his toes!

Rachel was an Omega but before she could train her pack was overtaken by the odious Riversons and she lived in fear from then on. She managed to keep her young charge safe from the Alpha and h
Pam Louis
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gavin is the yongset of the Blackwood brothers and he is the enforce of the pack plus Sheriff of the town.
When the national ruling circle (council of werewolves) ends Brian Riverson's pack. The members are being moved to healthy good pack most coming to the blackwood pack and Gavin has been put in charge of it but he also got a surprise too.

Omega Rachel Fields has spent 6 horrible years protecting her pack and raising her ophaned nephew from Brian Riverson. Who killed killed her uncle and took
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gavin Blackwood, Enforcer for the pack, Sheriff of Ashwood is sent to the now Field's pack to gather them into his pack or the pack of their choice now that the former nasty alpha Brian and his followers have been subdued.

Rachel an Omega and niece to the alpha before Brian has adopted her cousin Eric to raise as her own. They haven't had a pleasant life under Brian and his beta Paul. She does her best to stay away from Gavin, she doesn't want to move or be assimulated into another pack.

Gavin is
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Gavin is sent to clean up the mess with Riverson pack, it turns out to be more then he realized. He meets Rachel, the last of the Field pack or so he thought. Rachel has been protecting Eric the prior Alpha’s son and cousin. Rachel treats Eric as if he were her own son and will not let anyone; even the Blackwood pack hurt them. Gavin not only meets his match with her but realizes that she is his mate and the Omega. He wants nothing more than to protect them both.

Gavin is the youngest of the
Amy Byrne
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Real Men Growl was a challenge for Gavin as a pack enforcer. He was forced to watch himself and try not to growl too much as he dealt directly with the Riverson pack. Rachel proved to be fierce – she loved fiercely & didn’t even know the strength of herself as an Omega. I loved that Gavin fell hard and fast, that he was willing to do what it took, even if he had to be gentle and take his time. This book was perfect in its blend of instant family and love. I hope that there is a little more E ...more
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Real Men Shift (8 books)
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