How do you tell yourself not to breathe?
He is my mate, and she is his everything. But he chose her, against every single instinct that we both know. For that, I have been whipped, shunned, shamed, disgraced, and broken. All for one moment of madness I could not control...
After two years, I left, unable to bear the pain and loneliness anymore. That was then. Thi...more
Book 2: Dallas ==> 5 STARS
Book 3: Cassius ==> 4.5 STARS
He's ruined my past, and now he's tampering with my future.A drama-rama angst-fest of EPIC proportions . . . and I LOVED every word!!!
Plot in a nutshell: As a juvenile wolf coming into her own, Rya becomes aware of who her fated mate is . . . Clayton, the alpha's son and the heir apparent. But Clayton's already in love with Kennedy and he rejects the pair bond ===> what ensues will tear y ...more
Clayton is a cheater. He emotionally cheated on his chosen mate Kennedy. Kennedy was a pathetic loser who ...more
So this didn't have me swearing a blue streak like I thought I would but there were a fair few what the hell moments. Filled with angst.
If you're expecting a true mate romance where they end up having a HEA walk away now, this shows what happens when one true mate turns from the other.
So many moments of manipulation unfurled as the story progressed.
Issues of consent manifest when it comes to secondary characters.
Book 2 provides an ending to this book, not sure if I'll read it.
Wow! It has been forever since I have read a story that brought out this much angstiness, and I loved every second of it. Rya's life turned upside down once she met her mate and was so devastatingly rejected by him. She was cast aside for someone else even though Rya and her mate have this undeniable and unbreakable bond, Clayton went against every instinct instilled in him and refused to have anything to do with Rya.
As a child, Rya lost everything. Her dignity, her self esteem, her friends, pr ...more
Own in: The Wildflower Series
I read this a while ago on Wattpad. When I saw a GR buddy's review, it sounded familiar. I messaged her with, "does this happen, does that happen..." I knew I had read it before. I was excited that the books (Clayton and Dallas) were now available in kindle format. I scored when I found the 3 Wildflower books in a bundle at a bargain price. I was ecstatic. I had read Dallas but not Cassius.
Both Clayton and Dallas take the reader on an emotional, angsty trip. ...more
The author totally fucked up the concept of mate! But the story hooked me because I wanted to know how she was going to develop this.
Clayton and Kennedy are despicable and selfish. To consider murdering his mate so they can be together is unacceptable. It demonstrates their character.
The two made a point of humiliating the heroine and showing how insignificant she was to them.
Our heroine suffered all kinds of abuse and was then completely ignored, as if she were a ghost ...more
I loved the angst of Clayton. I loved the premise of the story. Rya is a female wolf rejected by her fate/moon chosen mate, Clayton, and someone who is deemed valuable when she reaches her adulthood… just not by her mate. His human side chooses another wolf over her, and the circumstances around this situation ...more
I rarely read PNR and a small fraction of what little I read is Shifter PNR.
But I do have reading buddies that love them and Clayton came highly recommended. Mainly because one friend in particular had been obsessed with finding a good rejected mate story. I was so excited for her that I decided to read it too.
I'm happy I did. I enjoyed this book thoroughly.
World building and structure of the wolf pack was done very well. Author's voice and writing style are unique
I picked this book up from a large group of people recommending it in a Facebook group I’m a part of. I thought the idea sounded fresh, interesting and for as many people saying it was an awesome read, I was excited to read it. I came in knowing that at one point this was on Wattpad and had quite a bit more length to it. I think that this version should include what was edited out from Wattpad, so that things are a bit easier to understand how who relates to whom and why.
The goo ...more
Fell in love ,fell in hate , cried so much and rejoiced just as much.
Clayton made me comment and no matter how much I dislike him ( hate him ) I always go and read it over again because I also love all other characters so much.
This story literally sings to readers emotions
If your looking for cliche in Rachelle's stories You will find none. ...more
I read almost zero PNR/SCI-FI but this book does not deserve the criticisms in the top rated reviews. The plot has been simply and meanly culled to a basic denominator that in no way reflects the truth or intent of the plot. It’s terribly petty and misleading.
not much makes sense in this book.
the whole story has oddly clipped and half finished structure which made it impossible to connect with the characters or to create a coherent story line.
i did like dallas, though i do wish h was more authoritative and decisive. the other scum and his little b*tch are not even worth mentioning.
This book had my heart painfully clenching, hurting until the end; it's devastating and wrenches your emotions like it's the most natural thing in the world. The characters are really wolves and they behave as such, no humanization here to save our delicate sensi ...more
Agony is on his face. She’s in his bones, he might not be able to hold her mark, but she has branded his soul. They have greedily invaded and gorged themselves full on their love for each other. The legacy that they are making is a ...more
This book really digs deep into emotions, its built with characters that are whole and flawed, and makes you fall in love with its universe.
I have read the unedited form multiple times, but it is nothing like, in an emotional sense, to holding it's edited and r ...more
Poor Rya was just everyone’s doormat. I am glad Dallas and his family came into her life. Clayton, Kennedy and their families were awfully dismissive of her.
The intimate scenes were not great but I enjoyed the conversations and descriptions of everything else.
CLAYTON was the first book of Rachelle Mills’ that I read, and it was the beginning of an amazing journey I never dreamed of taking.
“How do you tell yourself not to breathe?” The book’s title is CLAYTON but the story is about Rya’s journey. A female that has faced the ultimate loss, rejection by her mate — the one who is supposed to be her everything. She lives the agony of seeing him love another and consequently being shunned by her pack f ...more
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rachelle Mills is a 2016 Watty winner for Voracious Reads - Clayton, and Featured Writer on Wattpad where she first published the acclaimed read under her breakout pseudonym, Whiskeyqueenn.
Ms. Mills has won the devotion of her international “Wildflower Pack" fandom, new readers and critics alike for her fantastically realized paranormal univers ...more