“Caged” or “A Pre-Release Review”

The Book: “Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)” by J.A. Belfield, through J. Taylor Publishing.

Genre: Romantic Urban Fantasy.

Blurb: If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.

For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.

Not this time.


Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to Ethan, he’s about to go down. Hard. Against a foe he never suspected and in a world he never imagined could be real.

What awaits Ethan is a fight not only for his reputation, but also his pack, his female, and his life. If he survives, damage control will become priority number one.

If he survives.

Because even Ethan’s not sure he’s strong enough to take on an entire race all by himself.

Especially one hell bent on exposing who and what he is in the name of sport.

My Thoughts: Disclaimer: I had no experience with the preceding Holloway Pack stories before reading my advanced reader copy of “Caged”, and I dislike sex scenes and profanity. Those obstacles aside, however, I did enjoy the book. Ethan is largely to thank for that.

His reputation did indeed precede our proper introduction, and I’m happy to say that the hype I’d heard from those who’d met him before me has not proven groundless. Ethan’s fun and loyal (not to mention British and a werewolf, both of which score “coolness factor” points with me), and his heroic heart had me rooting for him every painful step of the way. (Belfield puts him through the wringer, folks – which, from an authorial standpoint, I applaud.)

I was on friendly terms with much of the supporting cast, too; even kind of liked one of the bad guys, while waiting for the good guys to take him down hard. Meanwhile, the novel’s suspense had me wishing I had the time to read it faster than I did. How am I supposed to go merrily about my business when the likes of Ethan are in dire straits??

HSYRT? (Hey, Should You Read This?): Do you like werewolf stories for grownups? Then yes. Yes, you should. One-up me, even, by first reading the Holloway Pack stories that come before it.

Caged” is scheduled to release on Monday, August 5th (soon, soon, soon!). And coming this Tuesday, J.A. Belfield herself will be stopping by Ever On Word with a guest post for her “Caged” blog tour!

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