SheWolf by Teresa D'Amario
Available from Freya's Bower
I started SheWolf about a day or so ago and I probably would have finished it yesterday if I wasn't up working late. It's one of those books you start and you know you should be in bed but you can't stop reading no matter how many times you promise yourself "I'll stop at the end of this chapter".
Right from the start the story engages you with complex characters who live and breathe right off the page. I wanted to keep following Anna and Kieran around and loved being entrenched in their world. Anna's struggles, although otherworldly, are still identifiable and you want to root for her to overcome her fears, struggles and go get her man! I loved how independent and strong she was while still allowing her femininity to rise to the surface.
Kieran on the other hand. Wooo doggie. And I mean that literally. Very alpha, very masculine and VERY HOT, I could smell his testosterone as it dripped from each word. Personally I'm not one for alpha domineering males in real life but like most romance readers when it comes in the form of paranormals it is very very sexy in the hero. There is one scene where the hero demands something of the heroine that nearly melted my palm pilot, I'll tell ya that much.
Woo! *Fans self* Where was I...
The hero and heroine very hot together and the love scenes are seriously smoking here. Very well written. Also what I loved about the story is how there's so much emotion. One minute you're on edge with fear, then excitement, then anger and then overcome with sadness. Not many books lately, although good reads, have been able to make me feel such a range. I had to stop myself from finishing the book or else it'd be over. And, readers, you know how much that sucks because of how much you've invested in the characters.
If and when this comes out in paperback I'm definitely adding this one to my keeper shelf. It's currently available in ebook format and I urge you readers out there if you haven't tried an ebook, trot on over to Freya's Bower and download a copy.
I'm also reading Blood Martyr but as it comes out in short chapter formats I must wait with much anticipation for the next one to come out. Hopefully it's soon! :-D