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Posted December 20, 2012
Read from November 23 to December 02, 2012 2 shifter stories i
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Read from November 23 to December 02, 2012
2 shifter stories in one anthology...
Alexis Conner, princess of the Alpine pack and pureblood werewolf, hides a painful secret-she has never shifted. If she can’t shift, she can’t mate, and so Lexi resigned herself to a lifetime of loneliness. But then a stranger arrives, and Lexi senses that her world will never be the same….
A massive avalanche might be to blame for Trystan Hawkes getting stuck at Castle Wulfsiege, but after one look at Lexi, Trystan is not about to leave. Lexi is strong, smart and incredibly sexy. Not that it matters. Tryst is an omega-the fabled lone wolf. Even more damning is his mixed vampire heritage.
Lexi knows that the vampire blood running through Tryst’s veins makes him off-limits, but what if he’s the one man who can rouse her inner wolf?
Includes : Moon Kissed
Escaping from bloodthirsty vampires, Belladonna Reynolds ran straight into the arms of a werewolf. As a man Severo drew her in with his dark good looks; as a beast he astounded her with his insatiable sensual appetite. Whether afraid or aroused, Bella fled to his lair when threatened by an evil monster of the night....Severo tried to keep Bella--his mate--safe from the vampiress who held a malicious desire for revenge against him, but he alone wasn't enough. Now Bella had taken the form of his most cursed enemy. How could he desire the very thing he'd spent his life destroying? And even if he did, what would the werewolf do to Bella on the next full moon?
Michele Hauf always delivers a sexy read whether it be werewolves, vampires or a mixture of the two as the main characters. In book one of this anthology we meet Alexis Conner who at first seems to be cold, aloof and forbidding but as we get to know her she proves to be kind, loving and passionate.
Trystan Hawkes is an outsider to the Alpine Pack which Lexi belongs to and even more unsettling to her packmates he was raised outside of any werewolf pack and his parents lineage is that of a mixed vampire/werewolf sire and a vampire mother. Not a desirable combination to the pureblooded werewolves he is currently dealing with.
Thanks to an avalanche that causes road blockage Trystan has no choice but to stay at Lexi's fathers Castle and take his chances with the pack bully who proves to be more of a threat than anyone thought, including Lexi as he is after all her father's favorite and her sister's fiance.
The romance between Lexi and Trystan is one that grows from day one, even when the two are seemingly at odds they are exhilarated to be in each others presence and that soon becomes harder and harder for the pair to deny.
This is a fast read that has quite a few moments where you will be wishing for Lexi to get a clue sooner, it has some scenes where Trystan's efforts to get Lexi to relax and enjoy her surroundings will make you smile, there are some reveals that take place that may cause you to roll your eyes and by the end you will have fallen in love with this couple as much as they are with each other. Nice story to lose yourself into for a few hours as you follow along through all the pitfalls that Lexi and Trystan face along their way to finding each other!
In the second book Moon Kissed (Wicked Games, #2) the author takes us one step further with the obstacles faced by the main pair, Severo is a werewolf who has spent most of his adult life hunting down vampires. His fury towards the creatures of the night is something that is rooted from a tragedy in his past that still haunts him in his present.
Bella is one of the rare humans whose blood allows them to be a werewolfs mate, thanks to the machinations of an evil vampiress whose goal it has been to cause Severo as much pain as possible Bella is turned into that which he most despises.
The man loves, desires and cherishes Bella despite her new status as a vampire. The question remains to be seen however whether his wolf will accept his mate or destroy her. This story is filled with action and is part of a series as well that first introduced readers to Severo, however in my honest opinion it can be read as a stand alone without too many problems as it really is not necessary to have knowledge of books prior to this one.
Both couples in this anthology must overcome their respective troubled pasts but when they do the future path they face together is one of joyous fulfilling love and all the best that life has in store for them together!
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
Posted November 4, 2012
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