Passion

Passion

by Donna Boyd, R. Montanari
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Passion 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book after reading a review from one of my fellow reviewers and I read it back in 2002. I'm not much of a Supernatural/Paranormal reader I tend to stick to the Romance/Contemporary Suspense genre (just take a look at my other reviews and listmania lists)but I thoroughly was engrossed into this story.... and that's what this is a wonderful, fascinating, sweeping tale, of a friendship between a human and a werewolf/man. This book takes a incredible look at what we humans have as a downfall (according to the werewolves) our emotions. Jealousy and deception leads this family into peril and harsh consquences that has a rippling effect into the future. The first part of the book is in present day New York City the Devoncroix family is the Royal family to the Werewolf nation. Nicholas (the son) and Alexander (the father) discover a massacre has taken place at one of their Labs. Because of the nature of the killings they try to figure out if the killer/s were/are Human or of their kind.... At first sight it appears to be humans but at closer look it is more than that. So begins the tale of Alexander telling his son a secret into the history of their family. In the 1800's humans are immensely disliked by the Pack and Alexander is viewed as 'eccentric' because he is known to socialize quite frequently with humans, he takes Tessa (a human) under his wing. Tessa is annoyingly human, through the eyes of the werewolves, it's understandable to envision why they dislike us so much, she ask to many questions, disobeys orders and can not/will not grasp the fact that she would never understand the world in which Alexander lives in. Tessa is a young woman who falls in love with Alexander, who is described as being a beautiful and sensual Man (what woman would not?) Alexander views Tessa as a pet of some sorts, Elise is the new Queen of the 'Pack' she too befriends Tessa and makes a stand to the Werewolf nation that as she comes into the seat as the Queen she wants it known that she is of like mind that Werewolves and Humans need to coexist for the future of their pack. Denis is the brother of Alexander who is of the original Werewolf pack 'Antonov' he lives in Siberia and does not embrace the notion of living in 'harmony' with humans and heads up a outlaw group of Werewolves called the 'Brotherhood' they are Human-haters. His part in this book is woven in so well that long after you put this book down you won't know quite how to feel about Denis.... or at least I don't. Through Denis actions comes betrayal and a forbidden line being crossed. The author takes you back in time to the 1800's from the beauty of France, to the magical description of Siberia, to the cold hard wilderness life of Alaska. The visual imagination in this tale was so real to me that I could literally feel the ice under my feet as the author described what is was like for Alexander and Denis to be in wolf form. 'The Passion' is in reference to the actual transition from a Human Form into that of the Wolf form. This is not a Heavy romance book I would say that 90% of this book is Historical and parts of it are written from Alexander's point of view and a few from Tessa and Denis. This also does not have a 'happy ending' that you find in Romance novels it leads into her next book 'The Promise' which I would like to pick up as soon as I can find it. Overall a very good read. Respectfully Reviewed
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first 125 pages are boring and make you wonder why you're still reading. Then all of sudden, the pace picks up and the book pulls you in and you can't put it down. I don't care for Anne Rice so I wouldn't compare this to her writings. This is the best werewolf book I've read because it's so inventive and makes them interesting and more than the monsters they've always been portrayed to be in movies and such. Recommended if you are an avid reader and have the time.
sweetcheeks1 More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was very well written and thought out.  It captured my attention from the first page and I could not put it down! The love triangle was realistic and emotionally accurate.  Great job to the author!
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Vervet More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry. I tried. I really did. But this book was crap. I started reading it, cause I like books with werewolves and such. Anyhow, I got to half-way through, skipped about a hundred pages, and finished the book from there. Granted, I did cry at the end, but it wasn't so good that I ever plan on reading it again, and you can forget recommending it to anyone.
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countessvonbaron More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this series. Beautifully and thoughtfully written stories ... Over generations of a bloodline. Looking forward to more.
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The "erotic" portions of the book did midly throw me off, but none the less, it was an excellent book. Boyd did a great job of explaining the scenery, the characters, basically everything. I couldn't put the book down and after I was finished, I purchased the next book in the series.
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I loved this book. There aren't many books on werewolves these days. But Donna Boyd did an excellent job capturing the true image of the werewolves. I do admit that the beginning was a little bit slow. But as you continued to read on, it was addicting. I couldn't put down the book for even a second! At the end of the book though, i was in tears. She makes everything seem oh so very realistic. It's hard to believe that it's all just make believe! Donna Boyd has some amazing writting and I absolutley adore her writting. She will always keep you on the edge of your seat and always wanting more.
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Lillyanna More than 1 year ago
The story line in this book is diffrent then what i have read. I love to read many books in this fation and overall i liked this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book keeps you wrapt from the beginning till the end ...Always keeps you on the edge of your seat from all the twist and turns of events. At the same time is also poetic and majestic in its details and descriptions..The sex scenes were describe with such lustrious details that you can picture it from the caressing touch , to the passionate kiss, and ultimately love making.Its an intoxicating book that will hold you captive until the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was reluctant to start this book because I wasn't sure if I really wanted to get caught up in the were world again but I'm sure glad I did. The story moves fast, is poignant and heartfelt. The images were graphic, powerful and beautiful. I had one expectation based on the jacket and was wonderfully surprised by the twist of events. You fall in love with the characters and glory in their transformation as they find redemption after even the worst acts. The ending was sad but poetic. The set up was a little thin, but can be forgiven for the richness and depth of the meat and bones of the story. Overall a great book, much better than others I've read recently.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it did start off slow, but I could not stop reading. I recommend reading, it is something different and did make me cry a little.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK, confession time. I bought this book from the Erotic section expecting something totally different (if you know what I mean.) But, the marketers are absolutely correct, Donna Boyd is to Werewolves what Anne Rice is to Vampires----ONLY BETTER! You won't have to sludge through history lessons or wordiness. Never once did I have to say,,, 'OK, this is a slow part, it will get better.' I was hooked in the first twenty pages. And the real bonus is I don't have to hide it under the bed! LOL
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked the story,even though the begining was a little slow. The rest of the story was a good story and I completly cried through out most of the end.