Attacked by a wolf while hiking in the mountains, Anna Avery’s life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side.
It’s not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and it just so happens that Anna was the last to see them alive. She’ll have to work to prove her innocence and taming the wolf who bites first and asks questions never.
In My Opinion
Anna Avery has trouble adjusting to life as a werewolf. Although she enjoys some of the benefits of the supernatural lifestyle, her humanity looms close to the surface. Her life is made more difficult by the murders she keeps dreaming about. And why does her wolf feel so much aggression toward humans? It quickly looks as though she is responsible for several deaths, despite having no memory of committing the crimes. She is horrified to learn of her involvement and wants to take responsibility for her actions whatever the personal cost.
To complicate matters more, her uncontrollable attraction to her married Alpha puts her in more danger with his mate. His reciprocal attraction makes being around him all the more difficult. Every situation leaves us wondering how she will possible get out of the mess she finds herself in.
Stephanie Nelson brings the reader in and keeps them guessing, along with the protagonist of the story. Is she really killing innocent people? And is she destined to become an adulterer against her will?
I can tell you I couldn’t put this book down. This was my first wolf novel but I am more intrigued with the genre after reading this story. The author makes it easy to romanticize the werewolf life with appealing characters and their commitment to the pack.
The main character, Anna, is easy to like and root for. Her determination to hold on to her values and take responsibility for her actions is engaging. You want her to be innocent and hope for her exoneration.
The setting within the werewolf pack is enticing. Being surround by a group that protects each other, works together and supports the whole community is missing in our current culture. It is attractive to get lost in a group dynamic like this and want the connection it provides.
Overall, this is a great book. I would recommend it to 18+ readers who enjoy the paranormal genre.