White Wolf by Jianne Carlo
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (188 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by: Fern
“I’m counting to ten and then I’ll start shooting,” Sheriff Gray White balanced a rifle on one shoulder and held a spotlight at eye level effectively blinding the perp.
“My name’s Sorcha McFadden, officer, and as you can see I’ve been skinny dipping,” his very naked, very sexy perp announced.
Stunned, White Wolf Gray can’t reconcile the nude, auburn-haired nymph, Sorcha, with his little sister’s childhood best friend. Especially when fate and his own body decree her his mate.
At thirteen, Sorcha watched Gray screwing Tonya Hazzard, the captain of the cheerleading team, from her perch in the hayloft. The image of his pumping hips invaded Sorcha's every fantasy, propelled her every climax from that day forward.
They're destined for each other, except... Sorcha doesn't believe in the supernatural, but her life—as well as the answers to the mystery surrounding her parents' murder-suicide fifteen years—earlier depend on it. Gray's the only thing standing between her and certain death, but her grandmother's last message was "Trust no one." Does that include Gray?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations some readers may find objectionable.
If you like a paranormal outfitted with suspense, mystery, and intrigue, Jianne Carlo’s White Wolf is just the ticket. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a story that kept me hanging until the very end, and even longer since I’ve read a werewolf tale that didn’t follow the conventional guidelines. There are no werewolves that sprout fur and grow fangs, and you know what? The story is made the better for the originality, and by keeping the characters as intended, far more believable. Think contemporary but with a supernatural twist, and some of the hottest scenes you’ll ever read. The protagonists, Sorcha and Gray, come at you hard and fast. You’ll experience the super-hot chemistry between them on that all important first page, and it won’t get any cooler as you go along.
As for the specifics: The dialogue is sharp, the pace is brisk, and the writing is spot-on. The whodunit murder/mystery is wonderfully written and plotted so that you are made aware of the villain, but remain blissfully unaware of whom it is. I teetered back and forth between the supporting cast as I tried to figure it out, and I can honestly say I was surprised at the big reveal. The anticipation is what fuels the reader, and the ending doesn’t disappoint.
White Wolf is a most enjoyable read that I recommend. But a word of caution: Keep a bucket of ice at the ready. This one should come with a burn notice.