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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Holiday Howlz: Stray Urges by Lacey Savage

Holiday Howlz: Stray Urges by Lacey Savage
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (22 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

No sane woman would ditch an expensive evening gown to run naked through the streets of New York, but Naomi Cartwright did just that... and then had an intimate encounter with a speeding truck that left her unable to remember anything that came before. Two weeks later, she's out of the hospital and returning home on Christmas Eve. She expects to find a dark, empty apartment, a place that means no more to her than an address on her driver's license.

Instead, she discovers that her Manhattan penthouse has been turned into a naughty Christmas wonderland by a man she can't even remember. And before she can ask "Who are you?" Naomi's swept off her feet. This man will do anything to remind her that memories made between the sheets, under the mistletoe, and beneath the hard body of a devoted mate, can never truly be forgotten.

She’s a bit confused and trying to remember what she’s running from. He’s trying to run straight into her arms, if she can remember who the heck he is. Oh, and by the way, she’s a wolf shifter, which complicates things just a bit.

Sound interesting? Then you need to read Holiday Howlz: Stray Urges.

I must admit this series is a hoot to read. I love each story and Stray Urges is a great addition. Ms. Savage draws you into Naomi’s world, but everything is a tad blurry so you are left on your toes guessing as to what’s happening. The reader can identify with Naomi because she’s got secrets and she’s trying to make her own way. What she sees as capitulation is something the reader can say ‘yeah, I get that’. But seeing her grow through this short story is worth the read.

The hero in this story stays rather obscured, but it works. He’s the mystery man who sweeps her off her feet and makes mad, passionate love to her. And let me tell you, the pages sizzle with these sex scenes. The only thing I was a little confused on was the extra appendages, but it didn’t take away from the story. My one complaint is that this story wasn’t a tad longer. I wanted to know how she got to her present situation and what would happen afterwards!

If you want a quick read that packs a sexy punch, then you need to read Stray Urges. I give this story 4 cherries.

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