Coyote Home by Rhian Cahill
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (117 pgs)
Rating: Best Book
Reviewed by Holly
Book One in the Coyote Home series.
Coming home was never going to be easy for Rowan Wilder, but after six years she didn’t think it would be this hard. First she can’t control her inner coyote, then she has to deal with her mate and the madman out to get them both. Determined to take her rightful place in the pack, Rowan must face each hurdle and succeed. To fail could mean losing her life.
Quinn MacClellan is more than ready for the return of his mate and he’ll do anything to keep her safe and by his side. He couldn’t protect her years ago, but things are different now and he won’t let anything or anyone separate them again. Together they’ll confront all obstacles and ensure the future they both deserve.
It has been said that you can never go home. After six years away, Rowan Wilder has decided it is finally time to do just that. She left home as a scared and wounded teen, now she is coming home a woman. She has spent six years away from family, her mate and most important, her inner coyote.
Quinn MacClellan has waited six years for Rowan to return: six years without the mate he needs beside him. Knowing that she had to leave to gain the strength she required to survive doesn’t calm his coyote, but Quinn understands it was for the best.
Now Rowan is back, and all bets are off. Can Rowan and Quinn find the happiness they have waited for? Will life let them be together? Or will the maniac that caused all the havoc drive Rowan away from Quinn and home once again?
I have to say that this is the first book by Rhian Cahill that I have read, but it will not be the last. This book has it all: romance, mystery, danger, and over the top screaming hot sex between two people very much in love. Ms. Cahill has created appealing characters, and a marvelous world of fantastic coyote shifters.
Rowan leaves town a victim, but comes back a survivor, determined to take back the life that was ripped brutally from her six years ago. I loved her sense of humor, and her determination to be with her mate. Quinn is strong and protective of Rowan, but also knows he has to accept that to be with her, he has to take it slowly, and do things her way. He is patient and caring, helping Rowan face her coyote and get comfortable with her inner self after so long without her.
As it becomes clear that all of the danger is not in the past, these two face it with courage, together, and fight for what they want. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, as Ms. Cahill let the suspense of who was behind it all build until the end. I was surprised at who the “bad guy” was in this, I really didn’t see this one coming.
The love is strong between the two main characters, and the sex is frequent and blazing hot. The secondary characters are well defined as well: Rowan’s brother Brogan, the pack sovereign, and Gordie, the town doctor who was Rowan’s best friend before she left.
This is one of those rare books for me; not only did I desperately NOT want it to end, but I have already written to my friends about, telling them this is a must buy book. I recommend this one for anyone who likes hot love stories, with a happy ever after, but with more coming in the future.