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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Heart of the Wolf by D.B. Reynolds

Heart of the Wolf by D.B. Reynolds
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (90 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Sweet Pea

Kathryn Avinger is a werewolf, daughter of the North American Alpha. Young, beautiful and obedient to her Alpha’s will, Kathryn was married off ten years ago to a much older and wealthy human, finding herself neatly trapped in an abusive prison of money and privilege.

Renjiro Roesner is a powerful and charismatic wolf, an enforcer for Kathryn’s father … and, once upon a time, Kathryn’s promised husband. Returning from a mission to find Kathryn married and gone, Renjiro left the country, bitter and betrayed. But when someone tries to murder Kathryn at her husband’s funeral, Renjiro comes home to protect the only woman he ever loved.

Racing against time, their long-simmering passion flaring hotter than ever, Renjiro is determined that this time Kathryn will be his. But first, he’ll have to keep her alive long enough to claim her.

Wolves have never been so tantalizing as they are in this book. Renjiro Roesner is more a lone wolf then anything but still loyal to his pack. Kathryn Avinger is a she-wolf forced to marry and live in the human world, to help her father gain wealth.

Ren is a very good wolf and an even better investigator. The author used Ren's natural abilities well to help determine who and what risked Kathryn's life. I loved how he dealt with the lawyer not so much by force but by sheer intimidation. I prefer my female characters with a little bit of spine and this author dealt me a wonderful dose of independence, but with a female twist. Kathryn was definitely strong, but very well written.

D.B. Reynolds has made it easy to understand her version of werewolves by creating a world you can follow through a steady plot line. If you love wolf shape shifters you will love this book. It's got just enough sex to keep you happy but not so much that you lose yourself in nothing but sex. This book is well worth the 4 cherry rating.

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