Coyote Run by Rhian Cahill
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (31 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly
Forced to make the heartwrenching decision to leave Whispering Mountains, Rowan Wilder isn’t about to go without securing her bond with Quinn MacClellan. Neither expected their first time to be on the forest floor or while running to escape a madman but when it comes to claiming their mate, nothing can stop the hunger from burning out of control and consuming them both.
Sometimes, the only way to solve a problem is to leave it alone. After her brutal attack by the sovereign of the pack, Rowan realizes she must leave the only home she knows, and the man she loves, to keep them all safe. But before she goes, she will mate with Quinn, and take that memory with her until she can return. Quinn, and Rowan’s brother Brogan will miss her, but until she can be safe, it is better if she just… disappears for a while. Will these two be able to follow through with the plan, and separate for who knows how long? Can Quinn give up the woman, the mate, to keep her alive?
In this prequel to her marvelous Coyote Hunger books, Rhian Cahill gives us a peek into why Rowan left Whispering Mountains all those years before. We get to see the pain that the attack caused, and the agony that both Rowan and Quinn faced when they made the difficult decision for Rowan’s future.
Rowan is a strong woman, but more than that, she is intelligent enough to realize the only way to be together with the man she loves is to leave him. I loved that she was determined to “have her way” with him before the separation, and the scene of Rowan and Quinn in the woods is both touching and yet immensely hot.
Quinn loves Rowan enough to send her away, and yet I was touched by the agony he displayed at parting. I love the strength of all of Ms Cahill’s characters, but I think Quinn is my favorite because of his inner strength.
This is a wonderful introduction into the Coyote Hunger series, and I would recommend it to anyone planning on reading the series.