Lawman by Regina Carlysle
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary, paranormal
Length: Short Story (111 pages)
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Dogwood
In the deep of night she longs for him. Mate, lycan, lover. Her lawman. As Katalin Petrova struggles to control her wild and untamed “gift”, she yearns for the only man who can make her whole. His every touch burns, searing her with unimaginable pleasure. Only her strong, protective lover can tame the wild yearnings of her body and help her claim the power of her ancestors.
While Gabriel Dunham, lycan lieutenant of the Wolf Creek Pack, watches over his intended mate, his patience to claim her nears an end as savage need burns his body. Consumed by unbridled lust, he claims her, takes her, hoping it will be enough to protect Katalin from unseen forces determined to rip her from his arms.
More than 200 years old and standing over six feet seven inches tall, lawman Gabriel Dunham, a lycan lieutenant of the Wolf Creek Pack, has finally found his one and only mate, Katalin Petrova. He discovers her in a rescue attempt to save her and her kidnapped sister Sara who were about to be forced to consummate with vicious outlaw werewolves. Among their kind, a forced consummation is punishable by death.
Katalin, who is healing from the painful ordeal, has just taken a job at the library at Cloverfield High School. She blames herself for the traumatic events that occurred in her life recently when her sadistic father murdered her protective mother to sell Katalin and her sister to outlaws when he witnesses the girls' special powers. With healing time, she grows to desire her true mate Gabriel and her telekinesis grows to the extreme, as Gabriel spends time helping her develop and control her gift, despite her doctor's reservations.
A surprise enemy soon reveals their identity by kidnapping Katalin again for the same purpose, but this time Katalin is no weakling and this time Gabriel will move the world to save her.
Regina Carlysle continues to amaze me with her imaginative tales and entertaining reads. I was so enthralled with this book that I had to go out and get the rest of the series.
I loved the book's characters. We have the hunky, tall, dark and handsome hero who is strong, protective, sweet and hot all rolled up into one sexy specimen. I fell in love with Gabriel from the beginning of the story when he stated that he would rather die than hurt his beloved mate. Only in fantasies could I dream of being that mate. *sigh*
And then we have the perfect heroine. Scarred from life's viscious attacks, she comes back not only “kicking-ass” but showing her man that she is his one true love.
The secondary characters were so great that I could not wait to read about their lives and love interest also. I was even a little surprised as to the identity of the villain. Most of the time I see the ending long before it comes in a book, but this one took me awhile to come to that conclusion. This story flowed effortlessly and I will definitely be keeping this in my favorite book list.
What is not to love about a “dream-man” who has but one true mate in his life? If you are seeking a story with drama, intrigue and extremely hot, love-scenes, this story may be for you.