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Friday, December 2, 2011

Shane’s Need by Kiera West

Shane’s Need by Kiera West
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (86 pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M/M, Ménage, spanking, anal play/intercourse, toys
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Shane has always been the joker of the Dillon clan, but he does it to hide the scars from his childhood. He has never shared what the years away from the pack with his mentally unstable mother were like. As he starts to fall in love with Eve, he finds himself unable to ignore the nightmares that haunt his nights.

Eve has always sensed there is more to Shane than he shows the world. As she tries to find out what lies beneath the surface, she sees the dimensions of his personality and attempts to help him deal with the wounds that resurface. But an argument leaves them at odds, and Eve in the path of danger.

Can the Dillon cousins protect their mate when the sadistic killer terrorizing them gets Eve in his sites?

Eve has always been drawn to study wolves. At first it was a satisfying way to aggravate her stickler parents but then she realized she had an almost supernatural bond to the beautiful creatures. That attraction is becoming clearer as she gets closer to the Dillon clan. Her reaction to both Noah and Ethan already feels natural but she isn’t sure there’s room to love three more. Lucky for her the men are sure and very much enjoying convincing their mate.

Book four in the Great Wolves series is primarily about Eve and Shane. Shane’s back story is very interesting and the way Ms. West wove his past into the present was truly clever. Shane has good reason to feel like an outsider and uses humor to mask some deep-seated pain. It will take the love of his mate along with his family to heal the scars that no one can see.

When Shane’s Need was set to be released, readers were treated to another unexpected surprise. Author Kiera West isn’t as new a writer as we all thought. The very talented Melissa Schroeder is the author behind this pen name. She chose to take on a new persona when she crossed into writing paranormal. I think it’s safe to say it has been a successful venture. This reader hopes it will be a while before we have to leave Passion, Alaska. There are an awful lot of hot and sexy shifter groups making themselves known during the present crisis. Wolves, Leopards and Bears, Oh My!!

One of the Dillon clan that hasn’t had much face time in the other three books, brother to Shane and Rand, is Max. He does make an tantalizing appearance in book four. We also get a peek into Rand and Max’s personalities while Eve is creating a connection with Shane. There’s a part in this book where Eve is needing comforting and walks into Rand’s room and simply cuddles up with him on the bed. It was a very sweet and touching moment. When Shane, and later Max, joins them it gets really HOT really fast!!

If you haven’t had the chance to read the first three books in this series it isn’t too late to start now. They are all short stories that focus on Eve getting to know one of the men but due to the back story of the evil threatening them all, they really aren’t stand alones. Each story is well developed and adds to the overall plot. The characters themselves have been fun getting to know. With so many people involved in a single relationship it’s nice to focus on each man one at a time.

Put on your cuddle duds and join me for this fantastic journey into the paranormal and the deep woods of Passion, Alaska. It’s cold but there are plenty of furry HAWT men around to keep you warm!!

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