Desire Unleashed by Savannah Stuart
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, paranormal
Length: Short Story (45 pgs)
Rating 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis
Turned into a shifter against his will, Ethan Connell would have died if the Lazos pack hadn’t given him shelter. While he’s grateful to them all, there’s one she-wolf he can’t get out of his head. Sweet, sensuous Caro, who not only saved his life but sets his body on fire and triggers his every possessive instinct. But she’s made it clear she just wants only his friendship.
At first he scoffs at the idea and after six months of biding his time, he makes his move. Instead of rejection, she meets him with a passion he’s only dreamed about, and Ethan knows he’s playing for keeps. If only she’ll let him…
This was the first of the Miami Scorcher Series stories I have read and it’s piqued my interest in reading more of them. If you’re looking for a good paranormal series, this is certainly something to check out because the characters are well drawn and interesting. Ethan, the hero of this particular story, was turned into a wolf against his will. There is some reference as to what happened…that a mad doctor injected him. I’m not sure if there is a book that covers this storyline but I’m intrigued enough to go looking for it.
This is a fish out of water sort of story about a man who finds a new life and ultimately love with a pack of shape shifters who take him in. Caro is the one who actually saved his life and from the beginning you get a feel that she’s like a soul mate to him. She comes across as not really interested in him, but the author does a good job at letting you know there is some yearning for him brewing. Also, being that Ethan is a sexy guy you know she won’t be able to resist him for much of the story.
The sex scenes are hot and the setting added to the heat. If you like fast reads and paranormals with a slightly different spin, I’d recommend this one to you.