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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Protect and Serve: Savage Wolf by Silvia Violet

Protect and Serve: Savage Wolf by Silvia Violet
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (53 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Forced Seduction, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

I'm Wolf, Officer Aidan "Wolf" Savage. I'm a werewolf. But unlike most of my kind these days, I'm one of the good guys even if I do scare the hell out of most people the first time they meet me. When a white-tailed deer shifter comes leaping into my life, she makes my body hotter than an erupting volcano. She's on the run, and she doesn't want my help. But I'm not about to let her get herself killed, and I'll use any means necessary to keep her safe.

A hot chase between a wolf and a deer can only end one way when they revert to who they are – a dominant man and a woman who likes it - which means a reader is in for a scorching read.

I was first introduced to the hero, Officer Wolf Savage. Despite his name, he’s not all that mean. His character certainly could be but for this story I got to see the dominant crème puff inside. Sounds like it shouldn’t go together, I know. He is tough, does his job and he has a tendency to bend the rules until they scream. The only time I get to see the softie inside him is when he interacts with the heroine. He does the sexual alpha dominant thing to be sure but he’s finding it’s not a game but something that reaches a part inside that’s never been touched before. He doesn’t go down easy – well, let me rephrase that – he doesn’t recognize he’s in love until a critical part in the story occurs.

The story is told in first person point of view but each chapter takes a turn from Wolf’s perspective and then Natalie, the heroine’s, perspective.

Natalie is in a heap of trouble. She’s not a savvy femme fatale; she’s just a regular woman with a normal job who finds herself in an emotional mess with lives on the line. She’s scared but determined, loyal and brave and fortunately I didn’t feel her actions were unwarranted. Who do you trust when the bad guys seem to have all the power? Another thing I noticed about her character was her willingness to grab what, or in this case, who, she wanted with no apologies. She’s not sexually shy and in fact is very proactive in taking care of her needs. That means there’s no dancing around the issue or painting it over with a flowery brush. Natalie is a good counterpoint to Wolf.

The conflict is externally driven. By that I mean that most of Natalie’s actions are orchestrated by what she feels she has to do. Her internal conflict comes from balancing those directives with her own personal needs. As for Wolf, he has no such quandaries except to keep her safe from the same external conflict but Natalie doesn’t make it easy for him. Of course that means that a reader keeps being entertained and I most certainly was.

The physical relationship between the two is quite hot and varied and delivers what erotic romance readers look for.

Protect and Serve: Savage Wolf is a hot and entertaining read. It’s a short story condensed with the elements romance readers look for when they need that short shot of woo-hoo on the wild side. The best part is that I had a fun time reading this story. Wolf and Natalie are so good together and even their happily ever after fit them to a tee. How can you beat that?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great story. I was wondering if Ms. Violet knows if it will be available in print in the future?

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}