Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Wolf's Surrender review

The Wolf's Surrender features Mia D'Alessandro, a not completely human woman, and Nick Jenner, a werewolf enforcer, who meet under dangerous circumstances and who both have trouble with trusting others. The perfect recipe for a romance, right? :)

Mia is attacked by the man she is dating in the woods - the man is actually a werewolf and isn't exactly sane. He wants to sacrifice her to gain power from her not entirely human blood. Luckily for her, Jeremy chose to attack her in Blackpaw pack territory and several members of the pack come to her rescue. While they save her life, Mia has been bitten and that means she's going to become a werewolf in very short time and must be initiated into the pack. This part is a little skeevy to me because the initiation requires her to have sex with a pack member to join the pack. The pack assures her it's her choice but of course it's not really - sure, she has a choice about who to have sex with the but the sex itself isn't optional and that's more than a little too far across the line for my tastes.

Anyway, Jenner is a guy's guy - he's a mechanic who would rather work on cars than socialize and rarely has anything to say. Yet he finds himself needing to care for and protect Mia and explain what will happen and why. Definitely not his strong point and he doesn't do a good job of it, frankly. He's a protector and in that role, he's excellent. He is always suspicious of women because of a bad relationship but he finds himself drawn to Mia. 

As if the drama of having a less than sane ex-boyfriend trying to find her to sacrifice her isn't enough, Mia is hiding her not entirely human blood from Jenner as she has done since she was a child. The explosive ending comes quickly, maybe a little too quickly, and seems to set up future books featuring the pack and their enemies, the Shadowkin but I've not seen anything with future books linked to The Wolf's Surrender online.

The Wolf's Surrender by Kendra Leigh Castle will be published by Harlequin Nocturne on March 5th.


At Mia's Mercy…...

As the leader of the Blackpaw werewolf pack, Nick Jenner had spent years protecting his people from dark outside forces. When the victim of a feral drifter turns up on Blackpaw territory, he thinks nothing of bringing her home while her attacker is hunted down and destroyed. But Jenner soon finds that nothing about his alluring new houseguest is what it seems.

Mia D'Alessandro, a dark beauty with abilities she would rather forget, was mortified to find herself the victim of a man she thought she could trust. As the full moon approaches, his bite will unleash an inner wolf that can destroy her unless she bonds with a pack. But the darkness now stalking her threatens to destroy far more, including her strong, silent guardian.

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