Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shadow of the Wolf review

As with the rest of Dana Marie Bell's books, I greatly enjoyed Shadow of the Wolf. The way she painted the differences between witches, wizards, and warlocks was interesting and a bit different. The Beckett and Evans families were easy to relate to because, despite their magic, they are pretty much like most families and many of the members and their interactions made me chuckle, particularly anything involving the matriarchs of the two families.

Christopher is a pretty alpha male and expects to get his perfect mate - and for her to do what he wants. Alannah isn't about to give him what he wants though and the push and pull between the two as they find their footing with each other is fun to read. I liked Alannah's independence and spirit as I liked Christopher's need to protect. I also really liked Alannah's friends and Christopher's brothers and am hoping that Bell gives us stories for each and every one of them in the future.

Shadow of the Wolf by Dana Marie Bell is the first book in the Heart's Desire series. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series, Hecate's Own and features Zachary Beckett, which will be released in ebook format in April.


Christopher Beckett is tired of being alone. His wolf is howling for his mate, and Chris knows it is only a matter of time before his needs override everything else in his life.

He casts the spell all the Becketts have used to call their mates to them. What he wants is a woman of an older lineage, of power to equal his own. And she has to accept the one aspect that sets him apart from almost every other wizard: his wolf.

What Chris gets is Alannah Evans, a powerful witch of the Evans Coven. The petite, dark haired woman has no problems with the wolf. What she does have a problem with is the fact that Chris is a wizard. Since wizards and witches don’t get along very well, neither should they, but the sparks flying between them can’t be denied.

Chris isn’t taking no for an answer. When it becomes clear that an old enemy has targeted them both Chris will wind up engaging his enemy in a duel that could cost him his life.

Or worse: Lana.

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