The Delight We are back in The Wild Hunt universe with a character we rescued in the last book and the brothers who have been parted. A grumpy healer The Delight We are back in The Wild Hunt universe with a character we rescued in the last book and the brothers who have been parted. A grumpy healer and a protective cop learning to be brothers again and a woman learning how to be a shifter after years of imprisonment. Lots of excitement, love, lust, running, and defending to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Review Healing of the Wolf starts off in the middle of the rescue mission to retrieve the shifters taken to Scythe Camps years ago. The battle is told from Margery's point of view, with how conditioned she was to being fearful of males with authority, guns, uniforms, etc. We also see just how brave she can be to overcome this fear to offer comfort and care for her fellow shifters.
Now months later, we learn all the shifters were placed in regions all over in a way to protect them from the Scythe that got away but also to relieve the burden of a community taking on all of them. Margery is in the Rainer territory, but she is the only survivor stationed there, and that probably a good thing as it isn't the best place on earth to be. Just a step above the Scythe Camp. Margery is a banfasa, think nurse without any healing powers, but with power to offer calm and comfort. Also, she has a knack for organizing a situation in chaos. Healers are rare, so the Rainer community wants to ensure that Margery will have no place to go, nor is she aware she can leave. Verbally abused and no money, Margery takes Heather right up on attending a Gathering in Cold Creek. (Heather is a single female shifter that is featured in each story.)
Arriving in Cold Creek is a shock to Margery. Everything is so different and wonderful. She gets a job at the local diner, receives a room at a house that needs some TLC, and denies the banfasa side of her nature, associating it with being taken advantage of. Fearful of her neighbors, Tynan the cop and Donal the grumpy healer. Avoiding them seems to be in her best interest. She is also introduced to her pack, causing her dread as she only has Rainer as an example.
Tynan is home with he littermate Donal after years being a cop in the city. Life is good for him even if his brother is a grumpy one. He becomes a deputy, a beta in the pack of wolves, and feels the Mother's love. Sharing a mate with his brother is the one thing that would complete him, but Donal doesn't feel the same way. Attracted to his neighbor, Margery, he realizes she avoids him or freezes when she sees his badge or uniform. Assigned as her mentor, he breaks down the walls she has placed around herself that should not be there.
Being a healer to shifters is a calling, but also one he can choose to give. Donal was trained from an early age to use the Mother's love to heal shifters, but that power is limited, like energy, and can run out if needed in large amounts. Donal mates many women at the Gathering as they can offer him more energy through their mating connection during emergencies. For this purpose, he doesn't believe he can mate just one woman as she wouldn't be able to power him up as say, three women. It doesn't help that he hears lies about Margery being selective with her healing.
The story flows organically throwing tests to each character and allowing their true nature to shine. They learn to look deeper than the skin to the heart inside each. Situations that are funny, some are terrifying and some are just downright sexy. The Gatherings alone give us the sexy times to start these three off to the destiny they are fighting. The Scythe is ever a threat that can't be forgotten or ignored, rearing their head.
We also learn that not each region of the shifters is fair, lovable, or protective. While the Mother chooses the leaders and the calling for her people, she does seem to make some really big mistakes. The cohair for the Rainer region denies to pay for the banfasa, as well as denies her pay for keeping the barracks clean where she lives. He does this to keep her there with no options to leave, but this also no options to buy clothing or personal care products. Basically Margery traded one prison for another, which is totally tragic and a knock upon his character. It also doesn't help that the people in the community aren't much better, often berating her for her injuries and looks. This also seemed to suggest that there just aren't enough good alpha shifters to put in charge. Which is sad. And this isn't the first time this has happened, but in different ways in other stories like Emma's.
The theme of the story is fairness, forgiveness, love, and acceptance. Margery needs to learn her value to the pack, and accept that she is a good person with gifts. Tynan needs to forgive himself for past mistakes, and learn to live in the pack again. He's pretty perfect though :) Donal needs to realize he can't save the world, accept love and be fair to everyone. He kind of has the biggest hurdles to jump through when I thought it would be Margery.
I quite enjoyed this latest installment in The Wild Hunt Legacy, just the itty bitty problem of other regions being idiots and getting the stick out of their asses.
Way over the top and lost me as I was skimming. At times the dialog is silly. Then there are times stuck in their heads that left me yawning. It wanteWay over the top and lost me as I was skimming. At times the dialog is silly. Then there are times stuck in their heads that left me yawning. It wanted to be cute and funny but came across all wrong. Got tired of the dog about half way through. Interesting plot, but didn’t feel it upon execution....more
The Delight Jumping ten years into the future we find out characters have change a lot, the war is on and two felines are no closer to mating than th The Delight Jumping ten years into the future we find out characters have change a lot, the war is on and two felines are no closer to mating than they were ten years ago. We finally get Katie and Jordan's story.
Review Consumed stuck me at first as being out of order and then I wondered if I missed a few books. We jump ten years into the future where Virus-27 has taken hold and no cure is in sight. Kind of a deja vu of 2020 with Cornovirus-19? Well, Virus-27 takes mates (women at the moment) back to being human and taking the mating mark away. It also creates werewolves in the shifter community. In the books before this one, Katie, a lion shifter, drank the virus unknownly and lost her ability to shift. She also injested a "test cure" that made her sensitive to werewolves. At the the time Jordan offered to mate her to hopefully bring her back to a true shifter, but she wouldn't take a pity mate since she was in love with the leader of the shifting world. Even if he did save her as a cub when her parents died and she didn't even know she was a shifter.
So we come back to this world, 10 years later and everyone is growing up. Katie is in her 30s, Jordan older than dirty, Janie (the pyschic child) is now in her teens, Garret her little brother is around 10, Cara is no closer to a cure for her declining immortality of link to Talen, no new kids on the horizon for the 3 out of 5 Kayrs brothers. A lot changed and a lot stayed the same.
We open up with Jordan in a battle and we know something has happened to him, but it takes a few more chapters to find out what. He knows he doesn't have much time left and his one bucket list items is to make sure Katie is safe. Katie on the other hand is a werewolf hunter with her own team of shifters. One is like an older brother while the other is a good friend. Things get a little crazy when a werewolf starts talking, when that is impossible. And he is telling stories that while true, also shed Jordan in a not so happy light.
With Jordan declining, Katie doesn't want to give up hope. She is willing to do almost anything to help Jordan survive, even at the detriment of her own health. The ongoing battles between these two at times get exhaustive. She is braver and tougher than Jordan might realize, but he is also weaker than he realizes. Both need a cure and there isn't much time for it.
On the side Janie is still communicating with her two beaus in the dream world. One not so good of a guy and the other shrouded in such secrecy we wonder just what side he is on. Janie is also starting to date, which Talen as a dad isn't taking so well. Throw in Garrett is now ten, but he also huge for his age. Not much impulse control and just as protective as Janie.
Throw in a big battle with Kurjans that almost gets Janie kidnaped and/or killed, there is enough excitement to keep you going.
Jordan and Katie have a lot to fight for, but their story felt a little off in the grand scheme of the whole story arc. I enjoyed them as characters, felt for them in their struggle, saw where they fit into the world, but also didn't see their story adding a huge amount to the struggle of the Realm. But who cares? I enjoyed the story anyway!
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The Delight I jumped back into the Dark Protector world glad I didn't have to wait to read most of the series without waiting. A mating that keeps th The Delight I jumped back into the Dark Protector world glad I didn't have to wait to read most of the series without waiting. A mating that keeps the lovers apart for 100 years serves up some very lusty love scenes that will have you wilting in envy.
Review Connlan Kayrs already had centuries of living when a night of passion with Moira Dunne ends with him marking her as his mate. Not prepared for the pressure of having a mate, but also honorable, he allows the witches to deal with the vampires to give her one hundred years to mature. She's only twenty after all. While giving her one hundred years is a gift, time is up and he is coming to claim his mate.
Moira is the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter making her very powerful. It is expected she will join the Coven of Nine, who rule the the witches. Instead she joins the Enforcers to protect the Nine only to find they are disappearing into a swirling void and can't be found. Ignoring the mating brand and hoping to put Conn off, she doesn't bother telling him she's fighting and in danger almost every day. She's determined to keep her independence, job and living in her own country, but Conn has another idea of what will happen.
Connlan gave her the 100 years she needed to learn, grown and become the woman she needed to be, but time is up. He is coming to claim his mate only to find they are embroild in a mystery that is taking their Coven of Nine apart. Oh, and now that the demons have claimed the Realm as enemies, the witches are looking to do the same. Time is a luxury they don't have now.
Hunted is a love story that took a detour and now must join once again. These two aren't totally the same people they were when they met. Moira is now a professor, Enforcer and has built of her powers. Connlan also received her powers, and he spent time learning to create the little light up balls of energy between his hands. Not as powerful as his wife, but he is no slouch either.
Now they must learn to become partners in life, save the coven, and try not to die or get maimed in the process. Cheers to them! It was a dark, glorious ride through the Realm with twists and turns to drop any stomach. From page 1, I was snatched into a world that Ms. Zanetti set a trap to keep me trapped. And I didn't want an early release!
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