The Particulars: Paranormal Romance, Samhain, available as e-book
The Source: ARC from the Author
The Grade: B-
The Blurb:Sera Sinclaire is a New Orleans rarity: a submissive coyote trapped in a town overrun by dominant shapeshifters. Worse, she lacks the willpower to deny the alphas-in-shining-armor who need her soothing presence, even when their protectiveness threatens to crush her hard-won self-reliance. The only shifter she doesn’t want to push away is Julio Mendoza, a wolf so dominant he’s earned a place on the Southeast council.
Julio doesn’t have the luxury of indulging in the vacation his psychic shrink insists he needs. He can’t turn his back on responsibilities he’s beginning to wish he’d never shouldered. When an obsessive ex endangers Sera, though, instinct drives him to get her out of town. Watching her come to life outside the city makes him feel like he’s finally done something right, and her touch ignites desire he doesn’t want to ignore.
But soon, lighthearted flirting becomes a dangerous game of seduction, where every day spent falling into each other is another day avoiding the truth. Sera’s ex isn’t the only one who’d disapprove of their relationship. There are wolves who would kill to get Sera out of Julio’s life—starting with his own blood kin.
Warning: Contains endless summer road trips, family drama, redneck werewolves, sexual power games and a taboo love affair between a submissive coyote who’s among the last of her kind and a dominant wolf who loves his heroine’s ass. Literally.
I requested the ARC of this book, read it and decided that I wanted to re-read it later. And then life happended, and my laptop crashed so it took a bit longer for me to read it again.
But, I finally go around to re-read it, and I am glad I did.
This book had a just the right mix of sizzling sexual tension, and touching moments for me. Unlike the previous books, this one mostly took place outside The sexual tension between Julio and Sera crackled, from page one to the end. Both of them are scarred by the past, yet they do the best their to remain strong. My heart ached for Sera, and the other coyotes
My heart ached for Sera and the other coyotes over the fact that their population is dwindling. And for how it affect their lives.But Julio and his family proves that money doesn’t solve anything. Let me tell you, I wanted to shake Diego and Cesar for being pompous jerks.
The setting of this novel was a refreshing change from the previous books. The previous books in the series are centered around New Orleans. While the other books have portions set in other cities, this is the first book where the journey is a central part of the plot. It was fascinating to see how the poor packs lived, and just how much the Conclave’s tithes affect their lives.
.So for the thing that I didn’t love: I was jarred out from the story half way through. One moment they are on holiday. The next… they aren’t. And after that the story didn’t suck me back in.