Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review: Winter of the Woft by Cherise Sinclair

Book: Winter of the Wolf
The Wild Hunt Legacy #2
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Paranormal, Erotic Romance


After years in foster care, Breanne Gallagher has the stable life she’s always wanted, living with her foster-sister, working as a chef, enjoying her comfortable routines. Then one devastating night, a hellish creature invades her apartment and shatters her fragile existence. Shifting between monster and man, it slaughters her foster sister and assaults Bree. Alone, wounded, her beloved home tainted by gruesome memories, Bree flees to a tiny wilderness town, following her only clue to her past.

Shapeshifting warriors, Zeb and Shay move from one pack to another, hunting the hellhounds which prey on their kind. Assigned to Cold Creek, they take over management of a decrepit fishing lodge for their “human” cover. Their first renter is a pretty human female who trembles at the sight of them—yet stands her ground. Furious at the hurt they see in her eyes, the protective nomads are drawn into helping her. Although no shapeshifter is ever attracted to a human, her scent is oddly compelling, and her ferocious determination to conquer her fears ignites longings neither loner ever expected to face.

Bree is healing, learning to shoot the biggest pistol she can find, and overcoming her fears, especially of the two deadly, disconcertingly attractive hunters. Her life is getting back on track…until she tries to save a little girl from a hellhound and discovers everything she knows about herself is false.

I could have picked any one of Cherise Sinclair's books and given her an accolade, cause... it's Cherise Sinclair and everything she writes is awesome. Seriously, though, this author never disappoints. Her books are always well written, with strong plots and interesting characters and you can't help but be pulled in from the first page. 

Winter of the Wolf is a great example of a story that, for me, has the right alpha male vibe, without needing any of the trappings of BDSM. Not that there's anything wrong with the BDSM trappings, Cherise Sinclair does those well too. Just that this story was more focused on the paranormal and menage, but still had the right alpha feel. Reading this book I was immediately pulled into the magical world Cherise described. I really enjoyed the details and that Cherise stayed true to wolf nature and delved into pack dynamics throughout the book, even when it didn't bode well for the main characters.   

It's not a light story, there's a lot that happens here that is sad and gory and unfair. Issues of sexual assault come up, as well as abuse of power and bullying. I obviously don't like those things, but I liked reading about the way that the characters dealt with these issues. How they came together, how they struggled and overcame. I appreciated that Cherise didn't gloss over the abuse and showed how it can be devastating and how it is possible to overcome even the worst with the right partner(s) and determination on your side.  

And while we're talking about partners... let me just say that when Shay and Zeb decide to turn on the heat, clothes come off. The sensuality was so intense and so sweet at the same time. It was so well written that I had to hold the book one-handed. ;-)

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal, sexy menage, alpha male heroes who have the right combination of dominant, bad ass and scary without ever being mean, and sometimes frustrating and feisty heroines who think they can solve the world's problems by themselves without having to ask for help (yeah, that drove me a little batty sometimes, but don't worry Zeb and Shay straighten her out and that's fun to watch... or well read).

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