Gwen Miller may be a human, but she has no problem taking a stand against her own kind. She’s going to testify against the teenage boy she saw viciously assault a lone shifter female—and no amount of pressure from the boy’s wealthy family will make her back down. But when the harassment turns violent, help comes in the form of a lean, toned wolf with winter-gray eyes.
As a guest at Gwen’s inn, shifter enforcer Zander Devlin can’t help but notice that the fierce and leggy brunette is in serious trouble. Since she’s putting herself at risk for one of his kind, keeping her safe is the least he can do. That’s not the only reason Zander wants her close. He desires her, even as the wolf inside him backs away from her. But his feral instincts are hard to keep down, and as they take shape, they’re harder for Gwen to resist. Then again, embracing them could be the only thing that could save her life.
My relationship with this author is a simple, yet perfect one. She writes it…and I read it. 😉
I have read every book in the “Deep in your Veins” series, the “Dark In You” series, the “Phoenix Pack” series and of course the “The Mercury Pack” series. To say that I am a big fan of Suzanne Wright, would be an understatement.
So when I saw this baby on NetGalley, I jumped on it. 😛
Now all these books center around a different couple, so technically they could be read as a stand-alone. I would advise everyone to read this series, and the Phoenix Pack series, in order though…I am so glad I did because I really enjoyed it. Now I have to be honest here and say that I was hoping for Trick or Dominic’s story to be next, but I found out they are next in line. 😉
Doesn’t really matter anyway because all these Alpha boys are fine!!!
This time we got Zander and Gwen’s story…the first shifter/human couple of both series!
Zander is an enforcer for The Phoenix pack. He is the quiet broody type and I am happy to say that, unlike many of his packmates, he isn’t a real big manwhore. This is mostly because his wolf doesn’t really appreciate the female attention…So no crazy ex-hookups in this one!
Zander’s uncle recently died and Zander has to be present for the reading of the will. This is what brings him to a small and “haunted” little B&B where Gwen works…Gwen was a pretty awesome heroine. Now I like most heroines in this series because most of them are pretty kickass, but I really liked Gwen. She may have been human, but she was seriously badass and she could definitely hold her own!
Gwen is having some trouble though. Ever since she went to bat for a shifter, who was being abused by a bunch of humans, she has been the target of some serious harassment herself. This doesn’t mean she is giving up though…it only makes her more determined to testify against them…Zander can’t help but be drawn to this fearless woman, even if she makes his wolf go into some kind of hide-out.
All he has to do is win her trust…easy right!? 😉
I loved how protective Zander was of Gwen, but I loved it even more, how Gwen stood up for herself. These two were extremely HOT, though I wasn’t surprised by this since Suzanne really knows how to write steamy scenes.
There was plenty of action to keep me entertained and I finished this book in one go.
I am not going into the story more than this since I don’t want to spoiler the book for anyone. I think this was a wonderful addition to the series and Gwen is definitely one of my favorite heroines in this and the Phoenix pack series.