Series: Guardians of Eternity #6
Published by Zebra, Zebra on April 1, 2010
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He Would Do Anything to Claim Her
Salvatore Giuliani is not a happy werewolf. It's his duty as leader to track down the pure-blood females who can keep his people from extinction. But the moment he catches scent of Harley, a pure-blood held by a pack of mangy curs, his savage need for her obliterates all other instincts. And the only thing worse than being captured is finding that beautiful, independent Harley defiantly refuses to become his mate.
And Everything to Keep Her
Harley has been taught to distrust all Weres, especially their arrogant king. She won't be used for breeding or bonded against her will, not even to a man who makes every nerve tingle with awareness. Yet Salvatore is her key to saving the family she never knew she had—if she dares to succumb to his dark, predatory desire, and face a vicious enemy sworn to destroy them both. . .
I think I found a review I never posted here. It’s a throwback, so enjoy my review from 2010!
We met the hero Salvatore earlier in the series where he was the villain. Progressively we realized that he was actually just trying to save the werewolves. They have Purebreds and Curs (made werewolves). They have had trouble with females not being able to control their shifts throughout the full moon, which causes pregnant females to lose the babies where they used to be able to stay human long enough to carry their pups to term. Their magic is slowly depleting, and their population dying out. Even bitten curs aren’t surviving the change like they used to.
So Salvatore genetically engineers one of their high ranking pureblooded females embryos. She has 4 baby girls and they all survive. There’s one side effect though, and it means that while those 4 females won’t change during pregnancy, they will never change at all. Ever.
Unfortunately those babies are then kidnapped shortly after their births. Salvatore spent 20+ years searching for one to be his mate…she ended up with Styx the vampire leader. He found another and she also mated with a vampire.
He finally finds Harley and they are mates-but to her, Salvatore is the bogeyman. So he tries to win her, and they have a hot mating dance where she wants him, but doesn’t trust him, or herself…I liked it a lot. I loved Salvatore. I loved how they got the magic back for the pack, and the bad guy? Very cool.
The only thing I didn’t like as the set-up of the next book with the prophecy of Caine and the 4th sister. I didn’t like him, so I have a hard time wanting him to be the hero of the next book, but I’ve loved all her books so far, so hopefully it won’t disappoint.