Published by Harlequin, Nocturne on September 3, 2013
Genres: PNR, Romance
Source: Advance Reader Copy, NetGalley
A desperate mother. A scarred man. A powerful bond? The moment he saw Blythe Daphne on the television news, Lucas Kenyon knew three things: she was a shapeshifter, like him. She was the most desirable creature he had ever seen. And she was in terrible danger.
Now, the wolf in Lucas is driving him to save Blythe and her young daughter from a man he knows is evil personified. A man who believes all shapeshifters are demons straight from hell. But Lucas knows he must never reveal the secret that threatens to tear him apart—not even to the one woman who could heal him.
I didn’t enjoy this one at all.
I almost didn’t finish this one. I really couldn’t get into it.
The heroine took her daughter to a cult to be faith healed. It was so obvious it was a cult! The heroine felt pressured to say yes, and she’s grasping at straws just hoping and praying her daughter will be healed.
The heroine ignored every feeling and instinct she had to say no. After she said yes, she still ignored all her instincts and the red flags. Meanwhile, the heroine is a wolf shifter, so her instincts are pretty good.
The hero is the son of the villain (not a spoiler), and he escaped that cult after the death of his twin sister at the hands of their “faith healer” father. Both he and his sister are wolves as well, and their father didn’t know, so he felt he had to punish the demons inside them once he found out. It’s horrible, but because of that upbringing, the hero is a wimpy, scared man. But when he sees the heroine on TV being sucked into his father’s cult, he knows that while he couldn’t save his sister, he’ll do his best to save the unknown little girl.
I normally wouldn’t mind a more alpha heroine than the hero, but the hero came off so scared and annoying. The heroine was just as bad. This book didn’t work for me at all. Hopefully fans of this author will enjoy it, but I won’t recommend it unless you want a hero who instead of coming off damaged, he comes off as scared.
*As always, what didn’t work for me might be something you enjoy, so hopefully I gave enough detail without spoiling that my 1 star rating won’t change your mind if you thought this sounded good.
***ARC courtesy of harlequin via netgalley