Southern Arcana, where have you been all my life? I loved this book. It was sexy. It was angsty. It was sad… and frustrating… and… I have so many feelings now that it’s over. This is great PNR. The romance is emotional and complicated, and the external conflict is compelling and believable as an obstacle to happiness. I suppose I should back up.
Nicole and Derek have had a thing for each other for years. But Derek was afraid to make a move. He was turned into a werewolf against his will. He has a tenuous control over himself at best, and that’s only half the problem. Nick is a born werewolf, daughter to the Alpha and heir to the throne. She is so far out of his league, he shouldn’t even be a blip on her radar. But he knows there is a part of her that wants him too. As the story begins, he is finally ready to make his move.
The two of them barely get to first base before Nick’s twin Michelle shows up with a major problem. The seer is pregnant and that means a possible death sentence for her, the baby, and boyfriend Aaron… unless Nick intervenes. You see all the powerful wolves on the Conclave want her to marry their sons and open the door to more power. It’s the only leverage Nick has to save her sister, but it would mean sacrificing her fragile new bond with the mate of her heart.
I won’t give away any more of the plot. I will tell you that I loved the dynamic between Nick and Derek. They fit. There’s no selfishness or lack of understanding between them. There is acceptance and honesty –and blazing heat. These two are burning up the pages just a couple of chapters in. Moira Rogers went in, guns blazing with these two. It tore me up watching them sacrifice for the greater good.
On top of that, the world-building is great, and I care so much about the secondary characters. Bad things happen. And I just want to jump in the pages to make it all better. I felt like all the primary characters had better development in this story. I was totally invested and left the story with equal parts satisfaction and melancholy.
Would definitely recommend to PNR fans. Very good.
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by Moira Rogers
Release Date: February 9, 2010