For Tyla Rand, her future couldn’t be bleaker. Death follows her everywhere, especially to those she loves. Being a member of the royal pack, she believes her time of happiness will come. That is, until wolves from her old pack show up missing. Her mission is to find them, but she won’t be going alone.
Sebastian Lyall, a true born royal and the one man Tyla loathes, has offered to help in her quest. Their journey not only brings out their true desires, but attracts the attention of another, someone from Tyla’s past. However, nothing is as it seems. Death is not done with her and now he wants her to pay. He won’t be satisfied until he’s taken everything away . . . including those she loves.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
After finishing this book, I’m unsure how to feel about it – I have no strong feelings one way or another. The writing was fairly solid but, for me, it fell short of being compelling although was still a pleasant way to pass my time.
The prologue was a great start but the first chapter ripped me from that initial comfort zone. I checked and realised I was reading the second in a series, so maybe it would flow better, or be understood more, by those who have read book 1.
That feeling became sort of a recurring theme for me – I got a little lost with so many characters suddenly on the stage and their relationships, but chose to write off any confusion based on it being book 2, nd introductions might have been made in book one. With this in mind, it probably isn’t suitable to read as a stand-alone novel, and I would advise anyone interested in the series to begin at the start.
The trope was a fairly straight forward shifter one and I found myself on comfortable ground. The writing flowed well and the storyline was easy to follow. I think what I liked best was that the reader wasn’t left hanging for romantic resolution – that thread wasn’t drawn out at the expense of the story. The elements were all there for a great story but, personally, for me it just missed the mark.
However, I would read further books by Ms. Dover and am especially intrigued by her series about the Fae.
I was issued a free copy of this book on NetGalley in return for an honest review.