Publisher: Passion In Print
Date published: January 2012
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher.
Lizzy, a werewolf, is in love with Jeremy, a human football star. His coach has been giving him the werewolf drug, W, to make him stronger. When they are attacked by rogue werewolves and have to run away, withdrawal from the drug almost kills Jeremy and Lizzy bites him to save his life. But biting a human is against the law.
The rogue werewolves capture Lizzy’s two fathers, and she agrees to swap herself for them, as what they really want is a breeding female, her. She tries to escape and frees a captive demon boy, before Jeremy intervenes.
Some months later, Jeremy and Lizzie go back home for Thanksgiving. Danger surrounds them still.
There’s lots of action and excitement in this fast-paced urban fantasy, filled with werewolves, both good and bad, demons, vampires and, of course, humans. The world building is very good, believable and natural. The various characters have been knit together well, with some small plot points coming back later to have important meanings and consequences.
The link between the first and second sections is a bit rough, almost as if it was originally written as two separate books, and reiterates some of what’s happened, which is quite unnecessary as we had just read it.
Also one of the heroine’s actions in the second half of the book is TSTL. It is explained and described, but I still think such a feisty and intelligent, college educated heroine would never have acted that way. The heroine doing this is essential to the denouement of the book, so if the reader can get over that, it’s worth continuing reading.
There’s one messy, run-on 58-word sentence, and half a dozen places where the heroine is named Julie (her aunt) instead of Lizzie, and one where Mark and Misha are mixed up, but overall the editing is quite clean.
A good read with characters you can’t help but engage with.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.