Series: Werewolves of the West #1
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
on October 20, 2012
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Chloe Carpenter isn't like other women. She can communicate with animals. A gift she unwrapped following one of her frequent dances with death. In her otherwise wacky life, she's finally found a semblance of sanity working at the Plum Beach Wildlife Park, where her unique talents can make life or death differences for the animals in her care. That semblance is shattered when a new veterinarian roars into the park in his spiffed up sports car and sets his golden gaze on her. If she had her way, he'd roar right back out. Problem: He's her new coworker and he's saved her life twice - in the past twenty-four hours.
Zane Marshall, Enforcer for the Pacific Pack of purebred werewolves, has a job to do - figure out who or what is mutilating the young men of Plum Beach.
With orders to find the woman who talks to animals, he accepts a position working alongside the fiery Chloe Carpenter, a female who ignites his interest far more than he ever expected. Remarkably, she's the one elusive female with potential to bring meaning and passion to his empty existence. Problem: She despises him.
Together, they're forced to unravel a mystery of supernatural proportions, a murderous mystery with eternal implications for everyone. In the process, they discover opposites really do attract. Major Problem: Zane is pledged to another woman, and she'll do anything to keep him from Chloe.
This book is told in the first person.
Chloe Carpenter works at the Plum Beach Wildlife Park. She has a special talent that she uses in her job but that talent is her secret. Dr. Zane Marshall is the new vet and he also has a secret. This will make for an interesting story. His interactions with Chloe make him look like he is one sexy alpha male. But his pack leader’s name is Logan Sanders.
There’s a scene where Zane and Chloe are at his place. She blurts something out and all I could think of how innocent it makes her appear. I find that the more I read this story that the more I would love to see it on the big screen – especially when our villain is female. She would give any male villain a run for his money.
What I love about Carol’s story is that she takes the time to show her readers how a sub group came to be and how some wanted to be more than what they were created for – just like in real life. Something else is that the women characters, both good and evil, are front and center. The men have their purpose but this story shows how strong women can be.
And all this is done with not a lot of sex in the story line. But don’t get me wrong, it’s still a very sensual tale. Zane and Chloe do burn up the pages with their longing. And we get our sex moment at just the right time. Any sooner would have ruined the anticipation.
But this story isn’t done. Carol gets her readers ready for book two titled She Kissed a Vampire. We’ll just have to be patient and wait to see what Carol has in store for Chloe’s friend Melanie Michaels. And I, at least, want to know what’s happening with Chloe and Zane. (Reviewed by Lynn from Romance Reader Enthusiast).