Series: Amoveo Legend #5
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 3, 2013
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble
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Tatiana Winters, from the Timber Wolf clan, is a spirited veterinarian who wants nothing to do with the Amoveo—the ancient race of shape-shifters who live secretly among humans. But when the Amoveo Prince's horses fall sick, Tatiana reluctantly heads to his ranch to help.
When she meets Dominic Trejada, a handsome warrior from the Tiger Clan, they instantly clash and sparks ignite. But when danger stalks near, they will have to find a way to trust each other if they want to stay alive.
“Mate. That one word ran through his head over and over like an ancient mantra. This woman, the one he just tackled, as if she were a Caedo or Purist assassin, was his mate. Son of a bitch.”
With the exception of a few editorial bits (that I hope they fix before the publish/release date), I very much enjoyed this book. I think I would have enjoyed it more had I read the first four books. It would have given me more of a vested interest in the characters, so as a standalone book, I think it’s not quite as good. But I do wish to read the other books eventually.
Tatiana is a pretty self-sufficient woman, and this makes me like her immensely. She’s a half-breed of human and Amoveo — a shape shifting breed. Her clan is that of the wolf (and a lot of this seems to link back to Native American legend, or at least it sounds it, due to the names and such. Not gonna lie, I kind of love that.) Due to her Amoveo bloodlines, she is able to empathize with animals, making her an extraordinary vet. The empathy is what has her coming out to a place that she never wished to travel to, or even recognize as a part of her ancestry. The horses of the Prince and his family are sick and, at her sister’s insistence, she makes the drive out.
Arriving with her assistant, she is immediately tackled to the ground — by the one man who she’s been hiding from in the dream realm (and in the physical world) — her mate, Dominic.
From that first meeting, there is a chemistry and a pull that they can’t resist, much as they both want to. They hurt each other, they fend for their lives, and learn to compromise and open up themselves.
A lot of this sounds cliche, and it probably is, but I did enjoy the book. Again, I wish I had read the first four before reading this one, as I feel I would have felt more of a connection. I picked the book up, put it down, only to pick it back up again about 10 minutes later. After the holiday craziness, I plan to buy the other four and delve into those.
So, if you’re already an Amoveo fan, I believe you’ll enjoy this book immensely. If not, check out the first four before grabbing this one.