#Dark #Paranormal #ShifterRomance #NewAdult #AgeGap
Release Date: February 1st, 2022
Eighteen-year-old Loren Connors is just another angst-ridden teen with a world of problems to hide. Bill McGoven is the strange police officer who seems to be watching her every step.
Loren doesn’t know that Bill—the reclusive owner of the one place she sees as a safe haven—is a werewolf. One who’s had his eye on her for longer than she can remember…
And one whose past and present are bound to hers in a way she can’t even imagine. When one tragic night brings him from the sidelines of her life and into her orbit, there is no turning back.
They’re bound together, whether they want to be or not.
For the first time in her life, Loren Connors didn’t want to hide. She wanted to…
Kill. The impulse wasn’t coherent—more like a writhing mass of urges, she felt all at once. A need to draw blood, attack…bite? Experimentally, she snapped at the air. Oh hell, yeah, she wanted to bite, but something firmer. Her teeth ached with a sudden need that had her glancing down, through a haze of red.
She wanted flesh…
Great start to a new series – 5 stars
This is a suspenseful and well written shifter romance between Loren Connors, a young woman with a LOT of problems and a local police officer, the mysterious Bill McGovern, who has a habit of always being on hand when she is in a crisis. Events propel Loren into Bill’s world, little knowing what impact it will have on her life.
Neither are what they seem; Bill is not just a regular police officer and Loren is not only hiding a whole lot of hurt but is totally unaware of events past and present that will change her life forever… I soon found myself invested in the push and pull of the couple’s slow burn relationship and the high stakes of the overarching plot.
Bill is a reluctant and somewhat ‘grumpy’ hero. Circumstances bind him to Loren and I found myself questioning some of his decisions, all of which become clearer as we learn more about him and his world. He is so very conflicted when it comes to how to react to Loren and what best to do to help her. Despite all that Loren has been through, by the end of the book, she is starts to tap into her inner strength, which I enjoyed. It is this strength, that calls to Bill and I cannot wait to see how their relationship develops in the next instalment.
Despite the read containing some violence and scenes of and reference to past abuse, I did not find the read as dark as other books written by the author. The world building is excellent and the manner in which new characters are introduced set the scene well for subsequent instalments. The novel is a fantastic start to a new series and will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, especially those who enjoy shifters.
Reviewed by Tina Williams
Please note, a copy of this book was given to me by the author and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Coming March 1, 2022: Howl: A Dark Paranormal Shifter Romance(Black Mountain Pack Book 2)
With the help of the man who turned her life on its head, Loren must learn to navigate the new world she’s been thrust into—all while discovering the secrets of her parentage and the ways of a lycan.
When the undeniable bond between herself and her reclusive savior reaches a tipping point, there can be no turning back.
She must either embrace her newfound primal heritage and all that comes with it, or shun her true nature—and Bill—forever.