Ignorant of his true heritage, half-breed Slade Donovan is fated to feel like an outsider among his clan. Until a mysterious woman arrives with the ability to unlock his secrets—and make him crave a future he never believed he could have. As a game warden, Raina Ravenwing has only one mission in the Cascade Mountains: to hunt down a pack of rare wolves that is terrorizing her tribe. Her instant attraction to Slade is a distraction the beautiful wolf whisperer can't afford, unless she agrees to let him help her. Yet working so closely together only intensifies their passion even as the unfolding truth of Slade's identity threatens everything Raina holds sacred.
Review by Lynelle:
Slade Donovan is a security enforcer for his vampire clan. He doesn’t remember much from his life before he was 8 years old when he was living on the streets and was taken in by his current clan. He made his own choice to become a vampire. Slade struggles with feels that there is something different about him as he experiences “moon sickness” and because of this difference he doesn’t really feel like he belongs.
Slade is the best tracker in his clan so when Officer Raina Ravenwing comes to seek help from the vampires to help her track down some wolves that have been causing trouble, Slade is her man. She doesn’t know werewolves exist, but Slade knows that’s what they are dealing with. As they work together to track down this pack, Raina reveals she and others from her tribe knows about his past and who his mother was and they help to fill in the blanks for him. Like Slade’s mother, Raina is her tribes “Wolf-Whisper” and she didn’t know what that meant until they encounter the wolves and was able to communicate with them in their wolf form.
Slade and Raina kind of butt heads at first and I found their commentary pretty funny and loved some of Slade’s snarky comments as he teases Raina. As they spend more time together, their attraction grows very quickly, and their chemistry together sparks! They of course fall in love, as is what I look for in romance books, but I felt they fall in love a little too quickly for me.
I really enjoyed this story and I really liked Slade and Raina. This is the 3rd book in a series which I have not read the 2 previous books and I didn’t feel like that hindered me in following along easily. There are some interesting twists to the story that effect Slade and Raina in very different ways that just brings it all together. Really the only issue I had with this book was the abruptness of the ending which left me with a lot of questions, which I’m hoping will be answered in the next book? Here’s hoping so.