Rifter leads the pack, and his primal instincts have led him to claim Gwen, a woman seeking solace from the chronic pain that has wracked her body her entire life. Read more...
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Rifter leads the pack, and his primal instincts have led him to claim Gwen, a woman seeking solace from the chronic pain that has wracked her body her entire life.
But whatever future Rifter and Gwen have is threatened by an enemy of both humanity and the Dire Wolves...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-01-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Tyler moves from romantic suspense (Night Moves) into paranormal romance with the derivative first Eternal Wolf Clan book. The immortal Dire Wolves are the toughest badasses of the werewolf world—but there are only six of them left, all male, all reluctant to mate with lesser beings. Rifter, their leader, discovers that his inner wolf personality is strangely drawn to Gwen, a human medical resident dying from unexplained seizures that carry the scent of shape-shifting. Charged by a quartet of mystical Elders with protecting humanity, Rifter must sort out a deadly plot involving rogues, witches, black magic, and weretrappers while grappling with his unlikely longing for Gwen. Readers familiar with paranormal romance and urban fantasy will recognize elements of at least half a dozen series by other authors; those able to set this aside will get a fast-paced read with a frankly sexual and modern sensibility. Agent: Irene Goodman, Irene Goodman Agency. (Mar.)
The best revenge is love
Spinster Penelope Marbury reconnects with her childhood friend and the man of her dreams in Sarah MacLean’s A Rogue by Any Other Name. Ten years after losing everything in a card game, the Marquess of Bourne has the opportunity to regain his family’s land—if he marries Lady Penelope. Once wed, Penelope comes to understand that she is part of a larger revenge plot, but that doesn’t deter her from wanting her husband’s heart. Bourne, who regained his wealth through a partnership in a notorious gaming hell, is astounded by proper Penelope’s eagerness to explore his establishment . . . and her own passions. While her adventurous spirit makes him crazy at times, it also draws him closer—but his vow to settle scores keeps getting in the way. Can Bourne let go of his selfish desire to inflict vengeance in order to truly connect with his wife? This is a sensuous story of two lonely people taking a gamble on love.
A DIRE DILEMMA
Stephanie Tyler tells an erotic story of epic struggle in Dire Needs. A handful of immortal werewolves called the Dires, led by King Rifter, must save humans from those who would harm them. Rifter believes there’s no one for him to mate with . . . until he picks up a doctor in a bar—a woman who thinks she’s terminally ill. Something strange happens when Gwen takes Rifter home, though. He not only makes her wish the diagnosis was wrong, but his pull seems to go beyond sex. And Rifter, against his nature, wants the human for more than just one night. But can she accept the wolf inside him? They’re still figuring out their compelling and undeniable attraction when the Dire Wolves’ enemies ramp up their nefarious plans—and Rifter realizes Gwen is somehow involved. Can he do his duty and save the female he’s come to love? Tyler creates a complex paranormal world that wraps the reader in intense emotion and gritty adventure.
TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
Former firefighter (and convicted murderer) Teague Creek has gotten past his San Quentin Prison guards and fled with another violent inmate in Fever by Joan Swan. Taken for someone else, Dr. Alyssa Foster is made his captive. Dragged along as a bargaining chip, she is first terrified, then intrigued, by the single-minded Teague, who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. Early on, Alyssa realizes he’s nothing like his sadistic fellow escapee. Her fascination with Teague grows as he figures out her identity, then it’s just the two of them striving to keep ahead of the law. There’s more than one mystery in Teague’s past, and Alyssa finds herself delving into his history. Teague has felt doubted and forgotten for years, and her burgeoning belief in him reaches his well-defended heart. But before they can truly be together, the pair must outsmart their pursuers and solve the puzzle of old crimes. An exciting, on-the-run romantic suspense tale!