Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Review: Whitewater Hunter by Vonna Harper

Whitewater Hunter by Vonna Harper

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Skye is dead, victim to a raging river. In the year since his violent death, Aileen has made peace with what she had a hand in and is moving on. But forces from deep underground have taken control of Skye’s spirit and turned him into a wolf—a predator who remembers little except lust and need. He stalks Aileen in the wilderness, coming closer, driving her to the ground. She will submit. And when the claiming is complete, he’ll force her to tell him how and why he died.

Clare C’s Review

The novella takes place after a horrific accident claims the life of Aileen’s lover, Skye. At first, it’s about Aileen coming to terms with his death. Even when Skye appears to her as a wolf who shapeshifts into a man, the overall tone of the story is heart-wrenching. Everything that went wrong with their relationship is aired. Skye appears to seek resolution so that he can move on. In this way, it’s not the typical shapeshifter romance.

The ending and some of the details are surprising, and the last chapter provides for that coveted happy ending we all seek. Whitewater Hunter tugged at my heart-strings. I felt both Aileen’s and Skye’s pain as they finally said all the things they couldn’t say their first time around. I wished I had been able to see them before the accident, to know what they were like with one another, instead of hearing about it during their discussion.

I enjoyed reading Whitewater Hunter. Grab your tissues beforehand, though. You’re going to need them.

3 Tea Cups!


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