Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Three years ago, Summer Morrison’s happy, normal life was thrown into upheaval. Forced to discover, before she was ready, that she was half-wolf shifter and mated to the pack’s enforcer has left Summer moody, shaken, and resentful. When tragedy strikes her family, Summer is forced to come back to the world of the Westervelt Wolves…and into the arms of Cullen Murphy.
Cullen has waited three years for Summer, having promised her mother he would give her time to grow up. But he’s never forgotten his mate and craved her presence since he first saw her on the battlefield three years earlier. The trouble is, now that Cullen has Summer, he has no idea what to do with her. Three hundred years of being alone has left Cullen socially inept and more lonesome than he would ever admit. He lives with the guilt and shame of his deeds, while knowing his role is pivotal to the pack’s survival.
Together, Cullen and Summer will heal each other’s wounds and discover that life is worth living as long as they are together. Now there’s just the little matter of Kendrick and Claudius, their evil henchmen, the army of miscreant wolves, and the demons that keep attacking. If they can survive, their love will be everlasting. But failure will mean not only their destruction, but the end of the Westervelt Wolves.
When love is eternal, failure is not an option
Summer isn't ready to come to terms with her other half. The wolf inside her has been getting a lot more opinionated lately, but Summer refuses to fully acknowledge her. Now she has no choice since she is being forced back to where her life spiraled out of control and to a man she hasn't stopped thinking about.
Cullen has waited a long time for the fates to be generous enough to gift him with a mate and now after having discovered her identity he was told he needed to wait for her to mature a little more. He compromised with himself by watching her from afar for the last few years, but his loneliness ends sooner than he expects when danger comes knocking on her parents' door and Summer becomes the next target. However, the price for her safety may just be whatever chance he might have had with her.
The dynamics between the character and their inner wolf is very interesting and creates a different kind of inner dialogue and sometimes battle for the characters. They have to balance both their animal and human instincts which don't always agree and internal fights for physical control can become a problem, but there are many advantages in securing a happy medium.
Acceptance is a major issue for Summer and not just with her inner wolf. I'm not completely sure what Summer's problems are with Ashlee and why she can't seem to stand Ashlee other than in life threatening situations. Summer's personality and actions came across as more annoying and childish most of the time. Surprisingly, I wasn't very impressed with Cullen's character in the first story where he was introduced, but really came to appreciate and admire him in this story.
The action is really packed into this story from the beginning and more new characters and personalities come out of the woodwork for what's sure to be future stories in this series. The ending will definitely leave you searching out the next.
3 ½ Tea Cups!