Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dark Wolf Returning-Rhyannon Byrd

Dark Wolf Returning
Rhyannon Byrd
Harlequin Nocturne, Aug 1 2014, $5.75
ISBN: 9780373009268

Three years ago, the Silvercrest Lycan pack banished Eli Drake for an unsanctioned revenge killing.  He met four similar exiles and they formed a bond of mercenaries (and good deeds) while his siblings ((Eric (see Dark Wolf Rising) and Elise (see Dark Wolf Running)) begged him to come home to save the pack in peril after their late father’s abominations and the current dire threat from Sebastian Claymore and the Whiteclaw pack.

Half-breed Bloodrunner Carla Reyes arrives in a dive in Texas to bring Eli home.  Before he left the pack, they began the mating ritual but he stopped leaving both in limbo.  After punching him in the face, she persuades him to come home to Maryland to save the pack from an enemy who uses super drugs to abduct females (like they did with Carla and Elise) and to create super soldiers.  As Elise and the quintet head east, Eli wonders how he will leave Carla behind again while she insists she wants to rip him out of her heart. 

The 6th action-packed Bloodrunners werewolf romantic suspense completes the “Dark Wolf” Drake siblings saga (see the previous “Last Wolf” trilogy: Last Wolf Standing, Last Wolf Hunting and Last Wolf Watching) with a fast-paced return of the prodigal alpha thriller.  Series fans will relish this entry as much for the unfinished business between the lead characters as the constant confrontation between rival packs.

Harriet Klausner

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