Monday, May 25, 2015

Possessed By A Wolf - Sharon Ashwood

Possessed By A Wolf
Sharon Ashwood
Harlequin Nocturne, May 1 2015, $5.75
ISBN: 9780373009459

In the Palace of Marcari, photographer Lexie Haven works the royal wedding between the Kingdom of Vidon Crown Prince Kyle Adraio and the Kingdom of Marcari Princess Amelie.  Shots are fired leaving Lexie and her friend Chloe Anderson (see Possessed By A Warrior) knowing there is no exit.  With a gunman on his tail, a wolf suddenly crashes the nuptials.  Stunned Lexie recognizes the big beast’s markings and eyes as ones she will never forget.  Her former boyfriend Faran Kenyon who she has not seen in years; logically Lexie rejects her first conclusion since Faran was an undercover human operative and everyone knows there is no such thing as a real werewolf. 

During the perilous turmoil, someone steals a priceless royal ring.  Since Lexie was observed photographing the heirloom when the assault began, ergo she is a prime suspect in the theft.  As Lexie investigates the crimes to prove her innocence; Faran teams up with her since he knows she is his loving mate entering a world that she only believed were in fantasy novels and movies.

The latest La Compagnie des Mortes romantic urban fantasy (see Possessed By An Immortal) is an engaging second chance drama.  The metamorphosis of the heroine from skeptic to true believer anchors the exhilarating storyline.  The abundance of supernatural species adds tension and danger, but also requires a scorecard to keep track of who’s who.  Still readers will feel possessed by a talented author

Harriet Klausner

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