Sunday, June 28, 2009
Book 25 of 2009: Wolf Tales II by Kate Douglas
Rookie cop Lucien, Luc for short, was trying to protect a group of kids in the park from what he thought was a wild wolf chasing after them. After shooting the wolf, he approached, and instead found a beautiful naked woman, dead. After Luc explains all of this to the woman’s husband, Ulrich Mason, Ulrich fills Luc in on some information of his own... the secrets of the Chanku. Ulrich has realized that Luc is also one of the Chanku, like Ulrich, his late wife, and his daughter Tia. What will happen now, as Luc has killed this man's wife and the mother of his child?
The world of the Chanku is further revealed in this second release of the Wolf Tales series. There are numerous characters added to the series within this book. Also introduced is a detective agency called "Pack Dynamics" which helps at a lot of "meat" to the storyline. Whereas book one leaned rather heavily on sex scenes, this book balanced out a bit better due to a kidnapping that took place in the second half of the book. I feel that Douglas is building up for an even stronger balance as she gets more characters established, but she already has a really good standing right now. The characters are very strong, the writing style is fast-paced and fun, and the love scenes are smokin' hot!
Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.com