Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Book 26 of 2009: Wolf Tales III by Kate Douglas
In the third book of the Wolf Tales series, Jacob Trent (aka Jake) is on his way to Boston to protect Shannon, a friend of Tia Mason’s. At the beginning of this novel, Shannon has a male visitor over who is about as boring as a wet noodle in bed. She excuses herself to take a shower, while hinting that he shouldn't be there when she comes back. He’s smart enough to take the hint and leave, but lacks the common sense to lock the door on his way out, and after her shower, two men attack her and kidnap her. Luckily for her, Jake pulls up and sees her attackers smuggling her into their vehicle. He is able to knock them out and steal her away from them, and their wild adventure begins, with Shannon wrapped in nothing but a blanket, knowing nothing of Jake Trent but his name.
The first scene in this book had me rolling with laughter as it brought back memories of past experiences I've had in life. It was definitely a memorable scene in the book and I have to give kudos to Kate Douglas for that chuckle straight away. Going beyond that, yet again, she has kept my interest piqued tremendously with this series. Not only are new characters introduced to and intermingled with the previous cast, but there is one character that comes into play in this book that you wouldn't expect to be Chanku at first, but it's a pleasant surprise and actually quite a powerful addition to the Chanku. The mysteries of why the Chanku are being targeted for attacks is also explained a bit more, so the whole storyline starts to come together. Douglas does a really great job keeping the storyline pumping and making you wonder just what is going to happen in the next book and who is going to end up mating with who.
Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.com