"classical good vs. evil Werewolf tale"
Dr. Hadden McNeal loves his bride-to-be, Miranda Slate.
His love is true, and strong, which is the only reason he
doesn't just write her off when she leaves him at the
altar. He knows there must be a reason. He has no idea
how extraordinary that reason will be.
Miranda loves Hadden enough not to risk his life when she
discovers her legacy. Her natural mother was a werewolf,
and she has inherited the trait. And while there is a wild
freedom to running under the moon, the lust to kill is
almost overwhelming. Friends are not prey...but if Miranda
cannot control the killing lust, she will lose everything.
To make matters worse, the werewolf who was promised to wed
her mother has waited these many years to complete the
contract with Miranda. He has no remorse, no feelings for
humans, and no intention of losing. Miranda will be his.
This book approaches the werewolf tales from a more
classical stance: good vs. evil. Ms. Dartt does an
excellent job detailing the horror of being out of control,
and a risk to everything you cherish. She fills in the
story with the pack's history and with Miranda's mother's
journal. Hadden is strong, protective, and very
determined. Though darker than I anticipated, the book
resounds with hope and promise. The main characters are
believable, and the secondary characters add color and tone
to a new version of the old tale.
Reviewed by Gina Duvall
Posted April 12, 2003