"An enjoyable werewolf romance"
In Baltimore werewolf Johnny Marshall drinks in a seedy bar
when he gets into a brawl with bikers. He wakes up in the
hospital with only pain reminding him he still lives.
However, he overhears several bikers discuss framing him
for killing one of them though he is innocent. Instead of
waiting around he flees westward changing his name to Sam
Morgan and vowing to do good deeds.
Sam becomes an eco-thief causing problems for environmental
abusers. His current target is lumber baron Wilson Woodlock
who is devastating Washington State. At a party Wilson
hosts that Sam crashes, he meets his target's daughter
Olivia who somehow can sense his presence even when he uses
his werewolf powers to hide. When Sam goes to commit an act
against Wilson, Olivia and her brother Colin catch him.
They hire him to find a stolen artifact that if not
returned to their family means death for the Wilsons. As
Sam begins his assignment, he knows Olivia is his soulmate,
but to persuade her of that will prove difficult once he
reveals his true roots.
This is an enjoyable werewolf romance starring two likable
protagonists though Johnny's conversion from bad dude to
heroic eco-avenger seems too quick and easy. Still the
story line is loaded with action, suspense and an
especially enjoyable romance as Sam has to find a way to
convince Olivia they belong together after he reveals his
animal nature. Sub-genre readers will appreciate this fine
paranormal tale and hope for a sequel starring an
interesting secondary protagonist.
Posted December 29, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 2, 2007