"A Compelling Shapeshifter Romance"
This is Sue Krinard's first shapeshifter book. This takes
place in contemporary times. Joelle has been haunted by
the deaths of her parents 12 years before. They crashed
in a small plane in the Canadian Rockies, and now she's
left her job and home to find them, say good-bye, and lay
her past to rest. She comes to a small town not far from
where she thinks her destination is, and finds that her
guide has deserted her with all her equipment, and there
isn't much time before the snow starts to find someone
new. The only one available appears to be Luke, a loner
with compelling eyes who has been making a point of running
into Joelle at every chance.
I liked the book a lot, and found it to be a very
compelling romance. That's saying a lot because I don't
normally like shapeshifters (except Joy's REJAR / MINE TO
TAKE). The book is long, which I liked, so you get to
learn a lot about the H/H, especially Luke and the
shapeshifters in general. The book had a lot of atmosphere
in it too; you really get the feel for the places that
Joelle experiences. I also liked the toughness of the
heroine. She stands up to an alpha male every chance she
gets, and leaves him in a puddle half the time.
I've also read TOUCH OF THE WOLF. The two stories
don't impact each other except that the shapeshifters are
from the same universe, so you don't have to worry about
which order you read them in.
Shelly Raines / March, 1999
Copyright © 1999
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 12, 2001