"An outstanding beginning to the Sea Island Wolves Series!"
Claire has followed her serial killer and demon all the way
to a small town in South Carolina. Her undercover persona
is that of Dorothy, the new personal assistant to police
chief, Derek. Claire thinks that she has her hands full
with a very complicated serial killer case spanning several
years, but she hasn't met Derek yet. Derek and his pack of
werewolves are about to tilt Claire's world on its axis,
and she may never get her highly organized life back again.
Derek knows as soon as he lays eyes on "Dorothy" that she
is his mate, and nothing is going to stop him from claiming
her. Despite their growing relationship, Derek knows that
she is hiding much more from him than she is telling him.
He is desperate to learn the truth, but once he does, he is
even more frantic to keep Claire safe from the demon
chasing her. Even worse, there is also a demonic serial
killer, possibly loose in his town.
Mating Claire is the first book in the Sea Island
Wolves series, and if this book is any indication, this
series is going to be phenomenal. Jenny Penn has written a
very well-thought out plot and added in several
unforgettable characters. Once I got started on this book,
I didn't stop until the very last word was read.
Claire is a strong woman who can quickly twist an alpha
male in knots with her intelligence and witty come-backs. I
laughed out loud more than once while enjoying the
arguments between Claire and Derek. Claire may be strong
and independent, but she doesn't know much about love and
she hides her deepest emotions and passions under a cover
of impeccable manners and organization. It was fun to watch
Derek methodically peel each layer back to reveal the
passionate woman beneath.
Derek is a very hot alpha werewolf who has a few skeletons
in his own closet. I immediately fell in love with him, his
dominance, his tenderness, and his lack of tact in dealing
with romancing Claire. He may have been blinded in the past
when it came to women, but he sees very clearly when it
comes to Claire and the fact that she is his mate.
The wonderful secondary cast of characters in this book
only enriched the story and made it all that more
enjoyable. This is my first Jenny Penn book, but with her
obvious talent for writing a riveting and complicated plot
with outstanding characters and vivid descriptions, this
will most certainly not be my last!
Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
Posted July 6, 2009