"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


Following the trail of a serial killer and a demon, Claire Hallowell arrives in Wilsonville, SC. As difficult as her case is, it is the small town police chief with his easy smiles and blatant sexuality that threatens Claire’s highly structured world.

Arrogant and cocky, Derek Jacob knows his mate when he meets her. As the Alpha of the Narian Pack, Derek is not about to let anything stop him from claiming Claire.

Claire might fight it, but there is no denying the instantaneous heat between them. Sex comes easy while trust comes harder for the couple with secrets to hide. Follow Claire and Derek’s journey to overcome the obsessive attention of a demon and killer to find love.

Sensuality Rating: SCORCHING
Genre: Paranormal / Romantic Suspense
Length: Plus Novel

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Mating Claire
(Sea Island Wolves: Book 1)
by Jenny Penn

Siren Publishing
August 1, 2008
Available: August 15, 2008
ISBN #1606010581
EAN #9781606010587
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