"tone was rich and dark throughout but the ending brought a tear"
I just finished Donna Boyd's second in the "werewolf"
series -- THE PASSION (first was THE PROMISE).... Though
first book of the series was good, this one was head and
shoulders above it and thoroughly enjoyable. Despite being
up the morning before at 5 a.m., I did not put this one
down until the very last page was finished past the
Set in modern time, much of THE PASSION is a flashback to
Roman and Greek times (as well as the Dark Ages) and works
forward to the current day...as told and seen by some of
the ancestors of the current day werewolves... I cannot say
it made me laugh as the tone was rich and dark throughout
but the ending brought a tear that left me impatient to
know where the author plans to go from here... The next
book will NOT find me waiting for the paperback issue as I
did this one! Which is a compliment in itself!
Maggie Deaton © Copyright January 2002
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 14, 2002
In finely crafted prose and lush detail, Donna Boyd weaves
a spell-binding tapestry of romance and suspense set
against richly imagined landscapes of sensuousness. An
intense saga of love and betrayal, The Passion is a story
of those who walk the fine line between man beast.
On the eve of a brutal murder in contemporary Manhattan,
Alexander Devoncroix finally reveals to his son and heir a
tightly guarded chapter in the family history, which is
know to no outsiders.
In a world in which a superior race of werewolved holds the
positions of power, human and werewolf segregation had
become the norm. But for the first time, the leaders of the
pack have accepted a human. In dazzling nineteenth century
Paris, we meet three pivotal players: the young human Tessa
LeGuerre, who falls under the spell of a very powerful,
very sensual werewolf; Alexander Devoncroix, the
charismatic werewolf who adores humans too well, but whose
ultimate loyalty is to the pack; and Elise, the imperial
pack leader who lays claim to Alexander. Beloved "pet" of
select members of the pack, Tessa naively embraces all
things werewolf--an ambition that results in unspeakable