Synopsis: When Alexandriaâ€™s car goes off the road in a terrible blizzard, she has no idea night will bring a powerful rescuer and the start of an ecstatic sexual awakening. The moment Xandi wakes in Stefanâ€™s muscular arms, feels the heat of his body pressing against hers, she feels no fear. Instead, she allows herself to be taken by one who is more than a man, whose primal nature is never far from him. As their connection grows, and as Xandi gradually loses her sensual inhibitions, experiencing pleasures she never dreamed possible, she is drawn deeper into Stefanâ€™s mysterious world, meeting the alluring beauty, Keisha, as well as the dominant and sometimes ruthlessly commanding Anton, who can have any man or woman he wantsâ€¦in any way he wishesâ€¦
Review: This book can only be read in small doses. I haven’t even finished it yet, but eventually will. If only because I want to know how the little pack will end up for now. There is a certain storyline in order to enable the author to put as much sex and as many varieties into it without seeming to be out of place. The Chanku are a sensual and polyamorous race, obviously bisexual, not averse to some bestiality on top, so there you are – all you need for erotica that have it all.
The first scenes between Xandi (reminds me of Xena somehow, don’t like it) and Stefan (good old German name) are pretty hot. Be prepared for a man with a muzzle (could have done without it, really) and the genitalia of a dog. When I read "man trapped between wolf and dog" I figured it would be more like the Minotaurus and not some wild mixture that affects the whole body. That was gross. When you were able to forget that, though, the scenes were sensual and well written.
And then Kate Douglas goes the whole hog. You name it, she’s got it. M/m, f/f, m/m/f, submission, dominance, light bondage, spanking, partner sharing, whatever. I haven’t come to the m/m/f/f point yet (and God only knows what else she has in store), but I’m pretty certain it will come.
There is not much room for character development or anything else other than giving a reason for the next sex scene. For instance, Keisha’s trauma after having been raped and injured by some men leads her to not being able to have sex with a man. Now, how do you get over something like that? Of course, you have sex with a woman instead. If not for that Keisha and Xandi wouldn’t have got together at all and never would have known how much they enjoy it. Sometimes there does come some good out of the bad.
If you are prudish, faint of heart and belonging to the vanilla crowd, give this book a wide berth.
One more thing: The whole "sensual race that has sex with anyone at any time" very strongly reminds me of Devyn Quinn’s Kynn. In "Sins of the Flesh" there is the same accumulation of unconnected sex scenes that are merely held together by the characteristics of a certain race, just that in this case it is not wolves, but vampires. So if you like "Wolf Tales" you might want to try out Devyn Quinn as well.