Monday, April 25, 2011

Me & my wolf Monday

Hope everyone had a great Easter. Mine was very exhausting but good. I now have enough chocolate to last me the rest of the year. I need to get rid of it so I’m not tempted to eat it. Just say no Kim, just say no! Looking forward to the warm weather this week and slowly packing away the winter clothes and shoes. I think shorts should be appropriate dress for all occasions. One day I will live some place that I can wear shorts and flip flops year around and the only furniture required is a beach chair. That is in the event that I ever get to retire which isn’t very likely but one can dream!

Summer’s Wolf by Rebecca Royce
Three years ago, Summer Morrison’s happy, normal life was thrown into upheaval.
Forced to discover, before she was ready, that she was half-wolf shifter and mated to the
pack’s enforcer has left Summer moody, shaken, and resentful. When tragedy strikes her
family, Summer is forced to come back to the world of the Westervelt Wolves…and into
the arms of Cullen Murphy.
Cullen has waited three years for Summer, having promised her mother he would
give her time to grow up. But he’s never forgotten his mate and craved her presence since
he first saw her on the battlefield three years earlier. The trouble is, now that Cullen has
Summer, he has no idea what to do with her. Three hundred years of being alone has left
Cullen socially inept and more lonesome than he would ever admit. He lives with the
guilt and shame of his deeds, while knowing his role is pivotal to the pack’s survival.
Together, Cullen and Summer will heal each other’s wounds and discover that life is
worth living as long as they are together. Now there’s just the little matter of Kendrick
and Claudius, their evil henchmen, the army of miscreant wolves, and the demons that
keep attacking. If they can survive, their love will be everlasting. But failure will mean
not only their destruction, but the end of the Westervelt Wolves.
When love is eternal, failure is not an option.

This story for me had two different little things that made it unique to read. Number one, Summer was in no way shape or form ready to be pushed into this wolf world. Unlike many stories where the male finds his mate and drags her away until she sees he’s the only one for her. Cullen steps away and by away I don’t mean just hanging out with her and being her friend. There is no contact, not for a month or two but 3 years! That was a fresh surprise. He knew what was going on in her life but he stayed out of it so she could make her own way. The second thing I thought was cool is how the wolf is separate from the person. Many shifters are humans that can change form. In this series the wolf has its own voice. I love how Summer’s wolf likes to give her advice and she is trying so hard to ignore it. It’s always a little voice in your head. Annoying I’m sure but how great would it be to have that extra part to help you remember stuff. Like, hey Kim, don’t forget to pick up toothpaste on the way home! How cool would that be!
The story also has lots of characters that are sure to be featured in the rest of the series. This is also a series that needs to be read in order. Book 1 and this one (book 2) are very connected to one another. I look forward to reading the rest of them.

I give this book 3 chocolate dipped strawberries and a bottle of sunscreen so you can grab this series and head to your own beach chair and start reading. I won’t be wearing sunscreen but you should!
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