Thursday, November 24, 2011
Chasing Paradise by Sondrae Bennett
He’ll do whatever it takes to earn back her trust.
A vacation is exactly what Ethan needs to escape the mate hungry females in his pack. Determined to have fun, he can’t think of a better way to start than sampling all the different flavors the shifter only resort has to offer, and not the food variety. But after he meets Gwen, no one else holds any interest for him. Ethan came on vacation to avoid mating. There’s no way he’s going to give up his freedom without a fight.
Gwen is devastated when she hears her mate denying everything they are to each other. She can’t sit by, watching him fool around with other girls at the resort. Or worse, crawl back, unable to resist the mating pull but not really wanting her. She needs to get away and her own vacation sounds like the perfect plan. But she should have remembered what her mother always taught her, never run from a predator unless you want them to chase you. The hunt is on…
You can never have enough of shifter men, especially the strong alpha wolf variety. After reading the first in the Alpine Woods Shifter series I was ready to dive into Chasing Paradise. At first I have to say that I really didn’t enjoy the story. It really wasn’t the story as much as you like Gwen right off the bat and since Ethan was the cause of her distress you just didn’t want to like him. I am glad that he pursued her and was determined to make it right but it was going to take more than a short story for me to like him. In looking back on it, I can see that it is actually a great story that reminds us that words can hurt just as much as a physical blow. It can also cause you to lose the chance you have at true happiness but not thinking before you acting. I would give Chasing Paradise 3 ½ chocolate dipped strawberries!