Sunday, March 18, 2012

My review may be On Thin Ice

Silas Murdock, lion Pride leader of Ariel Estates, is on the trip of a lifetime, big game hunting with his entourage in Alaska. Everything had been perfect right up until a freak storm barreled into the area ruining their plans followed by an assassin’s bullet plummeting them into the frozen tundra.

Enter wolf shifter and former pack physician, Theodor Lucas. Returning from a trip to a nearby village, he witnesses the crash and finds the wreckage along with an unconscious and barely alive Silas. Theo’s ethical sense won’t allow him to walk away, leaving the male to suffer and freeze to death when there’s a chance he could be saved. Despite the personal risk and his vow to never be responsible for another soul, Theo takes the lone survivor back to his cabin to care for his injuries.

The stranger's unusual scent has Theo stumped. The gorgeous male is definitely not human, but exactly what is a mystery. But Theo’s unexpected guest is the only one with any answers as to who he is, and why their pilot ended up with a bullet to the back.

There’s just one problem: now that the male is awake, he doesn't have a clue. In fact, who, what, and where he is, is a total blank. But for Silas, there is one thing he does know for sure: when it comes to Theo, his hot-as-hell rescuer, a lifesaver has never looked more delicious.

I didn’t love On Thin Ice but it worked for me when I just wanted a light read. And it's crazy but I think I didn't love it because the characters were absolutely perfect. Read on - I will explain...

Recluse Dr. Theo gets pulled into saving the survivor of a plane crash though he wants nothing more than to stay away from people. Despite believing his doctoring abilities lack and harboring immense guilt, he does the right thing to help. And as the author slowly divulges his past, readers find compassion for this good man. There is nothing not to like about Theo.

Silas also is a good man. After he wakes in Theo’s cabin, his amnesia causes him to rely on another person as his memory slowly returns. Not his usual self-assured self, Silas opens himself to falling in love. And yet once he determines his identity, he does the right thing in returning to his home and caring for his people.

Though both men acknowledge their love for each other, they each choose to return to their people - doing the right thing – and work towards a HEA when they can be together. Okay, so maybe I need more angst or just something not so perfect about characters to make me love it... is that wrong??

This was a nice story but lacking too much depth and rather predictable – though scenes between a lion and a wolf can hardly be called predictable – so if you like shifter romance, this is a good quick read for you.

RATING: 3 Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
(I'd definitely give this HAWT COVER 5 Strawberries!!)

This book was given to us by Resplendence Publishing. Many thanks.
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