Hiking through the snow, holiday baking and playing board games by the fire – what’s not to love about an old-fashioned family Christmas?My Thoughts: Before I get into this review, ya'll flat out need to know that I am a huge, huge, huge fan of the Women of the Otherworld series as a whole. Huge. Like, Mega-Shark and Giant Octopus huge. And when I start throwing out random SyFy channel movie references you know that I'm Serious with a capital S.
Werewolves Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers want to give their four-year-old twins, Kate and Logan, something their parents never had: a nice, normal holiday. No Pack responsibilities, no homicidal half-demons or power-hungry sorcerers to deal with – just the four of them, alone, at a chalet outside Ontario’s Algonquin Park.
Then a strange werewolf shows up at their door…while the town is buzzing about a young man, back from college, found half-eaten in the woods. And there’s the missing little girl …
With all the signs pointing to a rogue mutt with a taste for human flesh, Elena and Clay have no choice but to investigate. But are they the hunters – or the hunted?
So, now that we've gotten all those pesky disclaimers out of the way... OMG! BOOK LOVE LIKE WHOA! I simply adore this world. I love Elena and the way she worries that she won't be the Alpha the Pack needs. I love how Clay doesn't want to be in charge. I love the twins. I love the dynamic between the different members of the Pack (Noah and Reese, YAY!) and how they come together so readily when they're needed. I just freaking love too much about this book.
The mystery of what's unfolding is well played out and the twist at the end was one I didn't see coming. (Oh, do I need to disclaim yet again that I'm terrible at deciphering clues? True story.) The bottom line is that I enjoyed the ride from top to bottom. The characters make me swoon, the mystery is engrossing, and the twins are really freaking adorable.
This book was a win on so many levels. And also, I liked the pictures!
Other reviews in this series
Novella 9.5: Angelic
Novella 10.5: Counterfeit Magic
Book 11: Waking the Witch
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