Sera Sinclaire is a New Orleans rarity: a submissive coyote trapped in a town overrun by dominant shapeshifters. Worse, she lacks the willpower to deny the alphas-in-shining-armor who need her soothing presence, even when their protectiveness threatens to crush her hard-won self-reliance.My Thoughts: Oh, guys! OH, GUYS! I love stepping back into this world. It almost embarrassing how excited I get when I think of all the shenanigans these wacky shifters can get into. I adore everything about this series. I love meeting the secondary characters and seeing what previous main characters have been up to and watching our current main characters twist themselves in knots over one another. *sigh* Such fun!
The only shifter she doesn't want to push away is Julio Mendoza, a wolf so dominant he's earned a place on the Southeast council.
Julio doesn't have the luxury of indulging in the vacation his psychic shrink insists he needs. He can't turn his back on responsibilities he's beginning to wish he'd never shouldered. When an obsessive ex endangers Sera, though, instinct drives him to get her out of town. Watching her come to life outside the city makes him feel like he's finally done something right, and her touch ignites desire he doesn't want to ignore.
But soon, light-hearted flirting becomes a dangerous game of seduction, where every day spent falling into each other is another day avoiding the truth. Sera's ex isn't the only one who'd disapprove of their relationship. There are wolves who would kill to get Sera out of Julio's life--starting with his own blood kin.
Warning: Contains endless summer road trips, family drama, redneck werewolves, sexual power games and a taboo love affair between a submissive coyote who's among the last of her kind and a dominant wolf who loves his heroine's ass. Literally.
This time around, Julio was the perfect mix of dominant Alpha and sexy lover who wanted to let his ladyfriend stand on her own two feet. Because of the abuse Sera had suffered with her husband, she's so determined to find her independence that she has trouble asking for help. She puts on the brave "I'm fine" face and pushes her need for comfort away. I'm going to be honest, her resignation at being perceived as weak reduced me to tears more than once. And we all know I'm not a crier.
The overall arc has been moving forward nicely with each book and this one ties up several loose ends that were left dangling previously. Julio and Sera were incredibly hot together and I'm still laughing like crazy over that very accurate warning regarding Julio's appreciation of Sera's ass. What's not to love about a hero who loves his heroine's ass?
Not that I'm keeping track or anything but breakfast foods - waffles specifically - have once again made an appearance in the Southern Arcana world!
Books in this series
2.1. A Peyton Family Christmas
2.5. Zola's Pride
3.5. Two Weddings (and One Near Funeral)
5. Impulse - Kindle
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Impulse was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.