Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review: Black Gold by Vivian Arend

Black Gold (Takhini Wolves #1) by Vivian Arend
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Lone wolf Shaun Stevens's automatic response to the words "happily ever after"? "Kill me now." Yet with all his friends settling down he's begun to think there may actually be something to this love-and-roses crap.

One thing's for sure: his dream mate will have to out-cuss, out-spit and out-hike him. So he never expected the one to push his forever button would be a blue-blooded Southern debutante with a voice as dark and velvety as her skin.

When Gemmita Jacobs steps off the plane in Whitehorse, Yukon, it's about more than her caribou research project. It's her declaration of independence from an overprotected upbringing. Except there's something in the air she can't quite define-something that unexpectedly rouses her mating instincts.

Moments after their eyes lock, the deed is done-and done thoroughly. When the pheromone dust settles, though, all the reasons they don't belong together become painfully clear.
It's enough to make a wolf learn a whole new set of cuss words...

Warning: Two strong wolves getting exactly what they deserve. Includes wilderness nookie, shifters being naughty in public places, the Midnight Sun as a canopy for seduction and grizzly shifters on the loose. Oh, and don't forget the sarcasm.
My Thoughts: Hellllo, sexy shifters! I am a huge fan of insta-love when reading shapeshifter books. I just love when that mating instinct kicks in and the two parties can't get enough of one another. But what happens when the two shifters in question are polar opposites? Like, what if one's a rough and ready pilot who's just as happy camping out in the wilderness as bunking down in a room with a cot and the other is a pampered, sheltered lady who's trying to spread her wings and find herself? Shenanigans, people. SHENANIGANS!

I loved that Shaun went out of his way to try to tone himself down for Gem. He *cough*attempts*cough* to cut down on the swearing. He tries to remember to pull out her chair and open doors for her. All in the name of trying to get her to fall in love with both him and the land so that she won't hightail it back to Georgia as soon as her research is complete.

Great pack dynamics (I kinda love Evan, I can't lie about that), enthusiastic bedroom antics, and two vastly different individuals trying to make things work made this a fun FUN book. Also, the cover is pretty RAWR!

Books in this series
1. Black Gold - Paperback | Kindle
2. Silver Mine

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  1. I like enthusiastic bedroom antics.

    *adds to wishlist*

    1. Everyone *should* like enthusiastic bedroom antics. EVERYONE!

  2. I loved Evan too and was hoping for his love on the second book, but not such luck so far...

    1. We can keep hoping! Vivian Arend hasn't stopped writing them.

  3. Sounds like fun!! I've been liking shifter books lately. :)

    1. I go on sprees where I read all shifters (or all demons or all ghosties). I like to glut myself sometimes. Mmm. Shifters.