Dark Wolf Rising By Rhyannon Byrd
I was scrolling through the books in the Google Marketplace and found this gem. I knew nothing about the Bloodrunners series when I decided to download this book and give it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised that it is a great standalone read and it has me interested in the rest of the series.
Here is the blurb to give everyone a quick glance:
“Eric Drake, a powerful Dark Wolf, has never trusted himself around human females-preferring to mate only within his pack. That is, until he encounters Chelsea Smart snooping around Silvercrest pack land in search of her missing sister. Secretly, Chelsea thinks Eric is the sexiest man she's ever seen, though she is wary of his potent Alpha energy. Then it's discovered that Chelsea's sister is being held by a pack of vicious Lycans, and Eric heroically leaps into action. Now, Chelsea will risk everything-her body and soul-to surrender to the passion that will mark her as Eric's woman for all eternity...if they survive.”
The story starts out with Eric Drake arriving on the scene to help scoot someone off of pack land. Two young mixed blood wolfs are having real trouble with a lady parked in a van. Chelsea, the lady in the van, isn’t going to leave no matter what. Not only can she not afford to stay in a hotel but she’s on a mission to find her sister. I couldn’t help but enjoy the feeling of awe and pride when she lifts a hand cannon and points it at the hero, Eric. I mean it I loved seeing a strong woman take a stand and stand up to a big macho guy. It was refreshing.
Considering that Eric and Chelsea had to get close real quick it was a really nice read that had me turning pages all night. It is packed with action and really shows what Eric is willing to do to keep his pack safe and protect Chelsea. Eric has issues with his own past and doesn’t know if he is really the right person for Chelsea at first.
The book flowed wonderfully. I found myself at the end before I knew, and wanted to go back and reread part of it right away. I plan on checking out the other books in this series to see a full picture of the pack and the wolves that Rhyannon Byrd has created for us.
(Read for the 2014 Shifter Challenge hosted by Parajunkee)