Title: Taming Her Wolf
Author: Dee Carney
My Rating: B+
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Fire Creek Shifters #1
Main Characters: Kim and Brick
Release Date: September 2015
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Sexual Intensity: hot
All shifters live with their beasts, but Chris "Brick" Preston's is dangerously close to the surface. And it wants Kim. Sex keeps the beast sated for now, but unless Kim can help him find a more permanent solution, Brick risks becoming a feral, banished—or put down—by his pack.
With each incredibly intense encounter, Brick and Kim grow closer. But time is not on their side. When Kim is faced with betraying the pack in order to save Brick's life, the consequences may be more than they can survive.
This is the first in a new paranormal shifter series by Dee Carney. I felt like it was a great start. She has an interesting world with a really unique twist on the shifter world. Most shifter series talk about the human and the wolf (or other animal) that live within the same body. But Dee Carney took that a step further. In her shifter world, three separate beings inhabit the shifter body...the human, the wolf, and the beast.
The beast is the most feral of the three and is only let out on a full moon. But for the hero in this book, Brick, his beast is breaking out of his bonds. Something that will likely result in Brick being killed for being feral...and no one can figure out why sometimes shifters go feral.
There's also a suspense aspect to this story. There's a serial killer on the loose killing the pre-adolescent shifters of the pack. (Note: this story was not completed in this first book, so I'm guessing this will be an ongoing plot line throughout the series.) Thrown into all of this with new warning is the new doctor in Fire Creek, Kim.
Kim has her own complicated story. Something happened to her medical career in LA which ruined everything. There's a lot of the story devoted to how much she has lost materially. I'll be honest, for me that aspect of her character skirted really close to the edge of too much, making her a shallow person that I didn't like. Almost...it was a really close thing, because she's pretty caught up in material things for a lot of the book, which seemed really shallow esp considering how she ended up there. That was the one thing that I wasn't real fond of about in this story.
But everything else in the story did work for me. I loved Brick and the men we got to meet from the pack. There is definitely some great potential there for upcoming stories. I found Brick's issues fascinating and the whole medical investigation going on by Kim to find out "why" he's having issues was great. I could totally buy the explanation of it all and liked getting deep into Brick's head with his interactions with his beast and wolf.
It was an interesting book and a great start to this series. I definitely plan to read more as they release.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.