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My first book by Suzanne Wright, and it was a lot of fun to read! I loved how she wrote the heroine as badass and not afraid to kick some villain butt. At the same time, she wrote a hero who was also someone who would protect those he loved at all costs, so he was the best partner for the heroine. While this book did get a bit more graphic than I thought was necessary (specifically at the end - if you've read it, you know what I mean), I still really enjoyed reading it! The dynamic between the main characters, as well as the cool world building, really grabbed me and made me want to keep reading.
Gwen Miller has had enough with people attacking innocent weres in her neighborhood, and after finding one young female beaten to within an inch of her life, she makes sure the lowlife who did it is caught. Suddenly finding herself threatened by the boy's wealthy father, she has snagged the attention of a local were pack, particularly a pack enforcer, Zander Devlin. Zander's wolf has always been aloof to other females, but his wary reaction to this woman has Zander wondering if there's more to Gwen than meets the eye. Discovering her secrets takes a back seat to her safety, however, and soon Zander is protecting Gwen at every turn. Not that she needs it - Gwen has weapons of her own, even without claws.
Gwen and Zander were a great power couple, their strengths and weaknesses complimenting each other and creating a really strong duo in the story. Gwen's history was interesting and made her complex and enjoyable. Zander is a dominating were, but he respects Gwen and her ability to hold her own in a fight. While they have some struggles as they get to know each other, they ultimately find that the love they have for each other is much stronger than anything they might need to overcome.
This book was very enjoyable and is recommended to those who like great were-animal stories. With so many books in this genre being published, it's nice to see a book that really creates a unique, engaging world.
**I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**