Ashat is a werewolf who’s lived three centuries in sorrow and torment after his family was killed by an enemy-Baku. The only way he is able to bear his long life is drinking himself into a drunken stupor, women and hunting down Baku. His world suddenly changes when he meets Merilee and he is finally able to love and be happy again.
Merilee lost her family in a fire when she was five. However she isn’t too sure about that, her nightmares show her something very different to what her shrink has been telling her for thirteen years. She was raised by her two adoptive sisters Ann and Maria in an orphanage. She has a fear of letting people in and losing them. This fear makes her put up with an obnoxious boyfriend Steve until she’s finally gets the courage to get rid of him.
She finally meets a man who she instantly has a crush on and ultimately falls in love with after their first night together.
But Merilee and Ashat have met before in the worst of situations.
Review: This book is different than those I have read in the past. I am not normally a historical kind of gal so this took me a little bit to get into. We meet Ashat back when Native American’s roamed the land freely. During this part of the book we hear the story from Ash’s point of view and we learn a lot about his personality and temperament. We also get an amazing look as took what life was like back in that time. Not only the family life but the social structure and the leadership. This is where the base of the story was laid.
Christina Ow then takes and jumps us into the 21st century. She spends a good part of the book spanning thirteen years but this is the meat of the story. We are introduced to a bunch of supporting characters who travel in and out of the story but secondary main character is Lee. She and her friends have had a very hard life growing up and they just want to catch a break. On Lee’s 18th birthday they go out to a club to celebrate and that is when the supporting characters of Maria, Anne, Jeff and Billy come into play. Over the last half of the book you start to wonder about things that are going on and get suspicious about people and their actions. The one thing that is obvious from the first time that Ashe and Lee meet is that they are met to be together.
What is truly going on with Lee? Is Ash going to keep pushing her away or has he finally accepted their fate?
Don’t look for a HEA here, true to a series book they leave you wanting more. Unfortunately I just feel like they could have left it a better point than they did. They didn’t tie up any of the story lines in the book and that is why I am giving it a Rose in Bloom rating.
Favorite Quote: “You don’t look too bad yourself, especially in my shirt.”