Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wolver's Rescue by Jacqueline Rhoades

Title:  Wolver's Rescue
Series:  The Wolvers #6
Author:  Jacqueline Rhoades
Published:  February 24/15
Length:  297pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Sometimes it's not the wolves who pose the danger...

There’s a downside to living in a secret society. Someone has to ensure it remains that way. ‘Bull’ Bulworth is that someone. His current assignment: track a young man who has an unrecognized wolf inside him and eliminate the problem before the truth about Wolvers is exposed to the human world. It’s a simple and straightforward assignment until he meets a woman who makes him think crazy might be contagious.

In her own words, Tommie Bane is nuttier than a pecan tree. There’s a voice in her head telling her she is something other than human, and a creature she swears is running around inside her body. Just when she’s at the lowest point in her weird and nutty life, she meets a man who tells her it’s all real. Should she listen to the voice of reason or to the voice in her head that keeps shouting “Mate”?

What do you have to lose when you've already lost your mind? For Tommie, it could be her life.

My Review:

This novel is vividly written, telling a story that is both heartfelt and imaginative. I love the way that Rhoades combines a variety of subject matter, many very hard-hitting, into a story that not only captures your heart, but also makes you think and contemplate the world around you. There is an intensity underlying Rhoades’ writing that keeps you coming back for more. My heart broke for these characters by the end of the prologue, but watching them fight their way back was not only a fantastic story, but very reaffirming in and of itself. This well written and presented novel was definitely a joy to read.

The heroine in this novel is possibly the most unique romance heroine I’ve ever encountered. The life she’s lived combined with her actions throughout the story in a remarkable manner. Rhoades’ multifaceted character development brought her to life in such a vivid way that I couldn’t help but feel intimately acquainted with her. Her strength and vulnerability were counterpoints to one another that really made her who she was. I really enjoyed the deeper look into who Eugene is and what he does. With that came a deeper understanding of Wolvers in general, more than simply the individual packs.

This incredibly lifelike and wildly imaginative tale is by far Rhoades’ best yet. She combines the best and the worst of humanity with the fantasy of the Wolvers in a way that is uniquely hers.

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