Genre: fantasy romance
Target audience: adults
Riaz Delgado is a lone (were)wolf. It means he can function far away from his pack. It also means he is lonely, mainly because the woman he loves is happily married so unavailable. Adria Morgan recovers after a disastrous relationship with a weaker werewolf. It seems the last thing she needs is another badass in her life. Yet the moment she meets Riaz she can’t stop thinking of him – she is full of frustration and anger, she hates herself, she cannot help it. Some Freudians would say she needs to get laid badly. And get laid she will. Oh and there will be imminent war with the Psy in the background.
What I liked:
I do understand what is so likeable about Mrs. Singh’s novels. You can read them out of order. They are full of passion, they always end with a big HEA, they never disappoint you when it comes to THOSE steamy-hot scenes. Mrs. Singh also never forgets the characters from previous parts which is kind of nice – in this installment we get to know more about the mating/marriage of Hawke and Sienna. They are both so cute. Everybody is cute. Right.
What I didn’t like:
Let me tell you a short story. Once upon a time there was a Kingdom of Perfection. It was ruled by Queen Barbie who was married to Prince Ken.
They rode Her Little Ponies, ate wedding cakes every day and drank lemonade. They took care of their subjects too – cake and lemonade for everyone and a party every week!
Still there were no random subjects in the whole Kingdom. You can even say the selection criteria were harsh. All people, living there, had to be handsome or pretty; all of them had to be chivalrous and honest and kind. Several bad characters were allowed to stay in special camps just so the rightful citizens could visit them from time to time and vanquish them in a fight. It was a kind of personality exercise and a pastime. It was also good for their muscles. Unfortunately after a while all citizens looked and acted almost the same – the differences between them pretty superficial: the colour of their hair or eyes…
If anybody fell in love in that Kingdom they always did the right thing – some adultery was tolerated but the relationship had to end in a marriage or mating or whatever ceremony bonds you with the other person for life. If anybody dared act otherwise he or she was forcibly removed from their rainbow-coloured house and exiled. Who wants accidental pregnancies, deadly STDs or a permanent damage of a broken heart? Nobody, right? Outside there was dirt and wolves and harsh reality, full of dumpsters, bad food, old cars and uglies.
If you prefer living inside the Kingdom of Perfection, you will most likely like the book – everything in there is according to that Kingdom’s highest standards. If an alpha male is unavailable the heroine gets a lone wolf – almost as good, if not better. If they fall in love they do it with that silly, artificial passion, so funny when you try to imagine it in real life, and they will stay together forever, you can be sure of that. They have to or they will turn into ugly, dirty monsters, full of claws and teeth – most undesirable by the authors or the readers of fluffy books.