Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pack and Coven by Jody Wallace

Harry Smith is a lone wolf, and he likes it that way. When he's targeted to be co-alpha of the local pack, there is only one thing he can do to maintain his freedom: flee. But it'll take a miracle to stay a step ahead of shifters in their own territory.

June Travis has been in love with Harry for years, but he doesn't know her real identity. He sees her as the sweet owner of the local tearoom?the facade June presents to humans and werewolves to keep them from finding out she's a witch. She may not be able to offer Harry a miracle, but she can help him escape.

Harry is drawn to this new side of June, and not just because he's grateful for her help. With her magic temporarily hiding Harry from his pursuers, the witch and the wolf explore their mutual attraction. But there are consequences for witches who bed down with wolves...

Reviewer: Fashionta
When the alpha of the local pack is arrested, the pack members want Harry Smith to replace him, although he doesn’t want to be part of the pack. Harry prefers to be with the grannies.
I laughed out loud when I read about the insistent declaration of the feminine alpha of the pack that they want him, they voted and the chose him, so Harry WILL be the masculine alpha and no other. They won’t take NO for answer. I love this scene and here are some samples… isn’t it amusing?
“I’m begging. You know what we’ve got to choose from, and they haven’t got…what you’ve got.”
“It’s called brains.” Harry’s voice was more of a growl than intended. “All sorts of people have them.”
“You’re the one we want. We voted.”
While the touch of democracy in the pack surprised him, it didn’t sway him.
“Import somebody.”
“You don’t want me.”
“Yes, we do,” Bianca insisted.
“Why?” He might have the right DNA, but there was nothing else right about him.
“We voted.”
“As a United States citizen, I have a vote too. It’s no. If you don’t mind, I prefer to eat alone.
“We’ve got time. We’ll wait.”
So Harry decides that he'll have to run from the pack territory.
Harry’s best choice seemed to be humoring Bianca long enough to locate a small vehicle with a large engine. Maybe that Porsche he’d almost finished.
Discretion, valor, cowardice—who cared as long as it worked and nobody got hurt?
And here, at this point, he finds out that his best friend Sandie, his best friend in the world and a granny, is young June Travis and a witch. And that she will try anything to help him. Still, while the attraction between them rises, June has to be careful; if she sleeps with him, she might lose her power. And they have to fight Harry’s old enemy.

I love books that have some humor; I think it gives some flavor to the story. And this story has a wonderful one.

The story line had some unique ideas; the dialogue was amazing; the characters deep and so real I swear they seem alive; and the action so well written that kept me under its spell until the end. 5 stars for this outstanding book, you shouldn’t miss it.

Publisher: Carina Press
Review Courtesy Of: NetGalley


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