Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Review: Surrounded by Wolves
Surrounded by Wolves by Stacey Espino
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Cassidy moves out of the only city she's ever known and heads to the distant town of Climax, British Columbia. Her grandfather left her an estate, and she lined up a job in the small mining town.
She arrives and discovers that her inheritance is nothing more than a run-down shack, and the men she's supposed to work with are drop-dead gorgeous. It's impossible to resist the advances of the men in Climax, especially when she's never felt so isolated.
Garret is the foreman of the Gregor Copper Mine, but also alpha to a small pack of wolf shifters. Recent events in Climax have made life complicated—loggers are trying to encroach on their land, one of their pack mates is missing, and their new female dispatcher is a mouthwatering distraction. When Cassidy is threatened, the men band together, realizing the little human is more important to them than they ever imagined.
Ok, so I was hesitant to try a serial. I am more of an instant gratification type person. (I blame e-readers and the ease with which a book can be zapped to you in seconds.) What can I say? It is a serious personality flaw and I can live with that. I used to watch soap operas. The way they left you hanging each day, or for the weekend was a constant source of frustration and delight. So I figure if I could watch those, when they drag a storyline out for years, I could pick up a book that would have a conclusion in 7 books. Of course the fact that the author was Stacey Espino was also a deciding a factor.
Surrounded by Wolves begins with Cassidy uprooting her whole life. She faces a new town, home and job all while fighting the attraction to her new bosses. Oh the delicious torment. We are treated to the dilemma of one woman being attracted to four men and struggling to not feel like a slut. It is clear from the get go that each man holds a separate attraction for her. And as we get to know each one, we learn just how complex they are. There is a lot going on that makes this an exciting story to read. There is a whole rivalry with another pack. And then there is the mysterious appearance from Cassidy’s past. Of course Cassidy is in the dark about what the men really are and there is the added complication of the missing pack member. There is so much delicious torment, intrigue and unanswered questions. I devoured the first book and of course was left with a cliffhanger. All right. That’s all you get from me for now. I am off to devour the second book, Garret’s Domination.
To be continued...with my review of Garret's Domination.
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