Sometimes You Mate For Life
Katie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She’s good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won’t back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there’s no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she’s ever cared about–a man on the verge of losing his very humanity. . .
Sometimes You Mate To Stay Alive
For the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan’s guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising. . .
I love when I can jump into the middle of a series and not have to worry about figuring out what is going on.. Jumping into CONSUMED (the fourth book in the Dark Protectors series) eases you into the middle of a massive war with a huge cast of compelling characters.
One of the ideas I really liked in this story was that being a werewolf was not a natural state for characters. There is a virus that turns shifters, vampires, and witches into werewolves who are pretty much mindless feral animals. A faction of vampires is using this virus as a form of bioterrorism in an ongoing war. We get flashback to the beginnings of the war and Jordan’s role in it. The flashbacks actually made the story more compelling and I never felt bogged down by too much information.
While a war is a continuing threat there is also a battle of wills between Jordan and Katie. Katie is definitely a persistent and determined person especially when it comes to Jordan and saving his life. Talk about alpha females because it would take a very alpha male like Jordan to handle her very strong personality. I was a little uncomfortable with this relationship as Jordan has watched Katie grow up from being a toddler to adulthood. While he only felt sexual attraction towards her as an adult I still didn’t like that aspect of their relationship and had to constantly try to not think about it.
Awkward feeling aside, their commitment to each other was amazing to see especially when lives hung in the balance Fair warning, CONSUMED has one of the most violent sex scene I’ve come across. It actually came off very animalistic and kind of scary. I had to remind myself that this was consensual sex while Jordan pursued Katie in this scene.
I am looking forward to see what will happen next with this war and which couple will be featured in PROVOKED, the fifth book in the Dark Protectors series, which comes out November 1, 2012.