Review: SECRET OF THE WOLF by Cynthia Garner

July 4, 2012 Review 2

Secret of the Wolf (Warriors of the Rift, #2)


(Warriors of the Rift, #2)
by Cynthia Garner

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Excerpt: Yes
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Netgalley

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (June 26, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0446585122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446585125


Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Several sex scenes


Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos.

As a werewolf liaison to the Council of Preternaturals, Tori Joseph is used to straddling the world between humans and immortals. She plays by the rules and always delivers justice, no matter the cost. But after a string of increasingly brutal attacks results in humans turning into werewolves, Tori doesn’t reveal her horrifying suspicion: Someone very close to her might be responsible.

Investigating the paranormal violence, no-nonsense detective Dante MacMillan believes Tori is hiding something. His search for the truth draws him into greater danger as he gets closer to the dark realm of the immortals-and to the sexy werewolf who stirs his primal lust. Now with evil closing in around them, Dante must convince Tori to trust him . . . before her deadly secret destroys them both.

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SECRET OF THE WOLF is the second book the Warriors of the Rift series which introduced an interesting concept to paranormal romance with werewolves, vampires, fey, and demons being beings who came over from a parallel dimension. In a way that makes them even more fantastical than they already are and puts a fun spin on creatures we are very familiar with. I kept wanting to actually go to this other dimension since it was described as very interesting though dangerous place.

Potentially as dangerous as that alternate dimension was the romance between Tori and Dante.  It was steamy and filled with anticipation as they kept inching towards acting out on their feeling for each other but backing away from any sort of intimate relationship due to various insecurities and concerns. It was a test in my patience waiting for them to get together but the slow build up of trust and acceptance these two go through to get to where they are at the end of the book was worth the wait. I also loved the fact that Dante was the one who was holding back on the relationship and Tori was the one pushing Dante for a relationship or even just a fling.

SECRET OF THE WOLF has a sizzling romance at the core of a thrilling, action packed story The third book in the Warriors of the Rift series; HEART OF THE DEMON comes out in 2013, I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

2 Responses to “Review: SECRET OF THE WOLF by Cynthia Garner”

  1. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    Great review! I was curious to hear your thoughts after ATUF’s 3 star review (I think it was 3…>) of Kiss of the Vampire. I was on the fence about the first installment but this one was fab. I’m glad to see that we’re on the same page!

  2. Shane

    I received this book a while back to review but haven’t gotten around to doing just that. I love the cover and the story, its very much adult fantasy and not teeny, but very interesting nonetheless. Great review!