Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sanctuary Unbound


Title: Sanctuary Unbound
Author: Moira Rogers
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60928-046-8
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Painful past failures have kept lumberjack vampire Adam Dubois hidden in his cabin home deep in the Great North Woods for eight decades. His life takes a hundred-eighty degree turn when he learns his old friends; the Alpha pair of Red Rock Pass, Sam and Gavin, need his help. Traveling into an unknown situation brings him face-to-face with his past and a female werewolf who will change his life forever.

Life is lonely for Pack doctor Cindy Shepherd, and she’s in need of a little affection and companionship but unfortunately, available men are a little limited in Red Rock Pass until vampire Adam Dubois arrives. She’s surprised at the intensity of their attraction, and more than willing to share in a little time together between the sheets—after all, it’s only sex. Isn’t it? What she doesn’t realize is that her vampire lover will dredge up painful memories, opening old wounds that haven’t completely healed.

Neither Cindy or Adam ever expected their casual relationship to turn serious, but when he learns that mistakes of his past are at the root of what is threatening his friends, he’s determined to set things right. Through it all he knows Cindy - his Cindy - will stand beside him in defense of all they hold dear but unfortunately, it might not be enough and they could both wind up dead.

Sanctuary Unbound is the forth release in Moira Rogers ongoing series Red Rock Pass and while it could be read as a stand-alone, it would be easier to understand the plotline and character relationships if they are read in order.

I admit it. I have a thing for stories with vampires so I was thrilled when I discovered that vamp Adam Dubois was the male lead in this newest series release. He was interesting when first introduced in the last book, but learning more about him and what makes him tick has made this story a pleasure to read. Watching him change his rather aloof attitude and become an integral part of life in Red Rock Pass was nice to see, as was the renewing of his old friendship with Alpha pair, Sam and Gavin.

Becoming a trusted and active member of the werewolf community might have been difficult, if not for the intense physical and emotional attachment he and sexy doc Cindy develop. Their chemistry is fast, intense, unexpected and not to be ignored. In truth, these two have enough emotional baggage to sink an aircraft carrier, but through it all they persevere, their new and budding relationship coming out stronger in the end. And did I mention the fire and passion these two people generate? It’s hot!

The entire story is enjoyable, but the scenes that stand out for me are those near the end where Adam is forced to confront the evil vampire who has threatened the Red Rock sanctuary from the very beginning. Even while Cindy stands nearby in defense of the vampire she’s come to love, at times you don’t which way the battle will go, or whether Adam will be destroyed by the power he’s forced to use in defense of his friends. You’ll have to read the book to find out the ending—my lips are sealed.

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