Saturday, October 30, 2010


Title: Undertow
Author: Moira Rogers
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60928-216-5
Genre: {M/F} Historical Paranormal Shape-shifter
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Victor left behind a life of crime to help his Alpha build a place of safety for werewolves on a small Maine island. He’s had a hard life that’s prepared him for the harsh experiences that comes from living on their new home and dealing with the emotionally wounded young female wolves rescued from the brutal Boston Alpha only makes it more difficult. That’s particularly true when it comes to handling Simone, a woman whose wolf calls to his.

Simone comes from a rich society background but lost everything when she became involved with the man who eventually turned her. Even though she now has a chance to help broker peace between wizards and werewolves in Europe, she’s reluctant to leave Victor behind. During a return trip from the mainland with supplies, Victor and Simone are shipwrecked on a small deserted island, trapping them together during the full moon. While trying to survive, long held secret emotions are laid bare and despite his previous good intentions of staying away from Simone, Victor and his wolf now can’t let her go.

Undertow is the second release in the new Building Sanctuary series by author Moira Rogers. This book focuses solely on the relationship of Victor and Simone and how, despite coming from vastly different worlds physically and emotionally, they are meant to be together. The story is short at just under 70 pages, so the chemistry and attraction between them grows quickly—it’s intense, passionate and at times almost all consuming. These emotions are rich and vividly expressed by the author, making it obvious how the characters feel for each other.

Since the characters spend a great deal of the story marooned together the conflict in this story is all internal—their relationship and how they react to each other. So, if you’re expecting a lot of external action-packed conflict—well, you won’t find it here. What you will find is a fast paced and heartwarming story with two likable characters I want to see again in the future.

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