Sunday, April 3, 2011

Legacy Found


Title: Legacy Found
Author: N.J. Walters
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60928-449-7
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Shape-shifter
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Held against her will for thirty-five years, Shelley had to kill her captor to escape and now has a group of hunters on her trail for her crime. All she knows is that for the first time in her life, she can do as she pleases and that includes discovering more about being a werewolf.

A few weeks following her escape, Shelley’s working in a diner when James Riley comes in to eat. For weeks, he’s been trying to untangle the legal and financial problems of the pack following the death of the previous Alpha, his brother. The new Alpha of Wolf Creek Pack might be tired but he still notices that his sexy waitress is a werewolf. Scared of being discovered, his attention makes Shelley lose her composure and she gets fired.

Shelley doesn’t understand why she feels drawn to James and without any place to go, lets him convince her to accompany him back to his pack. She’s scared, uneasy and uncertain but knows she must learn more about her heritage. But the hunters are still looking and if they find her, the price James and his pack will pay for helping her might just be in blood.

Legacy Found is the third release in NJ Walters Legacy series. As this book is part of a series with interconnecting characters and plot, I recommend the books be read in order.

This release begins with a prologue that explains how Shelley escaped from her captor, starting the book off on a swift pace that just kept going to the end. The description of what she went through is vivid, making for a painful, heart-wrenching character you can’t help but cheer on as she struggles to put her life back together. Enter James, who has an understanding and a tender side that this wounded female desperately needs.

The author’s created two wonderful characters that play well off of each other, and due to the fragile status of Shelley in the beginning, she allows the sexual tension between them to grow slowly until it finally culminates in blistering passion. It was nice watching Shelley grow into not just a confident sexual being, but an independent woman who knew her own mind. That’s what I found so great about James. He always put Shelley’s needs above his own wants and desires, and the author did it without him seeming cheesy or corny…just the perfect Alpha mate. The villainous hunters are present, along with returning supporting characters rounding out the plot nicely and there are a few nice surprises along the way that I won’t reveal but that will wrap up ends I didn’t even know had been left dangling from the previous books. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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