Friday, December 23, 2011

Broken Memories

Title: Broken Memories
Authors: Diane Adams and RJ Scott
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: spsilverpublishing.com
ISBN: 9781920502263
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Shape-shifter Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Sam Harrison’s world is a scary, unsettled mess. He doesn’t remember anything of his life before being taken prisoner and later rescued from the warehouse where he was held. Now he’s nervous, jumpy, has nightmares and is scared of shifting into his wolf form. 

Doug McKenna is a true Alpha wolf and has little respect for those he considers weak. He doesn’t understand how Sam could have experienced something so terrible he would be as broken as he is. But he also realizes Sam is in desperate need of someone to take care of him and believes he’s the one perfect for the job…and his wolf agrees. 

Broken Memories is the second release in the trilogy In The Shadow of the Wolf. It takes up almost immediately after Shattered Secrets left off, so you should read it first.  

This is not a warm and fuzzy type trilogy/book…it’s dark, moody and somber, involving a terrible conspiracy that deepens as the story progresses into this second book. That means a good deal of world-building and I have to say the authors have done a very nice job, developing the details that bring this story alive. The plot is terribly complex and filled with information as it moves everyone involved toward the final confrontation with the bad guys in the upcoming final release. 

I like Sam. I think anyone can understand how horrible it would be to not remember anything about your life. The author’s expression of his fear, nervousness, unease and uncertainty is very nicely done. And then there’s Doug. Mr. Uber Alpha Wolf. He’s a little harder to like. The personality created for him is hard around the edges but at heart, he’s protective and caring. It just takes time to get over his attitude problems.

Add these things together with sizzling hot sex, interesting secondary characters and good dialogue and you have everything needed for an entertaining paranormal read. Look for Splintered Lies, coming in March 2012.

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