Monday, June 24, 2013

The Angry Dove and the Assassin

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-544-5
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Caley can’t believe he’s seeking refuge with a wolf pack.  Years ago wolves killed his family so he knows that they can be viscous creatures.  So when the new assassins show up, he can’t believe how drawn to their leader he is.  Grey is everything he could ever want in a mate; now Caley has to make peace with how his feelings for wolves are changing.

The Angry Dove and the Assassin is the latest addition to the Wayne County Wolves series.  The assassins Shane found to help the pack have finally shown up and just in time too.  I love that the author continues to enlarge the world in which her stories take place.  These new characters bring a lot of history with them, some of which we get the chance to see as Grey becomes Caley’s love interest.  With Grey being an assassin, the reader knows to expect a little craziness from him, but actually he is tamer than what I was expecting.  He is definitely all alpha male, however, and I like the way he clicks with Caley.

While Caley lives with Chris’ pack, and designs clothes for a lot of them, he has kept to himself since moving in.  It is easy to understand why the Dove shifter is leery about forming attachments with the wolves after what had happened to his family.  However, that all changes when he meets Grey.  The attraction between them is strong and I like the way they acknowledge the fact that they’re mates without drawing it out over a long period of time. 

To keep the story from becoming too light, however, the author brings back Rand, who causes more than his share of trouble.  The author uses this time to introduce the next group of troublemakers, as well as possible problem areas for the pack.  I like that the author introduces new situations into the series, as it keeps the Wayne County Wolves series fresh and the reader coming back for more.  I also like the twist she threw in regarding Cassie and can see it becoming a major series plot line issue. 

While it is not always necessary to read the series in order, I would recommend it as it gives you a chance to learn about the various characters in the series.

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