Tuesday, January 6, 2009
When evil hunts by moonlight desire can be fatal
Author: Linda O. Johnston
When Dr. Melanie Harding comes to rural Maryland to open a veterinarian clinic, she has no intention of buying into the area's absurd werewolf legends. Until she rescues an ordinary dog shot with a silver bullet, and meets his sexy owner, Major Drew Connell.
A founding member of the Alpha Force on a nearby military base, Drew has developed an elixir that helps werewolves control their shape-shifting abilities. Drew has always tried to keep his distance from the civilian population, but Melanie's sweet and gentle nature soon wears down his defenses. With the attacks on people and animals in the area mounting, can their fiery attraction withstand their toughest challenge?
Although it took a little getting into this book I liked the general premise because it wasn't the same as many of the other werewolf stories I've read recently. I liked books that delve into what people would really think if all of a sudden werewolves—or any other supernatural for that matter—existed. How would people really act? I just can't stand it when normal people just take it in stride. This book gives, what I believe, is a realistic answer to that question. For that alone I have to say this book is worth reading.
I also like the heroine in the story. Melanie's love of all creatures helps her deal with the fact that the man she's extremely attracted to is a werewolf. She helps to make the story a fun read.