Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Evangeline Anderson's Eyes Like a Wolf

Author: Evangeline Anderson
ISBN: 978-1-59632-506-7
Genre: Paranormal/Shapeshifter


Rachel Kemet is a successful Assistant District Attorney living in Tampa. Engaged to one of the wealthiest men in town, her future seems assured. That is until her past comes back to haunt her. Barely a month from her wedding, she gets a call informing her that the most important person in her life has returned and he is being held at the Tampa police station on suspicion of murder.

Fiancee all but forgotten, Rachel races to the PD to find the man who has haunted her dreams since the age of seven--her foster brother, Richard. There is no blood tie between them but Richard reminds her of a deeper bond, one that was forged when the two of them were mere children—children of a strange, half human race called the Amon-kai.

Rachel doesn't want to remember the horrible night when her mother stole her away from Richard, she only knows that for the first time in seventeen years she finally feels whole. But Richard wants more than a simple family reunion—he needs Rachel in a way that goes against her deeply held convictions and beliefs. Rachel refuses to see him as more than her long lost brother but when Richard's murderous secret comes out she will have to make a choice between breaking the most forbidden taboo...or dying.

Publisher's Note: While Richard and Rachel have no blood ties and their relationship is consensual, some readers, particularly those with a history of sexual abuse or incest, may find this story disturbing. This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and other situations that some readers may find objectionable: Dubious consent, attempted rape, sex while in shifted form, violence.

About Evangeline From the Author's Website:
Evangeline Anderson is a registered MRI tech who would rather be writing. And yes, she is nerdy enough to have a bumper sticker that says “I'd rather be writing.” Honk if you see her! She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since.

My View:
For the most part this is a fairly decent read. The story goes into all kinds of details about what it would be like to be a child, and then an adult, who is confused about what is going on around her. As a child Rachel's parents kept certain facts about her heritage from her, presumably because she is too young to understand what was really happening. Her parents split up when she is young and she is separated from her father and her foster brother.

When she is older she suddenly meets her foster brother, Richard, again for the first time in 17 years. He knew about who and what he was when he was young. He understood that Rachel was to be his mate when they became older. Now suddenly Richard is in her life again and expecting things from her that she isn't sure she really wants.

I adored Richard's character in the book. He was always calm and patient with Rachel. Rachel on the other hand was a pretty wishy-washy character. Not just because she's confused about what is going on, but also because it seems that she can't make up her mind. The whole you're my brother thing, didn't bother me as much as the whole you're my brother, but come "sleep" with me in bed. This woman is a lawyer, engaged to another man and still doesn't see the problem with "sleeping" with her brother? Otherwise this is a pretty good paranormal/shapeshifter book. It has nice descriptive visuals, which I really like.

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