Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Romance Book Review: Sanctuary

Author: Cassidy Hunter
ISBN: 978-1-60737-572-2
Genre: Shape-shifter/ Paranormal/ Menage/ M-M/ M-F-M/ F-F
Publisher: Loose-id

Kimberlyn is a werewolf who has lived without a pack for her whole life. Wanting to belong she goes to Kentucky where she knows there is a pack. Stumbling upon the pack the first night she moves into her new home, Kimberlyn heals the packs leader who is injured in a battle with bear shifters. What she doesn't know is not everyone who is a shapeshifter is a healer. For her own protection Kimberlyn is put underguard, but she doesn't see it that way. She feels like she is being held against her will. All her plans of freedom go down the drain when the pack leader tells her she is the third mate with he and another male member of the pack.

Sanctuary is a fast moving, often violent novel about shapeshifter who live their life in a constant battle between each other. I was kind of disappointed that the leader of the pack never seemed to have much of a soft spot. He shows his dominance by forcing people to his will, which make the loyalty of the pack not earned but feared because there is no other way. A stronger heroine character would have told the pack where to go in the beginning, but that's just my opinion. Generally, Cassidy Hunter has great potential for telling a good story. I may try a book of hers in the future just to see if I like it better than this one.  

Kimberlyn is a were at odds with herself. She longs to express her true nature, but she's not sure what that is. What she knows is that she needs lovers who can satisfy her needs for rough sex and submission. What she doesn't know is that as the only Healer of her kind, she's incredibly valuable to the pack that can claim her.

Pack Alpha Logan and his partner Andrew need a third to solidify their pack and protect it from the Bears who want to take over. They know Kimberlyn's their girl from the moment they lay eyes on her. Now they just need to convince her they can fulfill her darkest desires. And to keep her away from the Bears.

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