Sunday, September 25, 2011
Romance Book Review: Chocolate Temptation
Series Connection: Wolf-Spirit Series
Genre: Romance/ Paranormal/ Multicultural
Publisher: Lyrical Press
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Taking place in the 1940s Europe, Alexia and Cathen find themselves on the run from Gestapo werewolves who believe they need Alexia's blood. Cathen has sworn to his alpha that he will protect Alexia, the alpha's mate, at all cost.
Cathen has loved Alexia since the day he first met her. He always believed she was meant to be his mate, but his alpha claims her instead. Now, as they run from the Gestapo and make their way back to the pack, who is now in mourning for their alpha, Cathen must keep a promise he has made to Alexia and save the pack.
The 1940s, WWII setting is an interesting change to this paranormal theme. I would have loved to see it in a full novel version and give the author a chance to create more scenes and background of the war torn countries and the war around them. As far as the romance in the story goes, I thought that the couple worked well together, but definitely needed more romantic alone time to build their relationship. Of course that goes back to having this be a full novel instead of just a novella.
His by pack law, and he wants more than her body. Will she be able to surrender her heart?
Switzerland, the winter of 1940. Alexia, a wolf-shifter, is mate to the Alpha of a powerful clan. Her life, the pack’s future and the lives of countless children the pack smuggles out of Europe are in jeopardy. The Gestapo want her blood to breed an unstoppable regiment endowed with her gifts. Cathen, the pack’s Epsilon-Beta, is charged with protecting her. When Alexia’s beloved mate is killed, Cathen becomes Alpha and by pack law, she is his new mate.
On the run from the Gestapo’s werewolves with Cathen, Alexia has no time to mourn. Can she resist what she’s beginning to feel for her protector, despite her aching loss? Should she try? If she rejects him–not so easy to do–he will die and the future of the pack she loves as family will be in danger. Cathen and Alexia’s destinies are bound together, and to find peace and love amid the horror of war, she must accept her fate and heal her new mate.
WARNING: This book contains a sexy Alpha with a sense of old world honor, a pack that shares more than just communal living, and no lack of hot Betas to follow. Graphic sex and M/M, M/F, F/F/F/F encounters.