Saturday, May 5, 2012

Romance Book Review: Rebecca Royce's Darkest Wolf

Author: Rebecca Royce
Series Connection: Westerbelt Wolves
ISBN 978-1-59578-920-4

Genre: Werewolves/ Shifters/ Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

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Welcome back to Westervelt Island where we find youngest brother Rex on an errand to find a witch the young princes can use to help in the fight against their evil father.

Rex has always felt like a screw up and feels that this is his last chance to convince his Alpha brother that he has the pack's best interest at heart. His mission is to find a witch. By coincidence the first witches that he comes across are the same that meet his sister in the previous book.

Liz is a cursed witch. The witch that has taken over her coven has cursed her with a face that when seen is so ugly that human flinch at the sight. She is also forced to travel with the witch's twin daughters and do their bidding her her mother and the rest of the coven will be killed.

When she meets Rex she doesn't know what to make of him, because werewolves are know to kill witches, but Rex is the only one that sees the real Liz without the curse following her. He tells her that it is because he is her mate and as such will help her break the curse. But can he save her in time before the evil witch kills those she loves?

Nice addition to the Westervelt series. Rex has always been an interesting character in the series. While each of the brothers seem to offer a different personality, Rex has always been a character that stands out. Even from the beginning when he fails to meet his older brother on time, which has Tristan being captured and sent to live in a zoo for years until his mate gets him out.

Rex Kane has always known he was different than his brothers, down to the fact that when he shifts into his wolf form, his coat is completely black. Always in trouble, he is given one more chance by his brother Tristan, the alpha of the Westervelt pack, to bring back to their island a witch who can stop some of the magical assault that has plagued their war-torn home. Rex knows he has one last chance to set things right. Everything depends on him and he cannot fail.

Elizabeth Willow has been cursed to look so repulsive no human eyes can bear to view her. Raised in a gentle coven of witches, she is ill prepared for the realities of the harsh world she now lives in.

Raised to mistrust wolf-shifters as witch-killers, she cannot seem to help being drawn to Rex. Even if she doesn't believe she is his so-called mate. He can see her as she really is and is the first person to look her in the eyes in years. Although she is not naturally devious, she sees no choice but to use Rex to gain her own freedom and her family’s safety.

Together, Rex and Elizabeth will see just how evil the people around them can be. If they can trust their hearts, perhaps they will survive another night. If not, both of their battles will never be won.

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