Friday, September 14, 2012
Romance Book Scene: Cherie Nicholls' Claiming Clara
Author: Cherie NichollsSeries Connection: Shifters of Hillside
In the second book in the Shifters of Hillside, Alpha Heath's sister Clara is in full protective mode. Clara isn't a wallflower if someone makes a threat against herself or someone in her family she's more than willing to take on the challenge and show that person, or wolf, the era in of his ways. That is of course if her brother of the man who wants to be her mate, Harvey "Wall" Wallbanger, will let her.
Wall has found the woman he wants to be his mate, but for some reason he can't convince her to take his bite and now he knows she's hiding something from him. Wall won't stop until he finds out.
Not a bad story, however, a little short. Finding out more of a background story would have been a benefit for the story. I also would have liked to see a little more of the background relationship between the couple to believe the level of commitment to the given relationship of the couple.
Harvey “Wall” Wallbanger—yes his mother actually named him that on purpose—likes to act the simple jock, but he isn't. He is a man who knows what he wants, and right now, he wants one Miss Clara Marsterson. When she refuses his mark to make her his mate, Wall stands unmovable in her path, demanding an explanation. Before he lets her go, she’s going to have to explain to him why she is throwing everything they have away. Wall knows she is hiding something from him and sets his mind and his body to getting the truth. After all, he is a man of many talents…
Clara is a woman who has supported her brother's rise to Alpha, stood by him through everything, and will now do what she can to protect him from those who want to cause him harm. She turns away from the only man who understands her in an attempt to save both the men she loves. To protect them no cost is too high … not even if the price is her own life.