Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Romance Book Review: Brynna Curry's Claiming Ana
Author: Brynna Curry
Series Connection: Triple Star Ranch
Genre: Romance, Erotic, Paranormal, Shifter
Publisher: Lyrical Press
The first book in a new series, adds mystery and paranormal. The Triple Star Ranch owner has been killed and since one of his sons is the local police chief, they sons have been ordered to keep their nose out of the investigation. The investigation is moving too slow, so the brothers higher their own Private Investigator, Howl Raven.
Giving his report at the local diner, Howl meets Dr. Anastasia Brannon and realizes right away that the veterinarian is his mate. The wolf that lives inside him is just as attracted to the young doctor as he human half is.
Howl is a cursed werewolf and always makes it to his basement where he chains himself to make sure that he doesn't hurt anyone, that is until this one night when the change comes before the full moon. When the wolf escapes the basement he is shot by the hunter that has been after him. Now all he can think of is to get to Ana before the silver kills him.
Ana is just as attracted to Howl as he is to her. She has just as many secrets of her own. Can Ana's gypsy magic help Howl deal with his curse.
Interesting intro to the series. So far there doesn't appear to be any other paranormals we've been introduced to so far. I'd be interested in reading further to see how the stories move on, although this book didn't jump out and grab me.
The child of a gypsy and fey, small-town veterinarian Dr. Anastasia Brannon has always hidden her magic for fear of ridicule. A red-hot encounter with the new PI in town makes their attraction impossible to deny. Throwing caution to the wind, she indulges her desires but keeps her secrets close.
A man with a shady past and secrets of his own, Howl Raven uses his feral talents and tracking skills to make a living, doing his best to lay low and hide the curse that haunts him every month. So far, so good…until an uncontrollable shift outside the full moon leaves him the victim of a werewolf hunter.
When she finds the enigmatic investigator wounded in the woods near her cabin during a storm, Ana provides medical care on instinct. She may be the only one who can banish the wolf from Howl’s blood, but at what cost?
CONTENT WARNING: Contains a brief, mostly off-page, violent scene which may disturb some readers. Violence, strong language and graphic love scenes.