Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Paranormal ARC Review: Secret of the Wolf by Cynthia Garner

SECRET OF THE WOLF by Cynthia Garner
Series: Warriors of the Rift #2
Format: ARC
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Forever (June 26,2012)

Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world–or send it spiraling into chaos.

As a werewolf liaison to the Council of Preternaturals, Tori Joseph is used to straddling the world between humans and immortals. She plays by the rules and always delivers justice, no matter the cost. But after a string of increasingly brutal attacks results in humans turning into werewolves, Tori doesn’t reveal her horrifying suspicion: Someone very close to her might be responsible.

Investigating the paranormal violence, no-nonsense detective Dante MacMillan believes Tori is hiding something. His search for the truth draws him into greater danger as he gets closer to the dark realm of the immortals—and to the sexy werewolf who stirs his primal lust. Now with evil closing in around them, Dante must convince Tori to trust him . . . before her deadly secret destroys them both.
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I have been eagerly waiting for Dante and Tori's story after I was ensnared by Kiss of the Vampire. And their story goes something like this:

Dante MacMillan and Tori Joseph (one a smoking hot human detective, the other a sultry werewolf) work side by side trying to figure out what is going on with the preternaturals (vamps, weres, fey and the like) that are turning up dead. Meanwhile, they're not only dealing with the murders but their feelings for each other and their siblings.

Tori's brother, Randall, showed up totally out of the blue after supposedly searching for her for 25 years. He's a bit on edge and totally secretive. She wants to be a family with him since he's all that's left. Well, except for shady cousin Stefan who kind of creeps me out a bit. The sexual tension between Dante and her isn't helping since neither want to do something to mess up their friendship *snort*

Dante has stood by his sister, Lily, not only through her divorce but her fight with breast cancer. He is focused on his job and his sister. Adding one more person to his life isn't such a good idea. Plus, if he gets involved and it becomes a 'forever' kind of thing, what happens to their children if Tori and Dante both work dangerous jobs? Suck it up man! You think she's sexy and she thinks you're all sorts of fuckable. Just do it!

As the danger closes in and the unthinkable happens to Lily, Dante and Tori must decide what to do. Will they get that 'forever' kind of love or will something tear them apart? And what about poor Randall? Will he and Tori be a family again?

Favorite Quote:
Damn it. Things got complicated way too fast around here.
Overall: Humans, vampires, werewolves and Torchwood-like rift activity...another fantastic read from Cynthia Garner. I had been waiting for this book since the teaser at the end of Kiss of the Vampire and thanks to the fabulous Kim of SOS Aloha who sent it to me in my RT box, I was able to get my hands on it early. And boy, am I totally ever grateful to Kim. Dante and Tori's chemistry definitely showed in the previous book but this time we get to see it front and center. They did not disappoint. Ms. Garner has created a world that is dark, dangerous, sexy and full of 'I totally did not see that coming and face planted' twists. Seriously, I had a few moments of those. Good thing I wasn't reading this while walking. I've been known to do that. I can't wait for Finn's book and after seeing the cover...Bring. It. On.

***review copy from (SOS Aloha)-picked up at RT***

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