I'll let you in on a little secret: I simply adore a romance with a supernatural element. The third part of the Celtic Wolves series by Jan DeLima, Autumn Moon, had me at 'shifter.' When added to the Celtic healer and stirred together, I was in heaven.
From the back of the book:
The heart of a warrior, the soul of a wolf, and the desires of a man…
For centuries, Cormack has lived between worlds—a man trapped in the body of a wolf, shunned by humans and shifters alike. Only one person has ever welcomed his company: Elen, a kindred outcast who is feared by others of her ancient Celtic race for her strange healing abilities.
Cormack has always valued Elen’s kindness and understanding, but after a desperate act of friendship causes Elen to free him from his curse, he realizes he wants more. He wants all of her—completely and forever.Except before Cormack can win Elen’s heart, Pendaran, the evil leader of the Guardians, captures her, determined to manipulate her incredible power to aid him in his twisted war against the shapeshifting tribes.
Now Cormack must use all of his skills as a warrior and a wolf to save the woman he loves—before Pendaran’s vile schemes destroy them all…
I found it totally fascinating that the hero had not been in a man form in centuries. The tension and need to be with the heroine was palpable and divine to read. While I am talking about Elen, she was awesome. I love to read a strong female lead and she was that and more.
I thought there was a lovely amount of adventure, and emotional tensions, both good and bad for the characters to deal with. The romance was beautifully handled and the pacing clicked along a comfortable rate.
I hadn't read the other parts first, and there were only a few places I felt the need to, and even those places were not major, there is no reason you can't jump in here as well, if you wish.
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