Monday, 27 August 2012

Silver Mine - Early Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Silver Mine (Takhini Wolves #2)
by Vivian Arend


What is it about:
If a tree falls in the forest, duck…

Takhini Wolves, Book 2

Life in isolation is the safest place for Chase Johnson, a crossbreed who doesn’t know which form he’ll assume next—cougar or wolf. Once a year, his unelected position as spokesman for the Yukon outcasts forces him to visit civilization. This time he runs across someone unexpected. She’s not his mate, but she pushes all the right buttons.

It’s taken years for Shelley Bradley to gather the courage to return to her home pack. In spite of being the lowest of the low—a shifter who can’t shift—she’s determined to make a place for herself as the Whitehorse locals’ new vet-slash-doctor.

There’s definite electricity between her and Chase, but sex with fellow shifters and the inherent mind games got old a long time ago. Ignoring him seems best. When he shows up at her office with a wound that won’t heal, she’s stuck—yet drawn to solve this medical mystery.

As they journey deep into outcast territory in search of answers, their powerful sexual attraction crumbles her resistance. But time is of the essence. If a cure can’t be found before his human and cougar succumb to his injury, he—and others like him—will die.

Warning: Contains a silver-tongued, hairy-chested, lean-muscled Alpha who’s got what it takes to lead in the wilderness and in the bedroom. Yeah, I know…not really much of a deterrent, is it? Throw in continuing territorial wars and a domestic cat. Stir and enjoy the chaos.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I love Arend's Shifter stories, so I jumped at the chance to read an ARC of Silver Mine.

And as always Arend delivers a fun, sexy and very satisfying story.

I like how the hero and heroine aren't mates. Even though I do love the mate-trope, it was refreshing to see two shifters who didn't feel drawn together by an inescapable mate bond, but who felt physically attracted to each other and had to figure out if they had more in common than just that.

I really liked Shelley. She's been hurt and at first she might seem fragile, but she got a lot of surprises for the people around her. Chase is a very interesting character too and I liked both him and the outcast shifters he hangs around with. (I'm secretly hoping Arend will write about Frank (a bear shifter) next.)

The romance was delightful, tense and hot. The action storyline was enjoyable, with some easy solutions from time to time, but it didn't really bother me I will confess.

All in all this is an awesome paranormal romance and I can only hope Arend keeps them coming, because I want more.

Why should you read it:
It's a hot, romantic paranormal read

Buy it here
Publication Date: September 11, 2012


M.A.D. said...

Great review, Voodoo Bride! Fun to get the feminine perspective! ;D

Ps - I can't remember if you guys have read/reviewed one of my favorite *lupine* novels, but I think you'd really enjoy the YA Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes <3

The main character is very kick ass, and the story isn't quite your typical YA, either. Check it out if you haven't already :)

Sullivan McPig said...

We haven't heard of it before, but will try to track it down. Thanks for the recommendation.

Aurian said...

Nice review Voodoo Bride! I have been meaning to try one of her books for a while now, but I am a bit afraid there are too much sexscenes for my tastes.

Sullivan McPig said...

In that case I could advice you to try Black Gold or Silver Mine. As those are novel sized, there's more story than the shorter ones.