Author: Lynde Lakes
Length : 193 pages
Genres: Paranormal Romance (Shifter Romance)
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 2/5 - Flirty
Unquenchable is the third book in Ms. Lakes' Virgin Wolf series. After having read this, I believe it might be helpful for readers to go back and pick up the first two before trying to read this one, to get a better feel for the world and the rules set up within it. It's readable without doing that, but a lot felt very blurry for me because I didn't know the prior two stories.
Val's family has been cursed to become werewolves and only an act of true love can free them from the wolf within. Brian is the groundskeeper for Val's family and has been a werewolf his entire life, with no clue how or why. When Val comes under threat, Brian steps up to protect her and they end up falling in love.
Val was a strong character, though toward the end she got on my nerves a bit considering she's got a body-hopping serial killer after her that she doesn't know. Brian - I loved his development and how he was truly devoted to protecting Val and ultimately willing to step up and try a serum to see if he could be cured of his wolf side (though Val sort of got in the way of that).
The evil-doer, Reeves, was pretty cut and dry, out to destroy those who stood against him, but I liked the whole body-hopping thing - if he died, he just comes back in a new host, and he doesn't have to take over the body entirely, but rather shares it with his host.
One of the things I really didn't like in this was I couldn't tell if the humans knew about the werewolves or not. On the one hand, it seemed like they did. Val's family, in developing their serum to cure the wolf curse, was worried about getting FDA approval. That to me screams "humans know". On the other hand, they bent over backwards trying to be certain no one saw them shapeshift, and there was a lot of talk about wolf attacks, but the humans didn't seem to understand that the wolves were actually werewolves.
So - for me, this turned out to be a mixed bag. I've liked Ms. Lakes' work in the past and I wouldn't hesitate to read another one by her, but this one just didn't do it for me.