First thing I commend Kendra on is her caution toward Galen, whom I had a hate/love relationship with. On the surface this cocky, arrogant , almost one-hundred year old man rubbed me the wrong way. Her ability to put him in his place, and keep the stars from her eyes while he peeled back his layers made me cheer. Nothing wrong with making him “work for it”, as my mom would say. Independent, intelligent, and capable, Kendra is my kind of heroine. Her sassy, but realistic adaptation to her new home was delightful to watch unfold.
Galen is man that’s hard to like and easy to love. It sounds crazy right? He buries who he truly is deep under macho swagger, and sarcastic wit. Almost one hundred years old, the shifter has given up on finding his mate. His hardened heart, and gruff around the edges complex is challenged when he stumbles onto her. Maybe I’m a bit evil but I liked seeing him squirm and scramble! He comes around quickly, and soon steals Kendra’s heart and mine along with it.
Full of adventure, smexy scenes that build up to an explosion, Ms. Xander understands sometimes the wait can be half the fun. This unique story is a satisfying short read that will leave you eager to read another one of her books.