TBR reviewer: Shyla
Stella is instantly attracted to the ruggedly handsome Gunnar Eriksson, but soon discovers he is a man with secrets, a man filled with pain, a man plagued with inner demons. And as her attraction for him mounts, so does her compassion and warmth. She discovers he is grieving for his dead son.
As their passion and attraction heightens, a sinister plot unfolds. An evil so malevolent, her life is in danger. And Gunnar must race against time to save Stella.
complex characters, an ever twisting plot, and a heroine and hero with some real
The heroine Stella is independent, intelligent, witty and powerful. One of
three sisters with psychic powers she has a gift for finding things that are
lost, reading the cards, and healing with a touch. I adored that her power was
both a curse and a blessing depending on the circumstances. Ms. Maltezos did a
bang up job of keeping things very realistic as she showed the good, the bad and
the ugly. The unusual gift Stella possess has led her to keep her own
company for the most part as she runs the bed and breakfast she inherited from
her grandmother. Other than the occasional bout of loneliness, she’s doing just
fine until our hero Gunnar books a room at Serenity and turns things upside down.
Gunnar is a wounded man. Haunted by the death of his son on the heels of
a divorce Gunnar has just begun to pick up the pieces of his life.Once a famous
author, he’s been out of the lime light since tragedy struck. He seeks out the bed
and breakfast, Serenity, for a quiet place to finish his first foray back into
the literary world. Fortunately for us, serenity is the last thing Gunnar finds
when he walks in and is struck down by the scent of the long haired beauty that
tempts him to forget his past. Determined not to experience the pain of loss
ever again. The desire he feels for Stella threatens his resolve to remain
a lone wolf, literally. Did I fail to mention tall, broad and handsome happens to
be a lycan? You can’t help but feel bad for this poor guy. He’s taken one
hit after another, and the worst part is he blames himself.
Pulled together by an unexplainable attraction. ( Cough, mates), Gunnar and
Stella discover they fit together better than they could’ve imagined.
All is not what it seems in the quiet town that houses Serenity. Danger lurks
outside Stella’s door, and its bearer could break them as easily as he could
bring them together to fight as one. I know it sounds good right?
The sex is well written, albeit tame. But I think the story more than makes
up for it, and it suits the characters. I just can’t see Stella getting down and
dirty in a way that would make you blush. This was a great read I recommend.