Shapeshifters, tangles with law enforcement and one intensely hot wolf. Where can I sign up?! The latest in the Mercury Pack series definitely left me wanting more.
*Thanks to Netgalley for this copy of Lure of Oblivion in turn for an honest review*
Gwen Miller may be a human, but she has no problem taking a stand against her own kind. She’s going to testify against the teenage boy she saw viciously assault a lone shifter female—and no amount of pressure from the boy’s wealthy family will make her back down. But when the harassment turns violent, help comes in the form of a lean, toned wolf with winter-gray eyes.
As a guest at Gwen’s inn, shifter enforcer Zander Devlin can’t help but notice that the fierce and leggy brunette is in serious trouble. Since she’s putting herself at risk for one of his kind, keeping her safe is the least he can do. That’s not the only reason Zander wants her close. He desires her, even as the wolf inside him backs away from her. But his feral instincts are hard to keep down, and as they take shape, they’re harder for Gwen to resist. Then again, embracing them could be the only thing that could save her life.
Wow. Where do I start? I powered through this book. It is everything I love about paranormal romances. You will not be left dissatisfied. The storytelling is quick and agile, you learn very quickly about the leading lady and our leading man. There have been debates from other reviewers that the chemistry was a little lacking. But I think Kenyon nailed it on the head when two strong personalities come together on top of having their person baggage. It’s not going to be instant swooning…
The synopsis explains the over book well. It was one of the reasons I chose to read it in the first place. You meet Gwen and Zander, and you start to see straight away the parallels of their psyche and how they positively are perfect for one another. I loved the setting in the marshes; I was visually transported to the little B&B.
The villain Brandt is an incredible douche, Kenyon describes his evil deeds in explicit detail. It also touches on current social problems that are still happening today. I won’t tell you about the other baddies as you need to read the book for yourself!
Overall this book was top notch romance reading. The only reason I am not giving this book top marks is that the way Kenyon makes Zander sound during the sex scenes. It was a bit cheesy, each to their own I guess. But saying, baby, all the time ruins the moment when they are getting down and dirty. Personal preference really.