Book Review-Princes of Wolves

Book Review-Princes of WolvesPrince of Wolves by Susan Krinard
Series: Val Cache #1
Published by Random House Publishing Group on July 20th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 9780307573797
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Through with running from the past, Joelle Randall has come to the rugged Canadian Rockies determined to face her pain and begin anew. All she needs is a guide to lead her through the untamed mountain wilderness to the site where her parents’ plane crashed long ago. But the only guide Joelle can find is Luke Gévaudan, a magnetically attractive loner with the feral grace of a wolf and eyes that glitter with a savage intensity. She has no idea that Luke is the stuff of legends, one of the last survivors of an ancient race of werewolves, a man whose passion she will not be able to resist—no matter how terrible the price.From the Paperback edition.

 Joelle, has come to Lovell, Canada, a small town in the Rockies, to find her parents, whose plane crashed in the area years ago but they were never found. Joelle, made a promise to herself that no matter what she would find them so she goes to Lovell to find a guide since the one she originally hired skipped out on her. So when she first comes to Lovell, she bumps into, Luke, who stirs her blood like none other. Luke, is part of a race of werewolves, and has come down from his home in the mountains, to find a woman to warm his bed for the winter, and he picks Joelle, who is the first one to fight him on anything, and he becomes intrigued and drawn to her in a way that surprises himself, and he knows that he must have her, because she is his……

The Hero (Luke Gevaudan)
Luke, is the last of his kind, since his species are dying out. Luke is fine with his life the way it is, until he finds his mate….Joelle, and he knows he must have her, and he is determined to seduce her, however before he knows it his feelings get in the way and he knows that he must resist her before he drags her into his world, however he finds that he has a weakness where Joelle is concerned and the intense feelings that he has for her he knows will never go away.

The Heroine (Joelle Randall)
 Joelle, is an only child and ever since her parents died she knew she needed to find them, and even though it has taken her longer than she thought, she is finally here and she knows she will do everything it takes to find her parent’s plane. But when she finds out that there is only one man that can be her guide,  and that is the formidable Luke, the one everyone is afraid of, and say he is dangerous to be around. However, Joelle is drawn to him but is very cautious around him, and she starts to fall in love with him even after she discovers who he truly is.

My Thoughts 
I don’t think I have ever read from this author until know, and since I just love shifter romances, this book just drew me and the cover is so incredibly sexy that I couldn’t resist. I did enjoy the style of writing that Susan Krinard displays but its a bit more detailed and more intense and vivid, and I will admit there were moments throughout where I was totally drawn into it, however there were others where it was such a book to be content in. Overall it was a enjoyable story, one you read by the fire or out in the sunlight on a warm day, a story to be enjoyed but not one that will totally captivate you. Although I would recommend this author to anyone that is looking for an intense and enjoyable romance that will softly carry one away into the world Krinard creates.

About Susan Krinard

Trained as an artist with a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Susan Krinard became a writer in 1992 when a friend read a short story she'd written and suggested she try writing a romance novel. A long-time fan of science fiction and fantasy, Susan began reading romance -- and realized what she wanted to do was combine the two genres. Prince of Wolves, her first romance novel and one of the earliest to feature a werewolf hero, was the result. Within a year Susan had sold the manuscript to Bantam as part of a three-book contract, and the novel went on to make several bestseller lists.

Since then, she's written and published over fourteen paranormal and fantasy novels, and written stories for a number of anthologies, both fantasy and romance. Both the anthology Out of This World (which included Susan's "Kinsman") and the novel Lord of the Beasts appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Susan makes her home in New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment", with her husband Serge, their dogs Freya, Nahla and Cagney, and their cat Jefferson. In addition to writing, Susan's interests include music of almost every kind, old movies, reading, nature, baking, and collecting unique handmade jewelry and decorative crafts.

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