Sunday, 16 August 2009

Review – Men Of Alaska Bk1: Animal Attraction – Paige Tyler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back Of the Book

Frustrated when none of the real newspapers will hire her as a reporter, Eliza Bradley takes the only job she can get--at a paranormal magazine. Her first assignment takes her to Fairbanks, Alaska to investigate the possibility that a werewolf has killed two local hikers.

Eliza forgets about the story, however, when she meets Hunter McCall, a local college professor and an expert on wolves. The man is an absolute hunk, and she finds herself spending more time in his bed than worrying about werewolves. That is, until she finds out that Hunter isn't just an animal in the sack, he's an animal out of it, too--of the werewolf variety! Talk about a complicated relationship! But Eliza can't dwell on Hunter's little shapeshifting issues. There's another werewolf out there with a taste for human blood, and she and Hunter are the only ones who can stop him.

 

Hunter sighed. His brother knew him too well, and Luke was too sharp to make a mistake about something like this. Hunter only hoped his father hadn't seen the newspaper articles, too. He wouldn't even bother to call and ask if Hunter needed help; he'd just show up. Hunter appreciated the close relationship he had with both his father and brother, but sometimes he got the feeling that they didn't think he could take care of himself. Maybe it was just the pack mentality that came with being a werewolf, but his human side preferred to take care of the situation on his own.

"No, I don't," he said.

When he'd heard about the first attack, Hunter had been ready to assume that it had just been a regular wolf, maybe even a bear. Though it wasn't usual for an animal to attack humans, it did happen occasionally. But then the police had called him in to take a look at the hiker's body. One glance at the size and shape of the bite marks and he'd known that it hadn't been a bear. And if it were a wolf, then it would have been larger than any wolf he'd ever seen. That meant it was almost certainly a werewolf. Of course, he couldn't tell the cops that.

Werewolves usually didn't go around killing people, if for no other reason than to avoid drawing attention to themselves. But this one was obviously different. He had killed for no apparent reason, and then left the body where it could easily be found. Hunter had hoped the rogue werewolf was just passing through the area, but the second attack had dashed that hope. The other were clearly had an agenda.

"Do you think this werewolf is there because he's looking to challenge you for your territory?" Luke asked, intruding on his thoughts.

Hunter was silent a moment before answering. "It's possible. Or he could have been turned recently and isn't really in full control of himself yet. Which makes more sense since the attacks took place around the full moon. If he is new, then he probably doesn't realize he's even in another were's territory."

"What are you doing about it?"

Hunter shrugged. "Since they think it's a wolf, the cops have asked me to come in as a consultant, but there's not much I can do until he strikes again. I'm hoping that if I can get to the next scene soon enough, I'll be able to track him."

"Do you want some back-up?" his brother asked.

"Thanks, but I can handle it."

On the other end of the line, Luke let out a sigh. "Well, if you change your mind, let me know. I'll be on the next flight up there."

"Sounds good," Hunter said. His brow suddenly furrowed as he realized that the dark-haired beauty was heading toward the door with her co-worker. Damn, she had an amazing body, admiring the way her curvy hips swayed as she walked. He'd been so caught up in talking to his brother that he hadn't realized she had even finished dinner. "Luke, I gotta go. I'll talk to you later."

Hunter hung up without waiting for a reply, but by the time he got his laptop put away and tossed some money down onto the table to pay for his meal, the girl and her companion were long gone.

Damn. You snooze, you lose, dude.

Animal Attraction © Paige Tyler

 

Review

When Eliza Bradley is left with little choice but to accept a position at a paranormal magazine, she thought how bad could it be, after all none of these thing really existed – even if everyone else on staff acts as if this was the make or break story for them.

As luck or as Eliza thought it, disaster would have it – she is assigned to a story that is not only far fetch at the least, but sets to make her persona non grata with a fellow reporter. None of that withstanding however she hustles off in search of the big bad wolf – that seen to be causing no ends of ruckus in Alaska.

Hunter McCall, a local college professor and an expert on wolves is bowled over when he sees Eliza – not only is he immediately attracted to her but something about her just has his wolf standing to attention. Eliza as well is not unaffected by Hunter and almost forgets why she is in Alaska.

Hunter and Eliza waste no time in getting to know each other better – but Hunter has problems and it’s not only the fact that there is a werewolf running around his hometown but the fact he is also a shape shifter himself is going to take some explaining. Things come to a head sooner than either of them are prepared for and both Hunter and Eliza has to face up to alot more than an intense attraction.

This has been in my TBR for awhile now and after reading this first book in the MEN OF ALASKA series – I am so regretting not getting to it before. Ms Paige’s voice in ANIMAL ATTRACTION is good, she gives good descriptions of her protags and the built up to the moment was well done in my opinion.

While the chemistry and the dialogue was a pleasure to read – the one bit that threw me off was probably the simplistic nature of the one moment of angst. With the fuss over werewolf and all it was literally over before it began. All in all however a pretty decent read and I am definitely reading book two to see what else Ms.Paige does with the Men of Alaska.

 

4 Speak To Me:

Book Junkie on 17 August 2009 at 01:03 said...

I so love shifters! Great Review, this is so gonig on my TBR list!!!

Blodeuedd on 17 August 2009 at 10:05 said...

I certainly know about a book sitting there for a long time, then you read it and things why not before?!
I do love those shifters

Erotic Horizon on 17 August 2009 at 14:05 said...

@Book Junkie

So glad you added this to your list - it's a series I hope Ms. Tyler continues..

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Erotic Horizon on 17 August 2009 at 14:07 said...

@Blodeuedd..

I knew someone out there would know the feeling - too much book too little time...

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