Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Review – Shared by Wolves © Rena Marks

Title: Shared By Wolves

Author: Rena Marks

Publisher: Jasmine Jade ( Elloras Cave)

Main Characters: Ellis Rae Morgan & Duggan Bandeaux

Ellis Rae Morgan is being married to the highest bidder. Life shouldn’t be too bad with the one she’s chosen. She’ll be the pampered show-princess of a wealthy man who doesn’t have a preference for females. Unfortunately, her new husband doesn’t simply ignore women, he has a hidden perversion strong enough to harm them.

Ellie is unexplainably attracted to their powerfully built, gorgeous neighbor. Alpha wolf Duggan Bandeaux knows his neighbor’s new bride is destined to be his pack mate. Duggan takes what he wants, no holds barred. And he wants Ellie.

Duggan struggles to control the violence within. Ellie is used to the pampered life, not constant sex and aggression. How can she possibly feel desire for the monster responsible for kidnapping her from her husband? Perhaps she needs to be initiated into his world slowly. His brother is a patient, more gentle teacher.

An apt pupil, Ellie will be shared by wolves.

 

Duggan chuckled. “It’s a little late for modesty. Do you want another nightgown?”

“Yes, please.”

“Very good, Ellie mine. You can have it, if I can have something from you.”

She watched him warily. “What do you want?”

He chuckled again. “A kiss. Just one little kiss. Like before.”

She glanced at him. His cheeks and chin were dark with unshaven stubble, his lips curved sensually. Those green eyes, solike her own, sparkled in the morning light. He was beautiful in this form. Absolutely as beautiful as she remembered from their previous encounter. Could she forget for just a moment that he was also a monster?

Ellie closed her eyes and pressed a quick peck to his lips. She yanked back and watched him expectantly.

“You got away with that one, certainly. But should we bargain again, you make it a real kiss. Slip me some tongue. Or it’s no deal. You’ll walk the house naked.”

Duggan slipped out of bed and picked up another nightgown draped over the side of a chair. It was different, a pale silky green. He was unconcerned with his own nakedness but then he had nothing to be concerned about.

His muscles were all well-defined, his chest tapered into the V of his waist. A crisp spiral of dark hair twisted erotically down his abdomen and, farther below, joined the nest of dark curls at his groin. His erection jutted proudly, thick and wide. The bulbous head of his cock was deeply colored. Veins ran along the thick length and Ellie wondered what it would be like to trace the maze of veins.

It was so unlike the image she carried of Brian. She carefully schooled her features as Duggan approached with the gown. She snapped her gaze up to his face, refusing to look down when he approached. She slid her gown over her head and he chuckled some more at her shyness. “I’m showering. Do you want to join me?”

“No.”

“Suit yourself.”

He left the room and entered the adjoining bathroom. Ellie jumped out of bed and went to the bedroom door. She hadn’t imagined it, it was still locked. How had he entered?

She was sitting in a chair by the window when he finished with his shower. He approached her stealthily, reaching out for a lock of hair. He twisted the waves around his finger and brought it to his mouth, inhaling her scent.

Dammit, Ellie thought. I should shower. Less for him to sniff.

“Are you leaving the bedroom today?” he asked.

“Yes.”

“Do you want me to send Jonathan?”

She resisted the urge to turn and look at him. “Yes.”

“Yes what, Ellie?” he snarled, his demeanor changed in an instant.

She inhaled deeply and then whispered. “Yes, please, Duggan.”

Her submissiveness calmed him instantly. He dropped her lock of hair and left.

Shared by Wolves © Rena Marks

 

Review

Married only a few hours and having the hots for an unforgettable guy at her wedding reception was not what Ellie Rae Morgan imagined would happened when she agreed to the wedding her father put together.

Used to the pampered life, all her life  Ellie imagined life would go on just as much as it had all her life. Meeting Duggan Bandeaux at her wedding reception send her thinking to a whole new level.  With the instant attraction between them Ellie is the saner of the two and not willing to rock the boat but yet unwilling to let this person out of her life just when she had found him – she agrees to meet him.

Duggan Bandeaux rarely does the social thing and being alpha of his pack he knows he must rub shoulders every now and then with the locals, meeting Ellie is the highlight of what has so far been a rather boring evening. Not known for his genteel mannerism he goes after Ellie and is prepared to stake his claim as soon as he can, however his mate is strong and she needs time to adjust to the ways of Duggan Bandeaux.

With a list of coincidence and bad luck on their side Ellie soon find herself under the protection and care of Duggan, but Duggan had more in store for Ellie and he was so ready for her, but one thing he knows – with Ellie he had to go slowly and allow her to accept and become part of his way of life.

Duggan had just the person in mind to help Ellie fit in and enjoy her time in his little world. Ellie is not the lamb lead to the slaughter sort of person and soon the furs start flying, because one thing about Ellie is that she wants what she wants.

This was another of my impulse read and I must admit this is probably the book that challenged me most this year. SHARED BY WOLVES comes right up to all my no no’s in reading and push hard against them and I must admit the author never crosses the line but she definately gave me food for thought.

The book start on a glide really and it had the usual pheromone issues that are associated with wolfy books, right from the outset I was liking the characters, despite Duggan’s alpha male, insufferable attitude and his lord of the manor ways that he had about him – I liked him. Ellie was like a pampered pet taken out of her comfort zone and had a harder time than most dealing with this new life that she was dumped into.

There is a third person involved in this rip roaring plot and he is as much caught up in the drama that was happening in the pack and in his household as much as everyone else.

Ms. Marks brings a new spin on the whole wolf pack living and gathering. There were basic codes of ethic as well as do’s and don’t that didn’t really sit well with me – but it gave the book that edge that made this a terrific read for me.

The pace of the book is fast, the cast very well developed and the dynamics between the main and secondary players was well defined and in some respect quite comical if it was not leaden with sexual tension and a high level of tension.

I will be looking out for more of this authors work, I like the fact that she challenged my reading and even now I have no regrets about this book.

 

8 Speak To Me:

TheChicGeek on 1 October 2009 at 02:35 said...

Ahhh, EH, you have brought me to the dark side on this one. I love the teaser you gave us. This sounds good to me :D
Great review!

Smokinhotbooks on 1 October 2009 at 06:33 said...

This book sounds sexy, spicy, and hot just the way I like my erotic romance. Eeek this is from Elloras Cave or Jasmine Jaded, I spend waaaaay to much money on that site. *whisper* they make it so easy for you to buy bks. Great review!

Blodeuedd on 1 October 2009 at 09:23 said...

Hi EH
Yes sounds like a good one, and I do like wolves. Seems to have something offer

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Erotic Horizon on 2 October 2009 at 21:47 said...

Hey Kel's .

This is a neat read - I had a lot of fun with this one..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 October 2009 at 21:48 said...

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E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 October 2009 at 21:50 said...

@Blodeuedd...

Yup this one definitely had a certain charm to it..

Good read..

E.H>

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