Review written for Hearts On Fire Reviews
- 3.5 stars
Right off the bat, I will say this was a huge improvement over the previous book. The issues I had in that book, with the constant use of the terms the “Were” and the “Hunter” were not present here. This segment just felt a bit more mature to me for some reason.
These stories are labeled as BDSM, and while there is a little bit involved, there isn’t anything too heavy or over the top. Honestly, I would have enjoyed them just as much if that aspect stuck more to the dominance side than the toys/crops, etc. They just felt unnecessary when the natural feel of the dominant alpha wolf with the also strong but submissive wolf was so prevalent. I really didn’t enjoy how Adam almost immediately began calling Sin “Master” once they took things to the next level. It felt very forced to me. But, the bottom line here is, don’t let the BDSM labels scare you away.
There is quite a bit more plot to this story as well. There is a betrayer in the pack, kidnapping and fights, with a few mysteries being solved. I liked seeing more of the pack dynamics at play with the packs joining forces with the Hunters, etc.
As for the characters, I really liked Adam and Sin. Sin is the lone alpha wolf who takes the injured Adam in and nurses him back to health. They had great chemistry, and I loved how they put aside their issues (mostly Sin) to be together. I’m not sure who the next story is about, but I’m looking forward to finding out and seeing these guys again. I’d love to see more for Jared and his love, or maybe something with the mysterious guy in possession of the magical stone.