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Review for Shadow Cave 4 stars
Shadow Cave by Angie West is the first book in her new Shadow Cave series. It is a great start to the series. Once you start reading it doesn’t take long until you are swept along on a journey with the heroine, Claire. It is a journey to search for her missing brother Mike and it is fraught with equal amounts of danger and discovery. Angie West weaves a tale that is both fascinating and suspenseful. The world she creates is imaginative and nicely detailed. Claire is a great heroine. She’s smart, gutsy and down to earth. She’s easy to like and relate to. You can’t help but root for her.
There is a love interest which will satisfy romance fans. It isn’t a central part of the story but it is a nice addition. The flow of the story is very well done until the end when things come to a conclusion in a rapid fashion. I wish the ending had been drawn out just a bit more. As this first book ends things are left pretty open-ended, which is typical and expected for the first of a series. I wouldn’t classify it as a cliffhanger so you can join me while I breathe a sigh of relief and say, “Dear Author, Thank you for not torturing me with a cliffhanger”. It does leave plenty of questions unanswered and I look forward to discovering the answers in future books.
Shadow Cave is recommended for fans of Urban Fantasy
Review for Incubus 4 stars
He came to her in a dream, a sensual lover who fulfilled her fantasies and made her feel cherished. Too bad it was only for one night. It would be another five years before he appeared to her again, a specter of her past who rouses feelings in her she was never able to shake. In a way, she's waited for him all these years without knowing it.
When she finds out who and what he is, can she forsake her old life for a chance at true happiness, or will he forever remain just a dream lover?
This was a quick story about a girl who finds comfort with a boy, then grows up and finds love and acceptance in the arms of a dream lover. He's an incubus, one who's waited years to have her, and he will not be denied. It's a great love story about a woman who thinks she's imagining her sexy dream man, only to find out he's real, and what she does about it. Despite the story's short length, I was satisfied with the ending. A nice, quick read for anyone who wants a paranormal love story that's very mild, sex-wise.
Review for Spirit of the Wolf 4 stars
Ireland – 1746 Maddie has fallen in love with Conor, but knows her father will never approve the match. For one, Conor is below her station. Plus, he’s a werewolf. She tries convicing Conor to run away with her, but he’s determined to do the right thing and ask for her hand in marriage. Fate, it seems, has other plans, leaving Conor dead by Maddie’s father and Maddie dead by her own hand.
America – Present Day Conor has been given three chances to find Maddie’s reincarnation and convince her they belong together. The catch? He has only three days from the anniversary of their death to do so, and he can only appear to her in his wolf form. This is his last chance. Will he be able to prove to her his love, or will they both fade away to nothing?
This was a short but sweet story of two lovers cursed by fate, their souls separated but crying out for one another. Conor has an almost impossible task trying to woo Maddie’s reincarnations as a wolf. I would have liked to see this story a bit longer, because the end felt too short to me. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable read.