Three years ago on a hunting trip with his brother in Canada, Jason was bitten by a wolf. Now a werewolf, he is forced to leave his career and family behind as he searches for a way to break the curse. When Tala Soaringbird encounters Jason, she thinks he is a "sica," or bad one, but after Jason defends Tala from two other werewolves, she realizes that he's different. Even though it is forbidden, Tala brings the wounded Jason back to her tribe to heal him and help him learn how to control the changes that the moon brings. Hidden away with a Native American tribe who have kept themselves apart from civilization for centuries, Jason must not only fight his urge to give into the call of the moon, but also his growing attraction for Tala. After first exploring the werewolf romance with Rick Donavon's story "Secret Serenade" in the anthology After Twili
This is the sequel to the story "Midnight Serenade" by Ronda Thompson in the After Twilight anthology with Christeen Feehan and Amanda Ashley. It's a werewolf story. I totally enjoyed Midnight Serenade and was looking forward to the sequel.
However, this sequel just blew big chunks. I didn't even finish reading it because I didn't like the way the author tried to incorporate or make up her own "native american" mythology to backup her storyline.
None of the "native" stuff made any sense at all if you know anything about Native people or even if you did a little research. Other people might like it tho, but I sure didn't.
Pretty much a typical romance novel with more of an unusual plot than I expected. I thought the idea of having a group of people living isolated from current society a change of pace. The ending was a nice twist but not totally unexpected.
Another great book by Ronda Thompson. She weaves a wonderful story with descriptions that make you feel part of the story.
Jason and Tala are not as different as he thinks and her tribe would have him believe. They fall in love under not so great circumstances and when they need each other most they stand side by side. This is a story about deciding what your destiny will be.
Jason Donovan walked in darkness, seeking release from his curse. It had the power to destroy everything -- to take his humanity. In a world where he no longer belonged, he felt eyes watching him. Someone or something even more sinister than himself stalked the night.
But there was beauty in the night as well. The woman who materialized to save him from the forces of darkness seemed from another age, another world -- but her mysterious eyes held answers to all the questions he'd been too afraid to ask.
She took him to her world, to the wilds of the North, to the forests. Yet in a place of such primitive ancestral customs, where nature ruled supreme, Jason knew greater dangers awaited. He would be forced to battle the beast within, fight his love for a woman forbidden, and discover whether salvation would come from resisting the seductive light of the moon -- or in surrendering to it.