I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the next 2 in the series. this one really is a romance with an ongoing theme that I'm assuming will carry over throughout all 3 stories but she did a great job of 'ending' this couple's romance. The man, Mason, is a halfbreed - his mother is human-and all the Breeds are required to do a certain number of hunts, killing rogue werewolves who have begun killing humans. this proves their loyalty to their tribe/clan whatever and gains them entrance to the group. This guy and at least one friend (who gets his story in the 2nd book) have resentment for the tribe and how they were treated and haven't joined although they've long met their quota. Mason is afraid to love and do a 'blood bond' to link to his soul mate.Torrance is a romantic and afraid to love without knowing she'll be loved back and never left. An evil rogue werewolf is after Torrance because he sensed Mason cares for her. Both fight their attraction through most of the book..the woman has spunk which I like and the man is definitely alpha but not mean or anything. The book had lots of humor though not the silly LOL kind. Of course there's some drama and tension throughout but overall a very good story and romance.
Denise L. (fangrrl) - reviewed Last Wolf Standing (Blood Runners, Bk 1) (Silhouette Nocturne, No 35) on
Helpful Score: 3
Not a fan of series imprints, and this author is hit and miss for me. but this book is a very enjoyable read. Enjoyed the way the relationship develops, and the interaction with supporting characters. Truely can't remember the last series book I liked, but I'm looking forward to reading more of this series!
First time I've read a book by this author and I will definately be checking out her other offerings. I won't go back over the plot, as other reviews have done a good job of that. The sex isn't necessarily as detailed as what you would find in an Ellora's Cave title, or some of the Samhain offerings, but it is decent. You definately feel the struggle between the two to accept what they are starting to feel for each other. The reasons for fighting it come across as reasonable and believable. The development of the characters romance is easily followed, and I didn't find anything there that was objectionable or unbelievable. An excellent story that was wrapped up as well as can be expected for a series, the "bad guy" is still out there to a certain extent, but the closure for these two was done well. I will definately be checking out the others in this series.
Great book! The best alpha male story I've read this year. Mason, a werewolf, and Torrance, the mortal female who ignites a driving, explosive need in him, challenge each other. They also face the ultimate challenge in the rogue werewolf who hunts Torrance and wants to destroy Mason by killing her.
This is a great paranormal romance, but more it's just a great, great romance between two people who fight their growing attraction. Their conflict sets the sexual tension high, high, high.
This a wonderful take on a werewolf story, that comes across as "yes, I can believe in it"
Easy to read, simple love story with twists & turns, that also seem believable. Like this author....first time for me.