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Nikki Calhoun is on the run, fueled by the terror of the shadowy world she had married into. Desperate to survive and nowhere to hide, Nikki turns to the wolf shifter pack of her childhood, but it’s hard for her to trust anyone, even the people closest to her.
Enforcer and bear-shifter Bret Axel receives a call from his cousin who manages his Portland nightclub about suspicious activity. After obtaining the approval of his Alpha, he travels to Portland. Two nights later, screams of a woman shatter the silence of the dock, and with the help of his cousin, they save her from being killed.
A twisted tale of hunter and prey, two worlds collide as Bret falls for the human and then struggles to convince her that they are meant to be together. It’s up to him and the Crescent Ice Pack to get to the bottom of the brutal acts of one man. Will Nikki survive the wrath of her estranged husband or will the murky world of Edward Calhoun destroy her and any who try to help?
Darker paranormal romance
Bear’s Shadow (Vendetta Series Book 2)
Another excellent book in this series. With intrigue, suspense and romance the author demonstrates her ability to get inside the head of her characters and bring them to life for the reader. Whilst this book felt a little rushed at the end compared to the first one it in no way detracted from the story nor left you with unanswered questions hence the full marks for the book.
The book, although part of a series, is completely stand alone; the benefit of reading the first book is being more familiar with the characters and community allowing yourself to seep further into the storyline, so personally I would recommend you read book 1 – if not before this one then certainly afterward!!
The author handled marital and sex abuse delicately; in no way glamorizing it or adding it to the story for effect. The fact that this happened and the strength shown to overcome and move forward had you rooting for the female lead. The book is certainly darker than book 1, but it works. Once again the book showed how communities come together to support those in need and deal justice to the injustices seen in the world.