Under attack from an enemy, two werewolves save each other, share a passionate night together, and then must deal with the consequences before they can find happiness together.
After vampires attack Grey Wolf high commander Colt Cavanaugh, he stumbles across Belle Beaumont, who'd been a prisoner of his pack but escaped. Luckily she’s a physician who can treat the potentially deadly injury he sustains. Their obvious sexual chemistry leads to a one-night stand, and he promises to free her after she tells his pack leader the troubling information she overheard when she was hiding during the fight: The vampires are developing a way to feed off shape-shifters and control them. When the vampires attack again, Colt sends Belle away to keep her safe, but he’s captured and tortured. Weeks later, Colt has been rescued, and Belle returns to the Grey Wolf compound to let him know she’s safe but pregnant, then gets caught up in the pack’s camaraderie, which reminds her of her own loneliness as a clanless wolf. Secrets on both sides keep them apart, however, until danger rises again. Ballenger continues her Seven Range Shifters series, and there’s a lot going on. Lots of enemies, lots of secrets, lots of suspicion. The romance is sexy, and a fast-paced, rollicking plot will keep readers engaged, though too many head-scratching details get in the way: the shape-shifting community’s lack of trust for one of its highest ranking warriors; Colt's not realizing his deep-seated secrets aren’t secret at all; none of his friends sharing that fact with him; and more.
An ambitious paranormal romance that generally succeeds on the big picture but misses in the details.