It's a predator-eat-predator world for the Were-Hunters. Danger haunts any given day. There is no one to trust. No one to love. Not if they want to live...
An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals--snow leopard and white tiger--Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.
Marguerite D'Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. Senator who hates the socialite life she's forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun roots that her father doesn't understand. Still, she has no choice but to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown, undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest order.
In order to have Marguerite, Wren must fight not just the humans who will never accept his animal nature, but the Were-Hunters who want him dead for endangering their world. It's a race against time and magic without boundary that could cost Marguerite and Wren not just their lives, but their very souls...
Marguerite and some others from a study group decide to got to Sanctuary in New Orleans and drink to their friend and fellow study-er Nick Gautier who is presumed dead. When Marguerite gets there she feels eyes on her and when looking around is drawn to the busboy who is hiding behind the dreadlocks he’s sporting. When her “friends” decide to get rough with the busboy – our hero Wren – chaos ensues. So goes the first meeting of Maggie and Wren. They are inexplicably drawn to each other but can’t seem to stay away.
When the Omegrion, the ruling council for the were-hunters, votes to take Wren down for killing his parents 25 years ago, and his supposed madness, Wren goes on the run. He runs to Maggie but she can’t help him the way he needs help. Luckily he has some other were-hunters on his side. Wren and Maggie need to get proof of his innocence before anyone will believe he’s not the madman they think him.
So I read this book a couple of years ago when I was blazing through the Dark-Hunter series and I absolutely loved it then. Anyone who reads this blog knows what a sucker I am for shape-shifters and this book was no different. So…has my opinion changed in the past couple of years since I read it last? It has, but only minimally.
I still really liked the book. I very much love a shy hero. While Wren wasn’t exactly shy, he did keep people away from him with his surliness and his dreads. But Wren was the strong but silent type and when he found the woman that he wanted he went for it. He did try to stay away because normally Katagaria weres aren’t attracted to humans except maybe for a quite sexual romp, but he just couldn’t keep himself from seeking Maggie out. He was kind and gentle with her even though he could be violent with others – he would never hurt her. And the sex? Holy Mac baby – that man’s got it goin’ on! Grab the fire extinguisher! lol
I think for me the parts that changed from my first reading were Maggie’s parts. Even though she was portrayed as hating the life she led – she still did it and didn’t make a peep. Then when faced with losing Wren she got tough and it just seemed completely out of character. I still liked her, but not nearly as much as I did during the first reading.
Original rating: 5 out of 5
Current rating: 4.25 out of 5
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