Sigh… one can’t help but simply adore Ellis Leigh‘s wolf shifters. Especially not when they’re actually Dire Wolves. This time – it’s Levi’s turn to find his fated match.
I’m not really sure how to write this review, to be honest with you. This story is littered with humor and sexiness and quite good action. It’s also got an adorable Dire wolf and a kickass independent omega.
I like the set up for this one. Levi has his mission to find out what’s going on with the Appalachian pack’s human stalkers while Amy is doing everything she can to maintain her independence, tending to her flourishing business and her own life.
When introduced to Amy’s diner’s patrons Leigh is giving us ammo. But whatever ammo we’re getting doesn’t quite give us the clue we need. Well, didn’t work with me, anyway. I had my suspect. Proved to be so wrong… lol
And Levi is determined to prove to his Dire pack he can do the job without screwing it (her *cough cough*) up.
Then there’s the whole protection thing going on, the whole action and fighting and running and chasing. But you know what was different here? It’s still light and adorable and sexy and funny and sinful and makes you want more and more and more.
Also different is that Levi and Amy didn’t meet until more than 1/5 of the story. You know what else is different with this one? Levi is, while roughly a millennia old, very well versed in current Disney pop culture. And THAT. ROCKS!!!
Amy wrapped her legs around his waist, pulling him up the length of her, peppering his face and lips with soft kisses before smiling. “I’ll make sure to grab my skillet. It seemed to work on you.”
He growled and rolled with her, ending with her on top. “How very Tangled of you.”
That made her pause. “You’ve seen Tangled?”
He shrugged, not looking the least bit embarrassed. “I like Disney movies. The animation is kickass.”
And that’s not all….. you’ll have to read for the steamier parts. Let’s just say that Tangled will never be viewed the same in my eyes. Woot!
There’s no escaping a Dire Wolf on the hunt…
Even as the playboy of the Dire Wolves, Levi isn’t exactly a soft touch. He likes his liquor, his women, and his photographs…but he also has an affinity for sharp knives and claws. What starts as an assignment to investigate humans finding their way onto a pack’s land quickly becomes something darker, more dangerous, and a whole lot hotter than he expected.
Amy refuses to leave her pack behind, but living in the small town at the base of their mountain gives her enough freedom not to feel trapped. So does running the diner she owns and loves. But someone’s been watching her a little too closely, and it’s not the handsome wolf shifter who crashes into her kitchen one night looking at her as if she is the last woman on earth.
One soldier who’s never cared enough stay, one woman whose roots run too deep to leave, and a stalker with more than just peeping on his mind. In the world of the Dire Wolves, a simple mission means standing your ground and fighting to the end. But this time, a single glance blows simple right off the mountain and forces Levi to run when he’d rather stand and fight…just as long as his mate is running with him.
One soldier, one fight…one chance at forever.
A storyteller from the time she could talk, Ellis grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Ellis lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and a giant dog who hogs the bed.