Changing Focus

Book 3 in the Lusting Wild series.

This was a good read -- I enjoyed how Micah courted Liv and showed her how to be a wolf, and those sections where he was introducing her to werewolf society and rules were some of the best parts of the story. Mostly because it was very realistically rendered, both with regards to seeing werewolf society from the eyes of someone who didn't grow up with it and Liv's reaction to being told she is a shifter. 

I thought that more plot could have been devoted to explaining why Micah was so against being Alpha. Micah did give a lot of reasons, but none of them ever quite rang true and I'm not sure that it was ever really discussed as to why he had such a problem with the idea of being alpha. Olivia's black-outs could also have been discussed in more detail, just to wrap up some threads that weren't really fully clear. 

To a certain extent, the plot dragged at times and shone in others. Odd to say when I usually love the sex scenes, but with this story I was flipping past the sex wanting more story, more plot, more depth to the characters. 

Book Blurb for Changing Focus

Book Length: Novel
Reluctant to be a Pack Alpha, Micah Keeps Vigil has no hesitation about what he wants in a mate. A strong, intelligent, passionate and, most importantly, shifter female. He’s found her in photojournalist Olivia. She’s come to Micah’s lodge to write about winter sports.
Olivia isn’t expecting a gorgeous man who encourages her wilder nature with a sizzling erotic encounter in her room. Nor does she anticipate the amount of steam they generate in the sauna. With Micah’s hot body and Olivia’s innate sensuality they generate enough heat to melt the snow around the lodge.
One problem—Olivia isn’t aware she’s a shifter. She believes her vivid dreams are just that—dreams—and that her blackouts can be controlled with medication. There’s no way she’s been running through the woods on four feet! Micah has to convince Olivia to accept herself—paws and all—or lose her forever.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2009 3.50