Coveted Series Book 1

I really enjoyed Coveted. It’s got pack dynamics, action and there is one hell of a weird therapy group all in this debut novel by Shawntelle Madison. This is quite the interesting debut novel, and it does something very risky. This supernatural urban fantasy book only has the tiniest bit of romance. I don't know if she's building it up more for the next book or not. Either way it's a risk that pays off well for the author.

What I really liked about the book was that the heroine Natalya Stravinsky is not like the usual heroines from werewolf books. We all know the type of heroines usually found in supernaturals. You've got the lucky girl with that one thing special about her and then you have the strong kickass females. Natalya is completely different and I found that a great change of pace. Natlya is a broken woman as her relationship with Thorn ended. Natalya is forced to leave her New York life behind and move back home to South Toms River. Now instead of exciting New York life she is spending her days watching the shopping channel with her grandmother. She has OCD and is a hoarder, which I've never seen portrayed in this type of book.

Book Blurb for Coveted

SOMETIMES WHAT YOU COVET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP. For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she's stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornaments when Thorn returns home--and the two discover that the spark between them remains intense. 

Before Nat can sort out their relationship, she must face a more immediate and dangerous problem. Her pack is under attack from the savage Long Island werewolves--and Nat is their first target in a turf war. Toss in a handsome wizard vying for her affection, a therapy group for the anxious and enchanted, and the South Toms River pack leader ready to throw her to the wolves, and it's enough to give anybody a panic attack. With the stakes as high as the full moon, Nat must summon all of her strength to save her pack and, ultimately, herself.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2012 4.00