Hare-raising Finale

I have read Ms. Anthony’s Wulf novels and loved them. Her novels are very sensual, humorous, and usually I quickly get engrossed in the plot and characters. I was hoping for more of the same with this one; it was not to be. This novel is strictly for those who read the previous novel featuring the same characters. While it is a perfectly readable romance, it is not one I’d especially recommend or want to read again.

Wulf Vance, is mated to human, Ouida, she’s the love of his life and a breed (someone whose ancestress was genetically altered to make her and her descendants compatible with a Wulf). Wulves are like werewolves but in Ms. Anthony’s world they are also aliens who have been secretly living on Earth for thousands of years. Vance has come to accept that Ouida also loves Xen, his lieutenant.

And though most Wulves would never consider sharing their mates, he decides to do exactly that to ensure his mate’s happiness. His decision isn’t purely unselfish as he is sexually attracted to Xen too.

Unfortunately, for the threesome, a deranged human male who had previously kidnapped Ouida and is still obsessed with her, is determined to regain his ‘property’; little knowing that Ouida has not one but two big buff protectors ready and more than able to protect her.

There was no explanation for the title, “Was one of the characters a bunny-were?” Perhaps this is an in joke, that I missed by not having read the prequel to this novel.

Book Blurb for Hare-raising Finale

Ouida knows exactly what -- and who -- she wants. Vance. And Xan. Her bonded mates.

Vance is in the doghouse with Ouida. He's made a mistake that might cost him the love of his life. Just when he thinks things can't get any worse, an old enemy shows up, injuring his friend and his former Lieutenant Xen, and kidnapping their mate.

Vance has shown mercy before, but now it's time to bring the curtain down on this saga of vengeance. No matter what it takes, Vance is going to convince Xen to forgive him, get their mate back, and teach his enemy once and for all, it's a fatal mistake to mess with this Alpha's family.

Patrick Smith will soon learn werewolves have no enemies. because they eat them.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 3.25