Roan's Fall

Roan's Fall is the first book in the Roxie's Protector's Series. It would seem that this series is tied in with Ms. Chenery's Wulf's Den series. I have never read any books by this author, and therefore did not realize that this book was part of a series. However, while reading, I noticed hints in the book that suggested that this book was part of a series, and that I had missed the stories of the secondary characters. Now, this is not to say that Roan's Fall cannot be read as a stand-alone, because it can. I never felt like I didn't get enough of the backstory to enjoy this book. I am kind of sad that I didn't do my research first, though, because Roan's Fall was excellent. I love series, and I always try to read them in order, because I become so invested in the characters and their world. I now plan on backtracking and reading the five books in the Wulf's Den series so that I can get up to speed on everything that has happened up to this point.

Ansley is a mortal woman. I found her to be a fun character. She had quite a temper and was outgoing. However, it seems that she more often than not sticks her foot in her mouth, especially around men. She was self-conscious about this personality trait. She became embarrassed easily, and that made for some cute, funny scenes.

Roan is a huge, hot, werewolf hunk. I was nearly trembling in excitement several times from the sheer size and power that emanates from him. I only wish that I was the one that he had thrown over his shoulder!

The plot was well thought out and pretty well-developed. I can imagine that if this book were extended just a bit, I would have learned a lot more. However, I am sure with the other books involved in these two series, the whole story is told, it is just spread out between the books.

I look forward to reading the books in the Wulf's Den Series, as well as any other Marisa Chenery books I can snatch up.

Book Blurb for Roan's Fall

As a hair stylist, Ansley has seen and cut a lot of people's hair, but when Roxie shows up for her appointment with a very large, gorgeous man, Ansley can't take her eyes off him. Nor can she stop her body's reaction to Roan when Roxie asks her to cut his hair as well. But things seem to go steadily downhill when Ansley's curse, her ability to say the first thing that comes to mind when around a man she is attracted to, rears its ugly head. When Roan growls at her to hurry up, Ansley knows her mouth has done it to her again.
Even through the harsh chemical smells in the hair salon, Ansley's scent is like a punch in the gut to Roan. Knowing she is his mate, and a mortal, has him fighting the urge to claim her as his own. Hoping to ease into telling her he is a werewolf, Roan prays he has the control to take things slow. But when it comes to Ansley, he must fight the wolf inside him or risk scaring away the one woman that was meant for him.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2009 4.75