An entertaining read with serious subject matter, that being PTSD and life altering injuries. I liked the characters of Derrick and Janine both very much and felt their relationship was well-paced and believable, especially with the paranormal spin of being destined mates. The moral issues of Janine's role in Derrick's life were addressed but not harped upon. He always saw her as his potential mate, not his doctor.
The weaving of family importance into the story was well-done, and made the reader hope all family of wounded veterans are as understanding and supportive, even if their injured family member isn't aware of it.
I would have appreciated probably more steam than provided and didn't particularly care for the adversary intent on Janine's attentions. I have never read any of the previous books in this series and don't feel that I was left hanging - this story stands on its own. A good entertaining read with the wonderful verbal sparring between characters that I expect from this author.
He's broken in body and spirit, but she's not giving up.
Leave me the hell alone. Is that so freakn' hard to grasp?
Yeah, Derrick is angry, and bitter, but with good reason. His army buddies should have left him to die instead of dragging him out of the rebel camp--and he meant drag. Shrapnel to his back ensured his legs are useless hunks of meat. Everything below his waist is useless--limper than an overcooked noodle. Whimper.
As if that wasn't bad enough, fate just has to kick a wolf when he is down and send him the curvy and luscious Janine. According to his inner beast, she's his mate. Not happening. There will be no claiming because Derrick isn't about to saddle anyone with half a man. I don't want her pity.
Problem is, Janine, with her fiery red hair and tempting curves, won't leave him the hell alone. She thinks she can fix him. And a part of him, the part that refuses to give up hope, is tempted to let her try.
Can she teach this broken wolf new tricks--including bedroom ones--that will make him howl once again?