Caitlin Ricci delivers a different take on a shifter story. She introduces us to a younger heroine who has been separated from her pack and mate and yet finds a way to thrive.
We follow Shae through the rough journey she took to overcome her inner turmoil and the struggle she endures with her Wolf. This is the first shifter book I've read where the author wrote the Wolf as its own entity that can communicate with its Human counterpart. It was a unique twist that makes the story even more enjoyable and the bond between Human and Wolf more complex. This allows us to really appreciate the circumstances surrounding Shae and Maiki.
The flow of the story is consistent and easy to follow. The descriptions of the surroundings are very precise and enticing, making you feel like you are really in the forest, the city, or inside Shae's memories.
I really enjoyed the unique take on the mated Wolf and how they were chosen. The description of that bond and how it is formed gave me a new appreciation for how the Author put this story together.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable book for me and I look forward to more from Ms. Ricci.
When Shae was thirteen she ran away from a sexually and physically abusive alpha but getting to safety meant leaving her mate, Maiki, behind. Now that she's twenty-three Shae has made an isolated life for herself with only the wolf inside of herself for company.
Then Maiki calls her after a decade of silence, asking her to come back, and Shae cannot say no to her mate. Maiki is a seer and she's had a frightening dream of the pack being demolished and the old farmhouse the alpha lives in going up in flames...