Title: Taming Her Wolf
Series: Fire Creek Shifters #1
Author: Dee Carney
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: September 7, 2015
Publisher: Carina Press
My Rating: 5 stars
For disgraced physician Kim Sharpe, Fire Creek was supposed to be a sanctuary, a place to hide from media scrutiny and the public eye. But when a group of wolf shifters break into her clinic and demand she save the life of a packmate, her serene world unravels. And when the wolf dies despite Kim’s efforts, she’s dragged into a hunt she can’t control, led by a man she desperately wants to understand.
All shifters live with their beasts, but Chris “Brick” Preston’s is dangerously close to the surface. And it wants Kim. Sex keeps the beast sated for now, but unless Kim can help him find a more permanent solution, Brick risks becoming a feral, banished—or put down—by his pack.
With each incredibly intense encounter, Brick and Kim grow closer. But time is not on their side. When Kim is faced with betraying the pack in order to save Brick’s life, the consequences may be more than they can survive.
Read on for my thoughts on Taming Her Wolf. No true spoilers, promise.
Taming Her Wolf is the first story in the new Fire Creek Shifters series. A fascinating new twist on the shifter is given to us by Ms Carney. These shifters not only have their dominant human plus their wolf – they have a third beast shift as well. The beast is the most primitive and the most dangerous as the beast is only allowed out one night of the month, on the night of the full moon. Every shifter in Fire Creek has a beast, and some are more under control than others. Should a member of the pack go feral and their beast cannot be put under control then the shifter is banished from the pack, for the safety of the pack and surrounding human citizens… or hunted and killed. The beast more resembles the werewolf monster of movies in its primal need to destroy. The human and their wolf live in harmony with the wolf being allowed out whenever the need or desire is there – the beast is shut deep inside… but all three make up a complete person.
Kim and Brick have a sensuous, fiery and very sexual relationship. They will work together to find out why the beast is uncontrollable for Brick and why the attacks from what seems to be a serial killer are directed at the pack’s young, teenage members. The interest, passion and beginning steps of falling in love are apparent to the other pack members – Brick is over the top in doing all he can to claim Kim as his mate. Yet, Brick’s inability to control his beast is becoming known and his friends and his Alpha pack leader will only allow him so much leeway or time to get it under. In a race against time and the coming full moon Brick and Kim will try anything to find a way to keep Brick within the pack.
While Brick is not the Alpha of the pack, have no doubt that this is definitely an alpha male. Kim is tossed into a world that she never knew existed. And while she has questions, fears and concerns she also has secrets as to why she has been banished to this backwoods, small town clinic. Trust for both of them is going to be hard won, but so worth it in the end.
If you enjoy Paranormal Romance, particularly Shifters then you are going to want to get into this series starting at the very beginning. Taming Her Wolf is intense, engaging with a well defined history of the pack and an equally believable reason for the beast in them all. I was deep in the story with only a few pages. Yes, there is world building since this is the first story with a new type of shifter, I completely expected that so it did not take away from the story – it enhanced it and gave me the chance to understand these people, enjoy their story so much more.
I would highly recommend Taming Her Wolf and look forward to the next story in this series.
*I received an e-ARC of Taming Her Wolf from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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