"No Remorse" [Heart of a Wolf Series, Book 1] by MaryLynn Bast
My Book Summary : Throughout Amber's life she has been living on the run, never getting involved with any werewolf packs, and trying to stay hidden as much as possible. It started out because of her mother needing to run from her own pack with the belief that Amber would be safer if she could only stay hidden. However, over the years it has turned into a way of life for Amber. Especially since it has taken her more years to transform into her werewolf then it does for other female werewolves. When she was younger her mother was with her, then when Amber was a teenager they were split up (her mother was found out by her old pack making Amber believe they killed her), which is why from that point on she started taking care of herself. Now that she can finally transform into her werewolf form she's been learning more about her abilities while keeping on the run and hiding away from everyone else.
With that being said she has never forgotten about the boy (teenage werewolf at the time) who helped her out years ago, Blake, who is also the only one she has ever allowed to become close to her (other than her mother). So, when she witnesses an accident happen while on a run in her wolf form in her latest location she's been staying she is surprised to see find that Blake is the man behind the wheel and that he's hurt. However, after she helps him to safety she ultimately knows that her life is about to change once again with Blake back in her life. All of her instincts are telling her it's time to leave that town and go somewhere knew, another part of her doesn't want to be apart from Blake. In addition, once Blake is out of the hospital and realizes who saved him, he makes it his personal mission not to have her leave his side again even if mating her is the way to do so.
Nevertheless, just settling into her new life with Blake and his pack isn't easy when old secrets, rivalry packs, and the Werewolf Council seem to be determined to finding ways to keep them apart.
My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars, taking you into the life of a werewolf who has always been on the run from a past she's not all familiar with, abilities she is still learning to control, and the romance that blooms throughout the pages between the one man who will to take her on. It is a dark, suspenseful, and highly intriguing paranormal romance novel! Amber's story has so many twists that you have to be sure your paying attention or you might miss something. Along with throwing some spicy sex scenes into the mix that will curl your toes. All of the characters (at least the main characters and the ones from Blake's pack) are dynamic and have very commanding presences that I wish I could find out more about them now and not later in another book (hopefully they will be in another book).
My only problem with the book is that even though I liked how the ending wrapped up for Blake & Amber, I wasn't impressed with how the author handled all of the twists that were thrown in about Amber's past and mother. I think it might have been better if the revelations didn't feel so rushed, making Amber just having to except it and move on.
Otherwise, I truly enjoyed this novel and have high hopes for the others in this series IF they are like this one!! I recommend this novel for those looking for a different and a bit darker take on werewolf romance books!! Or for anyone who likes shifter romances!
Book Teaser(s) :
"What have you done to me!?" she demanded to know, running her hand agitatedly through her hair. She didn't give his time to answer before she stomped off into the bathroom and slammed the door.
Amber stared at herself in the mirror. Her skin practically glowed and her dark chocolate eyes were misted with yellow specs. Her wolf was close to the surface, yet was no help to her at all. The wolf urged her to go to Blake, go to his wolf. Yet, her human instincts warned her to run, run as far away and as fast as she could from the man who had marked her.
"But you marked him, too!" She accused herself sharply in the mirror. ~ within Chapter 11
Blake and his wolf were pissed that she was touching them, but Amber had to get her point across to the men what her abilities were, and also to let Blake know that she would not be controlled. If she wanted to touch another man she would. At the menacing growl in her head Amber sent laughter to Blake and told him in mock exasperation. Not sexually, I have you as my sex toy, why would I want anyone else? Even though he was still angry, he smiled at that. ~ within Chapter 18For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by MaryLynn, then please check out her website.