From the moment he saw her, he knew she was worth it
Luck of the Wolf
Series: Historical Werewolves # 7
Pub: 2010, MIRA
Author: Susan Krinard
Cat: historical paranormal romance
Format: paperback (mid); 365 pp w/ 23 chapters
Whose: Cort & Aria
Age Range: adult
Branded an outcast by the noble branch of his werewolf clan, Cort Renier had come to San Francisco seeking fortune – and revenge. What he found was a mysterious beauty who could not – or would not – reveal who she truly was. At first she seemed vulnerable and afraid, like so many girls caught up in the debauchery of the city’s whiskey – soaked gambling dens. But one look into her stunning turquoise eyes and he knew he’d found the winning hand.
Aria di Reinardus had reasons for concealing her identity, but Cort’s kisses were enough to convince her to go along with his plan to transform her into a missing heiress and return her ‘family’. But they were not the only ones with secrets to keep and vengeance in mind, and they were about to discover that some destinies couldn’t be outrun...
Cort born to an unweathy family who happened to get beaten and thrown on his ass for being in love with someone who never wanted him, and wanting something more than his family could give him.
Angry he turns himself into a gentleman and feeds himself by winning card games. Which is where he wins and meets Aria, a werewolf, like him, who is lost in the world, not really knowing who she is, but he does, or his friend and they plot to take her home and get a great reward. Only falling in love wasn’t a part of the plan, he finds his whole life turned around when he realise that they feel too strongly for each other to be parted.
Re-read: this book is all ravelled in lies and betrayal and games. Though it’s that time where games where a thing you were born to play but there were just so many threw out that it’s hard to keep up. Though very simple to follow, if that makes much sense.
It’s not one of my favourite books, though I did like it’s just hard to pin point why. Maybe because the male is been hurt for so long, full of anguish or something and it’s about him opening up and falling in love again. Or maybe it was because even though you had a female who was innocent in everything civilised who was still strong and independent.
I don’t know, with her it’s almost like what it would be like if we were thrust into that world and were told we had to fit in. we’d rebel but we’d also let live, because we knew it was what we had to do. That’s kind of what she was like.
Anyway, it’s like the whole book gets rolled up into the emotional packed ending and by the time you close the book up it’s all that’s in your head and so, for that matter, the book was great....but was it?
Other in Series
Touch of Wolf, Once a Wolf, Secret of the Wolf, To Catch a Wolf, To Tame a Wolf, Bride of a wolf,
Luck of the Wolf, Code of the Wolf,