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The Howling Heart by April Bostic
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.
Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.
Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.
I really enjoy a good shifter romance but this one left me a bit unsure. I didn’t hate it but I wasn’t overly thrilled with it either. It is one of those books where you either love it or you don’t. Kind of like opera! You know from the moment you hear it you either love it or can live without it. Now just because I am not crazy about a book doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read it.
Paige and Riley knew each other as children but then Paige moves away. She comes back years later after the death of her father and meets Riley once again. Riley has never forgotten Paige and waits for the day that she will return so he can claim her as his own. The question is will she be able to handle that. This really was an interesting read for so many reasons. First it was a little different from any other shifter romance I have read and there is one thing mentioned that I am really not sure how it would even work. Not to mention that was a little unsettling but to each their own.