This was a hot contemporary paranormal novel. It starts with a young African American woman, Samantha. She is running away from werewolves who “scent” her out because she is “special”. Samantha, is one of the few “human” women that can successfully mate and bare werewolf offspring. Since there is a shortage of female werewolves, she is very valuable. However, she unknowingly is the destined mate of the alpha werewolf, Andor. Initially, both try to deny this fact; but, when they are close, the attraction is off the charts. Samantha’s wants to hide herself by blocking her scent with a magic amulet. However, after trying to escape, Andor finds her and they finally mate.
As alpha, Andor is expected to mate with a pure werewolf female. So, the relationship between Samantha and Andor causes much jealously and hatred for Samantha within the clan. Serena, a pure female werewolf wants Andor. She is the only daughter of a powerful and evil werewolf of a neighboring clan. A union between Serena and Andor could unite the two clans. However, Andor only wants Samantha and does not give a damn about Serena anymore and is willing to risk everything to keep Samantha and protect his clan!
Samantha and Serena carry a common lineage that further complicates matter. The manner in which Samantha was conceived was scandalous. It involves Samatha’s father, her mother, and Andor’s father. This is another reason why Samantha was being hunted down. Throughout the novel, Samantha awakens her true nature and begins to deal with the “other person” in her being.
Overall, the book was original and the dialog was both humorous and clever. Andor was truly an alpha, and I enjoyed how he took care of Samantha. The sex scenes were hot and well-written. I liked Samantha because she had her own mind and her own goals. She wanted to finish her education and find her mother. However, I did find it odd how an educated woman would consent to a job as an exotic dancer. Nevertheless, it was entertaining. The supporting characters added to the storyline. The author also brings in Andor’s father who is determined to find his true love and mate — the mother of Samantha. The book ends with that scenario. Overall, the ending was satisfying.
-Reviewed by Pamela