Monday, July 30, 2012
Review - A Wolf's Song
Hamish hasn't been interested in love since his beloved wife died four hundred years ago. He knows that it's impossible for her to reincarnate, but he hasn't been able to let her go. Until now.
When he meets Desiree in Colorado, Hamish can't resist her. When she moves to Vermont to work, she's right in his back yard. He sets about winning her, ready for a future with her.
Yet his past won't let that happen. The mother of his children wants the contract they signed three hundred years before to be fulfilled. Hamish must mate with her and she must bear a werewolf son. Until the contract is fulfilled, Hamish must commit himself entirely to the raising of their child--twenty years without any romantic entanglements.
To make matters worse, she intends to use Desiree to make him even more miserable. She demands that Desiree be the one to sentence him to a fate that will tear Hamish away from her forever.
Even while they face this dramatic mess, Deathwalkers are converging on them for an unknown purpose. Evil, malignant monsters, the Deathwalkers will stop at nothing to get their hands on Desiree. Desiree must confront her own past as well as Hamish's, escape the Deathwalkers, and find peace with herself. Hamish must realize his love for Desiree before he pushes her away forever.
Can Desiree defeat Hamish's past and bring hope to an entire race?
This was a great story. Once I started it I was hooked until the end. The author has created a great world much like ours, where vampires, werewolves, and other races exist alongside humans. Some races are known to the human population and the rest are in hiding.
Desiree is living a solitary life in Colorado when she meets Hamish. There is instant attraction and chemistry. But neither do much about it. Not too long after Hamish goes home to Vermont, there is a job opening perfect for Desiree from the same organization he works for. Once she moves there he is hoping to get to know her better.
This is when the story really starts moving. We find out more about the vampires in the world. And we find out more about Hamish's backstory and who and what Desiree really is. We meet other fascinating and interesting characters and start to learn more about the world and things going on in this supernatural environment.
My only problem was near the end. After Desiree completes the near impossible task set before her. Throughout the whole story we see things from both Hamish and Desiree's side. Then we get towards the end and we get Hamish but not Desiree. I am not sure how she came to be and make her decision. It just seemed like right there, there was a scene, even a short one, missing.
I am most definitely looking forward to more from the author and hope that future stories let us find out more as well from some of these great secondary characters while letting us know how Hamish and Desiree are doing.