For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she's stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornaments when Thorn returns home--and the two discover that the spark between them remains intense.
Before Nat can sort out their relationship, she must face a more immediate and dangerous problem. Her pack is under attack from the savage Long Island werewolves--and Nat is their first target in a turf war. Toss in a handsome wizard vying for her affection, a therapy group for the anxious and enchanted, and the South Toms River pack leader ready to throw her to the wolves, and it's enough to give anybody a panic attack. With the stakes as high as the full moon, Nat must summon all of her strength to save her pack and, ultimately, herself..
A werewolf with OCD that hoards Christmas ornaments?!?! Yep, you read that right. A new twist showing that even super natural creatures can be normal too. And there are plenty of supernatural creatures in this book. There is even a support group for supernaturals with mental disorders.
I liked Natalya, but sometimes, I just wanted to shake her. She needs some confidence. Losing her boyfriend, sent her spiraling into her hoarding habit. Now, she has been pining for Thorn for five years. And now, that he is back, he is promised to another. That being said, I really enjoyed the book. You get to see a lot of the hierarchy of the werewolf clans. I liked the characters and the story line. Nick has me intrigued. I can't wait to find out more about him! I will be reading the second book, Kept, which is due out November 27,2012.
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Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She'd never admit it, but if asked she'd say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detassling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs--from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular day when she's not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.