I’m catching up on reviews this weekend! This review is for books four and five in the five book (plus a novella) Kodiak Point paranormal romance series by Eve Langlais. The series is based around a rural town run by shifter Reid Carver, and many of the guys featured in the books are war veterans who were also prisoners of war. It is a great, fun series and most of the books range around 200-240 or so pages so the length is good. You will find humor, steamy shifter love, and the author’s typical flair for the unusual and unexpected.
Wolf’s Capture tells the story of Brody, wolf shifter and clan beta for Kodiak Point. Another war veteran, Brody is trying to help resolve the issue of attacks on Kodiak Point when he comes across a strange woman in the woods. Not sure who to trust after being captured by the enemy, Brody views the shared cell with foxy other-than-human fellow prisoner Layla as a definite silver lining. Layla does not want to share a cell with the wolf, or trust him to help her escape, or especially be attracted to him…but the heart wants what the heart wants, right? Layla has been a prisoner and unwilling tool for years, escaping and suffering recapture over and over again. Will the two of them manage to escape the clutches of a horrible enemy? How will they feel once the bars holding them together are gone?
Grizzly Love touches a little on a kind of taboo subject in romance – adultery and behavior of the female partner in the situation. I do not want to ruin the story, but I will say that I enjoyed the book from several aspects. First, I am certain fans of the series were clamoring for a story with Travis the adorable young grizzly shifter at its heart. Second, the fact that Travis is crushing hard on the town doctor, an older woman, and a married lady all in one make for some interesting points. There were points when I was unsure that the story was going to go in a direction that my heart could follow, but I will definitely just trust in the author and her experience in the genre after this book. This book was especially exciting as the group goes back to the war zone to encounter their shared enemy.
If you have yet to check out the Kodiak Point series, then this would be an awesome moment because you can just binge through the whole thing! These books are fun, active, and steamy reads.