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Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Lupine Connection by Rae Monet

The Lupine Connection by Rae Monet
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short (107 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Former Marine Corps Sniper Brock Manyon’s dreams drive him toward his future mate, Sworn Lupine Enforcer Treva Reed. Treva must convince Brock to turn his life and Changeling training over to her or face grave consequences.

Darker forces are at work; those who want to take Brock’s life, but for a different reason than the dictates of Lupine Law. As Enforcers loyal to the Lupine Pack leader hunt down Brock, he must fight to protect his woman and his future.

Author Rae Monet has a talent for capturing her readers’ interest with her opening sentence. This time, her hero’s strength of character and sense of humour comes across clearly, aided and abetted by Brock Manyon’s closest friend, Sean. Brock’s concern for Sean’s welfare swiftly reveals Brock is not only a man of action, a quick and clear thinker, but a man with a compassionate side to his nature he is not ashamed of.

Injured in the thick of action Brock encounters a strange and terrifying beast. He wakes up in hospital to discover the Doctors predict he’ll never walk again, and that his best friend died in the jungle.

Strange dreams and an unprecedented recovery from his injuries send Brock to his local library to research the images in his dreams.

Treva Reed, Ms. Monet's self-sufficient and efficient heroine is not quite what she seems, and when she and Brock meet, they both have to put aside they preconceptions and work together to overcome hidden enemies with, and without.

Ms. Monet has a gift with words that transports her readers to the center of the action, with vivid descriptions of both environment and emotions. For those who enjoy the paranormal, this is a must. For those who’d like to investigate, you will be charmed by this author's characters and their adventures.