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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Alexandra’s Legacy by N. J. Walters

Alexandra’s Legacy by N. J. Walters
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Action/Adventure
Length: Full (207 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Holly

The truth will set her free…or get her killed.

Alexandra Riley’s day starts out like any other in her normal, predictable world. Then a tall, dark stranger bursts into her father’s garage and shatters the illusion. In one shocking moment, she discovers why she’s been feeling hot, restless—she’s the half-breed daughter of a legendary werewolf and is a much-sought-after prize.

Joshua Striker, enforcer in charge of protecting the alphas of the Wolf Creek pack, has come to take Alex home. Nothing more, nothing less. From the first moment he sees her, she becomes the one thing he can’t afford—a distraction from his duty. A weakness he doesn’t want—but can’t resist needing.

If only keeping her safe was as simple as fending off males on the hunt for a mate. Through city streets to the mountains of North Carolina, Alex and Joshua have to evade those who don’t want their pure bloodlines tainted with human DNA, as well as bounty hunters who think the only good werewolf is a dead one.

What Joshua and Alex can’t outrun is the passion that flares between them—or the choice Alex must eventually face. Whether to claim her inner wolf, or forfeit her chance to claim Joshua as her own.

Sometimes life can seem so normal, and then your whole world turns upside down. Alexandra Riley starts the day just like always, working in her father’s garage. When a dark and handsome stranger comes bursting into the garage, everything changes. Seems her father forgot to tell her a few things: like she is a half-breed werewolf and a highly sought after female.

The stranger is Joshua Striker, enforcer for the pack her father used to be Alpha of. He has come to provide protection to Alex and take her home to Wolf Creek. They are forced to go on the run together, with promises to meet her father at Wolf Creek, where her uncle is now Alpha. Along the way, Joshua realizes he wants to claim Alex as his mate, but wants to get her to safety and give her the chance to choose for herself. What he doesn’t realize is that she has chosen, and her choice is Joshua.

Can they elude the other packs and make it to Wolf Creek? Will Joshua be able to resist Alex on their trip, and keep her safe from the Hunters as well as from himself? Will Alex’s father James resume his position as Wolf Creek Alpha?

N.J. Walters has written a love story. Granted, the hero and heroine are not your everyday boy and girl in love. After all, they are wolves at heart, and wolves do mate for life. And when these two finally do mate, the heat can peel the paint off the walls.

Alex is a strong and determined female. She knows her mind, and she is determined to have what she wants. And what she wants is Joshua Striker. For his part, Joshua has never felt for anyone what he feels for Alex. These characters are exquisitely written, and Ms. Walters keeps you on edge with each new obstacle thrown at these two. You want them to win; to be together and beat the bad guys and live happy ever after. I love that nothing came easy for Alex and Joshua; even when you think they are safe at Wolf Creek, there is just that little bit more to overcome.

N. J. Walters writes with such passion and gives so much to all of these characters. This is one to read more than once and enjoy every time. But don’t be surprised if your fingers blister just a bit; I promise it is worth it in the end.