by Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake (#13)
Published by: Avon
November 27th 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
This story was one of the best on Mrs. Sparks repertoire of awesome books.
Howard, as we who follow the Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks know, is a were-bear. We also got a glimpse of his nemesis Rhett at Wanted: Undead or Alive.
What we don't know, but are made to understand in this book, is that Howard and his clan are cursed. This curse comes from a thousand years back, based on betrayal and deceive.
But as many a young generation Howard doesn't believe in it and pushes it aside like a crazy fairy tale his grandfather loves to tell. But as he discovers, the same way them weres, vamps, angels, etc. are good tales for us mare mortals, so is his curse. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean is not there.
I'll mention the cover of the book really quickly as it was a mystery to me why the guy was grey. Well it is as simple as before and after Howard shifts he is momentarily colorless. And let me tell you that is so cool!
Okay, back to the story. Shanna accidentally (or maybe not so accidentally) finds out Howard's obsession with Elsa Bjornberg a TV star for a re-construction program (Can we say Property Brothers (HGTV show) but with the addition of a sexy 6' tall blond in shorts?) and decides to call on her to fix the new house where she will be living with her family near the Dragon Nest Academy.
But what no body can guess is that Howard's obsession with Elsa goes farther then mare attraction. When secrets and destinies are revealed their new found and growing relationship will be put to the test and it might come to an end sooner than they might like. Or will it?
I couldn't have asked for a better story for Howard. I literally have nothing to say about the book that doesn't reveal anything. It was that good (at least for me). Kerrelyn does it again and I can't wait to read the next one.