A Wolf's Dowry by Johnny Stone
A Wolf's Dowry is only available in ebook format.
Paula Redding is a woman of many faces; she is an orphan with a shrouded past. She is a Homicide Detective entrusted with tracking down the filth of society and bringing them to justice. She is a woman in a committed relationship with a loving man that wants nothing more then to marry her, growing old together as they raise a family. She’s is also a member of a species nearing extinction, a Werewolf, who is struggling to maintain her humanity against the very laws of nature itself.
A recent string of nightmarish murders will quickly bring her face to face with the darkness hiding in her soul, as she is forced to choose between the man she loves and the beast she is capable of becoming.
Posted by nd on 12th Feb 2014
Holy Red Riding Hood, Wolf Man!
That was one HAWT read! I don't even know what else to say about it! I was with the author daily on this book (and Slave World: The Ties That Bind) listening to the changes that took place as the book took shape. Reading as He wrote it, bouncing ideas back and forth, watching it morph into something incredible. But to sit and read it in its completed format, start to finish after all the changes were complete... there are no words!
Johnny Stone has a fantastic imagination and He put it to good use with this book.
It's a story of Paula Redding, a Homicide Detective with a secret, a *big* secret. She's a werewolf and there's an Alpha Male in her territory and he's baiting her and she's more than ready to take that bait.
Duncan Patrick is that Alpha Male, and he's ready to add another bitch to his long line of females that he services in his territory. He baits her, leaving his scent for her to follow. And what a scent he has.
Add Martin "Marty" Jenks to the mix, Paula's human lover, the man she wants to marry and have a family with, and things start to get dicey for Paula.
Will she stay with her kind? Become the were-female bitch that Duncan commands that she be, or will her humanity, what's left of it, keep her from becoming the very thing she has sworn to protect the people of her territory from?
This is a must read, a quick and very, VERY hot read. Character development is dead on, and I was connected to them one by one. Losing a bit of my own humanity when the story turned very dark and sexual.
This book isn't for the faint of heart, it's dark, sexual, and violent in some parts. It's a wild ride and if you're looking for a quick PNRe to read during lunch, this is the perfect one for that... but beware, the sexuality and hotness factor of this book will have you wishing for a place to take a cold shower before heading back to work.
Solid 5 stars!
*I have the continuous privilege to interact with the author in my personal life. With that said and even though I was involved on a daily basis as this story developed, and was written by the author, I believe this to be a true, fair, objective and honest representation of my opinion of this book*