Book 1, Paranormals of Arilase
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*Previously published. Minor editorial changes.
*Novella - 21,140 words
For her, he’ll break all the rules … but at what cost?
Corliss Rumdone is a healer, and thus valuable to her werewolf pack. But her parents are low in the pack hierarchy, so when no one’s ill, Corliss is ignored. Until the night the pack alphas attempt to force her to mate Raymond, a wolf with plans that don’t include a shy healer. She stands before the assembled pack … a bride with no groom.
Liam Stanwood, son of the pack alphas, has spent his life looking out for shy Corliss as her friend. But now he’s about to claw their friendship wide open. To stop her from being humiliated before the pack by Raymond, Liam stakes a claim of his own … one that will shake the foundations of pack law, and set into motion a chain of deadly paranormal events.
Corliss knows she shouldn’t allow Liam to claim her as his mate … but if she refuses him, can she survive the dark peril swirling around her? If she accepts, will he resent her for tearing the pack apart?
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Not What I Hoped For
This one just didn't hit the spot for me. There was so much that I needed to know more about, or that just didn't quite add up. Corliss is the pack healer, which seems to be a very honored and special position, and yet she isn't treated that way. She seems to be looked down upon and is being forced into a mating she doesn't want.
Thankfully, her old friend Liam steps in and takes his place in the mating ceremony instead. I was good through here. It's what happens when they go on their "honeymoon" that I just had a hard time with. A random group of wolves seems to have it out for Corliss, we find out somewhat of a reason later, but at the time it occurs, it was just confusing.
While they are trying to figure out what is going on - even though they don't really know anything is going on - there's a family with two children that are dying and Corliss isn't able to save them. This seems like it was just thrown in to take up space and give her something to do later in the story as well.
There were some good moments, but overall this one fell flat for me. Things weren't tied together well and the bad guys were a little too erratic and out of the blue.