Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don’t realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting.
From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul.
The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas.
Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane’s mate and complete the bond between them?
*WARNING: If you have issues with strong, dominant, territorial, and EXTREMELY possessive male characters, this series isn’t for you.*
*WARNING: Also, if you don’t like series where 99% of the characters get together and/or have a mate, this series isn’t for you.*
1st Read Rating: 5 Stars
2nd Read Rating: 4 Stars
I really liked my reread of this book. I enjoyed most of it and I had a lot of fun while reading it. It has a lot of the tropes that I enjoy and I know (because I have read the future books) that the series only gets better from here. This book starts off a little rough, and I must admit, there are a few plot holes and some “huh?” moments, but this is a first book and the plot holes didn’t mess with my reading experience a lot. The characters overshadow any issues I could have with this book.
Jacquelyn- I love her as a character. Her mouth and her temper tend to get her into trouble, but she always uses both to get herself out of it. She doesn’t let Fane completely boss her around, but she gives him what he wants when it is important which is why I think they work so well together.
Fane- I just adore him! He is such a sweet heart and his eagerness to do anything to please Jacque just melts my heart! I love watching the progression of his and Jacque’s relationship in this book and in the next one as well. I feel like it is so perfectly done and it brings back so many feels.
Jen- I just had to mention Jen because how could I not mention Jen?! Let me tell you, she is my second favorite female character of all time! I LOVE her snarky mouth and her insinuations constantly have me rolling on the floor laughing. I just can’t get enough of her and I love that, even throughout the series and through all the stuff she goes through, she stays the same person.
Sally- Sally is just one of those characters that I want to hold in my arms and protect. She is so precious and, even though I love Jen and Jacque fiercely, I have a special connection with Sally because I am most like her. The way she is always trying to get the other two out of trouble, yet somehow always ends up in it anyways, just resonates with me. It reminds me of the relationship between me and my two sisters.
Overall, I still love this book. I am just a little more critical in my reading now and I can’t just blindly rate a book five stars because it is a book in one of my favorite series. I can say though, that despite the problems this book has, it really is the worst in the series. NONE of the other books come even close to this one and I like to think it is because this is one of the authors first ever books. I am so happy that I decided to reread this series and I can’t wait to start the next book, Blood Rites.