Accidentally Yours (book review)
About the book:
Cammie has had one hell of a night. Her long-time abusive boyfriend pushed her to the limits and then a freaking wolf hit her car. While clutching a bag of frozen peas to her swollen eye she manages to rescue the animal and make it home. But what’s she do with it after that?
Ian can’t believe his luck. After a stupid decision he’s been run out of every shifter territory he’s entered. Hoping Coyote Bluff would be different seems to have been his downfall. After a bunch of coyotes chase him through the night he finds himself being coddled by a tempting woman. His canine half is already in love with her.
Cammie’s ex comes calling, Ian’s found out by the local Alpha and the town seems bent on keeping them apart. Can they fight against everyone at once to find happiness together? Better question would be will Cammie accept Ian once he admits to being the wolf she so readily confided in and nursed back to health?
I have to say... I don't love the cover... but I got over that really quickly.
I went through a phase of reading a LOT of shape shifter novels. (Um... I'd generally choose shape shifter over vampire any day, BTW.) I have to say... I love that this one starts really differently than any others I've read before.
For about 1/2 of the novel Ian is "stuck" in his wolf form. Cammie has no idea he's a shifter. She just falls in love with this wolf. He's just this big furball that she can take care of while he makes her feel safe and protected. While the reader can be in Ian's head with his thoughts and feelings about Cammie... she just confides in him and vents and cuddles like you would with your loved pet.
I loved the back and forth bantering between Cammie and Ian (both before and after she knows he's a shifter). There's a real lighthearted easiness between them that you can't help but fall right into. There's a hinting at another book (and, well, it's listed as Vol. 1)... and I can only hope the next book is just as fun as Accidentally Yours.
About the author:
Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rug rats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She's slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life's adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.
Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.
When Lea isn't reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.