Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Canadian Wolf by Linda O. Johnston

Title:  Canadian Wolf
Series:  Alpha Force #7
Author:  Linda O. Johnston
Publication Date:  September 1/15 by Harlequin Nocturne (1st published August 13/15)
Length:  288pgs
Genre:  paranormal romantic suspense
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

He's the one man she can never trust…

Sergeant Major Owen Dewirter lives every day with the guilt of having let a shifter hurt one of his own. Now he's being forced to work beside Alpha Force newcomer Selena to train a new covert unit of shifters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and stop a rash of serial kidnappings. Can Owen ignore his prejudices—and his fantasies—about his sexy new partner and do his job?

When their passion ignites in the remote Canadian woods, the tension between Owen and Selena puts the joint mission in jeopardy. Can they learn to trust each other while tracking the enemy? Or will a cunning foe lure them into a dark and deadly endgame?

My Review:

What an original story! Johnston has definitely created a wining mix here. I loved the realism of Northern BC set against the magic of shifters. The scene was so well set that I could picture the wilderness around me. The one of a kind plot kept me on my toes with twists and turns. The entire concept behind Alpha Force & their modified abilities was amazing. Johnston mixes science with the miracle of the paranormal to create something entirely new, while still following the age old premise of shifters.

Johnston also creates characters who carry her story forward very well. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each of them on their own, and the way that they mixed together as a team. I really enjoyed the way that Owen`s past and beliefs highlighted the difference between Alpha Force shifters and regular shifters. His relationship with Selena was also well developed. I enjoyed how their chemistry morphed into real feelings. Combining Owen`s `man in charge` aura with Selena`s need to get it done while keeping everyone safe created an atmosphere that I couldn`t look away from.

Johnston has definitely created a unique and loveable novel here. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend it to anyone who enjoys a fast paced, hot story with some shifters and a mystery.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the nocturne line! Owen sounds yummy! Nice review.