Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Cora's Picks: Taken by Lilith Saintcrow
From the back of the book:
He was everything she feared, while she was everything he desired. He would claim her as his. Even if it killed him.
Sophie never believed she was special. Avoiding a violent ex, she can't remember the last time she truly felt safe. Then vampires murder her best friend and Sophie is kidnapped by a dangerously sexy shape-shifter.
Zach insists that Sophie is a Shaman - someone with a rare gift for taming his savage side - and he needs her to help him save his pack. Now, with a malevolent enemy closing in, Sophie and Zach must risk everything on a bond that may be their only salvation...
Like I said, this is one of the best books Nocturne has published for the line. The blurb truly tells the meat of the story, and I don't want to add a bunch of spoilers that might take away from someone who decides to read the book. If you like shape-shifter stories, you'll probably like this one, but don't expect big cats, or werewolves.
I have to admit, being from the swamplands, I had to Google "carcajou" since it didn't have a clue what that was. Once I saw a picture and figured out it's a wolverine, I went back to the book and read it in one sitting.
The characters in Taken are well crafted and really drew me into the story. Sophie is vulnerable, but also capable. I like that a lot. Zach is my new favorite hero from the Nocturne line. He's a perfect balance of alpha, and a desire to be free from that level of responsibility. These two characters make a perfect fit, not like some books that have you wondering how the hero and heroine are going to last. Sophie and Zach truly seem made for each other, and that makes the happily ever after so much sweeter. If you're a fan of Harlequin Nocturne or shape-shifters, I highly recommend Taken.
www.eHarelquin.com has an excerpt for this book if you're interested, you can also purchase the book on the same page: http://www.eharlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=23069