Source: Provided by Author through Book Monster Promotions
Length: 161 pages
Published: March 12, 2014
Obsidian Gem Publishing, LLC
Author: Ambrielle Kirk
Series: Caemdon Wolves #5
Sex: R - Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Paranormal Multicutral Romance
For the amount of pages in Wolf's Strength, there is a lot going on in and it punches a pretty good punch. There is friction between all of the werewolf packs, but the friction between the Caemdon and Arnou pack is thick as a fog...these also happen to be the two most powerful packs. But they are both fighting "the others" as well. These are now humans who were willingly stripped of their werewolf spirit and power.
Now I liked Wolf's Strength enough, I just felt we didn't get enough of "the" couple in this one. The romance that goes on in the 5th book of this series is between Blake Deluca, who is a council member for the Caemdon wolves and his lover Naomi Valentine who is a elite member for the Arnou wolves. So you can imagine how hard it is for them to be together especially with their Alpha's not really caring for one another. Both Blake and Naomi love each and ARE each other's mate, but can't really be "together" because of this rift. So they sneak off to see each other when they can. I had a problem with some aspect of this and my issue was with Naomi.
She has this blind loyalty to her family and I'm not saying thats not a good thing. But when some of your family cares little about your well being, then that loyalty to me becomes null and void. And this loyalty also kept her from being with Blake her mate. How they came to just accept sleeping together every now and again to have sex and be okay with it is crazy. Especially as you read this series, the bond between mates is like uber strong. So why be in misery when you don't have to be?
"Work around it?" He must have lifted his foot off the gas pedal because the sports car slowed in pace. "I don't want to work around being with you. Call me selfish, but I want you in the center of my world" Blake to Naomi
My other issue was the lack of the MC's voices here. We got alot of others things, but Naomi and Blake's story got lost in all of it. I wanted more of them because they were a interesting couple. They popped up every now and then throughout the story and then at the end...they had a mating ceramony.
I'm giving this three and a 1/2 because the ending was a doozy. We find out who Elise, Devin's little sister mate is and I have to say that it was quite shocking. A good shocking too.
So all and all, I liked it. There was some cluttering of the story with all that went on but I was a tad bit disappointed as there wasn't more of Blake and Naomi. In the past books, we always got the history of the Caemdons and the wolf war BUT it never took away from the MC's. Their story was still the main focus, that wasn't done here.
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