Title: Loving Laney
Author: Lorna Jean Roberts
Rating: Siren's Best Book Stone
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Keywords: Shape-Shifter, Werewolf
ISBN E-Book: 978-1419930522
Publisher: Ellora’s CaveReviewer: Cia
The absolute last thing Laney wants or needs is an Alpha werewolf. She fled a life of abuse and neglect at the hands of one, so there’s no way she’s interested in letting another into her life. Not even a sinfully gorgeous specimen. Uh-uh, not interested, not in this lifetime…
Then she meets Cooper Brady—and the man is delicious. Good sense is overwhelmed by the need to touch him, taste him, and perhaps a night of hot, melt-in-your-mouth sex is just what she needs. It’s just a one-night stand after all, no strings attached, no messy goodbyes. Perfect.
Well, it would have been if he wasn’t her mate. Mated life has its upsides, like sizzling, addictive, overwhelming sex—yummm. But lust can’t help her convince Cooper not to wrap her in cotton wool, it can’t help her tame or avoid bitchy packmates and it definitely can’t help her figure out who’s trying to scare her with nightmares from her past.
But hey, it sure does help.
Loving Laney was such a complex read. Lorna Jean Roberts did an outstanding job weaving such an intense story of heart-breaking abuse and terror into a story that evolved into healing and moving forward. I can’t begin to imagine how hard it was to write such an evocating read.
I fell hard for Laney the heroine who against all odds lived on the outskirts of her pack. I equally fell for the brothers who were helpless to help and those ignorant of what was actually happening to her by someone supposed to love and unconditionally nurture.
And then came Cooper Brady stumbling across something that was his all along. I admired the strength he showed not only in needing to find his own way in life, and acting on it, but in finding Laney and helping her find her own power through his love and support.
I really hated the villains both deceased but not forgotten and those hiding in the shadows to make her life hell. I cried a lot and laughed reading this story. In the end it was one great satisfying read.