Friday, March 18, 2011

Evanne Lorraine, A Taste of Scarlet

Title: A Taste of Scarlet

Author: Evanne Lorraine

Rating: Four Siren Stones

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Sub-Genre: BDSM

Keywords: BBW, Shape-Shifter, Werewolves, Spanking, Bondage

Length: Short Novel

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60737-925-6

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Loose Id


Reviewer: Stacey Krug


A rare Omega wolf with the gift of healing, Scarlet underwent her first shift to werewolf form while held captive by a pack of rogue Alphas. The abuse shattered her connection with her inner bitch and left her with a severe Alpha-phobia. A broken wolf link put her out of the mating game. But determined to serve a pack in need of her healing, she searches for the legendary werewolf whisperer on the chance he can work the miracle she needs.

Once he roamed North America guiding the broken wolves back to wholeness, but Daniel nearly lost his humanity the last time he tracked a rogue. Escaping from the whisperer business, he spent months in his true werewolf form. Now he’s the lone wolf sheriff in sleepy Cedar Grove. He likes peace and quiet in his territory, same as any good law officer, and the new redhead in town is pure trouble.

Two seconds after they meet, she's disturbing the hell out of his peace. She’s a pack princess and he's not interested in a pack sanctioned mating. Been there, done that, and still paying through the nose for the mistake. Leaving her alone is the right choice, but he can't deny that she smells delicious.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and elements.


When we first meet Scarlet she has already suffered a trauma that has yet to be explained. However, her scared and timid nature in the beginning leads us to believe it was something quite awful. I assure you that it is awful, but the way it is written the trauma is downplayed and we don’t find out why until the very end of the story.

Daniel enters the story early on and he seems kind and funny. He tries so hard to put Scarlet at ease that it’s hard not to find him endearing. We soon find out that he has his own issues that are holding him back.

It is quite clear from the start that Scarlet and Daniel have wonderful chemistry together. Their love scenes are erotic and hot. Daniel is a great alpha male with a penchant for bondage. This was a little different though because the bondage is almost inherent and tied directly to the alpha and submissive wolf relationship. In any case, the bondage adds spice to the story.

Scarlet and Daniel share chemistry, but unfortunately for them their communication is horrid. Poor communication with one another helps the plot line along and keeps everyone off balance. Add to the mix that Scarlet has damaged self-esteem that keeps her from seeing her own worth and how much Daniel values her and it almost spells disaster. Despite the trauma, issues, chemistry, and poor communication, Scarlet and Daniel share a bond that might just save them both.

In the midst of all the turmoil there is Harrison, the vampire. He is a wonderful character that offers some comical relief. Harrison leaves in his wake a lot of questions and he probably has a very interesting story.

Based on, A Taste of Scarlet, I would read other stories by Evanne Lorraine.

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