Author: Aline Hunter
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Plus-Size Novel
ISBN E-Book: 978-1419938535
ISBN For Print: 978-1419967085
Publisher: Ellora’s CaveReviewer: Stacey Krug
Book two in the Alpha and Omega series.
Divided by blood. Destined by fate.
Emory is a shifter living on the edge. For years he’s struggled with his Alpha nature. Then he meets the one woman capable of soothing the savage beast—Mary incites a carnal hunger that leaves him eager and burning. Sweet, kind and impossibly beautiful, Mary is everything he and his wolven half have been craving. Unfortunately, she’s also something else, something dangerous—a Shepherd, bred of the line of hunters determined to destroy his kind.
Emory discovers earning Mary’s trust is the least of his concerns. Her relatives want Mary back. If Emory won’t hand her over, they’ll do everything in their power to take her from the pack. As danger closes in, the passionate connection between them flares into a lascivious bond that refuses to be broken.
If Emory wants to keep his mate, he’ll have to protect her—at any cost.
It doesn’t matter that Enemy Mine is book two in the Alpha and Omega series; the prologue sets the story up and includes background information to bring the reader up to speed. You’ll want to read the previous book, not because of feeling lost, but because the characters are simply intriguing.
Aline Hunter’s writing style is wonderful. While we have the main characters, Emory and Mary, we are introduced to a menagerie of secondary characters. The reader gets Emory and Mary’s personal story while several other story lines are happening at the same time. The plot and suspense keep the pages turning as fast as you can read.
Emory is the perfect alpha male, all protective and bossy, but still uncertain of himself when it comes to Mary. All the while, Mary blossoms before our eyes, step by step, into a confident young woman. She overcomes adversity and horror and Emory is there to help her rebuild her life into something wonderful.
Their journey together was a joy to read. The story as a whole is an emotional rollercoaster. Aline Hunter had me laughing and crying because her characters were likable and relatable.