Author: Kristin Miller
Blurb: CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive. What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…
Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers. Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…
When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.
Thoughts: I was unfamiliar with Kristin Miller before this book, and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by this book. There are a few interesting twists to the story that makes it a little different from the usual paranormal/werewolf genre. While I love both, I do like when there are interesting twists. And Drake has found himself in a bit of a quandary with his twin, Silas..
His father, upon his death, has mandated that whichever one finds their “Luminary” first will rule as Pack Alpha – the other will take control over the business and the assets. Silas, however, is resentful. Because he was born first – if only a by a few minutes – he feels as if he should have automatically been given the Alpha position , since he was the firstborn. But they have been able to find a truce of sorts, since neither have discovered their Luminary yet – the one female meant to fit them like the other half of their souls.
When Drake finds his Luminary in Emelia, no one is more surprised than him. And he knows that his brother will be furious, but even he doesn’t realize how far his brother is willing to go to become Alpha. Emelia and Drake quickly strike sparks off of each other. From their very first meeting they are drawn to each other, but Emelia is already resentful of him for taking away the bar she has worked years for. Throwing in the fact that she is human and unaware of the world of werewolves, and Drake has his work cut out for him. But Drake rises to the challenge beautifully.
Both characters were very well developed and drew you into their story, making you eager to turn each page and see what happens. For those readers who are into werewolf storylines, this book is a great read – it has just enough twists to keep you reading more. If you’re a reader who feels that the whole werewolf idea has been overdone, this book may not be for you. While it does try to stretch a little beyond the typical storyline reminiscent of these types of books, it does still read enough like the standard genre that you may not find it interesting enough for you. All in all, a well done read within the werewolf /paranormal genre. One worth adding to your collection!