Eric Drake, a powerful Dark Wolf, has never trusted himself around human females—preferring to mate only within his pack. That is, until he encounters Chelsea Smart snooping around Silvercrest pack land in search of her missing sister.
Secretly, Chelsea thinks Eric is the sexiest man she's ever seen, though she is wary of his potent Alpha energy. Then it's discovered that Chelsea's sister is being held by a pack of vicious Lycans, and Eric heroically leaps into action. Now, Chelsea will risk everything—her body and soul—to surrender to the passion that will mark her as Eric's woman for all eternity…if they survive.
This is book four in the Bloodrunners series by Rhyannon Byrd. I haven't read the first three, but I quickly was brought up to speed as to what was going on. By reading this book first, you will be spoiled for what went on in the previous books. That doesn't bother me, but it might for some.
I was quickly pulled into this shifter world. Eric Drake is a very hot alpha Lycan, with a few control issues. Chelsea is a determined human, determined to find her missing sister.
I really enjoyed the first part of the book. Fast paced and kept me guessing. Once we knew what was going on (the bad guys really are pretty hideous) and Eric and Chelsea were getting closer, that led to some very steamy scenes. I didn't quite understand the whole "dark wolf" thing, though.
I wasn't as fond of Chelsea's sister, Perry. She seemed very flat and unlikeable. And some scenes where some emotion could have been shown, were just skimmed over. Chelsea was all about finding her, and then a band-aid was slapped on and I was left feeling: What the heck?
The Pack confrontation (not a spoiler, as you know there is going to be one) was very well done.
I felt the ending was tied up rather neatly, but with loose peripheral ends so that there can be more books in the series.
It was a pretty steamy way to spend a few hours.
Thank you, NetGalley and Harlequin Nocturne, for the opportunity to read DARK WOLF RISING.