WICKED, THE PACK OF ST. JAMES
Rating: 3 Cups
As the youngest of the Taruskin brothers, Semyon takes liberties that both amuse and frighten his Pack. His reputation with the ladies is well earned, but Semyon has finally come to the realization that he needs more than just a willing bed partner.
The last three years have been one struggle after another for Angelica Harrow, but at least she is free of her frighteningly cruel stepbrother. In all of her years she has never felt the comfort and peace of being truly loved, but that may be about to change.
Never before has Semyon come across a woman who enamors him with one look, until he meets Angelica. She is quite simply the most exquisite creature he has ever laid eyes on, and he immediately sets himself on a path to claim her. However, Semyon is not the only one with an interest in the beautiful Angelica, and not only her virtue is at stake. Semyon unleashes the wolf within to protect Angelica, but even the beast has its limitations, and one man above all others is an expert at exploiting everyone’s weaknesses to serve his own sick games.
This story takes you on a most uncommon path to completion, twisting and turning in unexpected and at times confusing ways. Semyon is locked into the role of hero, but seems to lack control and finesse over his wolf-like abilities. And though I admire the strength Angelica shows when dealing with the terrors she faces, her will to fight ebbs and flows at the most inopportune times. Wicked has loose ends that loom like cliff hangers, and I can easily see this tale continuing on.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More