"For practical Reda Weston, nothing could explain how reading a sexy version of "Little Red Riding Hood" catapulted her into another realm—face-to-fang with the legendary wolf-creature who seduced women. A wolf who transformed into a dark, virile man…"
Pages: 282 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Published: October, 2011
Form: E-book (review copy through NetGalley)
Series: Royal House of Shadows #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Amazon: Buy / $5.50
Book Depository: Buy / €3.61
"Vanquished, the king and queen of Elden saved their children by scattering them to safety and filling them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out…"
Dayn is the Prince of Elden, not the heir, and when Elden is attacked his parents send him through magical portal to another realm the one between the human realm and the magical realm, to place inhabited by Wolfyn, men who can turn into wolves, werewolves.
Reda is a cop, well used to be a cop until she froze and her partner was killed. Reda grew up with a different version of the Red Riding hood and when her mother's old book appears so close in her grasps she can't help but use a spell for nostalgic reasons, this time the spell works and she's transporter to another realm where she meets her woodsman and the wolves.
Dayn is sure Reda is the girl he's been waiting the one who will lead him back to Elden, and Reda is sure she's hallucinating - eager to escape the wolves and her woodsman. But as they get to know each other passion flares and lines between them become blurred.
I wanted this book to be my favourite as I love werewolf stories, but unfortunately the werewolves we just in the background.
Now, I loved the first and second book in the series! This one, not as much, I still liked it but I couldn't get into the flow of the story like the previous two.
I loved the new take on Red Riding hood and having a darker theme, but what was missing for me was the connection between the two main characters, I would have wanted more, the connection felt loose and not quite as solid as in the first two.
It was in about halfway of the book that things really kicked up for me, the passion got steamy good and I got to experience more from both characters. Dayn become more affected by everything as he begun to fall for Reda, and Reda become more soft and lucid which made her very likable. In short the bottom half of the book improved greatly!
Good book, but definitely needed that something extra.