When Keira becomes a widow, she realizes that the life she once had wasn’t normal after all. After her husband is brutally murdered, she is more than just alone but vulnerable to threats and tangled in a web of greed. Her decisions lead her into a corner, and her safety is jeopardized.
Aiden, Caedmon Council member, has never failed when it comes to fulfilling the terms of his employment contract. When he is hired to protect an heiress, he doesn’t plan on her being the only woman to bring both challenge and purpose in his life. Without hesitation, he vows to keep the grieving Keira safe—even from himself.
Keira trusts Aiden unconditionally and finds joy whenever they are together, but can love transcend a tragedy? Aiden’s urge to protect her is just as great as his desire to claim her. Once the passion is unleashed and fueled by the need to have all of her, the wolf will accept nothing less than his mate.
Ambrielle Kirk's Wolf's Desire is a swift, sexy dip into a dangerous paranormal world where the slightest hesitation can result in death.
Keira Ellis became a widow in a grisly way. Her husband was brutally murdered and Keira insists that there were two killers, one human, and one... Other. Her husband hasn't been dead for very long before her life is threatened. Determined to find out why her husband was murdered, Keira hires Aiden Price to protect her. As danger stalks them both, Keira learns that not only was her husband murdered, but that his killer is now after her as well.
Wolf's Desire is relatively short for a paranormal romance but it packs a lot into it. There's a lot of fast paced action in this book that keeps a reader interested without overlooking the developing romance between Aiden and Keira. The pacing is brisk but easy to follow and the entire book flows quite smoothly, with very little "slow spots" to contend with. The characters are entertaining and likable, however, Keira was a little slow to warm up to. She came off as incompetent, especially in a tough situation. She wanted answers to her husband's murder, even though she knew it could be dangerous. That was admirable but yet, the sound of an angry male on the phone was enough to send fear through her. She had a bit of a defenseless damsel vibe and that wasn't helpful to Aiden at all. It wasn't until the last quarter of the book that she started to really be a heroine instead of just a woman in trouble.
Aiden on the other hand was a sturdy character. He isn't protective just because it's his job, but because it's in his nature. He won't prey upon innocents but he will go through someone who threatens their safety. He's also secretive, patient, intelligent and kind. He's an alpha male who didn't abuse his power or force Keira to do anything that wasn't in the interest of keeping her alive. He's intensely attracted to Keira, due in part to the fact that she is his mate. Ever the professional, he continues to resist her because she needs his protection more.
All in all, Wolf's Desire is a fun read. Readers who want a paranormal romance that doesn't have too much of a paranormal element will enjoy Ambrielle Kirk's work. Wolf's Desire is part of a series but thankfully can be read and understood as a stand alone novel. That doesn't mean that the other books in the series shouldn't be read as well, considering that there's a back story to the Caedmon wolves that seems very interesting.
Multi-published author Ambrielle Kirk writes erotic, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. Ambrielle lives in Atlanta, GA where she works in the accounting and finance industry. She holds a Master's Degree in Accounting. Since graduation she's worked in the public and private accounting sectors. She is the wife of a loving husband, and the mother of a beautiful girl. She works and writes full-time. A bestselling author in several sub-genres at ARe and Amazon, she has also earned a 2012 Swirl Award in the paranormal category. She's a member of RWA, FF&P special interest chapter of RWA, and co-founder and treasurer of Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural special interest chapter of RWA. Ambrielle Kirk is also an admin at the blog, IRMC Books.
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