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Title: Conner’s Wolf
Author: Jory Strong
Release Date: 5/13/11
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Inter-racial Romance/ Shape shifter
Pages: Novella (per publisher’s website)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Series: Book 6/ Supernatural Bonds
Posted: July 8, 2011
Rating: 3.5 stars
Heat Level: 1
Homicide detective Conner Stern doesn’t know what Khemirra Reis is running from, only that he’s damn determined to find out. Right after he lays her bare beneath him and works the beautiful obsession out of his system.
Sexual satisfaction first, revealing her secrets second—that’s the plan—except Khemirra is battling a fascination of her own. Her rational mind says stay far, far away from the gorgeous cop who doesn’t want anything to do with the supernatural. But after Conner catches up to her and shows her with heated kisses and carnal demands just how perfect they can be together, the wolf part of her nature is convinced he’s the right mate.
Conner wants her trust. She needs his help. But Khemirra doesn’t know which of her secrets Conner will hate more—that she killed a man, or that she’s a werewolf.
Unless love overrides all else, they’ll lose any chance of a future together.
Khemirra Reis is on the run. An eccentric rich man has discovered that she is a werewolf and has plans to capture her. Also hot on her trail is police officer, Conner Stern, a recent lover. When Conner finally catches up to Khemirra, the sparks fly.
I enjoyed this book for what it is: a quick, cute, and sexy novella.
Since this is a novella and not a full length book, the characters and
the plot are not as well fleshed out as in previous books in the Supernatural Bonds series. Conner’s Wolf is well written but when compared to the others in
the series, there is a distinct unfinished quality about it.
Khemirra and Conner are completely isolated from their normal habitats and their past. The reader knows very little about Khemirra’s past and just about the only thing the reader knows about Conner’s past is his disbelief in the supernatural. This was very distracting. The dismissal of the supernatural plot movement has been done by Strong in a previous book in the series: Trace's Psychic. This makes little sense because Conner knows the characters from Trace’s Psychic and is aware of some supernatural elements. These two reasons make Conner’s hang-up feel like a forced problem for the sake of plot only.
The sex scenes were very hot and enjoyable. The characters are interracial and I love the way Strong does not go out of her way to make a point of this fact.
The characters have a strong connection and their relationship felt real. If you’ve read any of the other books in the Supernatural Bonds series, this is definitely another book to pick up. Fans of this series will enjoy this quick interlude as well as running into a few old characters. As always, Jory Strong has crafted a
fun read that will fit in nicely with the other books she’s written.