lundi 29 avril 2013

Winter Eve (Ashwood Falls 0.5) By Lia Davis

Happy Monday to all!!

                  A new week starts and in a few days a new month too, it's today once again i offer you two reviews but one of them will be in french.

 First, i will start with a paranormal romance by Lia Davis, it's the prequel to her series titled Ashwood Falls, if you love shifters and felines you should try this one. (i would be reviewing the first book too  at a later time.)

happy discovery!

Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
Publication: 2012
ISBN:  1623220165
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: won

Short description from goodreads :

 There comes a time when setting your differences aside isn’t just necessary, it’s a means of survival. After losing over half of their dens to a group rogue shifters, the wolves and leopards merged as one Pack, but living together is much more of a challenge then they expected.

Danica Welsh was born to be the leopard pack healer. An accident involving a drug induced youth left her badly burned and scared—emotionally and physically. Without the ability to heal by touch, she secludes herself to the edge of town, away from Ashwood Falls’ overly concerned citizens. All hope of mating and family become a distance dream. When she finally starts to accepts the long, lonely existence ahead of her, a stranger crashes into her life, and her heart.

After Nevan Mathews’ fiancé died three ago, he submerged himself into his work, cutting off all reminders of a life he dreamed of with the woman he loved. He lets his step-mother talk him into taking the first vacation in five years to visit for the holidays. But an accident delays his travel plans, sending him to Danica’s doorstep and raises a need he thought he would never feel again.
Can they tear down the walls around their hearts and submit to the passion before another claims Dani for his own?

Warning: Contains a shifter who's scars run deeper than skin, a human who has the heart of a shifter, and a snow storm that's sure to have them both reaching for warmth.

My opinion:
          It’s lovely, i’m really interested in the Ashwood falls’ universe and to see the two different kinds of shifters living together is something i’m looking to.  I love the premise of this story, the human who grew up surrounded by shifters who helped him pushing his abilities at their limits and then he find his mate in another feline shifter….so romantic.

This novella is well written and it made me want more because it was just a small introduction in the city… we learnt how the city was created, when and why but the reason behind the attack  is still unknown, they offer a hypothesis nothing serious. The danger is still there and more important that we could have thought at first so i guess i would have hoped a little more about that. In a sense there is little action in this novella, it focuses on Danica and Nevan relationship from their meeting to their understanding and acceptance of the others… because both main protagonists are looking for this sense, this feeling of belonging. Since her accident that left her maimed Danica has lost hope for a mate and  has isolated herself  from others….Nevan is an human in a shifters’ family, he is loved by it but long for the link they  are sharing. Together both of them find what is looking for, even if they didn’t know it  at first. Danica doesn’t want a mate, she wants love so she reject the demand of another shifter who doesn’t accept her  as a whole, scars included.   Nevan wants to be able to protect her and he is ready to compete for her, to win her but it doesn’t happen…. Perhaps it what left me hanging…. Now there is no cliffhanger but the ending is a little too abrupt for my taste.

Still or perhaps for that same reason, i will read the first book quite soon and if you want a short novella with shifters, feline ones, a sweet romance. This is a good introduction.

Score:  3,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


2 commentaires:

  1. I still need to read this one. I started with book 1 and was curious about the relationship between these two when they pop up in the next book. Glad to hear it was a good one even with the quick ending. Those novellas are hard that way I think.

    Hey- The Reading Romances challenge. Any idea what's happening with that one? I've been reading them but haven't seen a link up post since January.

    1. No idea, i remember Nat telling us she has a family issue and that she was going out for january but since then nothing... i will try to see if i can get some news but i 'm starting to feel it was cancelled