Reviewed by JenWhen you're working with half as many pages, you can't give the reader everything you would give them in a longer story. Fortunately, Moira Rogers doesn't scrimp on the good stuff.
This novella doesn't have the same kind of story arc and action featured in Wilder's Mate, but it had plenty of heat. Our hero, Merrick, is a Bloodhound who wakes from an aircraft accident with holes in his memories and a new mate at his side. Paralee was the only other survivor in the crash and she has no idea how Merrick feels about her.
The two of them are in hostile vampire territory and must find their way to safety. And wouldn't you know it? They must also face the new moon --and the unbridled sexual hunger that brings out in Merrick. Of course, Merrick's attraction to Paralee isn't one sided, so these two are on each other like white on rice.
The sex is as scorching hot as I have come to expect from this series. Merrick is gruff and tough, but he treats Paralee with equal parts raging lust and gentle tenderness. It's such an attractive combination! I only had one little beef. I get that the mating thing kind of blind-sides the Bloodhounds. It can happen in an instant. But I thought Paralee's, er, enthusiasm and commitment happened really fast. After all, she is a regular human. It was just one of those things you have to take in stride, I guess.
Really, the whole story was about these few days they spent together. I did miss the external plot a little, but the heat factor helped me get over it.
*Book provided by author for review
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Merrick's Destinyby Moira RogersRelease Date: February 12, 2012Publisher: ARe