WHEN A ROYAL REBEL...Queen Mab's niece, Fiona, wants nothing to do with the intrigues of Court life. She'd prefer to cut loose at a punk club, knock back a few Thai beers, and hook up with a likely lad of similar interests. But when Fiona goes AWOL, she only gets as far as Manhattan's Central Park before a nasty demon nearly puts a permanent crimp in her plans--and a dark stranger sparks her desire...
MEETS THE BIG, BAD WOLF...All work and no play make Tobias Walker one cranky werewolf. After six months of doing his part to keep the peace during the delicate negotiations between the Others and humankind, he'd like nothing more than a good night's sleep--preceded by an enthusiastic mating session. The alluring woman he rescues in the park might be the answer to his most lustful prayers, but only if they can both stay alive long enough to find out who wants her dead and why.
PASSION TAKES A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE...Now, Fiona and Tobias must unravel a tangled web of treachery that spans branches of the Fae, Other, and mortal worlds, all the while falling into a dangerous attraction that could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship--or the end for them both....
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Others
1. Wolf at the Door
2. She's No Faerie Princess
My Rating:This book took me slightly longer to finish due to the fact that I read it in between classes for the past week. It was a good story, but it had some kinks that need to be worked out between character reactions and typographical errors that made me have to reread certain scenes over more than once.
Enter Fiona, Fae royalty who's pretty much just sick and tired of politics. So, breaking all the rules instated by her aunt, the violet-eyed princess sneaks off to the mortal world to have a good time in Manhattan for a few nights. That plan, however, is ruined before Fiona even steps foot out of the park she appeared in due to a demon attack.
Conveniently enough, a sexy werewolf who happens to be the second in command of his wolf pack is patrolling the park at the scene of the attack, saving Fiona's pretty little hide. And of course, since both were injured during the attack, Walker takes this mysterious woman back to his apartment of all places in order to nurse her back to health.... only to have her heal herself and then try to take advantage of him. What's a wolf to do?
I enjoyed the story, despite any sarcastic comments I make about the book right now. Blame that on my exhaustion from a full day of classes.
Rafe and Tess reappear once more in this second installment and are their same witty, sarcastic selves. I'm delighted, and really wish that they had their own book focused on their relationship, but I suppose that's wishful thinking.
Walker and Fiona have an electric relationship, and the sex that they have is definitely steamy. But aside from them having sex, I was somewhat unconvinced at certain scenes about the "realness" of these characters and their relationship. Finoa's immortal and struggles with the fact that her mate is mortal. But then all of a sudden that problem gets conveniently solved by the end of the book. It appeared more like an afterthought than something that genuinely plagued the Faerie princess for a good portion of the story.
Then Walker is a complete ass in the beginning, only to suddenly pounce on Fiona a little while later. Maybe it's just me, but if there was a guy who was so delicious-looking-that-I-melted-into-jello-any-time-he-touched-me, and he was acting like a douche bag, I definitely wouldn't want to have sex with him after he treated me like shit for a good two or three days. But Finoa is just incredulous for a good few kisses before she gives in. And he marks her as his mate. The first time they have sex.
Aside from the romance between the two characters taking a backseat to sex, I really did enjoy this book. There was a great plot, and I guessed right on who the bad guy was! Secondary characters were definitely what made the scenes that much more amusing for me. Babbage and Squick were hilarious!
For $4.99 I can't complain too much about certain aspects that I personally did not enjoy. If you liked Wolf at the Door, you probably will enjoy this book, so check it out!
My Favorite Snippet
He rounded on Walker and raised his tiny fists into a boxing stance, fluttering back and forth in a Muhammad Ali meets Tinker Bell impersonation. "Stand back, loathsome sorcerer!" he shouted.
Fiona seriously considered pulling the sheet up farther. Like over her head.
Walker raised an eyebrow and looked down at the hovering pixie. Then he raised the other eyebrow and looked at Fiona. "He's joking, right?"