In Maine, she crosses paths with the dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, and something ignites within her soul. There’s just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she begins to uncover long-buried pack secrets—secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear—Ashling’s courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey, or will she follow Old Mother’s path to her destiny?@goodreads
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I really enjoyed this book. There were parts that reminded me of another book I have read, but it was still great!
Ashling has been kept at a home in Ireland, hidden away with her mother because she is different from all other werewolves in the world. She is the only one that changed a birth, where all the other werewolves had to wait until their teens. I guess peeps in the werewolf world were jealous of this fact and plus there is an ancient prophecy about her so everyone wants a piece of her.
Her dad finally orders her to meet the packs so her and her mom travel to do this, but when they get there, they find out her father has married her off to another pack. Ashling doesn't take this well, had a fit, so does her mother, and her one nice brother, Mund takes her side and offers a stipulation that they wait until she is a little older so back home they go.
Two years later... they are all happy at home, Ashling, her mother, Mund and his wife.. when one day Ashling runs into a strange wolf when they go into town. It turns out this is the Alpha of an evil pack that kills other wolves and humans and he has wanted Ashling forever.
Sooooo.. off we go again into hiding in a dungeon where her father resides.. when this doesn't happen.. she is carted away to America with Baran, another pack member who will be her bodyguard. I loved his character, he is a wise older dire wolf and very bad assed. There are only a couple left from his particular pack because of the evil pack that destroyed many.
When they get to Baran's home, Ashling runs into Grey and an instant bond starts to form, but this can't be possible because werewolves only bond with other werewolves for life, so how is Ashling and a human starting to bond. Welll.... Grey isn't totally human... he is something else... strong and beautiful.
Okay, Okay, he's part werewolf, but he has no idea and he has other blood running through him. He also has a horrific past that he knows nothing about. And his father is a bastard!
Baran wants Ashling to stay away from Grey but that's not going to happen so he gives in, Mund also comes to stay with them and isn't too happy either, then his wife and another family member comes over to stay. It's a happy little werewolf party :-)
The evil Adomnan finally tracks Ashling to America and shows up on the scene to cause a lot of trouble.
When Ashling is in serious trouble, it finally brings out the wolf part of Grey with his beautiful green eyes.
It's a good ending, but not a totally happy ever after. Ashling and Grey have a lot to go through and Ashling has to find out how she's supposed to make the prophecy come to fruition.
Either way, I loved the book and look forward to the next two books!
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