Book Name: Wolves of Black Pine
Series: The Wolfkin Sage #1
Author's Name: S.J. Himes
Genre: M/M- Paranormal Romance
Main Characters: Kane and Luca
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Book Provided by: ARC by author
Reviewed by: Wendy
My Rating: 3.5 stars
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Blurb: An ancient civilization long hidden from humanity is on the brink of chaos and war. Peaceful for thousands of years, the wolfkin clans are mysteriously losing packmates, kidnapped and killed by unknown foes.
The nightmare begins with an ambush by humans at a gathering of their kind, and lives are lost. Among them is Luca, youngest grandson of the two most powerful wolves in the Northern Clans. Thought long dead and gone, he is forced into a half-life, hidden in the far northern wilds of Canada and cut off from his kind. Those who raised him have no idea the creature they harbor in their midst, and name him Ghost. He begins to lose himself over the long years, and though he barely recalls his true name, the one wolf he never forgets is Kane.
Kane, Heir to the wolfkin clan Black Pine, is charged with hunting down the traitors who betrayed their kind to the humans. Years fly by, and more wolves are dying. He refuses to give up, and he vows to never again fail another of their kind, as he failed young Luca years before. His heart tells him Luca lives, but his mind tells him that it’s foolish hope, his guilt eating him alive.
Fate and magic change the course of their lives, and the two wolves long separated by the years find their paths intertwining. Though the gift of their reunion doesn’t come without price. Faced by the consequences of their growing love, and the goddess-forged bond between them, Kane and Ghost are besieged on all sides. Enemies are coming for their blood, and without the steadfast loyalty and love of family and friends, they may not be safe from the very people they fight to protect.
Review: After taking a few weeks to think about this review, I wrote it, erased it, and wrote it again because honestly after what I read on Facebook about my 3.5 star rating I was a little put out. The 3.5 star rating is what I give this book because I thought it was Good,... but not Great.
I really enjoyed Kane, I thought he was a very fair and great Alpha. I can't say that this was a romance book to me. My opinion is it was a good mystery and suspenseful book. Yes, there was a relationship between the two main characters but there was so much more than a simple romance. One thing I do not care for is insta-love and there was an instant connection between the two main characters, but the author does a great job explaining about soul bonds. I do love a good werewolf book and I do think the author wrote a believable connection between the men, but it did seem rushed sexually.
Each and every author writes their books differently, and seriously isn't that what we love about all of them? One of my biggest pet-peeves is an author being very verbose. The complete descriptions of every single thing in this book did wear thin on me. I love a good story but I also don't need to have every little thing detailed out to me.