Dark Wolf Running. Rhyannon Byrd.

Dark Wolf Running (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (Bloodrunners - Book 5)


Dark Wolf Running. Rhyannon Byrd.
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.

I came into this series on the last book, Dark Wolf Rising, the fourth in the series. I found it fairly easy to catch up on the past history, and enjoyed that book so when I saw this I jumped at the chance to review. Once again its an easy to read, fast paced story. Like many conventional series there is an overall story arc running through all the books that connects them, but each book is mainly about two people, their connection to the wolves and is complete in itself. That’s my favourite – I hate those books which end in cliffhangers leaving reader in limbo, but love the thought that as well as the stories about Pack characters there’s a larger plot to be revealed, and each book adds something to it.
Anyway, here we meet Elise and Wyatt, two damaged people with dark problems from their past that make them feel unworthy of love. Their attraction to each other is strong, and fortunately Wyatt is persistent – determined to make Elise see him as a person. Circumstances and danger throw them closer and…steam and fireworks happen between them. Elise is a great character, after learning what happened to her in the past I understood why she was so closed off, and was rooting for Wyatt to show her that the past was gone, and its Now that matters. Of course he needed to learn that lesson himself too….
I enjoyed this book as much as the previous one, interesting characters and pack dynamics, and it varies a bit from the norm with the addition of the Bloodrunners. They’re half breeds that have to hunt rogues and only when they’ve killed a specific number are they accepted into the pack as full members. Not having read books 1-3 its taken me a while to get to grips with that concept, but its a good addition that allows the plots to stretch further and makes the series a little different from others, and with so many books in this genre that’s needed.
Wyatt and Elise are terrific characters, and there’s lots of emotion coming from them – not just the hot sex type though there’s plenty of that but of the darkness of their pats and the way they need to learn to be open and to trust each other. The danger too faced by them and the pack seems genuine and has a realistic feel to it. Even given its fantasy and we need to suspend belief it still needs to feel real within the parameters of the genre to me and this does. There’s some quite graphic violence, these aren’t pretty sweet wolves, but ones that use their teeth and claws when its needed. Equally they get fully into the emotions of sex with some erotic, carnal, sensual scenes. Its priced at £4.19/$6.77 for 304 pages.
Stars: four and a half.

NB: ARC supplied via Netgalley

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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