Genre: fantasy & paranormal. Romance
I’ve read a few of Kristin’s books, and the first one in this series, though somehow I missed book two, and this proved to be another fun, light read.
Josie runs a matchmaking service, a very successful one and a TV programme wants to film her latest wedding. It just happens to be her sister, who’s been with Mitch just eight weeks but they are solidly in love. The wedding preparations are in full swing, the TV crew at every corner and Josie is very excited. Then along comes gorgeous hunk Ryder, who is best man, long time friend of the groom and …determined to stop the marriage. His reasons are twofold, mainly that he just doesn’t believe in love, but also he knows Mitch hasn’t told Carrie something very very important, namely that every now and then he turns into a big, hairy werewolf, and is part of a Pack. Ryder has his own issues about that, he feels not only is love exaggerated and doesn’t really exist, but that werewolves and Normals don’t mix. His job as a PI shows him cheating spouses every day of the week, and he’s his own traumas about revealing the wolf to Normals…
Of course he can only tell Josie that he doesn’t believe in love, can’t reveal anything about the werewolf side, and yet there’s a sizzle between them that he knows means she’s a match for him, his Luminary, the one person that’s just for him – he’s determined though not to give in to it. There’s an on-going battle of Ryder trying to persuade Mitch he’s wrong and not to marry, and Josie trying to get everything on track for the cameras and convince Ryder that what they have is special. Its a fun read, some great humour and a story that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Carrie’s new name is a case in point!!There is though a semi-serious point that relavant to real life, about not being ashamed of who/what you are, of knowing yourself, taking chances and giving yourself and others a shot at life and love.
Its a fun read, one for when you want a change from the heavy dramas or the doom and gloom books, when you just want to relax and smile and enjoy a read with a HEA.
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