Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Sent
Cammie has had one hell of a night. Her long-time abusive boyfriend pushed her to the limits and then a freaking wolf hit her car. While clutching a bag of frozen peas to her swollen eye she manages to rescue the wolf and make it home. But what’s she do with it after that?
Ian can’t believe his luck. After a stupid decision he’s been run out of every shifter territory he’s entered. Hoping Coyote Bluff would be different seems to have been his downfall. After a bunch of coyotes chase him through the night he finds himself being coddled by a tempting woman. His canine half is already in love with her.
Cammie’s ex comes calling, Ian’s found out by the local Alpha and the town seems bent on keeping them apart. Can they fight against everyone at once to find happiness together? Better question would be will Cammie accept Ian once he admits to being the wolf she so readily confided in and nursed back to health?
This was an unique book in the paranormal/shifter romance genre and at the end of the day I think I both loved it and I didn’t. By the end I was conflicted and I’m not even sure this review will make much sense but I’m going to purge myself of my thoughts and we’ll see where it goes.
Cammie has just left her abusive boyfriend and she’s heading home on a deserted road when an injured wolf runs out and hits her car. Not knowing what else to do she drags the poor animal into the backseat of her car to try and get it help. Against her better judgement of course because who in their right mind puts a wild animal in their vehicle? Especially a ginormous wolf.
Ian was minding his own business when he got cornered and nearly killed by a bunch of rogue coyotes. Having been run out of every town because of a stupid transgression years ago, he’s tired of running but the coyotes don’t care to hear his side of anything. Now he’s injured and being drug into the back of a very attractive woman’s car. To complicate matters even more, he’s stuck in animal form until his wolf form heals enough to endure the transition.
Let’s start with the wonderful writing that Lea Barrymire can accomplish. The story is fluid, well rounded and detailed enough not to have any plot holes and to keep readers interested and wanting to know more. I enjoyed the fact that Cammie wasn’t your typical stick-thin heroine and she had no problems telling it like it is. Her mouthy attitude coupled with her insecurities made her seem more like an everyday woman that we all know, rather than a woman who couldn’t possibly exist in the real world.
Where I got hung up is that Ian was stuck in wolf form for the majority of the book. Of course all the other shifters in the town know who and what he is but Cammie, being human, has no idea that the wolf who is watching her walk naked to the bathroom is a red blooded man. There is a LOT of internal dialogue as Ian starts falling for the woman but tries to talk himself out of it. Cammie spends a lot of time talking to the wolf, which is a one way conversation with the exception of his strangely human facial expressions and his ability to understand her with ease. While I thought the scenario worked at the beginning of the book by the 30% mark I wanted Cammie and human Ian to get together. Ian does have the ability to dreamwalk into Cammie’s dreams which helps some but still…it’s a dream…not real. I wanted real bow chicka wow wow shenanigans and I was denied for much of the book.
The side plot of Cammie’s abusive now EX boyfriend and his threats to her make for an interesting read and heightened emotions. Even in wolf form Ian comes to her rescue several times. I enjoyed the action Barrymire wove into the story and thought the ending was fitting to the characters.
There is also some interesting side relationships that I am incredibly eager to find out more about. I am looking forward to coming back to this town in the next release!
I give Accidentally Yours by Lea Barrymire 3.75 stars!