Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Sent by author
Running With A Dangerous Crowd
Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He’s big, he’s strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can’t handle. Of course, that’s because his predatory instincts are no metaphor—he’s a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There’s only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent.
Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse—it’s the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she’s not quite as innocent as she’d like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn’t stop stoking Sarah’s animal lust, it’s only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed.
Cynthia Eden know how to deliver a story. I have read almost everything she has published and I’ve loved every single one of them. Her stories are action packed, sensual and opens the door into your imagination. Anything is possible with her books. Never Cry Wolf is just another example.
This book, while it is a stand alone, also ties into her older book, Immortal Danger by bringing in the crossover characters of Maya and Adam.
Sarah is running scared. Being an animal charmer whose animal of choice is the psychotic wolf shifters is bad enough. But her wolf lover betrayed her and now wants her dead. Very very dead. Her only chance for survival is to gain protection from a pack. Sarah is willing to play the submissive role if it gains her their trust. She can’t afford to lay all her hands on the table though, her secrets are hers and hers alone. She may not be as weak a human as she appears to be.
The appearance of Sarah is something Lucas is very suspicious about. She is everything that seems to make his inner beast roar in protective fury. She is a warm and supple human female, but her eyes hold secrets her mouth isn’t saying. Lucas knows there is more to her story then she is willing to share.
The wolves are descending in rapid pace. With the help of some black magic, Lucas and Sarah are outnumbered but will their growing feelings for each other be enough to keep them alive?
Loved loved loved this book! Lucas and Sarah exploded on every page. From the first moment Sarah saunters into the jail in her saucy clothes, to the climactic ending where love really does conquer all…*le sigh*…loved. I loved that Sarah played Lucas to a tee and that Lucas totally knew what was going on the entire time. He pulled no punches and was extremely blunt in his reactions to not only Sarah but everyone else as well. His animalistic need to protect was incredibly sexy..and the sex….ooooh the sex. Cynthia Eden can write smexy scenes that will leave you itching to go get you a little sumthin sumthin.
I really connected with Sarah. She was human in a very non human world but her abilities made her just a little bit “more”. How cool would it be to talk to animals? Very Dr Dolittle. She felt left out. Not quite in the shifter world and not quite in the human one either. Stuck between two normalcy’s in two very opposite worlds. Her need to fit in with the wolves was a great storyline. She saw it as a liability but I think wolves would be great to be connected with. I mean she could have got anteaters or sloths or something equally uncool.
The only thing I didn’t like was the semi quick ending to the villain. I love the drawn out scenes at the climax and I thought as those scenes go this was over pretty quick. I also thought there could have been a few more instances where the villain could have come at Sarah. Also the side stories (unless there are more books which I will get into in a minute) were extremely open ended.
While Cynthia says nothing is in the works currently, the secondary characters of Dane and Piers really need to be told. (Puh-lease Cynthia? Purty please even?) Dane…omg sexy. He’s scarred and slightly cocky and I think I want to jump him right now. Piers is dark and completely untrusting and kind of mean. I think breaking his exterior would be a very fun adventure for the right female. I did snicker at his name though because the first thing I thought of was Piers Morgan:
Piers is not a common name and so that is the picture I conjured when I reads it. Can you see him as a sexy werewolf? Yeah me either. I see him more as a snarky British talent judge. Oh wait…he is. He’s no Simon Cowell though. I *might* be able to picture him as a sexy werewolf…wearing a black v-neck tee-shirt LOL.
Back on topic…Never Cry Wolf is a sexy romp into paranormal romance that I know you will enjoy! Sexy, suspenseful and a fun read, Cynthia Eden continues her winning streak with me! Who has two thumbs and loves Cynthia’s writing? This girl!
I give Never Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden 4.50 stars!