With the challenge complete and the corrupt Alpha of Coldspring defeated Fane is now free to complete the mate bond with Jacque and perform the Blood Rites. Although the challenge is done, the affects are far reaching. Once it is known that Vasile, one of the strongest Alphas in the world is in America, specifically Coldspring, TX, there is one Alpha who cannot over look the significance of this. An Alpha who happens to share Jacque's DNA, but is this the one she needs to fear?
With her mom driving and her two best friends, Jen and Sally in tow, Jacque sets off for her happily ever after. She will soon realize a plan has been put in motion that will change her course and possibly tear her from Fane's grasp forever. It will take a wolf pack, her mother's love, her two best friend's unrelenting determination, her own will to survive and the undying love of her mate to bring her home. The question remains, if she fights, if she endures, who will she be, what will be left once she is back in her mates arms?
Blood Rites by Quinn Loftis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So this book was okay for me. I must say that after the first book, Prince of Wolves, I was quite disappointed with this book.
First, there was too much angst for my taste, and worse, it was both real and imaginary angst for the characters. To add to the angst, the slow flip flop of time and POV made it easy to get confused or bored with the first couple of chapters.
There was the hard subject of forced intimacy in this book. It wasn’t rape, but it was the forcing of blood upon someone. It would be the closest thing to rape in the werewolf community, and the heart ache was understandable. The only thing that I found hard was how quickly the character got over it. It seemed to easy, really, especially if it is suppose to be more intimate than sex.
I will admit that I LOVED the ending of this book. It was honestly the best part of this book. The resolution for Jacque and Fane was great, but the cliffhanger for Jen kindly and quickly helped to lead up to the third book in this series.
I really did enjoy the growing relationship between Dec and Jen, which made for an interesting love/hate storyline. It was definitely entertaining.
Overall, it was an okay book, but it wasn’t my favorite. I’m hoping that the next book will be better.