Author: M.A. Everaux
ISBN # 1-4199-0293-8
Gwen Branson has a problem. It's not that
she's spent the last four years of her life in a mental institute, or that her
father is dead and her mother's driving her crazy. Her problem is that she's
seen a werewolf and no one believes her. At leastÉno one human.
Lowell has a problem of his own. As an Alpha Were, he must preserve his pack's
safety and secrecy. Human witnesses are destroyed. Gwen Branson, however, is a
problem not so easily solved. Because Gwen is more than just a
human—she's his mate.
the Author from the back of the book:
Everaux has never been to Canada, nor has she met a werewolf. Yet. She hopes to
head an expedition soon, and in the meantime, spends most of her time at her
computer, clacking away and putting the things that pop into her head on paper
I read this
book several years ago when it first came out and have only been able to find
one other book under this author's name, but when I started this site I wanted
to make sure this book was listed as one of my favorites.
your every day werewolf love story. The two lead characters are far from normal
and full of problems. I think that was why I like it so much. The story goes
like this--when his brother Christian is committed into a mental institution
Eben is sent by his father to retrieve him by his father, the alpha of the
pack. While Christian is stuck in the mental ward he runs across a too real
drawing of a werewolf in a bathroom stall and can't leave before investigating
who drew the picture.
It winds up
being a young woman, so drugged up she doesn't even look like she knows what
day it is, much less remember she has seen a were to begin with. Even so when
his brother comes to rescue him, Christian tells Eben what he has found out and
takes his brother to see the woman.
Eben might have decided to kill anyone who threatened the existence of his
pack, but when he reaches the room of the woman who can out them, he finds out
that under the scent of all the drugs she has been given, is the scent of his
asleep in a mental ward and wakes up someplace completely different. She
doesn't exactly know what to think when she meets the weres who took her from
the mental ward. All goes well for the first few weeks as she gets used to her
new surroundings until she finds out that those who seemed to have rescued her
from the mental ward are actually the cause of why she was in there in the
first place. On the night her father died in a wreck with her in the car, Gwen
saw a creature worse than her nightmares, a real werewolf. She tried to tell
her mother and other people, but they all thought she was insane. After trying
to kill herself and almost succeeding, she ends up in a mental ward.
Eben's is a
bit rough around the edges and normally I might not think that these two
characters could even work together, the M.A. does a great job of fitting the
puzzles of her plot together. There are great secondary characters with both
Conner and Christian and I was sorry that the author never got around to
writing a sequel to this series. Paranormal/shifter fans will love this story.
has an idea if M.A. Everaux writes under another name, I'd love to hear about
it. I'd love to read more by this author, but couldn't find any mention about
her other than the two Ellora's Cave books by her.