Connection: Pack of St. James
In the year
1816, the Pack of St. James meets in secret in their London lair. An unknown
assailant has begun to prey upon the women who consort with the men of the Pack
- two have already died in mysterious ways and a poisoned communication
threatens still more. With Kyril Taruskin and his love Vivienne away in the far
north, attending to the clan's business in the Russian port of Archangel, his
brother Marko begins to investigate - and finds the trail leads to a scandalous
beauty known only as Severin. One of the victims was Severin's half-sister, but
that alone is not enough to explain her intimate knowledge of the strange case.
Well aware how a clever woman can hide more than she reveals, Marko employs all
his powers of sensual persuasion, barely able to resist the allure of her amber
eyes and softly seductive voice. He has never been outwitted by a woman. But
Severin is different from all the rest - very different - and loving her is a
dangerous game indeed.
one to usually like historicals because I find some authors get so in-depth in
the time period that they lose something in the romance of the story, I have to
say I really like this series. I started reading the first book Wild because it
was a werewolf series, which I really enjoy. I was hooked after reading the
first one. This second book Wanton didn't disappoint. The first scene starts
off hot and sexy and the book just sizzles from there. The author does set the
scene in the time period of the early 1800s and follows through with a mystery that
can transcend over time.
first moment the readers meet Marko and Severin from across a ballroom they can
feel the electricity between the two. The characters fall instantly for one
another, but there is a rocky road ahead for the couple. Marko has a murder to
solve and he doesn't want to mix Severin up in his problems. Of course he fails
to explain that to her, and she gets a little miffed at him. The story is fast
paced and well written and readers will enjoy watching the couple make their way
back to each other.
I've had this book sitting on my shelf for months with the
intention of reading it right away, unfortunately things happen and life gets
in the way. I'm glad I finally dusted the cover off and sat down for the read.
The next book in the series, Wicked, which was scheduled to be out this month,
publishing date has been moved to the end of August. I'm sure it will be worth