The full moon is a week away, and although Lydia is as excited as it gets to run as a wolf for the first time, she is also fighting to keep her independence while trying to understand her role in the lives of the three males that have come to rule hers: compassionate, tender Taylor; impetuous, fun-loving Ryan and distant, cold Lawrence.
There’s also a fourth man in Lydia’s life. Brendan, her previous “friend with benefits”, is tirelessly searching for her. He’s about to uncover things that should be kept hidden.
However, the testosterone surrounding her is the last thing she should be worrying about. Her family bear truths about her heritage she’s not ready to face … she may not have a choice, because the greatest danger to them all comes from within. The past never stays buried for long, and among the shadows of their species it is rising with a vengeance, threatening to tear their pack apart for good.
Notes: Book two of a series – it is highly recommended that book one be read first. This is an adult, paranormal fantasy short novel (over 55,000 words) containing scenes of explicit sexual content and some violence, entwined with romantic elements. (Written in British English.)
This stunning second instalment from Dianna Hardy definitely has the wow factor and has pumped up the heat from the first book! I started reading this and the book was nearly always glued to my palm until the end!
As I have come to love and expect with Dianna’s work is hotness and Cry of the Wolf had it in bucket loads. Intimate scenes are never held back and I totally love the wild abandon that goes into each moment! Saying that it’s not all about the sexiness (although it could be, lol), there is a great in-depth complexity woven into these lusty pages.
I am a character driven gal and Dianna’s males manage to stir something inside me that I haven’t felt from reading a J.R. Ward book, and without a doubt Dianna’s writing is up there in the awesome Warden category too.
By far my favourite character has to be Lawrence – he oozes the hot stuff and has this beautifully broken thing going on – which I love! The wolves are beautiful and believable, I think they have an earthliness to them that captures the essence of werewolves perfectly and I’m yet to come across wolves with such an edge to them.
The storyline picks up right after the events of book 1 and immediately managed to pull me right back in. Lydia is trying to adjust to everything in her new life, including 3 wolves to call her own. But she won’t have long to adjust because shocking secrets come out of the closet and their enemy have stepped things up a notch in the war….
I adored each of Lydia’s relationships with her mates and each relationship had it’s own unique beauty. Watching Lydia discover and get to know each of them was a joy and I think Dianna has managed to make having 3 mates work perfectly and it’s actually quite beautiful.
I think this is a fabulous read that is full of action, danger, shockers, mystery, lusty scenes, touching moments and is all brought together with such wonderful writing. I cannot wait for the next book!
*Special thanks to Dianna for the review copy*