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4.5 Stars. The Wolf still has "it" after 20 years
on February 28, 2015
From a box of 1990s keepers, I am re-reading this series 20 years later.
The hero, Wolf, and heroine, Shaylah, meet and get to know one another. They have an obvious chemistry but a romantic relationship between them is forbidden. He should, in fact, hate her.
She is a pilot for the Coalition, a ruthless organization. To access its mineral resources and wealth, the Coalition destroyed everything and killed everyone on Trios, Wolf's home planet. Believed to be the last of his kind, he is now an abused but valuable slave of the Coalition forces.
Shaylah makes a grave error in their fledgeling friendship about 1/3 into the book. Shaylah immediately realises her mistake and the incredible hurt she causes Wolf.
Afterward, to atone, Shaylah makes a grand gesture (it doesn't get bigger than this). In addition, she faces Wolf head-on to apologise, and admit to her selfishness. She is filled with remorse. She makes grand gestures over and over to prove it.
There are avoidable misunderstandings hindering the smooth progress of their trust and romance, but I didn't care. I loved the pace of this story. And it had a physical effect on me. I felt myself short of breath, my heart squeezing and I very much enjoyed the sexy times that followed. I was manipulated, I knew it, and I loved it.
There is ample action, adventure, world building, politics (eerily familiar if you listen to the daily news and draw parallels), good versus evil, chemistry between the protagonists, sexual tension, sexy times, emotional upheaval, love, and a satisfying wrap-up.
Justine Davis, your book has still got it after more than 20 years. And I remember liking the sequel, "The Skypirate," more. So I'm off to read that one next.