28 August 2013

Tarnished, By Becca Jameson

Wolf shifter Mackenzie Davis has no interest in mating with another wolf. A horrific experience in her past has hardened her to this resolve. She loves her life as is, with the perfect job, the perfect friends, and the perfect boyfriend—a human one. Nevertheless, her mother implores her to attend this year’s Wolf Gathering. Reluctantly dragging her feet, she agrees to one day only.

Drake Spencer has come to the gathering from Texas with his family. He’s twenty-eight and believes his chances of finding a mate are slim to none, especially since he saw the woman he felt connected to leave with another man at the last gathering. But what if the woman who has consumed his dreams for the last two years is not actually mated?

When Mackenzie and Drake meet, sparks fly. Kenzie hopes to deny the claim on her. But can she? The call of mates is stronger than she expected. What will happen to her sense of self if she follows this man to Texas? Not to mention Drake. Can he live with the mental scars of her past?
I have enjoyed Becca's writings that I have read. (I say that because I haven't been able to read all of them!) I love the paranormal world that she has created when she writes about the wolves. The details that she thinks to put in the story add to it, and are able to bring the story to a more amazing than it would have been before.

In this story, I like the fact that in this book it is all about the wolf shifters. The other books that I have read from Becca involve a wolf and a human, so this is a great twist that I enjoyed when it comes to her writings. The wolf mixers that are mentioned in this book were a great addition to the story.

Drake seemed like a lost boy in a sense. He had thought he found his mate, but it seemed like he hadn't. The only reason he went a long with the mixers was because of his family. It was great watching his surprise when he realized that Kenzie didn't have a mate. You could tell the amazing self control that he had when he realized how hard it would be to show Kenzie that they were destined to be together.

Kenzie's character, my heart goes out to her. At first I thought she was being a 'female dog' (no pun intended), but after finding out what she had been through, I'm amazed that she even had the courage to be with Drake. I think that her character was done extremely well and that Becca was able to show how a traumatized woman can still find love.

All in all, I have to say this was another great book from Becca and I can't wait to read more from her in the future!



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