What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp, but when he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.
Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. The color of his eyes shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than man. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but has a good guess as to what he’s become.
Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect the girl he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about. He should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?
Grayson Crawford’s life turned upside when he hears terrifies screams in the woods one night. Acting on instinct, he raced to Morgan Carter’s rescue, never dreaming he’d lose his life as he knew it in the process. Morgan’s attacker, a vicious wolf, claimed Grayson’s humanity in addition to her sister’s life. The last thing Gray remembers is Morgan’s lovely face.
Life picks up a year later, with Gray struggling with a new reality. He’d become a shifter, a concept as scary to himself as it would be to others if they knew his secret. Gray fights to hold on to the last shreds of his humanity, but without the guidance of another wolf, he's losing the battle. He discovers, purely by accident an isolated pack of individuals just like himself. But they fear his strong alpha tendencies and he remains separate from them. When Gray stumbles upon Morgan again, he is shocked, but deeply attracted to the woman. Morgan has never forgotten her heroic rescuer, but she was certain he’d died in the woods.
As their story unfolds, another woman within the pack has set her sights on Grayson, and ends up attacking Morgan and biting her while in wolf form. It doesn’t look good for Morgan, who sickens to the point of death and shifts into one of the rarest kind of being: A silver wolf. Terrified, Morgan, who has developed feelings for Gray turns to him for help, guidance and love.
Tera Shanley has created a masterpiece at the center of which emotion reigns as king, and humanity and love take the driver’s seat. The rich tapestry of Gray’s desire to hold on to his humanity and find his place in the world unfolds naturally and continues to move the story forward. Shanley’s tagline--Loving him will be legendary, if she can survive it— says it all.
I loved this story and am pleased to be able to give it five happy sunflowers. I can’t wait to read the next installment of Grayson and Morgan’s story.
Born and raised in small town Texas, Tera Shanley grew up in books. Her cousin gifted her a signed copy of Beauty by Bill Wallace when she was young and that was it for her. So smitten was she with getting lost in a story, that while other eleven year olds her age were groaning at the accelerated reader program in school, she was racking up the points just for fun.
Balancing chronic book-wormyness is her devotion to the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping - her soul is happiest out of doors. And lucky for Tera, her family feels the same. She grew up a wild child helping her grandma ranch cattle, and has a hundred memories out in the wilderness which tend to influence her books.
When she's not eating chocolate, slinging rifles, or soaking up some sun, she's lost in a book, but these days it's more often one she's writing. From historic western romance, to paranormal romance, to apocalyptic (zombie) romance, the genre doesn't matter quite as much to her as the love story.
She currently lives with her husband and two young children, and is owned by two crazy mini-cujos.
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