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Sadie writes the Shifter Town Enforcement series, combining her love of all things animals, the paranormal, and an action packed plot, but she doesn’t plan to stop there. From post-apocalyptic worlds and dangerous hostage negotiation with monsters, to magical towns, sweet lover stories, and crazy ghosts–her books run the gamut of the paranormal romance genre. The only thing you know for certain, is that each book has a heavy dose of the things that go bump in the night—both the spooky and the naughty kind.
on Oct. 17, 2012 :
Cry Sanctuary is different to the type of Paranormal books that I am used to reading. It has more of a Thriller edge to it as well as the Paranormal/Romance aspect. It was a very intense read which included kidnap, rape and murder, but even in hard times, the characters could find comfort in the arms of another to relieve the stress and tension.
Holly is a Hound in the Shifter Town Enforcement, but she is at breaking point. After escaping the Hunter, other shifters are now dying and he seems to be making it personal. I liked Holly, she is determined not to break as she has only one goal which is to capture Hunter. She is quite focused on the task at hand, although she isn’t able to remain cold hearted. When she meets Caine the hold on her emotions weakens as they begin to form a bond.
Caine is the Alpha male of the Wolf pack and he is doing his best to keep his people safe. He blames himself if anything happens to any of his pack members. So when the Hunter starts targeting his pack he feels guilty and powerless to do anything about it. When Holly comes to investigate the case he can see the determination in her eyes, but also the vulnerable woman underneath.
I thought that Caine was a great Alpha, looking out for others before himself, as they do. I think he has met his match with Holly. She is a very determined person and seems to be used to getting her own way, which is an Alpha-like trait in itself. I think that they make a good pair and complement each other which enables them to work together on the case.
Sadie Hart was able to capture my attention from the start. It has a very powerful plot but with the romance added to the story, it was able to lighten the book a little. It would have been too intense for me otherwise as there isn’t a lot of happiness in the novel. With the romance scenes the characters were able to let go and find relief with each other. I really liked Sadie’s writing style and how she even showed us glimpses into the workings of the Hunters. But keep in mind that there are some unpleasant scenes in the book.
It was a fantastic read and I will definitely be checking out future books!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)