Elodie Rose is a strong seventeen year old who lives with her protective Dad. He has every right to be protective. Elodie's Mom died, but recently they got a message from her indicating a family legacy. All the women have turned to werewolves when they hit puberty. It has been devastating for them. On top of being a confused teen without a Mom.Now she has to deal with the fact that she is turning into a monster. There really does not look to be a future for her.
Elodie loves school and had been looking forward to going to college. Her Dad has been training her to survive in the woods, and suggested that she lead a solitary life, as per her mother's letter. But neither of them know when or how she will transition. According to everything she knows, it is late for something to occur, so she is hoping that her Mom was wrong and she can stay human.She secretly takes a job in the local park with a research team studying wolves. Telling her Dad she is doing tours in the park.
Sawyer comes to town with his Dad. His Mom died in a hunting accident. He meets Elodie in the woods, on the anniversary of her Mom's death. Sawyer tries to protect her from herself. He is intrigued by her, but knows as a werewolf he has no place in a relationship with a human.
A great read by Kait Nolan. The young heroine is such a strong character who has had so much thrown at her in her short life. Complimented by a strong complex hero. I do not want to give much away but wow. I loved how the characters felt so real. I look forward to reading more of Nolan's work.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. The world was well crafted and people felt true. However, I found my attention was hot and cold, so it took me a long time to finish reading it. Sometimes I got lost in the politics. I loved the prologue and epilogue as seeing his parents made me relate to this unique character. It is a good summer read.