by Elizabeth Hunter
My rating:4.5 stars
Series: Cambio Springs - Book 2
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: E. Hunter
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romantic Mystery
Print Length: 280 pages
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Can you turn the clock back on your first love? Would you even want to try?
Alex McCann and Teodora "Ted" Vasquez left Cambio Springs together. Ted came back. Alex didn't.
Now, years later, the future alpha of the McCann wolves has returned with plans to bring new life to the dying desert community. Plans that could change everything for the isolated enclave of shapeshifters in the California desert. Some love the plan. Others hate it.
As the town's doctor and one of the strongest daughters in the cat clan, Ted has her own concerns about exposing her community to outsiders. The two former lovers are at each other's throats. And everyone is watching to see what happens.
But when murder once again strikes Cambio Springs, can they overcome their past to help the community they both call home? And can the love they shared once burn again when so many stand against it?
DESERT BOUND is an adult paranormal romance in the Cambio Springs Mysteries series.
Desert Bound by Elizabeth Hunter
Can two strong-willed shifters re-kindle their love or will their tempers turn those old feelings into the charred remains of a once raging inferno? This is a time when all shifters must stand together, murder is in their midst, again and the killer is still on the loose.
Alex is an alpha wolf, Theodora is an alpha mountain lion, and like a dog and cat, their love is as hot and steamy as their arguments. Two strong individuals, one love that seems doomed as their families are as opposed to it as the Hatfields and McCoys. Is it time for Alex to take over his pack and fight for peace and the very existence of his community? How can two leaders ever find their own space when the outside world has become a living nightmare where no one feels safe? Is there more to the murder than meets the eye or is it one clan striking out at another?
Elizabeth Hunter’s Desert Bound is a strong addition to the Paranormal Romantic Mystery genre. Her characters are very well drawn and full of depth. The romantic elements are steamy and volatile as Theodora fights her feelings for Alex and he wears his heart on his sleeve. Each side plot just adds to the growing tension as they must learn to deal with the outside world, as well as their own community when tempers flare and fear and distrust becomes so thick one can almost cut the air.
Lots of story, great plot, strong writing, sounds like a winner to me!
I received this copy as part of Elizabeth Hunter's Desert Bound Review Tour and Giveaway, stopping at Tome Tender October 18, 2014.