Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Monroe (Skin Walkers #4) by Susan A. Bliler Review
I won an audio copy of Monroe, and boy was I lucky! This was a fantastic listen and I can't believe that I haven't gotten on the Skin Walker bandwagon before now. I love a good paranormal series that focuses on one couple at a time and that is exactly what Bliler delivers in the Skin Walker series. If you are a fan of stories like Laurann Dohners' New Species series this would be a good addition to your reading list. I had no problem reading this one as a stand alone, but I know that I have missed some goodness so I will have to go back and read from the beginning soon.
Monroe is the leader of the Skin Walker community and has set out to create a haven where other Skin Walkers can come together and establish their own fully functioning and self sufficient community. Monroe is determined to give his people a place where they can feel safe, raise their families, and be free to live their lives without the interference of outsiders. Monroe didn't expect to find his mate when he went up against the riled Eden, but he was immediately attracted to her attitude and determination to protect what she loved; her children and her mountain. Monroe is the alpha of all Walker alphas. He knows that it will take a particularly strong willed woman to handle both him and the role of the female alpha to his pack. Monroe isn't sure if Eden is his mate, but he knows that he is very attracted to the confident and independent game warden.
Eden is a woman with a mission. As a game warden, Eden is charged with the safety of both the people on her mountain and the welfare of the wild animals that live in her area. Eden takes her job very seriously. When Monroe comes into the area making drastic changes to the landscape she isn't afraid to confront him over what she feels is going to do more harm than good to the environment. Although Monroe claims to be building a wildlife refuge and rescue community Eden knows that there has to be more going on than what he is willing to admit to. Both Eden and Monroe are harboring secrets that are more closely connected than they know. Eden has adopted a group of abandoned children and forged a family and a life all on her own. Eden will stop at nothing to protect her children no matter who or what she has to fight.
Monroe is a well written paranormal romance with steaminess and love that doesn't happen lightening fast. The story is nicely open ended so that we know that there is much more story to be told, but without the dreaded cliffhanger. Monroe is a complete story in itself. I look forward to reading more of this series!
When Game Warden, Eden StCloud, goes up against CEO, Monroe StoneCrow, she encounters the most intimidating, powerful, and sexy man she’s ever seen. Unaware of the fact that Monroe is the Dominant Skin Walker in North America, it isn’t until Eden becomes enmeshed in his life that she realizes it’s too late to escape. Worse, she’s drawn the children under her care into the lair of the beast and must now succumb to Monroe’s desires or risk losing her children forever.
CEO, Monroe StoneCrow, is a man tormented by his obsession with creating a haven for his Skin Walkers. Determined to form a community where his Walkers can exist in peace, he has no time or desire to seek out his own mate, his angel. When Eden StCloud crosses his path, there is no denying his instant attraction, or his overwhelming animalistic urge to claim her. His affliction is so intense that even his own medical experts are at a loss to ease his symptoms. With his Skin Walker refuge in danger of collapse due to his preoccupation with Eden, Monroe is stymied by his inability to do what he’s always done…simply take what he wants.