ARCTIC BOUND is a good start to Eden's newest paranormal series. There is plenty of world building as well as good character development. Nerina has fled to Alaska in order to stay safe from those who are hunting her. She soon discovers that many of the things that she thought were true about herself, her friends, and her life in general are all distorted, manipulated, and just plain wrong. Scarily wrong. Nerina has no idea what she is truly capable of. Nerina has to struggle to find what's true and right as her destiny begins to reveal itself. She's battered and scarred but stays strong and continues to literally fight the good fight.
Victor is a character that had to grow on me. He has his prejudices and hang ups that he doesn't really make excuses for. He just kind of chalks them up to being what he is. He doesn't deny how he thinks, acknowledges that it may be wrong, but accepts that they are true for him. I sort of wished that Nerina had retained some of her flaws and that Victor would have been made to accept them because of his feelings for her instead of the resolution that we get. The resolution isn't necessarily a bad thing I just wish that Victor would have had to suck it up a bit! He does however stand up and fight for Nerina when it really counts so I can't really complain too loudly.
There is a lot of content in ARCTIC BOUND and I love that it looks as though this series will be complex and ongoing. I don't see how this will be a quick and easily resolved series so I am definitely looking forward to being drawn further into this interesting world Tigris Eden has created. There are quite a few grammatical issues in ARCTIC BOUND that are distracting while reading. These issues are a shame because the flow and telling of the story is very good. I am sure that the lack of a thorough editing will distract or even turn off some readers. However, I will definitely continue on with this series.
There are secrets in even the smallest of towns...
Nerina Simpson fled the streets of New York City, hoping to find solace outside the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska. Physically scarred from a fire that claimed both her parents, Nerina keeps to herself while she tries to put the darkness of her life behind her.
When a winter storm forces her into town, she collides with Victor Canidae. An arrogant man who makes it no secret that he and everyone else in the town want her to leave.
Headstrong, and refusing to back down, Nerina finds herself in trouble when her two, four legged companions get lost in a storm, landing her in the path of an angry bear hell bent on taking her life. Until a mysterious white wolf comes to her rescue.
When she wakes up in a warm cave, the last person she expected to see is Victor. Stuck in a cave until the storm passes the two decide there is only one way to pass the time, and quickly when you’re getting physical.
***What happens in a cave stays in the cave....Right?***