by Kelley Armstrong
‘Women of the Otherworld’ series Book #1
An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense.
Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, life was very different. Adopted by the Pack when bitten, Elena had spent years struggling with her resentment at having her life stolen away. Torn between two worlds, and overwhelmed by the new passions coursing through her body, her only option for control was to deny her awakening needs and escape.
But now the Pack has called Elena home to help them fight an alliance of renegade werewolves who are bent on exposing and annihilating the Pack. And although Elena is obligated to rejoin her “family,” she vows not to be swept up in Pack life again, no matter how natural it might feel. She has made her choice. Trouble is, she’s increasingly uncertain if it’s the right one.
An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman’s body.
Review: Not bad, not bad at all. It’s the first book I’ve read by Kelley Armstrong, and it won’t be the last. The book is fast-paced, each character strong with a personality of their own. I really felt for Elena, I wondered why she hadn’t kicked Clay’s butt, and I loved Nick’s playfulness. I checked out her website and read a few of the short stories, then picked up a couple of her books. The 411 on her website is right. You don’t need to read the series in order. And for me, that’s a first! Each book touches base of past events briefly so that you don’t get lost. Her description are short and precise, using the exact words to get a picture in your head without complications. A very good read.