Diamond Dust by Vivian Arend

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Diamond Dust by Vivian Arend
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Full Length (273 pages)
Heat Level: Hot
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed By Tulip

She can’t shift, but she can shake their world.

Caroline Bradley is having one hell of a week. Her wolf lover has sniffed out his mate, making her an instant free agent. Not only that, Takhini territory has been overrun with aggressive bear-shifters electing a clan leader, and the wolf pack is feeling the effects—pushing her diplomatic skills to the limit.

Tyler Harrison is a grizzly on a mission. If he’s going to win the majority of the bears’ votes, he needs one final thing: a female companion. The only woman in town with influence over wolves, humans, and more bears than he’d like to admit, is Caroline.

Despite the sexual pull between them, though, Tyler’s not seeking a permanent relationship. And Caroline isn’t looking to be anyone else’s political pawn. But she should have remembered that when shifters are involved, changes happen in the blink of an eye.

Diamond Dust is a very exciting and sexy book and I had a lot of fun reading it.

The story opened with the Bear Jamboree coming to the town of Whitehorse, Alaska to elect a leader. It’s a volatile situation mixing the two shifter breeds, wolf and bear, so there was lots of action in this one. Grizzly shifter, Tyler Harrison needs a helping hand to win the election and the indomitable Caroline Bradley is just the woman for the job. She’s a free agent now, since her alpha lover, Evan , is hot on the trail of his mate.

Tyler and Caroline start giving off sparks the first time they meet. I got quite a few chuckles out of the story as Tyler made a mess of things and Caroline proceeded to teach him a few lessons. Caro had been around shifters all her life and she sure knew how to handle herself. So it came as no surprise to me when all those troublemaking bears suddenly wanted a piece of her.

I’d just like to say that, as a fan of this series, I liked that Caroline finally got her story. I’ve long been fascinated by her character, a woman strong enough to lead those bumbling alpha shifters around by their noses. I loved how the writer showed her vulnerabilities as well as her strengths and that was the part I enjoyed the most.

I had a lot of fun reading this book. It was extremely well written, and the dialogue was warm and witty. I found myself smiling more and more as I read along. I really liked the characters and they seemed perfect for each other. I totally bought their romantic relationship. The love scenes were titillating, nearly bordering on erotic. I really enjoyed that a lot cause I do like a sexy story.

So I loved this book and recommend it to all readers of paranormal romance. What’s up next for this series? Well, I am hoping that Evan will finally track down his elusive mate and I’m thinking that the writer may have given me a few glimpses into that as well. One can only hope. Whatever happens… I’m along for the ride.

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