Kiss of the Silver Wolf by Sharon Buchbinder

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Kiss of the Silver Wolf by Sharon Buchbinder
Kiss of the Jinni Hunter Series Book One
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (134 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Poinsettia

After Charlene Johnson’s parents are killed in a car accident, she becomes guardian to her disabled brother. With no income coming in, she is forced to move to Eden, Kentucky, the one place her mother told her to stay away from. Once there, she’s certain her mother would also warn her to keep away from the dark and sexy Zack Abingdon. A man of mystery who claims Charlene is his mate. Zack has waited for what seems a lifetime for the other half of his soul. He wants a family of his own, but the woman he has his eye on has no idea he is a werewolf. However, he knows he is the only one who can keep her safe from the evil that stalks Eden. While he tries to convince her he is the wolf of her heart, she is playing hard to get, and Zack is fearful he will lose her before he can mark her as his own. While Zack and Charlene are finding their way into love, an evil jinni who has wreaked havoc on the town of Eden for decades decides he wants Charlene for his own. When she learns the truth of her heritage, Zack hopes he can convince her he is the other half of her soul before it’s too late.

What secrets will Charlene discover in Eden?

Charlene is one tough cookie. She is so young to have so much responsibility placed on her shoulders. Between trying to finish her degree, pay the bills, and take care of her brother, Charlene just can’t make ends meet no matter how hard she tries. It was heartbreaking to watch Charlene try to do it all, and I was relieved when she finally decided to ask for some help. However, the help Charlene gets might come in an unexpected form. When she learns the truth about Eden, her family, and the evil they fight, I wondered if Charlene would stay, or run away.

The relationship between Charlene and Zack escalates very quickly. The sexual chemistry between them is explosive, but they also shared some very touching, tender moments as well. Even though their relationship became serious in such a short period of time, their relationship seems to work. Charlene and Zack mesh so well it was easy for me to forget they hadn’t known each other very long.

I must admit I found the community of Eden and some of its problems very odd. At first I thought that Eden was an isolated community in regards to the nature of its inhabitants. However, toward the end of the book, I learned this wasn’t the case. I can’t help but wonder if some of Eden’s problems could be solved by reaching out to other groups more often rather than keeping to themselves so much.

I really enjoyed reading Ms. Buchbinder’s mythology of werewolves and jinnis. There is enough detail to provide an interesting base to the story, and the conclusion is very satisfying. However, I was delighted to learn that there is a sequel. I eagerly anticipate learning more about werewolves, jinnis, and their volatile history in the next book.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kiss of the Silver Wolf. It is a fun, fast read sure to delight fans of paranormal romance. I plan to pick up the sequel to this exciting tale very soon.

Comments

  1. Sharon, what a wonderful review! You should be very proud. Sounds like an awesome read!

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