Monday, June 27, 2011

ARC Review: Never Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden

Never Cry WolfNever Cry Wolf
by Cynthia Eden
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: June 28th 2011 by Kensington
ISBN 0758242158
Courtesy of author
Running With A Dangerous Crowd                                  Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He's big, he's strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can't handle. Of course, that's because his predatory instincts are no metaphor—he's a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There's only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent.                                                                        Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse—it's the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she's not quite as innocent as she'd like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn't stop stoking Sarah's animal lust, it's only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed. . .

My Thoughts:
Cynthia Eden never disappoints, weaving a gripping tale of betrayal, revenge, love and trust that will keep you turning the pages for more!

Sarah King is on the run with a large bounty on her head; her only hope is the L.A. alpha wolf, Lucas Simone. When Lucas is imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit Sarah impersonates his lover, giving him an alibi for that night and setting him free. The only thing she asks for in return is his protection. Lucas knows that Sarah isn’t telling him everything, but despite that he can’t leave her to survive on her own. There is an undeniable attraction between them that both intrigues and makes him weary, determined to find out the truth Lucas brings her into the pack after she gives up intel on a rival pack and a murderous plot. The secrets Sarah carries though could end her life and she will not give them up willingly, but when one of them is threatened and must seek the help of a voodoo priestess each must learn to trust each other if they want to escape the danger with their lives and souls intact.

Set in the world of Others from Cynthia’s Night Watch and Midnight trilogies, Never Cry Wolf makes a great standalone. Rival coyote packs, alpha wolves fighting for territory and revenge, heart breaking betrayal, demons, vampire, magic and voodoo, plus an F.B.I. investigation! Never Cry Wolf is full of action and adventure, and you can’t forget the sizzling romance that comes standard in all of Cynthia Eden's novels!

I became totally immersed in this novel right away, finishing it in record time; I never wanted it to end. The story of Lucas and Sarah was full of danger and intrigue with a combustible chemistry between the two that could not be denied. I absolutely loved Lucas. He is dark, sexy, aggressive, protective, smart, possessive and all ALPHA. He had a rough upbringing but despite all of those difficulties, or most likely because of them, he has grown stronger and is the alpha of the L.A. werewolf pack and one of the most recognizable ones as well. Every Other knows that you don’t mess with the L.A. wolves. Sara was an admirable character as well. Having a stark upbringing where she first had to hide who she was and then fighting for survival on the streets, she later joins the F.B.I. but while undercover fell for the alpha wolf Rafael. After seeing the true monster under the handsome mask and realizing that he was only using her for rare abilities, she flees for her life hoping that Lucas can protect her. She is brave, intelligent and very determined. Once she finds Lucas she knows that he is the one for her but has a hard time trusting him with all her secrets. This was one point that I didn’t care for because no matter what Lucas found out about her, he still stuck by her side, so I thought that she should have been upfront with him the whole time. But I guess that would have made the novel a lot shorter, LoL. I liked how the whole story unraveled though and Eden kept me in suspense revealing each piece of the plot masterfully. She also has the wonderful ability to create such intriguing side characters that you become invested in them as well and want more of their story right away. The ending really captured my heart, it was beautifully written and one of my favorite endings ever. An alpha wolf, not knowing what love is, asking if these feelings are it. *sigh* So romantic…
Just another smashing hit from must read paranormal romance author, Cynthia Eden!

Rating: 4.5 


  1. This sounds like a good read. I will have to look out for it in a couple of days. Thanks for the review.

  2. Great review. Thanks for pointing out that it can be done as a stand alone. I knew it tied into the world of other books, but was very curious about that point.


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