Title: Changing Focus
Changing Focus Marilu Mann Book 3 in the Lusting Wild series. Reluctant to be a Pack Alpha, Micah Keeps Vigil has no hesitation about what he wants in a mate. A strong, intelligent, passionate and, most importantly, shifter female. He's found her in photojournalist Olivia. She's come to Micah's lodge to write about winter sports. Olivia isn't expecting a gorgeous man who encourages her wilder nature with a sizzling erotic encounter in her room. Nor does she anticipate the amount of steam they generate in the sauna. With Micah's hot body and Olivia's innate sensuality they generate enough heat to melt the snow around the lodge. One problem-Olivia isn't aware she's a shifter. She believes her vivid dreams are just that-dreams-and that her blackouts can be controlled with medication. There's no way she's been running through the woods on four feet Micah has to convince Olivia to accept herself-paws and all-or lose her forever.
Author: Marilu Mann
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Changing Times, Changing Hearts, Changing Perspective, Changing Paths
Series: Lusting Wild
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Changing Times, Changing Hearts, Changing Perspective, Changing Paths
Published: Sept 11 2009
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
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Micah Keeps Vigil is finally going home to stay after continually leaving for work. He Wants to settle down at his lodge and relax. When he returns home he finds Olivia, a photojournalist staying at his lodge to do a piece on winter sports. surprisingly, Olivia is a shifter but she doesn’t seem to know it. As they get to know one another Micah knows he needs to get Olivia to accept who she is in order to get her to stay with him at the lodge as his mate.
I was really excited to read Micah’s story. This is the third book in the Lusting Wild series. While each book can be read as a stand alone, some of the characters are reoccurring like Micah who has been in the two previous books. Because of that the series is best read in order. There isn’t a clear explanation of how much time has passed since the second book but I am thinking it’s been a few years since we see the MC’s from book two, Changing Hearts, and they mention how long they have been friends.
Micah doesn’t want to be an Alpha but the local wolf pack all view him as their Alpha. His pack is different in the sense that there isn’t too much internal fighting and the pack chooses their leader. Since Micah won’t take up the mantel they dont’ have definite leadership but they all defer to him. He has a bit of a lone wolf aspect to his character.
I enjoyed Olivia with Micah. I read this book for Micah but I was pleased by how much I liked Olivia. There is also a sub story with Micah’s god-daughter Talia but it doesn’t take away from the love story. It does tone down the sexiness since there is a child in much of the book and they have to plan their sexy times around her. We are introduced to Micah’s second, Gareth, who is almost an outcast because of his scars. He doesn’t really ‘fit in’ but he has a place with Micah.His book is next so we will learn a lot more about him as well as have more page time with Micah and Olivia.