Review: Changing Paths (Lusting Wild) by Marilu Mann

June 26, 2014 Review 3

Review: Changing Paths (Lusting Wild) by Marilu Mann

Harmony, Denied by the Moon, is unable to shift to animal form. She swallows her pride to return to her Pack for her daughter’s sake. The moody teenager might be Moon Called—a true shapeshifter. Now Harmony fights the instant heat she feels for a scarred, sexy shifter. Gareth is all that’s good and bad about the Pack.

Gareth, Second in the Pack, has made peace with being a loner. No shifter female will have him because of his scars—internal and external. Harmony makes him wish he was whole. He fights it, but he’s consumed by a burning desire for this amazing woman. How can he convince her that she’s his mate?

Everything has to wait as the Wisconsin winter closes in. When Moonlust takes control, need and desire overcome everything else. As Harmony seeks her truth, her path encroaches, threatening everything she holds close.

Title: Changing Paths
Author: Marilu Mann
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Changing Times, Changing Hearts, Changing Focus, Changing Perspective
Series: Lusting Wild
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Changing Times, Changing Hearts, Changing Focus, Changing Perspective
Source: Publisher
Published: May 21 2014
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 201
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Gareth is the pack’s second. Scarred from a fight he doesn’t think that any female would want him so he tends to avoid them. When Harmony returns to the pack for her teenage daughter to learn about being a shifter she is instantly attracted to Gareth but she doesn’t think he would want her because she can’t shift. Add in a jealous violent ex, pack politics, family dramas and you’re in for a wild ride.

A lot of things are going on in this book. Gareth and Harmony get together pretty early on and there isn’t a whole lot of drama from them as a couple. Most of it happens from external forces. I loved getting to read about a couple that weren’t always denying how they felt and let their relationship happen naturally. There were some issues since Harmony’s ex was abusive but they deal with them pretty quickly with communication and common sense.

I really liked Gareth and Harmony as a couple. They supported each other so they could reach their full potential. Gareth has some self-esteem issues but Harmony helps him see that his self-worth isn’t reliant on his outward appearance. When Harmony is struggling with being unable to shift and having an ex that is basically stalking her, she is able to draw strength from Gareth and stand up for herself.

There are quite a few new characters introduced in this book. Gareth’s brother, Micah’s (the hero from Changing Focus) brother, Harmony’s daughter and Keme to name a few. I hope there are many more books written in this series as each one expands the world that Mann has created. This is the fourth book in the Lusting Wild series and I believe it can be read as a stand alone. Some of the characters from the third book do make an appearance but it isn’t necessary to have read that book to read this one. Although as with most series, it is best read in order.

 

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3 Responses to “Review: Changing Paths (Lusting Wild) by Marilu Mann”

  1. Marilu Mann

    Thanks so much for reviewing the entire series, Megan. Very glad you enjoyed this latest entry. And yes, several of the new characters will be getting their own story. Book five is already under way.

    • Megan

      Thanks for the chance to read it! I did enjoy and I am looking forward to the next book.

      • Marilu Mann

        We have book two in another series coming out in a week. 😀 We are also working on the next book in Lusting Wild.