Review: Darkness Shifting by Iris Astres

September 28, 2015 Review 0

Review: Darkness Shifting by Iris Astres

To find her way back to the light, she’ll have to follow the howl…

When her disturbed, drug-addicted husband drops her off a balcony, nearly killing her, Libby has had enough. It’s time to reclaim her life, starting by running away to a cabin at the foot of the Cascade Mountains.

There she finds welcome solitude—until a dead car battery leaves her stranded and alone on a frigid night. Her rescuer is a man with a name as unusual as his looks, and a white wolf at his side.

Equally isolated, but for very different reasons, Bodhi is drawn to Libby’s fragile, wounded spirit. Their erotic connection is strong from the start, but helping her risks exposing the secrets of his wolf companion, Stavros, to an unforgiving world.

Libby’s refuge doesn’t last long. When danger comes hard and fast in the form of a husband determined to drag her back into his nightmare, the three of them must trust each other—with all their secrets—to escape the past’s long, deadly reach.

Warning: This book includes a violent ex-husband, a white wolf, two sexy heroes, a marathon threesome, and a heroine discovering her voyeuristic side.

Title: Darkness Shifting
Author: Iris Astres
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: September 29, 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Pages: 157
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Purchase your copy: Amazon

Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

I found this book to be a little different from the norm.  It is an intriguing smash-up of genres and tropes that made for an exciting and entertaining read.

There is the battered wife who is trying to escape the machinations of her powerful and influential husband.  Suspense.  I loved where she chose to “hide.”  The beautiful Cascade Mountains.  But, in winter?  It is COLD!  And there is snow.  I don’t know.  I think I would prefer something warmer, but I guess it does make for an off-the-beaten-path place to hide.  It would make it harder to find one.  Or so one would suppose.

Then there is the HOT guys.  Yes, that was plural.  Ménage.  Hmmmmm.  Made for some very exciting sexual interludes. *fanning self* But wait!  One of those hot guys changes into a wolf.  Paranormal/shifter.  Talk about some interesting dynamics.

Throw in some murder and well, the twists and turns just keep on coming.  Of course this is all happening under the guise of romance, so a happy-ever-after has to come along.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story.  It was well paced with fascinating, interesting, and well-rounded characters.  It held my interest.  I was a bit sad when it came to an end because I liked these characters.

Although it ended satisfactorily, I felt things were tied up a little too conveniently.  I would have liked to see a bit more justice for the ex-husband.  I think he got off way too easy.  But otherwise, all was good.  I will watch for other books from this new-to-me author.

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