Review: The Fire Inside by Virginia Cavanaugh

October 19, 2013 Review 2

Review: The Fire Inside by Virginia Cavanaugh

Werewolves be damned. Tyra Smith chose to leave behind her nature to protect her heart after the wrenching loss of her own pack. She wants nothing to do with another wolf. Never again wants to feel the deep pain of loss. At least until a sexy-as-sin wolf named Konrad shows up, saving her from the roaming paws of another wolf.

The sparks of lust ignite a desire that burns with hellish intensity inside her, making her crave something she’d dared to forsake. The ability to resist wanes. Is it a true mate bond that pulls her to him or just the heat cycle she’s entering? Something only time can tell.

When a real threat from another pack presents itself, Tyra must move into Konrad’s den for her physical protection. But as things continue to heat up between the two of them, will he also be able to protect her heart?

Title: The Fire Inside
Author: Virginia Cavanaugh
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Magical Kiss, Magical Kiss, When Lust Rules, The Fire Inside
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: September 12, 2012
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 127
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Stars: four-stars

Tyra has been living as a lone wolf since her pack was wiped out when she was a child.  When she meets Alpha Konrad she wants to keep her distance so she doesn’t go through the pain of losing anyone else. However, Konrad knows that Tyra is his mate and he is relentless in his pursuit of her.

It’s a pretty common plotline.  Girl loses family young, pushes awesome guy ways to avoid getting hurt.  The difference here is they are shifters.  I enjoyed Konrad a lot.  He wants to be with Tyra so he sets out to prove to her that he s a worthy mate for her.  He doesn’t know about her past until about halfway through the book so he doesn’t understand why she is resistant of their mating at first.  I understood her point but her continual resistance did get annoying.

I would have liked more time with the pack either before or after Tyra accepted the mating.  The group dynamics were very enjoyable to read.  I liked how the shifters seemed to operate a town. I would have liked to learn more about that.  There is discussion of needing more land and such and I wanted more on the world building. The author spent most of the beginning of the story building the relationship between Tyra and Konrad so the sex scenes are mostly packed into the end of the novella.

I really enjoyed the world and characters introduced here and I hope Cavanaugh is far from done.

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2 Responses to “Review: The Fire Inside by Virginia Cavanaugh”

  1. Sophia Rose

    It does seem that sometimes if characters just communicated about their issues then half a book wouldn’t be necessary. It doesn’t sound like her issue was a big secret either. I do love to read new shifter stories with different backdrops though so thanks for sharing.