Title: Skinwalker's Woman
Running away from heartache is easier than facing it. But when Chellie runs from a bad relationship with a cheating ex and lands smack-dab in the arms of a hot and sexy stranger who thinks she was born to be his mate, could things get any weirder?
They sure can…especially when she discovers she’s a closet nymphomaniac and he’s a shape-shifting explosion of animal magnetism she simply can’t resist.
Author: Fran Lee
Published by Ellora's Cave Source: Publisher
Published: October 18th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Michelle, Chellie, is desperate to get away from her life for a while so she rents a cabin in the middle of no where to hide. When she gets there it is more rustic than she expected and there is a man that lives there. Zeke is feared by his Native American tribe for his gifts. He is a skin walker, able to shape shift into any animal form when needed. When Chellie appears at his cabin he knows that he is meant to be his mate.
There are several Native American notions mentioned in this book. Medicine men, spirit animals as guides, ect. I don’t know a whole lot about the culture or their beliefs but it all seemed believable to me. I liked how those aspects were there but weren’t the focus of the story. The focus is on the relationship between Chellie and Zeke. They have a somewhat rocky start since they have instant chemistry and are ripping each others clothes off within minutes of meeting. That thrills Zeke who, surprisingly enough was a virgin when they met, but makes Chellie feel promiscuous since she didn’t even know his name yet. I thought that Chellie’s reactions were accurate but that didn’t stop me from feeling bad for Zeke. He understands why they are behaving lust-crazed but can’t find a way to explain it to Chellie without sharing his secret.
There was a little part about a shadow demon but again, it wasn’t the main element of the story. I enjoyed watching these two people from completely different backgrounds and ways of life accept each other as they were. At times this almost felt like a historical since Zeke’s cabin didn’t have indoor plumbing, electricity or many other modern convinces. Mostly he lived off the land and would have other supplies delivered once a month. Watching Chellie’s reactions to living there was amusing but I can’t help but think that after she moves there permanently, she won’t have him bring in a generator so they will have a refrigerator or at least get another home with indoor plumbing.