is set CIRCA 2061 earth and magic has been showing itself in the world.
The appearance of elves, dragons and shapeshifters are now a normal event...
and the prejudices are quite apparent. Shapeshifter Romulus was attached
to the police but being a shifter and considered less than human.
It is a bounty-hunter type arrangement with just as little respect.
He saves an elf-woman with amnesia and identifies the creature that is
being sold as a drug. This creature gives an euphoric feeling as
it saps life force out of a person. Somehow "Jane" is involved with
the smuggling. The elves, dragon and smugglers are trying to abduct
her for their own reasons. Romulus is having the unexpected feeling
of love for her and is trying to help her regain her memory. They
take a trip to Prince Edward Island (Canada) to a deceased dragonís home
in an attempt to restore her memory. This leads to her memory restored,
but a devastating confrontation that the hero cannot win with a powerful
can't say this was a HEA... the hero has his memory wiped out; so in the
end he has no memory of the elf-woman or of his adventure. You are
left wondering if her death has been faked again and if she is with the
dragon who abducted her or the elves.
book was suggested to me when I stated that I liked wolf/shapeshifters.
Actually, I did like the hero in this story, but I felt a little lost in
his world. I assume it is because this is part of a series, and although
it was an interesting world, I cannot say I will be interested in looking
for the backlist since my preference is romance and not sci-fi.
Cy Korte /
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