Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Coveted by Shawntelle Madison

Reviewed by Charlotte Lynn

Book description taken from Amazon.com:

 For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she's stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornaments when Thorn returns home--and the two discover that the spark between them remains intense.

Before Nat can sort out their relationship, she must face a more immediate and dangerous problem. Her pack is under attack from the savage Long Island werewolves--and Nat is their first target in a turf war. Toss in a handsome wizard vying for her affection, a therapy group for the anxious and enchanted, and the South Toms River pack leader ready to throw her to the wolves, and it's enough to give anybody a panic attack. With the stakes as high as the full moon, Nat must summon all of her strength to save her pack and, ultimately, herself.

Shawntelle Madison wrote a paranormal book unlike I have ever read.  There were the werewolves, fairies, gnomes, and all the others you expect, but I had never read a book about “specials” with OCD, hoarding and other disorders.  From the beginning I liked Nat and felt for her.  It was easy to understand why she ended up living like she does.  Her lack of confidence and wanting to hide her hoarding was also easy to understand.

Thorn was nothing special for me.  He did nothing to help a woman he supposedly cared very much for.  He seemed very selfish.  It sometimes appeared he wanted to be with Nat but not enough to stand up to his dad or the rest of the pack.  Thorn just kept Nat hanging on.

There were times I couldn’t put this book down, other times I wanted to just close it and move on to a different story.  I felt like there was more to the story.  That it focused on Nat, her OCD, and her being wanted by another pack, but I would have enjoyed it more if there were more stories about the other characters, especially her therapy group.

For the most part, I enjoyed reading Coveted.  It was entertaining and easy to follow and read.  I am undecided if I will purchase the next in the series.  I would like to see where Nat and Nick head to.

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