Against his alpha wolf principles, Eric Fergus, seduces a beautiful fae woman in the dreamglide and soon discovers she’s the only woman who can save his life…
Fergus has been without an alpha-mate for three years, from the time his wife was murdered. He’s failed repeatedly to bond with the female wolves of the Gordion Pack. When he rescues a fae woman from a sex club, his need to bond with her goes into overdrive. But how can an alpha bond with a fae? Can his pack ever accept her as his bonded mate?
Mary has lived a solitary fae life in Revel Territory. As a veterinarian, she’s established a thriving small animal practice. Having survived a recent abduction, she’s leery of entanglements of any kind. But when Fergus contacts her through a dreamglide, asking her to save his life, she hurries to the Graveyard and rescues him from certain death. But when she discovers that for the past month he’s been her lover in the dream-world, she’s appalled. Mary doesn’t like wolves or anything to do with Savage Territory. She wants him out of her life, but soon realizes if she doesn’t serve as his bodyguard the whole territory will go to war and hundreds of innocent wolves will die. But how can she align herself with the wolves of Five Bridges?
AMBER FLAME is a standalone story with no cliffhangers. It’s a passionate, sensual, paranormal romance, featuring a wolf and a fae set in the urban world of Five Bridges.
I'm one of those who sometimes wish for more length as I prefer to feel any romance is believable and not just instant lust and the author seems to be on the same wave length here. Oh, I won't lie, this couple is intimate but it's not in reality more like subconsciously!
We first met these two characters a couple of books ago and it was so obvious that the wolf, Fergus, could not control himself around the lovely alter fae, Mary. Slight problem though as Mary has no love for the alter wolves and frankly has reason to avoid these bloodthirsty creatures. Yet her heart and conscience will not allow her to ignore Fergus when he reaches out to her and she soon finds herself saving Fergus again and again!
The idea behind this series is just incredible. Humans altered irrevocably by a drug and forced to live in an enclave away from humanity. It's easy to see many would be resentful and use their new powers in heinous ways. More often than not the characters we meet have harrowing back stories but that isn't really the case here. Fergus has risen through the werewolf ranks to become an alpha but three years ago his wife was murdered. Mary is a veterinarian and although her sister got caught up in a violent fight and died, Mary has made a life for herself, albeit a lonely one. So when Fergus is cheated out of his Pack, it's surprising just how much Mary feels the need to help him, or is it? There's something happening in Five Bridges as more and more couples begin to share powers and yes, somehow Fergus is connecting with Mary in dreams but what if the fantasy could become reality?
Amber Flame is another passionate instalment but I particularly enjoyed learning more about the Packs. Another alpha werewolf is introduced (the scarred Warren), there's a villain who really deserves a sticky end, and even a talkative ghost! Yes, this author sure knows how to craft a story and if you love a bit of spice in your books then Ms Roane should be on your must read list.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.