Author: Moira Rogers
Page Count: 101 pages (ebook format)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: historical romance, paranormal romance
Copy for review provided by the author in anticipation of an honest review
50 words or less: Set in the Depression, this is the story of Simone and Victor and their struggle to move on from past traumas, overcome present expectations, heal past wounds, and live happily ever after.
Sigh. This series (and Red Rock Pass, the one that spawned this one) is just dreamy. The books are short, sweet and to the point, the characters are authentic and well-developed, the setting is certainly unique, and the romance is sweet and powerful. The price on this book ($2.80) makes this one a steal!
I definitely recommend starting with the first book in this series, A Safe Harbor (and as a matter of fact, I'm giving away a copy of A Safe Harbor here), you can definitely read and enjoy this one by itself. Hey- it'll probably just make you want to go back and read the whole series!
Simone and Victor both have a lot, and I mean a lot, of issues to overcome throughout the story. Simone is still dealing with the fact that she was the first kept lady of the corrupt alpha that tortured the females that make up the new pack in this story and feels guilty that she didn't somehow do more to keep the others safe. Victor is fighting his strong attraction to Simone and worries that she's only attracted to him because she sees him as a protector, which would make him no better than the last guy that used her.
These two have a great opportunity to overcome their hangups when they get stranded on an island together after bad weather totals their boat. I have to say, this is one of my favorite plot elements in a romance novel. I love it when the hero and heroine have only their own relationship to focus on without outside issues or distractions. Lock them in a house during a blizzard and I am a happy camper.
All in all, when you combine werewolves, historical settings, romance, and adventure, you come up with Undertow and therefore you come up with a winner. Moira Rogers offers up another winner with this one, and the only downside is now I have to wait for their next book!
Overall Grade: A