Kendall Carver knows one thing for sure – security doesn’t last. Injured and on the run, a sinfully handsome stranger saves her life.
Cajun werewolf Burke Devereux learned his lesson 200 years ago. No humans, ever. No looking, no touching, no kissing and certainly no making love. Eager to escape his Pack’s matchmaking attempts he heads for his cabin. But nothing could have prepared him for the raging blizzard or the beautiful woman begging for his help.
Burke’s always prided himself on his self control but as things get cozy, desire sparks and old secrets are brought to light. He must decide how far he will go to protect her.
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Her eyelashes fluttered for a moment and he held his breath, scrutinizing every tiny movement. Then those aqua eyes pegged him again and his breath came whooshing out. She looked totally out of it. Tired, sleepy, traumatized. But she didn’t panic in his arms. Perhaps she didn’t—
“Are you an angel?” she asked, her voice barely a whisper.
Her question startled a laugh from him. Damn, it felt good to laugh. For a man who prided himself on his easy going nature, he’d been far too tense these last few months.
“I’ve been called many things, but never an angel.” I was the guy cursing at you as you almost ran me off the road. I’m the idiot who can’t stop wondering who you are and what you’re run-ning away from. And I’m the man who can’t stop looking at your lips, wondering what they’ll taste like.
A hint of a smile curved her lips and she laid a hand over his heart. “A fallen angel?”
Just Erotic Romance Reviews
Stranded with a Cajun Werewolf is the fifth of the Stormy Weather series and can be read as a stand-alone. The plot of the story was well written and Burke and Kendall seem to be suited for one another.
There are a few things that I really enjoy in my books. One is werewolves—strong, territorial alpha male hunks. The other thing I absolutely love is anything to do with the Bayou and Cajuns. The accents are enough to send delightful shivers up your spine. Combine the Cajun with a werewolf and you have Stranded with a Cajun Werewolf by Selena Blake.
This is the last in her Stormy Weather series and features Burke Deveraux, the last of the males to find a mate. Given that the other males in the Deveraux clan have gone on to find their mates and are living happily has caused Burke to make a run for it—he has to get away. On the one hand he is glad that he doesn’t have a mate, especially after what happened when he revealed himself to the last girl who loved him. This has obviously affected him and still affects him, but true male that he is, he keeps it all bottled up inside and yet he yearns to have what the others have.
On his way up to his mountain cabin, far away from the mated pairs, he comes across a female who has obviously been injured. She nearly sideswipes him and sends him off the road. Luckily he rescues her from her car before it gets flattened by a tree, but it is obvious from her injuries, that she also has a story to tell. Everything is telling him not to get involved, but a severe storm has rolled in and there is no way he can get her to a doctor, so it looks like he is going to be the doctor and nursemaid all rolled into one. Not that Burke really minds—she is a gorgeous package to look at and despite his vow not to have anything to do with humans, he cannot help the feelings that are coming over him.
Kendall Carver is from Florida, a really long way from home and it turns out that she is on the run. She is running from Carl; her father sold her to Carl instead of gambling away the land he owned. Carl got Kendall and through her the land he wanted, except Kendall didn’t want Carl and did what any sane woman would do, she ran. The only thing was that Carl sent some pretty stupid were coyotes on her tail, resulting in her gunshot wound.
Kendall also has issues. Her family is the root cause of most of her issues, as the Deveraux’s have also been to a certain extent. She, however, is strong and despite the pain she obviously feels about her family and the way they treated her, she comes out a stronger and more resilient person. Can she and Burke find out what they need to know about each other before it is too late? What will happen when Carl sets out to find what he considers to be his property? What about the brother and cousins who are waiting to hear from Burke? What will they do when they cannot get hold of him? What will Kendall do when she sees Burke in his true form?
I loved this story of two people who faced difficult issues in their lives overcome and find each other and also discover what it was like to have the support and unconditional love of another person. Kendall blossoms because she feels safe and protected by Burke and he also changes because Kendall is an open and honest person and she has no ulterior motives.
There is some violence toward the end of the book involving a nasty vampire and his rather stupid were coyotes. Burke is wonderful in action, as is Kendall; both are strong and Kendall in particular doesn’t run, she fights and gives as good as she gets!
I haven’t read the previous installments in the Stormy Weather series, but now wish that I had. Though this book is part of a series and from what the author writes, the conclusion to the series, it is mainly the story of Kendall and Burke. The other characters pop up, and other issues are resolved, but it can be read as a stand-alone. If I had the chance to do it over again, I would start at the beginning and read the books in order, but that is just the way I like to do things.
A great conclusion to the series Ms. Blake and a great cover, too! Grab this book and enjoy the Cajun, the werewolf and the were coyote, you won’t regret it!
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