Book Review: A Shift in the Water by Patricia D. Eddy

ashiftRelease date: 23rd September 2014
Publisher: PageCurl Publishing
Source: Netgalley
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Cade Bowman leads a small werewolf pack in Bellingham, Washington. Or he did, before a fire elemental intent on revenge traps him as his wolf. His pack gone, held prisoner by the elemental’s charms, he knows death is coming for him.Mara Taylor is dying. A mysterious blood disorder is taking her life and her doctors can’t seem to stop it. Only her daily swims offer her any relief. Resigned to her fate, she heads to Orcas Island for one last swim.When Cade’s wolf finds Mara, he knows instinctively that she’s the key to freeing him from the fire elemental’s charm. She’s more than that. She’s his.Can Mara free Cade his wolf and save her own life in the process? And if she does, can they survive when they learn the identity of the fire elemental hunting them both?

The Review

I really enjoyed reading this book. I usually enjoy reading about wolves anyway so for me, this was an easy read.
The story revolves around Cade and his pack. He loves his woodwork business and his pack and so far, everything seems to be going great until he is visited by his father’s old acquaintance. A certain fire elemental is looking for Cade and his pack to exact revenge on him for an accident involving his father. In the process of the attack, Cade is then captured and caged under brutal and harsh conditions. He might as well be dead as his jailer has cursed him to forever remain a wolf.
Mara is sick.  It always starts in the same way, tiredness headaches but this time news from the doctor could mean that this might be her last Thanksgiving and Christmas with loved ones. But she loves being in the water as it always seems to make her feel better.
On one of her trips to Orcas(a nearby town she goes to swim in), she picks up a stray wolf close to death and little does she know that this wolf will completely change everything she has known all her life.

What did I like? This is a really great story line, I liked the characters in the book. Although the rest of pack came much later, the author did not give much information to form opinions about the rest of the pack members. All except for Livie who I liked because of her bad ass attitude.
I loved Cade, and maybe it’s what he suffered that made me have more empathy for him. Katarina made a great villain, I liked her phrases *insert an evil laugh here*
The ending was expected and the romantic scenes were tastefully done, it had a nice amount of steam. I like the fact that the story is left open to move onto the stories of each of the different characters as I’m sure Liam’s story will be really interesting.


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