Author(s): Alexandra IvyDownload
He Would Do Anything to Claim HerSalvatore Giuliani is not a happy werewolf. It’s his duty as leader to track down the pure-blood females who can keep his people from extinction. But the moment he catches scent of Harley, a pure-blood held by a pack of mangy curs, his savage need for her obliterates all other instincts. And the only thing worse than being captured is finding that beautiful, independent Harley defiantly refuses to become his mate.And Everything to Keep HerHarley has been taught to distrust all Weres, especially their arrogant king. She won’t be used for breeding or bonded against her will, not even to a man who makes every nerve tingle with awareness. Yet Salvatore is her key to saving the family she never knew she had—if she dares to succumb to his dark, predatory desire, and face a vicious enemy sworn to destroy them both. . .
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I think I reviewed this one and Goodreads must not have saved it. Argh! I read this book a while ago, so this review may not be as in depth as some of my others, but here goes.
We met Salvatore earlier in the series, and he was the bad guy. Progressively we realized that he was actually just trying to save the werewolves. They have Purebreds and Curs (made werewolves). They have had trouble with females not being able to control their shifts throughout the full moon, which causes pregnant females to lose the babies where they used to be able to stay human long enough to carry their pups to term. Their magic is slowly depleting, and their population dying out. Even bitten curs aren’t surviving the change like they used to.
So Salvatore genetically engineers one of their high ranking pureblooded females embryos. She has 4 baby girls and they all survive. There’s one side effect though, and it means that while those 4 females won’t change during pregnancy, they will never change at all. Ever.
Unfortunately those babies are then kidnapped shortly after their births. Salvatore spent 20+ years searching for one to be his mate…she ended up with Styx the vampire leader. He found another and she also mated with a vampire.
He finally finds Harley and they are mates-but to her, Salvatore is the bogeyman. So he tries to win her, and they have a hot mating dance where she wants him, but doesn’t trust him, or herself…I liked it a lot. I loved Salvatore. I loved how they got the magic back for the pack, and the bad guy? Very cool.
The only thing I didn’t like as the set-up of the next book with the prophecy of Caine and the 4th sister. I didn’t like him, so I have a hard time wanting him to be the hero of the next book, but I’ve loved all her books so far, so hopefully it won’t disappoint.
Review by Cassandra from Book Talk
The King of Weres; once a villain in our beloved series, now the determined hero. I love this book. From the beginning, Salvatore has been one of my favorite characters. He’s so arrogant and self assured that you can’t help but love him. He’s been on a mission to return the ancient powers back to the Weres that have been lost for so long. The race is on the verge of becoming extinct, no female can control her change and carry her children to term and humans are not converting into curs from a bite anymore. Salvatore created a plan thirty years ago to fix this problem but the solution was stolen from him, right out of the nursery. Now, thirty years later, his search for the sisters his lab helped create is coming to an end. With Darcy mated to the Anasso and Regan infertile, there are only two sisters remaining who can give Salvatore what he so desperately seeks. In comes Harley, she has taught since birth to fear the arrogant King of the Weres. She is a no nonsense, tough, and capable pureblood that instantly captivates Salvatore. There is a passion burning between them from the moment they spot each other. They each have their own plans and agendas, but those are easily being tossed in the air as an enemy that was believed dead has returned to the scene. Salvatore and Harley must fight their way to freedom and for the survival of the entire Were race. I love the raw passion that explodes between these two fierce and headstrong characters. The complex mystery involved throughout this book keeps you constantly guessing what is around the next corner. It’s a thrilling ride with new characters with their own plans and old characters jumping in to save the day in any way they can. This is a fantastic book that goes with a fantastic series that I highly recommend. Warning: explicit content.
Wow! I was so pleasantly surprised with this author and this book. This was my first experience reading a book by Alexandra Ivy. Although I decided to start with book #6 in the series, the storyline interested me enough to take a chance on the book without reading the first 5 in the series. I think I might have found a new series to read.
Salvatore Guilini is the King of the Weres who is frustrated with his current life since the Weres are in danger of extinction. Apparently, the females of the trueblook Weres are having difficulty carrying babies to full term. So, 30 years ago Salvatore had scientists extract female DNA and modify it so that the female babies could no longer shift therefore ensuring babies could be carried to term. Unfortunately the four infants born were stolen from their cribs. Salvatore has been hunting for them over the years and is still missing two. When he stumbles upon one of remaining two missing females,Harley, Salvatore is astonished to find that she is not only sexy, strong willed and fearful of him (she was raised to believe the King would kill her) she is his true mate and future Queen. This is where the fun begins. The storyline is chocked full of twists, turns, interesting supporting characters who are worthy of a separate novel themselves but also sexy as hell! I think it is time for me to buy books #1-5 and become better acquainted with the world of Alexandra Ivy.
I’m kind of on a werewolf kick, and I know this book is third in a series I think but the other two books were about vampires, and honestly this bookie could be read as a stand alone, (as you can tell I’m not much for reading orders) Salvatore (had to read it reminds me of my two brothers on ‘The Vampire Diaries’) I loved him he’s persistent until he gets what he wants and his Harley woo-baby that girl knows how to fight. “You’re min, cara. From the top of your golden head to the tips of your tiny toes, and every delectable curve in between.” I loved it when he got all animal it gave my girly bits a tingle, “with a growl that was more animal than human, Salvatore buried his face in the curve of her neck, his mouth nuzzling the sensitive skin.” Salvatore is cocky, and he kids around a lot, “its not a ritual the female performs. She doesn’t dance around a bonfire or sacrifice small animals.” His lips curled in a smile filled with wicked promise. “Of course, if you wanted to dance around the bonfire naked…” Even though Salvatore can multi-task with certain things on him and on his mind the boy lies in that department, “you have my full and eager attention.” He shifted his until his erection pressed against her backside. “Painfully, eager.” This was the first full length novel I’ve read by Alexandra and I was pleasantly surprised I may go back and read the other two books in the series that I skipped over.
This was my first Guradian’s of Eternity book. Honestly, the descriptions and reviews of the earlier books didn’t interest me, but this one did. Especially that cover.
It turned out to be a strong PNR novel. I didn’t find it challenging at all having missed out on the first five books. That being said, plenty of old friends do appear enough and play a role in the story to satisfy series lovers.
It was very typically PNR. The begining was meh. After reading soo many PNR series it is really challenging to hook me. YOu really have to build a strong character background and I didn’t think that enough time was spent REALLY getting into the heroine’s heart. I think of Ward, Kenyon, Showalter, and Cole and how well we crawl into a character’s skin and history and I just didn’t get that level of commitment here.
By the middle, really it was the journey that hooked me and in the end it was the battle and what was going on in side plots that kept me turning the page.
I did enjoy the couple. I loved loved loved their ending! I do recommend it for PNR fans, but clearly I am a UF lover at heart.
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