Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Charles and Anna, book 2. This series is a spin-off from Mercy Thompson.
Genre: Sexy pentacle tattoo.
Reason for Reading: I loved the first book in this series, Alpha and Omega, as well as the preceding novella.
Copyright Date: 2009
Cover: A sad-faced woman leans against a large wolf with glowing eyes. When you look at her more closely, you notice that her eyes are amber and her nails are almost claws.
First line: "She observed him from her chosen cover, as she'd done twice before."
Best part: I really enjoyed seeing Anna grow through the course of this book.
Worst part: I found some aspects of the plot a bit predictable.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Whenever You're Ready" - by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Recommended for: Anyone who'd like a fantasy-oriented take on trauma recovery.
Related Reads: Alpha and Omega, first book in the series. Saber and Shadow by SM Sterling and Shirley Meier.
"'..tell me about Alan Choo. How dominant is he?'
'He's not.' Tom sounded exasperated. 'He can't make you safe.'
A moment before, Anna had been numb and shaking with the aftereffects of the fight. But when his words registered, Anna was suddenly furious..
Power came to her call and she said, 'I will make myself safe.' When he didn't have anything to say to that, she turned to the witch. 'Moira do you have Alan Choo's number?'"