Following on from Cry Wolf, Anna is still coming to terms with her past and being married and mated to Charles. She is now firmly established as Omega in the Pack and learning about her new status. Bran as Marrok continues his plans of bringing the American Werewolves out into the public world. He sends Charles and Anna to Seattle to meet with international Alphas to settle any concerns they might have and has the meeting arbitrated by one of the Fae. The French Alpha, after provoking a fight ends up being murdered and all evidence seems to point to Charles. Knowing he’s innocent, Anna sets out to discover who is responsible for both the murder and framing Charles.
I read this book straight after Cry Wolf and it was a very smooth transition, just sucked me right back in as if I hadn’t switched books. The plot was a bit more complex this time but didn’t detract from the heart of the book, the characters of Anna and Charles. Her growth from being a submissive victim to a more confident, loving and protective young woman has been really well done. The development of her human side was well written, and the werewolf aspect almost secondary. On the opposite side, seeing Charles becoming more relaxed, getting used to having a mate and having to be softer with Anna has been just as good. Even with the bond they have as mates, communications still get mixed up and it can sometimes be amusing as they sort it out.
There are a lot more characters in this book than the last and it was interesting to see how Charles and Anna interacted with them all both as a couple and separately. I didn’t predict the ending at all which surprised me, the clues I spotted led me in a completely different direction and I thought it was cleverly done.
It was a good second book, as easy to read as the first and I fell in love with Anna and Charles all over again. I really hope there are more to follow!