Friday, May 18, 2012
Review: Starring into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal
Amazon Product Description:
Olivia endures a thirty-four year passionless marriage, discovering her dead husband’s philandering history at his funeral. She devotes her energy and life-long sensitivity with animals to her wildlife refuge and preserve.
Chance, a Lycan alpha and leader of the Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) throws himself into his investigations. He chooses to neglect his duty of finding a primal-mate after watching his father become an empty shell over the loss of his.
A murderous rogue pack draws Chance onto Olivia’s wildlife preserve, sending Olivia’s animal sensitivities into overdrive. Chance and Olivia discover a sizzling force driving them together.
Will they succumb to its enticing tether, or fight to resume their loveless lives apart?
This is a different shifter book than what I normally read. I enjoyed the characters and the story very much, but there was a sexual element that was both unexpected and a little over the top for me.
Olivia is a fantastic character. She runs a wildlife preserve and has a sensitivity to animals which allows her to feel their emotions. The fact that the main character is in her fifties was great, I think that will appeal to many readers. She is strong and independent, liking the person that she is and the life that she has created for herself.
Chance is a wonderful character too. He is what we all think of when we picture an Alpha; strong, attractive, sensitive, caring, protective. The supporting characters too are easy to invest in and get attached to.
The story is well-written and well-paced. The story was entertaining, although in my opinion, could have had less forced, degrading sexual experiences - - - I will however be looking for the next book in the series because I like the characters and can't wait to see where they go from here.
I liked the ending, but was hoping for more about Trevor and Lindsey - perhaps they will be the next book.