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Branded an outcast by the noble branch of his werewolf clan, Cort Renier had come to San Francisco seeking fortune—and revenge. What he found was a mysterious beauty who could not—or would not—reveal who she truly was. At first glance she seemed vulnerable and afraid, like so many girls caught up in the debauchery of the city's whiskey-soaked gambling dens. But one look into her stunning turquoise eyes and he knew he'd found the winning hand.
Aria di Reinardus had reasons of her own for concealing her identity, but Cort's kisses were more than enough to convince her to go along with his plan to transform her into a missing heiress and return her to her "family." But they were not the only ones with secrets to keep and vengeance in mind, and they were about to discover that some destinies couldn't be outrun….
This was a good story and I enjoyed reading it.
The author builds some decent characters, an interesting storyline, and puts it all together pretty well.
Good or bad - I fell in love with Cort Renier from the start. I wasn't thrilled with Aria and her secret keeping - I guess I understood it for awhile, but at some point - LONG before he knew the truth - she should have told the truth!
Cochrane is the kind of bad guy you love to hate! Yuri is nasty in almost all circumstances! I do love that part of the plot.
The shifter aspect of this story is different from most shifter stories, as most find it unappealing and wrong to shift. The whole "Upper class" thought pattern is wrong in so many ways for me.
Although this was not my favorite shifter story - I will pick up the sequel, if one comes out, just to see if Cort can get over his uppity, society issues and what happens after they go home to his family.