Title: DESERT BOUND
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Source: eARC from author for review
Can you turn the clock back on your first love? Would you even want to try?
Alex McCann and Teodora "Ted" Vasquez left Cambio Springs together. Ted came back. Alex didn't.
Now, years later, the future alpha of the McCann wolves has returned with plans to bring new life to the dying desert community. Plans that could change everything for the isolated enclave of shapeshifters in the California desert. Some love the plan. Others hate it.
As the town's doctor and one of the strongest daughters in the cat clan, Ted has her own concerns about exposing her community to outsiders. The two former lovers are at each other's throats. And everyone is watching to see what happens.
But when murder once again strikes Cambio Springs, can they overcome their past to help the community they both call home? And can the love they shared once burn again when so many stand against it?
DESERT BOUND is an adult paranormal romance in the Cambio Springs Mysteries series.
Ted has restarted her life back home in Cambio Springs as the town doctor. She has learned to move on the best she can since her and Alex went their separate ways. Only now he is back. And he says for good. But Ted doesn't believe him. She knows from experience he never sticks around. Only time will tell if he truly means it.
This series is one of my all-time favorites. Of course all of Hunter's books are some of my all-time favorites. But this one is all about the shifters. And I must say...Hunter does it right. I've read some shifter books that didn't click with me. But everything about this series clicked right into place. I felt at home surrounded by her characters and her amazing writing. I don’t think I will ever get enough of her imagination.
I absolutely adored the work up to the romance. It was smoldering. It was fresh. It was oh so hot! Alex is doing everything he can to prove to Ted that he loves her and wants to be in her life forever. Only Ted isn’t so gullible these days. She has been hurt by him before and is going to make him prove himself over and over again.
Another awesome factor is we see all our old favorites in this one. Caleb and Jena are not going to sit idly by on the sidelines. Oh no! They play huge roles in this book. Then we get Allie a whole bunch too. And it is perfect because her story is going to be next. So pay attention. You will want to know what all is happening in this dusty little town.
DESERT BOUND immediately captures the reader and pulls them in...refusing to let them go. At least it was that way for me. I actually took my time with this one for fear of it ending. Because when it ends, it ends. You have to wait a while for the next one. And patience is not one of my better qualities. I do recommend you read FIVE MORNINGS before you dive into this one though. It gives you a bit of a back story for Alex and Ted. And just because it is so flippin fabulous!
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