Monday, May 10, 2010
Sanctuary's Price is the third book in Moira Rogers' Red Rock Pass Series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series and this book did not disappoint
Dylan Gennaro is a werewolf who's been alone for most of the last 10 years. He knows from previous experience that getting involved with anyone only leads to them getting hurt, literally. After a desperate escape from Alan Matthews, his former ruthless pack Alpha, Dylan just wants to fix up a house and live peacefully in Red Rock.
Sasha Wallace is a witch. Her mentor was killed by Matthews because Matthews wanted Sasha for himself. Before she was rescued however, Matthews inflicted scars both physical and mental, and those take a long time to heal. Sasha knows things could have been much worse and feels she owes a debt to the Red Rock Pack for rescuing her.
When a werewolf comes back into town showing evidence of a vampire attack, the Red Rock Alpha decides to send Dylan and Sasha to Maine to call in a debt from a friend - a vampire friend. While Dylan and Sasha meet with the vampire, their pack-mates, Joe and Brynn, are tasked with checking out the local werewolf pack, as there have been hints of trouble. Little do they know what kind of trouble is waiting for them. I liked the fact that we get to see how Brynn is progressing since the end of Sanctuary Lost. Her situation was fascinating and heartbreaking at the same time.
Dylan and Sasha' story was sweet and sexy. They both had issues to work through as a result of being under Alan Matthew's "rule" and I like that Moira Rogers didn't sugarcoat their issues and go straight to a HEA. Their insecurities were realistic and the potential conflicts resulting from their issues made for believable characters. Dylan is not Alpha but his werewolf instincts were very, very sexy. When Dylan tells Sasha, "I'm not like the alphas. I don't want your submission. I just want your pleasure.", I almost melted. The sexual tension between these two left burn marks on my kindle!
In this story we also meet a certain flannel-wearing lumberjack vampire who's apparently got an interesting history; I believe we'll see more of him in the next book, Sanctuary Unbound. I give Sanctuary's Price 4/5 stars!
This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.