Claimed in Canada by Christine Edwards
Released: August 12, 2013
Genre: BDSM erotica
Publisher: Fanny Press
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: When Violet London travels to the Canadian Yukon on a research grant, she can’t imagine greater excitement than the chance to study wolves firsthand. Yet more thrilling than any wolf is Luke Benoit, a handsome French Canadian Logger whose brute desire to dominate both tempts and frightens her. Unnerved by her craving to submit to primal passion, Violet is drawn to another man, Damon Holden. Damon is a gorgeous surgeon with everything a girl could want—money, education, and sophistication. Violet must choose between the man who saved her life during an attack by the very creatures she is sworn to protect and the man who offers her the comfort of financial security and solid social standing. Damon is the safe choice, or is he?
From an early age, Violet has been enthralled by wolves. Now as a graduate student who has been given a research grant to study them in northern Canada. She is quite intelligent, a bit of a tree hugger, and super feisty. Because she was a ward of the state and in foster care, she has been self-reliant and independent. She must learn to trust others in order to survive her time in the Yukon.
Luke Benoit a second generation logger who runs what was his father’s business. He is tall, rugged, and non-conventionally handsome with a French accent to boot. He also is alpha male supreme who happens to be a dominant. He soon falls for the spirited woman he argued with in the woods, but will he get here?
This is a great page turner! While it’s technically a full length novel, it reads more like a novella. It’s pretty short, sweet, and to the point but filled with action and hot sex. Violet and Luke quickly fall into a Dominant/submissive relationship. I have a personal pet peeve when stories don’t outline the consent or limits, which this one skirts, but for some reason it doesn’t bother me like normal. Probably because the encounters while brief, are scintillating. I happen to be a huge fan of passages with spankings, orgasm denial, and uber male domination. There is also plenty of conflict out of the bedroom (or living room or hot tub…). The two main characters have an interesting connection. While he recognizes her natural submissiveness, she fails to give in easily and is constantly stubborn in her dealings with him and his ‘requests’. Overall, a pleasurable read in more than one way.
Rating: 4 stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.