Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Releasing the Wolf (Eye of the Storm #1)

Releasing The Wolf (Eye Of The Storm, #1)
Releasing The Wolf
Author: Dianna Hardy
Adult Book
(Amy's Review)
5 out of 5 Stars


Lydia Martin has always had dreams, the weirdest and hottest of them all involving a faceless, muscle-bound man that speaks like sin and smells like sex. Like any sane person, she always put the dreams down to an overactive imagination, coupled with a higher than average libido.

One night, however, instead of their usual, erotic encounters, she finds him in her dream, chained to a wall and screaming in pain. Not only that, but she thinks she recognises the building he's being held captive in as one that's just a few streets away.

Awaking with an irrepressible need to save her fantasy lover, Lydia decides to humour her dream self and head on over to where she thinks he's imprisoned.

What unfolds is beyond even her wildest imaginings, as she's sucked into a dangerous and deadly world she never knew existed ... and it turns out that the man who inhabits her darkest fantasies, isn't the only one that needs releasing.

My Review

Another fantastic story by Dianna Hardy.  She has taken her passion for fantasy and put it into this exciting, sensual and addicting story.  When Dianna first told me about her new book, I was really nervous about reading it.  She told me that it was not a happily ever after story and it was nothing like her previous writings. So jumping into the story blind with both feet, I was blown away.  I loved this story so much I could not stop reading it. I was drawn in to the amount of angst and sorrow in her characters.  The struggles that they have to go through pulls you deeper and deeper into the story.  It is the first true dramatic supernatural story I have read.  I liked that there is no happily ever after, and people actually have to work at making things happen, it's just not given to them.  In her story, being a wolf is not all sunshine and rainbows.  Its struggle, sorrow and life altering.  So let me tell you a little about it.  Dianna has introduces us to Lydia, a normal woman who works hard and keeps to herself.  Not having so much of a relationship due to the fact that she has dreamed of her perfect man every night since she was a teenager.  No man can compete with her dream lover.  When Ryan (dream lover) reaches out in one of their dreams for help, Lydia begins to think she's either crazy or this guy just might be real.  Along with the intense dreams, Lydia has been going through changes.  She can suddenly smell everything intensely, and she can't get rid of the flu she has.  When Taylor walks into her cafe and smells just like Ryan, Lydia realizes she might have just found her answer.  Hoping to get answers, Lydia decides she must find and talk to Taylor, only he finds her first.  Taylor becomes Lydia's only way of surviving the upcoming first night of a full moon. Determined to find Ryan, Lydia sets out on her own to find him.  Not only does she find him, but finds herself in the middle of a battle between supernatural beings.  Lydia finds out that not only is she not human, but a very special wolf and in the middle of the most unusual love triangles.  Releasing the Wolf is an enticing read that I would highly recommend. 

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