Saturday, April 19, 2014

Review | The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring @BelindaBoring

Title: The Mystic Wolves
Author: Belinda Boring
Series: The Mystic Wolves: Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Length:  312 Pages


“Whenever you begin to doubt your worth, Darcy, come to me. I’ll show and keep showing you until it’s so entrenched in that beautiful, stubborn head of yours, you’ll start seeing yourself as I see you.”

Images and memories began to form in my mind as Mason was true to his word, showing me what he saw and felt as he watched me each day. He was so observant, catching every subtle change in my facial expressions and body language. He had been studying me and it now made sense why he could read me so well. He was the diligent student and I was his favorite subject.

His emotions flowed over my skin and settled, filling me with a sense of wonder at being loved so completely. There were flashes of brief frustration, and as I watched the images they were attached to, they were times I was being pig headed—adamant in doing things my own way. But they were quickly replaced with feelings of pride and satisfaction in loving a woman who was confident to speak her mind and knew how to fight for what she believed in. He even found it humorous I had no problem going toe-to-toe with him. No one ever questioned him and he actually looked forward to our mini battles.

I couldn’t witness his feelings or memories and deny he was incredibly happy as well as deeply in love with me. After everything, he was still one hundred percent commitment and devoted. Before I could think more on it, his voice interrupted the silence.

“This is what I want you to see.” And he recalled the moment we met.


I remembered the day. We’d definitely met under strange circumstances, but we joked about it later. Fate doesn’t care how she brings two people together, as long as she does. After a night of dreaming about Mason—a vision that felt so incredibly real, I’d woken to a phone call from my mother.

She was unbending in her belief she could hear my biological clock ticking away into oblivion. I tried, desperately, to assure her there was plenty of time for mates and babies, but she was determined to have me bonded and shipped off as soon as I hit my twenties. I couldn’t remember how many eligible werewolves she paraded in front of me over the years, each one “the one.” As I turned every one of them down, I’d leave my poor mother an exasperated mess. She just didn’t get it. I was waiting for something ... that spark, the moment where my stomach tipped as butterflies stirred. I wanted passion and the sense of certainty knowing I’d met my soul mate.

I’ll never forget the day I tried explaining that to her. It resulted in an angry tirade about how I was breaking her heart and being an ungrateful whelp. The love I was wanting wasn’t important, she claimed, all I needed was a strong werewolf mate who could provide and protect me. She almost choked on her tongue when I defiantly stood there, hands on hips and declared I didn’t even know if I’d marry a werewolf. I didn’t want to be controlled and dominated over. Her face turned a mottled shade of red before she stormed out of my house, muttering about how she didn’t know who I was. The next day I came home to all my beloved romance novels shredded and unceremoniously dumped into trash bags. A note was left on my dining room table.

Darcy, I blame the nonsense you read in these books for your insane idea of marriage. It’s time you realize there are no heroes to sweep you off your feet. Pick a mate and settle. It’s time.

Settle. Out of everything she’d said on the page, that word jumped out like it was written on a neon sign. It was one thing I’d never do. I’d rather die old and alone than ever settle for something less. It also made me sad wondering if that’s what she had done with my father.

We never did talk about the note and her destroying my books. We continued as we normally did—her sending me candidates and me tolerating her. I found a better place to put my books, and life carried on.
The day she called, she was excited about a man she’d met who she thought would be perfect for me.

“It’s like he stepped out of one of those books you love so much,” she chattered over the phone. “Surely you won’t find fault with him as well. Just wait until you meet him.” She continued to prattle on and I tuned her out.

I couldn’t help but groan. One thing I loathed was blind dates because they were just so painfully awkward. There was the overwhelming need to fill every moment with something so we wouldn’t spend the entire date in unbearable silence. Trying to think of a way to break it to the guy gently when it was obvious to me, it just wouldn’t work.

I was already beginning to think of how I could wheedle my way out of this meeting when the doorbell rang.
“Tell me you didn’t, Mother,” I interrupted. I had no doubt she knew what I was talking about. The woman had the ears of a hawk and would undoubtedly have heard the chimes.

“Just do this for me. I want grand babies, Darcy. Wear something pretty with your hair up. Men like that.” I swear she was oblivious to how uncomfortable these meetings made me.

“Can you at least tell me what his name is?” I asked before I went to my doom.

“His name is Mason. Mason O’Connor. Be nice to him or so help me I’ll ….” I cut her off mid rant as I quickly said goodbye and hung up. I’d heard her threats so many times I could rehearse them verbatim in my sleep.

The door chime rang again.

“Let’s go see who the lucky contestant is,” I grumbled under my breath. I swung the door open and was floored by the battering of emotions that hit me with such a force I staggered. I would’ve fallen if Mason hadn’t reached out and grabbed hold of my arm.

“Already falling for me?” He chuckled, his eyes never leaving my face, his stare devouring.

The Mystic Wolves
#1 in the Mystic Wolves Series
Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy

What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?

Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason's commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she'll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength - once given, oaths are unbreakable ... even if it means risking it all. 

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**This is the full length novel version of Without Mercy, Cherished, and Blood Oath**


Hot Hot Hot!  There is nothing better than being wrapped up under the blankets, in bed curled up with a book that makes you wanna curl your toes.  I got so caught up in Mason and Darcy's story that even some of the more touching scenes caused me to tear up, breaking my heart.  Darcy's has an air about her, her independence something she clings to when she needs some girl time away.  Mason had me from the beginning with his charm and sweetness.  Is there anything hotter than an Alpha in a Wolf Pack anyways?  I don't think so...

How do you expect to keep your mate on his toes if you don't bid your time and push his buttons when no one or everyone is looking?  That's exactly what Darcy does to Mason early on in the story, whether it be alone or around their pack.  And boy does he ever punish her for causing strife among the rest of his pack.  Mason being the Alpha cannot have Darcy pushing his buttons and causing him to look weak around the others.  But punishment is not all that Mason gives to Darcy - she asked for it though and he intends to punish her real good.  Oh how I'd love to push Mason's buttons myself...punishment be damned!

When a tragic accident takes the pack by surprise, it's up to Mason to be strong, even though his loss is great, his pack needs him more.  Taking care of Darcy is all he knows how to do because there is no way he can show his grief, heartache and pain in front of her or his pack.  

Someone is playing with fire, and it's called The Mystic Wolves...  When Mason and Darcy begin to put the pieces together it's not what they think, or who they expected but much, much worse.  Out for revenge, Mason takes his chances because turning back could mean the loss of yet another one he loves...and he's can't let that happen, not to his one and only mate, Darcy.

About the Author
A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. When she's not devouring her latest read, you can find her celebrating her passion for book on her blog The Bookish Snob.

With all that excitement, it wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can't help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn't be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes.

Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. Ah crap Julia! I was so caught up and swooning over Mason(again) during the teaser that I totally forgot about there loss til your review.But it is an awesome review and can't wait to see what you have to say about the rest of the series.<3


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