Undertow by Moira Rogers

Undertow by Moira Rogers
* I received this ARC free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Being needed isn’t half as desirable as being wanted.

Building Sanctuary, Book 2

Victor left behind a life of crime to focus on a new vision—helping his alpha build an island sanctuary for werewolves. Harsh experiences prepared him for the hardships involved, except when it comes to dealing with the young female refugees of the brutal Boston pack—especially Simone, who rouses his inner wolf like no other. A woman he must resist, or risk becoming just the latest man to make demands on her.

Born to wealth and privilege, Simone lost everything when she fell for the seductive whispers of the textile heir who turned her. Once adrift, now she is fired by a new sense of purpose—the chance to broker peace between werewolves and European wizards. Yet even as Europe beckons, her instincts—the same ones that led to trouble before—keep drawing her back to Victor.

During a sailing trip to the mainland for supplies, Victor finds it impossible to hold himself aloof from the warm, engaging Simone. And when a winter storm traps them together during a full moon, she breaks through his walls so easily and completely, the question is no longer how he’ll stay away, but how he’ll let her go.

Warning: This novella contains werewolves engaged in such improbable (but legal) activities as lobster fishing and sailing during nor’easters. The breaking and entering and instinct-driven sex on every surface in someone else’s summer cottage is a little more criminal

Undertow is the second book in the Building Sanctuary series.  We get to continue the journey started in Safe Harbor and visit old friends.  Victor is the right hand man for Seamus and the pack.  He has a small boat that he lives on that provides him with minimal privacy.  But even that privacy doesn’t let him escape his own thoughts of Simone.

Simone has been through a lot but she knows what she wants, Victor.  She spends her time at the camp helping the other woman cope and providing support for them.  She was disowned by her family and this is the only family she has now.  Along with Joan she helps protect the girls.

Simone is in love with Victor but he thinks she’s in love with the wizard.  His wolf recognizes her as his mate but he is concerned that Simone doesn’t really love him; her wolf is influencing her actions.  He has had a hard life and doesn’t think he’s good enough for her.  He thinks she deserves more than he can provide her with but in reality, she just wants to be loved and needed. 

When James offers her a chance to go to Europe with him, she seriously considers it until she is stranded on the island with Victor.  While on the island, they are forced to deal with each other in order to survive.  There is nowhere Victor can hide and he discovers he no longer wants to.  He is still concerned that he is not good enough for her but can no longer deny how he feels.

While on the island we get to see a different side to Victor, he finally lets his guard down.  He enjoys Simone’s company and the simple life they are forced to live on the island.  They have to rely on each other to stay safe and warm. 

I loved this story.  It paints a picture of place where they are living with bare essentials and the supplies are crucial.  We get to visit with past characters but they don’t over power the main story of is Victor and Simone.  The growth of these two characters was the forefront of Undertow.  I give this story 4 flaming hearts.

You can also check out their Red Rock Pass series and find a couple of free stories at http://www.moirarogers.com/red-rock-freebies.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Moira Rogers (Bree) and Keri Ford, Heather Brewer. Heather Brewer said: Stop by and check out my review of Undertow by @moirarogersbree and @donnajherren at http://wp.me/plCLo-14J […]

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