Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Howling Heart


Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

My 4* Review-

This is not your typical werewolf story, its nice to see someone has taken a the concept of werewolves and given it a little twist. Instead of humans that can turn into wolves we have wolves that can turn into humans for a certain amount of time.

In the Howling Heart we follow Paige; a woman who has just about everything, including some strange dreams. Her dream job at the magazine Elle, a boyfriend, and her own place. But one night all that changes. Paige catches her boyfriend with another woman, then her mother phones to tell her that her father has passed away.

At the reading of hey father's will, Paige learns that she has been left her father's cabin; the same cabin they thought he had sold years ago; the same cabin that they had holidayed in when Paige was younger. Her last memory of the cabin was the last time they had been there, and her parents had been arguing so Paige had run off into the woods, where she met a wolf pup.

In an attempt to decide what she is going to do with the cabin, Paige heads out to see what kind of state the cabin is in. On her way she stops off at the local store to get some supplies. Paige finds a mysterious local boy watching her. Why is he watching her so intensely? Who is he? His name is Riley.

April Bostic has written some great characters, they are easy to relate to, and lovable. I loved Paige, she is such a strong, fierce and independent character. After she meets Riley her love for him grows; albeit quickly, but she knows that she wants to be with him, even after she learns his secret. Riley; I think deep down most girls dream of having a man like Riley! He is sensitive and caring, and at the same time dominant too. Riley knew from the very first time he laid eyes on Paige; all those years ago; that he loved her and wanted to be with her forever. When Paige and her family left their cabin it broke Riley's heart. But now Paige is back and Riley is determined to do everything he can to get Paige to give him a chance.

April Bostic has a fluid writing style that draws you into the story very quickly. The main characters have been carefully thought out and written, so to have the secondary characters, like Quinn; Riley's sister. I think it would be great to see Quinn get her own story too, she has a great deal of potential. i would also love to see the next chapter of Paige and Riley's story too.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal romance, even more so if your a fan of werewolves!

About The Author-

April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled "A Rose to the Fallen".

Her first short story, "Right Here, Right Now", released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled "Eros, My Love", and a sexy romantic comedy entitled "Love Addiction".

After five years, she released her second novel, "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April also released her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled "A Dark Scandal"


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing my book. I'm glad you enjoyed it.