I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My Past Defenses by Wendy Sparrow
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Published by Entangled, Ignite on June 23
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Also by this author: Cursed by Cupid (novella)
Vanessa is the fastest Lycan around. In wolf form, the only threat she can’t outrun is her allergies. After a feline dander-bomb takes her down, she wakes up naked in a cage staring at a hot park ranger who had no idea what he’d trapped. But ooooh, he smells so good. Mine.
Dane hoped to tame the silver wolf in his kennel, but all bets are off with the deliciously sweet Vanessa on two legs. Her temper makes his pulse race, and he can’t escape the feeling they belong together.
They’re hot as a forest fire even before they scent-match, but Glacier Peak’s Alpha considers Dane a danger to the pack. Meanwhile, Lycans are being poached, and Vanessa has been targeted. Dane will have to keep her close to protect her, but with Vanessa in heat and mad to mate, who will protect him?
First Thoughts: A decent paranormal romance but at times I felt the wording was just to repetitive for me although the story line was a little different.
Vanessa is one of the best female lycan’s around and would make the perfect mate for an Alpha. She has no real interest in the Alpha of her pack except when she is in heat and then everyone seems to look good. She also has one little problem, she is allergic to just about everything. Being allergenic and running through the woods doesn’t always go so well.
Dane was out trying to find a missing person when he comes upon an injured wolf and he hopes to tame it. What he wasn’t expecting was for that wolf to turn into a woman. He is a park ranger and it’s hard for him to wrap his head around the fact that he put a wolf in a cage and now there is a woman. Vanessa tries to make him seem like he has lost his mind but he knows she is a werewolf whether she wants to come out and admit it or not.
Then of all the horrible things that can happen to a werewolf she sentmatches with Dane a human. She wants Dane and not just because he is her mate but because she is in heat and her hormones have gone wild. She can’t believe she is matched to a human and her Alpha is not real happy about it but they have more important problems going on like a poacher who is after lycans.
My Past Defenses was humorous because it was funny to have a werewolf who was allergic to a lot of different things. It was also interested to have one that was in heat and how the raging hormones go on overload. I just think that I got tired of being reminded about how much she was in heat and mated to Dane. Mine, Mine, Mine!
Vanessa is a pretty head strong wolf and not very submissive when it comes to her Alpha. Being head strong means that she does some really stupid things sometimes that made me want to role my eyes..like running off when there is a poacher out there hunting her kind. It serves her right to get matched to a human that is just as stubborn and head strong as she is, but his stubbornness is going to get him killed if he doesn’t come to terms with how the Alpha thing works in her pack. It doesn’t help that Dane and Jordan get off to a rocky start before he has even come to terms with the fact that werewolves exist.
Dane is instantly attracted to Vanessa and it’s almost like the whole sentmatch thing works on humans as well as wolves. He is instantly very protective of Vanessa and I think that is one of the reasons he really can’t stand Jordan. Some of my favorite parts of the book are when Dane and Jordan are trying to one up each other.
Overall I enjoyed this book but there was just some things such as the repetition of being reminded how he was her mate, etc that got on my nerves. It was a real fun and fast read so if you are into paranormal romances then I would recommend you give it a try because what bothered me might not bother you.