Eighteen year old Jamie has been on the run for four years, moving from one foster home to another trying to avoid being found by Sirus; the murderer of her family and entire pack, but he always seems to be just one step behind her, getting closer and closer leaving her unable to feel safe. There is a turf war starting and Jaime's bloodline is sought after, as the time gets nearer to her first `wolf moon' (coming of age) Jaime senses that Sirus isn't the only wolf on her trail. Danger is all around her and Jaime knows now it's more important than ever that she gets her revenge and kills him before he does as he threatened and takes her as his `lifemate' to ensure his Alpha status over her old territory.
I loved the fact that Jaime wasn't at any point a push over, she didn't swoon at Sirus' feet in an unnatural sudden turn from hate to love and just because `he' wanted her it didn't change the fact that; as her wolf instincts dictated, she would only end up mating with the strongest Alpha, the one who proved himself, the one who managed to catch her....even if that ended up being one of the others in the chase.
This is the second book in the Wolves of Black River series. Both books have ended and we haven't been left with a cliff hanger in either, although characters from `Mark of the wolf' are in this book, they are both separate stories. This is the type of series I enjoy (I hate cliff hangers with a passion!)
Blood of the wolf is fast paced and full of action with plenty of passion and lust. The lack of romance between our two main characters gave a realistic feel to their relationship and it was an interesting change to the norm for a `love' story.
T.L Shreffler definitely has a writing style that I love to read and the ability to draw me into her world with an ease that I don't find often. Her descriptions of fight scenes had me holding my breath with tension and able to visualise every bite and every drop of blood spilt. She managed to find the balance that so many other writers don't achieve in their work, scenes were neither over written nor understated and I enjoyed every page. I was eager to reach the end to learn the outcome but at the same time I was sad for the story to be over.
I am really looking forward to reading more work by this very talented new author.