book review, indiecember, romance

The Call of Her Heart by Stella Night

The mistletoe square of the Indiecember card calls for romance, so here is my review of The Call of Her Heart by Stella Night.

The second book in the trilogy, The Call of Her Heart concerns Celia, sister to the Alpha of the Whiskey Springs wolf shifter pack. In the first book we learn that Celia has never heard her inner wolf, nor has she ever shifted into her wolf form. However, to save her friend and brother’s love interest, Ella, she does transform at the end of The Call of Her Wolf.

At the beginning of The Call of Her Heart, Celia is feeling very much the third wheel. Her brother, Josh, his wife, Ella, and their son, Eli, are living the life of her dreams. Celia can’t hear her wolf, can’t have children and is afraid that she will never know true love either.

Enter Logan, fire inspector, who is investigating the series of fires that have started throughout Whiskey Springs as suspected arson. Turns out Logan is pretty good at starting fires himself – in Celia’s heart.

The Call of Her Heart is a happy ever after paranormal romance concerning a pack of wolf shape shifters that live in the small town of Whiskey Springs somewhere in the Texas mountains. The narrative changes between Celia and Logan’s point of view. There’s a couple of sex scenes. A side plot about a fire bug. Everything is wrapped up at the end.

Romance is not a genre I particularly like to read. The typical interactions of the protagonists usually focuses on their physical attraction, which makes me think they fall more in lust than in love, but my early ideas of romance were formed by Peter S Beagle’s The Last Unicorn, so take that as you will.

I liked Celia in the first book, so it was nice to see her centre stage for this installment. The arsonist subplot wasn’t developed enough to my liking, and I felt the ending was a little too Dick Dastardly. Also, there were a few continuity errors throughout the book that took me out of the story.

I award The Call of Her Heart

The Call of Her Heart ebook is priced $3.10 on Amazon.

Click here to read my review of the first book in the trilogy, The Call of Her Wolf.

Click here to read my interview with paranormal romance writer, Stella Night.

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