Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Book: Call of Temptation by Michelle M Pillow

Title: Call of Temptation
Series: Call of the Lycan (#3)
Author: Michelle M Pillow
From: Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Erotica, Romance
Release Date: 26th April 2011
Challenges: 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

With his brothers newly married, it falls to James O'Connell to hunt down the rogue lycan, Meghan, who threatened the lives of his eldest brother and sister-in-law. Drawing close to Meghan leaves him in a precarious situation, particularly when he discovers that her latest victim hasn't actually died. Now nursing a newly turned lycan, Claudia, James feels the connection between them in an undeniable way.

Call of Temptation has more sex in it than some of Michelle M Pillow's books, though I found that it also had more action than the previous two books in the Call of the Lycan series, particularly as the hunt for Meghan came to a dramatic close. I found that I liked the increase in plot action and didn't think that the tension and chemistry between Claudia and James suffered for it at all.

It was certainly interesting seeing how a bitten lycan changed. Up until this point no one had been bitten in a long time, something that was clearly mentioned in all three books. This meant that seeing Claudia change into a lycan was a big focal point and as it isn't something that a lot of books often focus on it made it more interesting.

The attraction between Claudia and James was certainly there, and what was more was that Claudia actually owned it. There was no shying away from what she wanted, even if she was somewhat shy at points about herself and her sexuality. James was also somewhat reserved for an alpha character, thinking about not wanting to take advantage.

The plot line revolving around Meghan and her capture tied up several loose ends for the O'Connell brothers and the series does feel like it has reached it's natural happily ever after, which I like. I don't feel like there's any major unanswered questions or unresolved plot lines which is always good!