Saturday, 19 November 2016

Werewolves of New York: Dontae by Faleena Hopkins (#4 Werewolves of New York)

Title: Werewolves of New York: Dontae
Series: Werewolves of New York (#4)
Author: Faleena Hopkins
From: Amazon
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 12th August 2015
Challenges: 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Dontae Sheppard is a lone wolf in the city he loves. All three of packmates have lost their hearts to women. Dontae will not suffer this fate. Women can’t be trusted. They lie. They cheat. They’re the devil in a dress aching to take down the male gender, crush him with their high heels, hot kisses, and empty promises. He will not suffer this fate. Not again. Not after what Catherine did to him. Catherine Zenith is about to marry the man she left Dontae for years ago. He’s solid. Her parents love him. She loves him. Sort of. So why is the phone in her hands, and why are her shaking fingers dialing Dontae’s number? She has no idea that he hates her guts. She’s about to find out.

While Werewolves of New York: Dontae is book 4 of the Werewolves of New York series, it could be read as a standalone. There are a few references to previous events in the book, and the wolves from the other books make an appearance in this one. However, the romance itself is self-contained within the book. 

This was a great second chance romance. Things were a little hazy because both Catherine and Dontae had done things that could be considered wrong in their relationship. I suppose it depends on viewpoint, but I think that it definitely added another dynamic to their relationship. 

The two lead characters also had an undeniable chemistry, which they acted on a couple of times without actually thinking, but it worked to get them on the road to recovery and back to where they should be. I also liked that Dontae's pack mates had his back and didn't just accept his renewed relationship with Catherine. 

I wasn't sure what to make of Dontae before this book, he always seemed the coldest of the wolves. But his story really warmed him to me; though I'm guessing that was the point! 

This was a great series and I'm looking forward to seeing what those wolves over in Chicago are up to!