Hot Blooded – Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié

Hot blooded

“What do you run from?

Katelyn had only been in Wolf Springs a short time before she was bitten by a werewolf.  And now she carries that creature’s curse in her veins.

But she’s not alone.  Wolf Springs is home to a hidden family of werewolves, the Fenners – who swear none of them bit her.  Apparently there’s a monster on the loose – something wild and uncontrollable.

And to make matters worse, Katelyn’s struggling to resist her own animal urges.  Especially around Trick and Justin.  Should she follow her heart – or her instincts?”

I had been waiting a whole year for this book after reading Unleashed (review here) last Christmas.  It ended on a huge cliffhanger so I couldn’t wait to find out what was next for Katelyn.

The story began with Katelyn having a nightmare (her nightmares were a recurring theme throughout the book) and this confused me a little as I couldn’t figure out the meaning of it.  Then came some brief reminders of what had happened previously, it was at this point that everything came rushing back to me and I was swiftly transported back to Wolf Springs.

Katelyn was adjusting to her new life as a werewolf and all the changes that went with it, she was confused by her feelings for Trick and Justin and I have to admit that I really loved this side of the story. It was a classic love triangle – Katelyn and Trick seemed natural around each other and he had the whole cheeky boy-next-door thing going on, but Katelyn and Justin were electric together and the sparks between them practically jumped out of the page at me.  This was very exciting to read and I found myself switching opinions on who she should choose throughout the entire book!

Another thing I really liked was that I could never predict what was coming next – it kept me on my toes throughout and I felt like I was constantly searching for clues to find answers to the many questions I had in my mind.  The darkness and danger from the first book continued into this one with the murder count rising and no-one actually knowing who, or what, was responsible.

There was much more about the history of the werewolves in this story and I found this particularly interesting as I attempted to fit the mysterious pieces of the puzzle together.

The storyline was intense and exciting, the intensity built throughout until it reached the final showdown and this resulted in yet another cliffhanger ending.  I just didn’t want it to end and I’m so sad that I have to wait until next year to find out what happens.

This was a fantastic book which I ended up reading in just one day because it was utterly unputdownable and addictive.

Hot Blooded can be purchased from The Book DepositoryAmazon or from most good book retailers.

To find out more about the authors, visit their websites: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié.

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