The Wolf Within Book 4
For Stanzie, being herself is more dangerous than ever.
There's no place like home...or is there? When Stanzie is asked to investigate her birth pack- Mayflower--she isn't prepared for what she finds. No one respects the Alphas and the newest adult member of the pack is being encouraged to leave. Why?
To make matters worse, the men are dangerously intent on mating and shifting with her. How far will the pack she thought she knew go to get what they want? Without her bond-mate, Liam, Stanzie must face this alone and, barely ahead of threat of violence, must solve the mysteries, and fast.
I was supplied with this copy by publisher but as always on the basis that my opinion is honestly held and not influenced by whether the book was free or paid for. Integrity of reviewers is important to me, and false reviews do no favours to authors or readers.
Well – what can I say but that Amy has done it again, I felt wrung out at the end of the last book, but with book four my emotions for Stanzie have taken a further battering. Poor Stanzie – troubled childhood with dominating father, ridiculed by the Pack for her wolf who only wants to play, found love with Grey and Elena only to lose it all 10 years later and fall further into crisis. Made an advisor by Councilor Allerton along with her bond mate Liam but their problem solving for him has caused great strain on their very new and troubled relationship. Now he's requested she look into some difficulties within her birth Pack, Mayflower and once again Stanzie's life is threatened, but this time she doesn't have Liam there to aid her and back her up. Can she pull out her usual magic and find out the reasons behind the problems and at what cost to her personally.
The story moves on from the last with a death, a funeral, problems with her and Murphy, and a phone call from Councilor Allerton about a new difficultly he needs her to discreetly investigate – business as usual! I feel for Stanzie – she tries so hard to be fair and yet doesn't get fairness back by so many who know her history. I love love love Murphy but can see the problem from both sides and want the HEA solution of course but that seems a long while coming :( Stanzie has to face her fears returning to her birth pack beginning with the Car – and then discovers something weird is happening, no-one respects the Alphas, deferring to her father instead for decisions it seems and yet no one can explain why- and why when the pack is small and needs to grow is the youngest member being encouraged to leave? More facets of Stanzies early life is revealed in this book and I am beginning to feel I know her really well. What amazes me about Amy’s writing is the way she tosses in a throwaway remark that almost gets missed and yet proves integral to the story. Its why her books are such fun to read over and over, still revealing unseen things on second and third readings. Once again I shed copious tears for poor Stanzie – I do hope the final book gives her a break – she certainly deserves it.
As always the quality of editing is impeccable, the book is a decent length for price at $5.99 dollars for 217 pages – its available from Nov 5th on e-book. The whole series a paranormal romance but with so much more than just a love story, containing plots that have you wondering what is going to happen next and to whom. I really didn't see this ending but it explains so much from earlier books – I love series for that reason, the chance to really get to “know” characters. Amy's people are always so well written I feel I’m there with them.
Stars: well picky as I am this can have no less than the full 5 stars and I really really hope book five is being written as I write cos I’m just desperate to see how the story plays out.
Reviewed by Midnight Ruby
"Inside out" is scheduled to be released November 5th, 2012 by Lyrical Press for more info on the upcoming release visit : www.lyricalpress.com