After traveling the country with her aunt, Genesis Berkley finally feels like she is home. Settling in Tillamook, Oregon, she begins a new life and everything seems to be going smoothly. That is, until she runs into a mysterious young man.
The feelings that he awakens are unsettling, and soon, her simple, peaceful world shatters. Lies and secrets are revealed, and danger lurks in every corner.
Now, Genesis must discover if she is strong enough to fulfill her destiny. Will she learn to accept the truth before it is too late?
Just going to say it now, when I started this story I did not know it was a werewolf related story. And I loved that, that aspect was not thrown at you. We get a little taste right in the beginning, but it is one of those things I didn’t pay much mind to. I was to caught up with Cammie getting away. To protect her best friends daughter.
The story skips ahead eight-teen years, we find ourselves picking up with the daughter Cammie’s best friend. Genesis, who just finished high school, thinking she has her whole life ahead of her. Oh boy was she wrong. The night of her last day of school she goes to a graduation party with her best friend, while there she goes for a walk with the host and classmate Chuck. Now I’m not going to lie, but when they went on this walk I was thinking that Chuck was a creep and up to something. Glade to say he wasn’t, and a little sad for him in same aspect that Genesis turned him down.
After turning Chuck down, Genesis takes off into the woods she looses her sense of direction causing her to become loss in the woods. While try to get her bearings and find her way back to the party, she is attacked by wolves. But luck is kind of on her side when a third wolf comes to her rescue. With everything that is going on she so scared for her life that she transformers into a wolf. Then everything goes black for her. When She wakes up she encounter man, that she doesn’t know and right off the back she has a weird attraction to him, but pushing that aside all she can think about is getting back to her aunt. Once she gets away from the man who saved her and makes her way back to her aunt. All hell literally breaks loose. Someone close to her is shot and with that Genesis is thrown into world she never knew was more than just a myth and finding a family she never knew she had.
Now was I real enjoyed about this story was it was not a typical werewolf romance story. You know the ones that I’m talking about, where the girl spots a handsome guy who happens to catch her scent on a gust of wind, and goes crazy trying to convince her to love him, give it a chapter or two and their all over each other. No the romance in this story does play major part, but to me takes a backseat to Genesis figuring out her new role in this world. So much so that she push her feeling and love to the back burner, until she has proven her self as a wolf and also receives her fathers blessing. I found that very endearing to her character growth. The biggest plot of the story is finding the rouge wolf who not only killed some dear to her heart but has be tormenting her since. It was interesting watching her work out the the difference between vengeance and justice. And this is something that people can learn from, not letting emotions cloud what wrong and right.
I gave this story three stars on goodreads.com because it ended with a cliff hanger. I would have loved it if the story just for quick second switch to a characters point of view so we could know what they were thing at the end of book one before ending. But besides that I truly enjoyed this part of Genesis story and can not wait to see what happens next.