Homicide detective Conner Stern doesn’t know what Khemirra Reis is running from, only that he’s damn determined to find out. Right after he lays her bare beneath him and works the beautiful obsession out of his system.
Sexual satisfaction first, revealing her secrets second-that’s the plan-except Khemirra is battling a fascination of her own. Her rational mind says stay far, far away from the gorgeous cop who doesn’t want anything to do with the supernatural. But after Conner catches up to her and shows her with heated kisses and carnal demands just how perfect they can be together, the wolf part of her nature is convinced he’s the right mate.
Conner wants her trust. She needs his help. But Khemirra doesn’t know which of her secrets Conner will hate more-that she killed a man, or that she’s a werewolf. Unless love overrides all else, they’ll lose any chance of a future together.
Khemirra Reis is on the run. An eccentric rich man has discovered that she is a werewolf and he has plans to capture her. She is also being chased by Conner Stern – police officer and her most recent lover. When Conner finally catches up to Khemirra, the sparks fly.
I enjoyed this book for what it is: a quick, cute, and sexy novella. Since this is a novella and not a full length book, the characters and the plot are not as well fleshed out as in previous books in the Supernatural Bonds series. Conner’s Wolf is well written but the book – when compared to the others in the series – has a distinct unfinished quality about it.
Khemirra and Conner are completely isolated from their normal habitats and their past. The reader barely knows anything about Khemirra’s past (it’s shrouded in mystery) and just about the only thing that the reader knows about Conner’s past is that he does not believe in the supernatural. Conner’s disbelief in the supernatural was…distracting. One reason is that the “dismissal of the supernatural” plot movement has been done by Strong in a previous book in the series: Trace’s Psychic. Another reason it is distracting is that Conner knows the characters from Trace’s Psychic and knows that there are some things that are supernatural. These two reasons make Conner’s hang-up feel like a forced problem for the sake of plot only.
The sex scenes were very hot and enjoyable. The characters are inter-racial and I love the way Strong does not go out of her way to make a point of this fact. The characters have a good connection and their relationship felt good. If you’ve read any of the other books in the Supernatural Bonds series, this is definitely another book to pick up. Fans of this series will enjoy this quick interlude as well as running into a few old characters. As always, Jory Strong has crafted an enjoyable read that will fit in nicely with the other books she’s written.
Conner’s Wolf reviewed for Risque Reviews