Savage Sanctuary by Ellis Leigh
Series: The Devil's Dires #2
Also in this series: Savage Surrender
Published by Kinship Press on June 7, 2016
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There’s no escaping a Dire Wolf on the hunt…
Even as the playboy of the Dire Wolves, Levi isn’t exactly a soft touch. He likes his liquor, his women, and his photographs…but he also has an affinity for sharp knives and claws. What starts as an assignment to investigate humans finding their way onto a pack’s land quickly becomes something darker, more dangerous, and a whole lot hotter than he expected.
Amy refuses to leave her pack behind, but living in the small town at the base of their mountain gives her enough freedom not to feel trapped. So does running the diner she owns and loves. But someone’s been watching her a little too closely, and it’s not the handsome wolf shifter who crashes into her kitchen one night looking at her as if she is the last woman on earth.
One soldier who’s never cared enough stay, one woman whose roots run too deep to leave, and a stalker with more than just peeping on his mind. In the world of the Dire Wolves, a simple mission means standing your ground and fighting to the end. But this time, a single glance blows simple right off the mountain and forces Levi to run when he’d rather stand and fight…just as long as his mate is running with him.
One soldier, one fight…one chance at forever.
Since I really liked the first book in the Devil’s Dire series I had high hopes for Savage Sanctuary. Unfortunately, although not a bad book, it just didn’t deliver on those high hopes for me.
Although the heroine in the first book was strong and played things smart, Amy hit the opposite end of the spectrum– stubborn and overly independent. With twelve older brothers and an alpha father, I completely understood her need to distance herself a bit. Unfortunately, when problems came up she was too stubborn to agree to stay where it was safe. This type of behavior gets on my last nerve.
As for Levi, I wanted to like him, and in some ways I thought he was sweet, but he had some maturity issues. He thought the other Dires treated him like a kid which made him stomp his foot and act like one. This got kind of old after a bit. He also did a few things that were just stupid. The most eye-roll-inducing move of all– when they were in a safe house because his mate is the target of a madman, and he let her answer the door before making sure said madman wasn’t the one knocking on it.
I want to know more about Amy’s twelve brothers who were hot and seemed to be alpha sweet. I found myself daydreaming about all that testosterone in one room. Sure, being their baby sister would suck, but imagine being an unattached, unrelated female in a room full of hot, alpha, yumminess… heck yes. In fact, I think they need their own spinoff series.
As for the dire wolves, other than the fact that Thaus seemed like a class A jerk they still intrigue me. I did feel that in this particular book they spent a lot of time chasing their tails and not catching the bad guy. I’m willing to look past that because there is just so much potential with this group.
Other than hitting a few of my least favorite tropes like MC’s not communicating with each other and a heroine who is too stubborn for her own good, this was still an okay read. Although it didn’t impress me as much as the first one did, I’m still going to read the next in the series when it comes out. I’m also hoping to see more of those brothers of Amy’s. Yum!
Spice’s Rating: 3 The Brothers Saved The Book Stars.
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