Review: Between Bloode and Wolf by Marie Harte
★★★★ @MHarte_Author @BetweenBloodeandWolf
This series gets better and better for me. This fated mate with one true mate is enhanced with different gods and goddess mythos, demons, witches, vampires, and lycan. There are others too that could make this book chaotic. Instead, I feel like I'm in a robust world filled with magical and supernatural beings right under our noses.
The appealing part of this series is the character development. Each of the vampires in this kin is different and they are all special. This one is all about Kraft. His specialty is that he can also shift into a wolf. Yes, yes, that is why the title is the way it is.
Kraft like all the other vampires enjoys a good fight. He likes it more so than others. His mate, is a direwolf. Wow, she is amazing. Riley is one of the elite and prized berserkers. She is strong and used to help protect her clan. The interplay (or foreplay) between Kraft and Riley is primal and physical. I like it. The two of them can go head to head. This is loosely an enemies-to-lovers theme. I say loosely because there is not that much fury from Riley's side. Kraft is just enamoured of the powerful wolf.
I ended up reading this book in all one sitting and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Some of the secondary characters that pop up in this book have less interaction than in a couple of the previous books. For example, Morpheus shows up and his scenes are a little teaser. Morpheus' teasing and chasing of Mormo are adorable. I hope someday we see what happens. Maybe not in this series but maybe in a little novella.
This story does make a little bit of a move towards the end game of preventing armageddon from the big bad. It feels like this book is setting up for the next one with new players that have a pivotal role in whether we all die or not. Should be interesting to see what happens in the next book. I have my guesses about who is the next vampire to find his mate. This paranormal romance is recommended to readers who enjoy fated mate themes with tough fighters who will not back down from a fight.
* I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.