by Krystal Shannan
Chasing Sam is a novella that introduces us to a world of powerful, alluring werewolves, and their spirited female counterparts. Chase Michaels, an Army Ranger and a strapping male werewolf, has just returned home from Afghanistan when he bumps into a beautiful female werewolf at the airport. He is enchanted, as he has never felt such a strong connection to anyone. But when he learns her name he knows there is little chance for them to be together. Still, he cannot deny the attraction, and makes it his goal to find her again.
Samantha “Sam” Damakis is a female wolf, and part of a noble family of werewolves. Despite the obligations associated with her noble bloodline, and her parents' desire to have her home and mated, Sam is pursuing her dreams of attending medical school and seeing the world. So, when she arrives home for a holiday visit and bumps into the gorgeous hunk, Chase, at the airport she is shocked by the feelings that ensue. She has never before felt such a powerful attraction to anyone. And her inner wolf feels just as strongly. But after a brief meeting, she and Chase go their seperate ways. Sam is left with a sense of regret over an opportunity lost, and decides to seek him out. Her sisters remind her that her parents will never accept him, as his bloodline is not a noble one. But Sam isn’t going to give up that easily.
Her parents have other plans; however, and as the story unfolds we learn about werewolf traditions, hunting and mating rituals, the depth of Sam's obligations, and what she and Chase are willing to risk to be together. We also learn that--despite their otherwise civilized demeanor--werewolves have the capacity for ferocity that can rear up at any time, and with deadly consequences.
I fell in love with these characters! For a novella, they were surprisingly well developed. I found myself rooting for them from the start. My only complaint is that it wasn’t a full length novel! I'm excited for the second book, and to learn more about this exciting world of shifters (hint: there are more than just wolves)! A fantastic read!
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Reviewed by Stephanie