Life in isolation is the safest place for Chase Johnson, a crossbreed who doesn’t know which form he’ll assume next—cougar or wolf. Once a year, his unelected position as spokesman for the Yukon outcasts forces him to visit civilization. This time he runs across someone unexpected. She’s not his mate, but she pushes all the right buttons.
It’s taken years for Shelley Bradley to gather the courage to return to her home pack. In spite of being the lowest of the low—a shifter who can’t shift—she’s determined to make a place for herself as the Whitehorse locals’ new vet-slash-doctor.
There’s definite electricity between her and Chase, but sex with fellow shifters and the inherent mind games got old a long time ago. Ignoring him seems best. When he shows up at her office with a wound that won’t heal, she’s stuck—yet drawn to solve this medical mystery.
As they journey deep into outcast territory in search of answers, their powerful sexual attraction crumbles her resistance. But time is of the essence. If a cure can’t be found before his human and cougar succumb to his injury, he—and others like him—will die.
Warning: Contains a silver-tongued, hairy-chested, lean-muscled Alpha who’s got what it takes to lead in the wilderness and in the bedroom. Yeah, I know…not really much of a deterrent, is it? Throw in continuing territorial wars and a domestic cat. Stir and enjoy the chaos.
Silver Mine is book two in the Takhini Wolves series by Vivian Arend, and she has another winner on her hands. With each book in her shifter series I fall more in love with these wolves. I like learning about the dynamics each different pack. This one centers more on a bush pack then the Takhini pack, but Shelley is the half sister of Caroline. Caroline is the human that hooked up with Evan the pack Alpha in the first book, Black Gold.
Shelley isn’t your typical wolf, and she doesn’t really like being around a pack. Growing up she was bullied by her fellow wolves, and now she is back to be the local vet and shifter doctor. She is not sure about joining back into the pack, because of her past. She also shies away from all romantic relationships with shifters. So this is why she gives Chase the brush off at first. Then he shows up at her clinic with a wound that will not heal, and to get the cure they have to go together into the bush.
Chase is a Métis, meaning he is a wolf but he is also a cougar, and that makes it really hard to be a part of a pack. He has been living in the bush for years, but he must travel to Whitehorse to get supplies for not only him but other shifters in the area not comfortable with the city. From the moment he sees Shelley, something about her calls him, and he is having a hard time resisting her in the bush. Is she his mate?? Can she save him from whatever is keeping his wound from healing?? Can they be together when he lives in the bush, and she is on the verge of opening a clinic in Whitehorse??
I absolutely loved this book!!! I liked for all her self doubt Shelley is really strong. I really liked all the characters that come into play once they are out in the bush. So many different types of shifters and you get to see the differences in each of them. Not to forget some smoking hot panty melting sex scenes between Shelley and Chase. I highly recommend not only this book but the all of this series and the Granite Lake series. Hope y’all enjoy them as much as I have!!