Author: TF Walsh
Title: Cloaked - A Wulfkin Legacy Novella
Genre: Short story & Paranormal Romance
First Published: Jan 4th 2016
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)
Raised by an overly protective wulfkin pack, Daciana leaps at the chance to venture into the human world for her one-year independence ritual. But after someone steals the endangered bear cubs she’s been assigned to protect, she must locate them or lose her job and return home in disgrace. The sexy inspector on the case isn’t making this any easier. He knows nothing of her kind, and wulfkin rules forbid relationships with humans.
Newly divorced Inspector Connell Lonescu trusts no one but himself. He’s convinced relationships are a waste of time and thinks burying himself in work will ease the pain. Yet he’s attracted to the gorgeous and mysterious Daciana, even if there’s something slightly odd about her. Can Connell learn to trust the sexy but secretive woman?
This short story takes place before Cloaked in Fur which I had read last year. I had LOVED that novel and so I of course was eager to give the prequel a read.
This story is the story of how Daci and Connell meet. Daci has just started her year away from her pack and is loving living with the humans. Spending a year away from the pack is a tradition and its suppose to make make them miss the pack (separation makes the heart stronger or some nonsense like that), but Daci is loving her freedom, her job, and now the sexy inspector Connell. Do you blame the girl?
The little mystery was certainly intriguing and I really wanted them to find those poor bear cubs from the hands of black marketers. :( It wasn't hard to guess WHO was the baddie, but I still enjoyed it. It was a simple mystery that worked well with the fact that this was a short story/novella.
It was pretty much insta-love between the two, but it took forever for them to actually come to terms that they not only lust, but actually love each other as well. I can totally see why Connell didn't want to be in a relationship...he just had his poor heart broken by his wife and he was in the middle of divorce, so it makes sense.
Oddly, I'm glad this was short and sweet. Honestly, a couple of pages could have been shaven off the end, but I'm content with the length overall. I do advise reading technically the second book first and then reading this prequel. The second book actually goes into more detail about Daci and her pack.
In the end, this was a nice read. Quick and sweet...just how I like my short stories. It was nice to see how Daci and Connell met and fell in love. The length could have been a hair shorter, but overall, I'm content with it. The mystery was an easy one, but I was worried about those poor baby bear cubs. I'm glad that Daci and Connell were so dedicated in their rescue from those evil black marketers....selling bear cubs on the black market is truly evil!! Well...I shall stamp this with 4 stars.