Monday, August 8, 2011
Posted by Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections at 10:36 PM
Defying Pack Law by Eve Langlais is wonderful escapade into her intriguing world of the paranormal werewolf shifter population. Dana, the heroine of this story, is a person the reader can connect with on an deep emotional level. She grew up in a very abusive household with a father who was overbearing and mistreated his own mate in atrocious ways.
Since Dana grew up up in a household with a cruel male role model for a father, she is very skittish about living out her life within the pack parameters because it perpetuates her emotional distress. Female werewolves are rare and therefore are required by pack law to mate with more than one male to lead a menage relationship.
Dana refuses to succumb to pack law and runs away. For twelve years, Dana has carved out a safe, content life where she calls her own shots albeit a lonely life. Though she is in control of her life, she has to be constantly vigilant that her past does not catch up to her; however, one fateful day, Dana’s good luck ceases.
What transpires after that is up to you to read. However, I must say that I really liked this novel for many reasons. One of the most important, for me, is that the characters are believable. Their reactions and actions ones a “real” person would do in similar situations. Plus, the male protagonists Eve Langlais chose to juxtapose against Dana’s personality were very complimentary of her fiery disposition.
Even Nathan, as annoying as he could be, was the mirror image of Dana’s prickliness and heartfelt emotions. At his most annoying (like her) he was hurting very deeply and not able to voice his needs in the best way. Dana was able to relate to his causticness because it is how she would have reacted in a similar situation. The variations of the personalities portrayed in Nathan, John, and Kody were perfect for Dana as life-long mates.
My only complaint about the Defying Pack Law was that the plot could have been more inventive and suspenseful. The person behind a lot of the heartache in the plot came out of left field, in my humble opinion. This, however, did not detract from my enjoyment of the book. Eve Langlais is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend this book for the sheer enjoyment of reading a great paranormal romance.
Happy Reading from Bona Fide Reflections!!
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