The wulfkin have rules. Although Daciana knows what they are, she can’t help but be attracted to Inspector Connell Lonescu, a forbidden human.
When given the opportunity to take part in a one-year independence ritual, Daciana leaps at the chance to venture into the human world. That joy is short-lived when the bear cubs she’s assigned to protect go missing. In desperation, she reaches out to the police, but what she never expected was to be instantly attracted to the brooding, yet wonderfully seductive Connell.
Inspector Lonescu trusts no one, including the sinfully sexy Daciana. When she comes to him with wild claims and a suspicious story, he has no reason to believe her, but yet, he can’t help but be intoxicated by her. Something about her is pulling him to her, but allowing that to continue will mean he’ll have to let go of his mistrust and open himself up for something more.
Is Daciana ready to risk it all to be with a man she’d been warned to stay away from? Can Connell find the cubs and ensure that Daciana will not have to return home in disgrace?
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By Robert DeFrank on January 4, 2016
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Cloaked in Fur was a fun read and an interesting spin on the werewolf-shapeshifter romance genre. It was particularly different in that it opened with the hero and heroine already together, but the heroine’s secrets, pack politics, and a murder mystery threatening to shake them apart.
In Cloaked, a prequel, the author decides to fill in the blanks by telling the story of their first meeting and adventure together.
This is also the first time we get a look into the interior thoughts of Connell, the male lead. Since Cloaked in Fur was told entirely from female shapeshifter Daciana’s point of view, Connell’s perspective does much to further illuminate his character. Being recently divorced in the wake of spousal cheating, he has some understandable trust issues. This combined with his job as an inspector for the police and said job’s requirement of a suspicious nature, has complicated his relationship with Daciana and all the secrets she must keep out of necessity.
But a mission awaits: a bear cub has been stolen from Daciana’s workplace, leaving her holding the metaphorical bag as prime suspect. A role she doesn’t shy away from, considering her suspicious behavior. This draws Connell’s attention, which is itself a pleasant experience for both of them. Adventure, mystery, teamwork and romance ensues.
While I personally thought the first book stands well on its own and the story of Daci and Connell’s first meeting was not necessary, fans will surely enjoy this extra chapter of the story until the long-awaited sequels are ready. Newcomers to the series will likewise find much to enjoy, such as the intensely-realized Romanian setting and the quirks of the main characters. Daci in particular can be both lovable and irritating, considering all her secrecy puts Connell through. Justified or not, she owes him more than a few apologies by the end, and thankfully realizes it.
By Dii on January 4, 2016
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Daciana is wulfkin, able to shift during the full moon and currently on her one year independence ritual before returning to mate and live with the pack. The problem? She wants more, she wants to feel free, to make her own decisions, to be her own person, but her year of freedom may be coming to a screeching halt if the two missing bear cubs she has been assigned to protect for aren’t found pronto.
Enter the human police, and one too hot to ignore inspector who looks at Daciana as a suspect when she cannot account for being in the woods in the middle of the night without a coat, without an excuse and a little too flustered to be convincing with every lie she tried. To tell the truth would reveal her kind to the humans and things are not looking good for our Daciana.
Love knows no rules and their close contact becomes too hot to ignore, but how does Daciana keep her secret and her human? Should she ignore her feelings, the raging inferno of their intimate encounters and focus on finding the bear cubs and disappearing?
Cloaked by T.F. Walsh is a light read filled with sizzling sexual heat, mistrust in relationships and those nasty deep secrets that could shatter the fragile relationship being built. Ms. Walsh takes us into a world that is filled with tension on every level, where desires and rules are at odds that could be deadly. A quick read, not overly detailed but you WILL feel the heat and taste the spice of all things taboo!
I received an ARC edition from T. F. Walsh in exchange for my honest review.
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CLOAKED: A Wulfkin Legacy Novella is a gripping, fast-paced story about Daciana, a young wolf shifter, and Connell, a recently divorced inspector, and what happens when two very different people are forced to work together and fall in love. When the bear cubs Daciana has been watching over go missing, her and Connell team up to find the captures before she loses her job. Daci can’t help her feelings for the inspector, but her wolf origins forbid her from being with a human. Will she be able to go against her pack for the one she loves? And will Connell be able to trust a woman wrapped up in lies and secrets?
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Connell’s and Daci’s love form, since we begin CLOAKED IN FUR in the middle of their relationship. This book offered a deeper insight to both characters. We learn a lot about Connell, too, and since I usually enjoy reading male POVs, it was interesting to see his side of the story. Walsh was smart in her decision to add this novella to her series. It was short, but don’t let the size fool you. The story really packed a punch.
If you’ve read CLOAKED IN FUR, you’ll love this addition to the story. If CLOAKED is your first visit into the Wulfkin world, welcome! Get ready to for a perfectly weaved tale a sacrifice, sexy heroes, and deadly secrets.
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Daciana wants nothing more than to be free to live as she chooses, but she only has a year of freedom from her over-protective wulfkin pack. When two bear cubs are stolen from her place of work, she feels responsible and is determined to find those responsible. The inspector assigned to the case is gorgeous Connell Lonescu. He’s a distraction she doesn’t need but desperately wants. Will they survive their investigation and get a chance to see if there’s more than lust between them?
This is the fantastic prequel novella to Cloaked in Fur. It has all the aspects of what I loved from the novel: lush details, incredible characterization, and heart pounding action. Plus a little dose of steaminess! What I liked best is seeing how Daciana and Connell met. While I adored Daciana before, this tale let us get into Connell’s head too. I loved his edgy, noir-ish narration.
You don’t need to read this novella first before Cloaked in Fur. In fact, it adds to the tension and depth having read it after. I highly recommend you wrap yourself up in T.F. Walsh’s wulfkin world. It’s top notch paranormal romance. It left me craving more in the series, and pastries. Custard filled pastries. Yum.