Normally I am blown away with how much I enjoy Moira Rogers books, but this time I felt more confused and irritated than excited about the next installment in the Southern Arcana series. When I started reading it, I was instantly trying to remember characters, what they were, where we had met them and how they played in to the story. It just gave me a headache thinking about it. So confused, I just didn’t really know what was going on except for the here and now which left me not really enjoying the book as much as I wanted too.
Sera Sinclaire is a submissive coyote shifter who has left her abusive husband, an alpha coyote shifter. Being submissive, she lacks the powers to resist alpha shifters who need her soothing submissiveness. Trying her best to be self-sufficient she is drawn to the one alpha who lets her be herself and encourages her independence, Julio.
Julio is an alpha wolf-shifter who is also psychic. He protects Sera while helping her to grow by taking her away from New Orleans. He has earned his place in the Southeast Council, but knows his father has plans that do not include a coyote shifter destroying their bid for power.
What I don’t really care for is all the political power exchanges these books have had in them. I read to escape and this just felt like too much of what I have to watch day in and out lately. And if you can’t remember all of what has happened in the past books, this one will leave you confused…or it did me.
There wasn’t any deep internal conflict on either of the hero or heroine parts. The biggest like about this book was the deeply sexy love scenes between these two. While leaving New Orleans behind, the two are allowed to let free some and grow more in love with each other as they wait for her ex-husband to rear his ugly head.
While the love was interesting to watch grow, all the outside influences just left me trying to hard to remember things instead of letting me get immersed into the story. Unfortunately, it just felt like an ok book to me.