CLAIMED BY J.R. WARD
A heart-pounding new series set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, with a scientist fighting to save the timber wolves—and getting caught in a deadly trap herself…
Lydia Susi is passionate about protecting wolves in their natural habitat. When a hotel chain develops a tract of land next to the preserve, Lydia is one of the most vocal opponents of the project—and becomes a target.
One night, a shadowy figure threatens Lydia’s life in the forest, and a new hire at the Wolf Study Project comes from out of nowhere to save her. Daniel Joseph is both mysterious, and someone she intrinsically wants to trust. But is he hiding something?
As the stakes get higher, and one of Lydia’s colleagues is murdered, she must decide how far she will go to protect the wolves. Then a shocking revelation about Daniel challenges Lydia’s reality in ways she could never have predicted. Some fates demand courage, others require even more, with no guarantees. Is she destined to have true love… or will a soul-shattering loss ruin her forever?
I never considered myself a lover of the mystery and thriller genre but Claimed proved me wrong!
Here’s what I loved:
The writing is completely flawless. Its informative, engaging, and witty. I thoroughly enjoyed that aspect of the book. It’s heavy on mystery and suspense and I didn’t expect that but loved it immensely.
The mystery. Yup, never thought I’d say that, but I was definitely hanging on each chapter to see when or if we’d get the next clue or surprise.
The characters stand out. They are well written and believable. Lydia, an animal behaviorist is so compassionate and caring. Her love for the wolves she’s pledged to save endeared her to me. Daniel is the newly hired groundskeeper working with her. He’s selfless, protective, and would give his life to protect Lydia. Their attraction was immediate, but this is still a slowburn.
The surprise near the end. How the heck did I not see it coming?! I was so focused on the wrong thing. Ugh! I don’t even know what to think at this point except to wait patiently for the next book in the series!