Book Tour: River's Recruit by Charlotte Abel Review & Giveaway
Jonathan McKnight lost everything in Afghanistan. His left hand, his identical twin, his self-respect and his naive belief that good always triumphs over evil. Burdened by grief and guilt, he searches for redemption on a solo backpacking trip into the remote Sawatch Mountains of Colorado and discovers a secret tribe of shifters.
River, the beautiful young shifter that rescues Jonathan has been promised to a man she despises. A man that does not desire her and only wants to use her to achieve his own political goals. Jonathan is more than a romantic rival. He’s a threat to those goals.
The only way to save Jonathan’s life is for River to take him as her recruit.
As Jonathan learns more about the horrors of River’s cult-like society, he becomes even more determined to escape it, until he learns that River is responsible for everything he does and will be executed if he succeeds.
Escape is not an option—unless Jonathan can persuade River to leave with him. And if she refuses? Well, then, he’ll just have to kidnap her.
I found this book pretty interesting. The plot was really good. I felt like there were a few little slower parts but they were still interesting. You could really connect with Jonathan when he loses his twin brother and his hand. I loved the characters. Some are just so funny, like Paul. River was really interesting, we got to see parts of the story from her view.
One thing I found funny was that the people of New Eden have no problem walking around naked. And that Jonathan was weird about.
This book was unlike any other shifter book I have read. They don't start out as wolves, they have to merge with them. Then they have "merge fever" and they have to "mate" to get rid of it or they will die. So unique right?!
One thing that I loved about this book was that there wasn't a new world they lived in. They just are hidden in a remote area of our world, so it's believable.
I am definitely going to be read book two, because that ending!! I need to know what happens!
Charlotte Abel was born and raised in Oklahoma where she met her soulmate, Pete. She chased him to Boulder, Colorado and finally convinced him they were meant to be together forever. They've raised three kids, two ferrets, three dogs and countless hamsters -- and are still happily married.
She's in love with "real" life and paranormal romance. When she's not reading or writing, Charlotte enjoys hiking, bicycling and primitive archery (although she's never shot at anything other than a target!)
The final book of The Channie Series, "Finding Valor," should be available by Christmas.