Someone Else’s Skye
(Men of Brahm Hill, #1)
By: Christine Wenrick
Publisher: Red Tree House Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
One night . . . one violent, supernatural battle . . . and five stories of the men whose lives will be changed by it.
Kane, Brethren Guardian and one of the few Natural Shape-Shifters left in existence, survives the bloody battle of Brahm Hill but loses two of his closest friends. For all of his good-natured sarcasm and eye-popping good looks, Kane finds himself unable to completely forget about that night, so he seeks comfort in the one thing he is truly good at . . . sex!
This shape-shifting bad boy believes in having a good time—a very good time, usually involving mingled heavy breathing with a sexy Dhampir in a tiny closet somewhere. But when Kane is sent into the freezing tundra of the Northwest Territories to investigate a troublesome supernatural being reported to be on the loose, he soon crosses paths with a woman who almost instantly drives him insane with desire . . . because she doesn’t seem to be falling for his charms.
It’s completely inexplicable.
Skye Matthews has a job to do, and she needs to be focused on that, not spending all her time rebuffing the advances of this way-too-cocky and handsome stranger. Yet, there is something irresistible about this self-involved playboy that she can’t seem to ignore. And when the ‘Unidentified’ Kane is sent to investigate takes an unnatural interest in Skye, protecting her becomes the Guardian’s top priority.
But . . . can he save Skye from a supernatural being no one has ever encountered before?
Even though this is a first in a series, this is a spin off series and should ultimately be read after reading the Charmed trilogy. The big battle that starts this series is actually the climatic battle scene from the last book of the Charmed trilogy. The main characters from this story are actually secondary characters from the previous trilogy. So I think that, had I not read the Charmed trilogy, I’d have been lost going into this story.
I really enjoyed catching up with all of the characters again. Since they were secondary characters in the previous storyline, we didn’t really get a chance to know them on a deeper level. So it’s nice to have them get their time in the lime light. Plus there was the added bonus that the “Angel” from The Charmed Fates turns out to be Skye. So like I said, the two series sort of interlock with each other.
Skye is something that no one has ever witnessed before. She has special powers that don’t really classify her as any given supernatural that we’ve seen before. For instance the fact that she’s invisible to the lycans or why she’s always sent out on dangerous missions by her father. The entire time I was guessing what she was and it isn’t revealed until the end of the book.
There was also the added mystery behind the Wraith. It appeared to be attracted to Skye and always seemed to pop up wherever she was. It was described at basically the Loony Toons version of the Tazmanian Devil. It’s just this force to be recon with that can take out trees, cars and is pretty much indestructible.
I liked that this story had more than one thing that kept the reader guessing until the end. Yeah it’s a paranormal romance so you know that in the end they will be together but you don’t know what’s really going on between the Wraith and Skye until the very end. Plus, I also liked getting inside Kane’s head who was somewhat of a “tough-guy” in the last trilogy. I will definitely be keeping up with this series.
When Skye comes across Kane for the first time in his animal form he’s under the disguise as Bogart the jaguar. However, Skye doesn’t think Bogart fits him.
“You really are a beautiful animal. But Bogart? I assume that’s for Humphrey. You don’t look like a Bogart to me. You should have a much more exotic name. Something proud, strong… like Mufasa.”
Christine is the author of The Charmed Trilogy. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her novels. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader, because she herself is such a lover of reading.