Roy Farrell is convinced that he has no future.

Roy never wanted to be anything but a Marine. But on his last tour of duty, he was bitten by a werewolf. Next thing he knew, he was locked up in a secret underground laboratory. Despite the agony caused by his newly enhanced senses, he managed to escape his captors. Unable to return to the Marines, his entire life shattered, he hid out in the woods of Yosemite.

Laura Kaplan is desperate to escape her past.

Reformed con artist Laura was acclaimed as a hero for her courage during a bank robbery gone violently wrong. Overcome with guilt over the people she couldn’t save, she fled the city to seek solace in a lonely cabin in Yosemite. But she can’t run forever from the dark secrets of her past.

Can two broken people heal each other?

After Roy is badly wounded saving Laura from a mysterious enemy, they take refuge together in her snowed-in cabin. Forced to depend on each other for their very survival, they must come together to save their lives, face their fears, and find their hearts.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other- in other words, there’s going to be sex involved in this story – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Werewolf Marines series include:  Laura’s Wolf – Prisoner – Partner –

Title:  Laura’s Wolf
Series:  Werewolf Marines #1
Author:  Lia Silver
Published:  March 5, 2014
My Rating:  4 stars

While Laura’s Wolf is an intriguing shifter romance, it also opened my eyes a bit more to the daily suffering and dealing that people with PTSD have to face every single day.  And, truth is, you do not have to be a soldier to experience PTSD.  The characters in this story all deal, in one way or another, with the results of trauma which simply brings home the fact that not everyone will experience the same symptoms of PTSD, but everyone who faces this does go through a very real experience that is unimaginable to the rest of us.  This has been around since the beginning of recorded history, simply known by other names.  I’ll admit that, at times, Laura’s Wolf is difficult to read – not because of the story, which is amazing, but because we are brought right into nightmares that just reading about has an affect on the reader.  Kudos to Lia Silver (who is a real life therapist) for bringing us a realistic story in details that make each character even more believable as we walk, if not in their shoes, but alongside of them in this story.

Roy and Laura’s romance is intense – there really is no other descriptive word that works for this story.  I was fully engaged in their journey to discover what, for them, will eventually be a happy ending.  The secondary characters come alive with distinct personalities – and even the bad guys are so easily imagined from their descriptions and actions.  There are vile people in the world, and this villain is almost beyond evil.  I am looking forward to the rest of this series as now I need to know more, and hopefully, get glimpses of Roy and Laura as they continue their journey together.  Laura’s Wolf isn’t always an emotionally easy story to read, yet it is one that will draw you into this world and not let go until the final page.  If you enjoy shifter romance, mystery or suspense, then you’d enjoy this story.  I’d recommend it to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader who can dive into a realistic story, enjoys believable characters even at their weakest, and wants a truly captivating reading experience.

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