A Safe Harbor by Moira Rogers (Building Sanctuary #1)
July 13, 2010
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: Sex. Dirty, guilty glorious sex, and that something more that had come to life when he’d whispered, Let me love you.
Joan Fuller is both physically and mentally exhausted. An alpha, she was turned by a vicious Edwin Lancaster. A spoiled, textile tycoon, he loves to take young wolves and after their appeal wears off, he casts them off onto not so nice men. Joan decides to take a stand and get the wolves away from him. With the help of vampire Adam, they are able to escape. Joan is exhausted from the entire pack drawing on her magic. Even the ones that Edwin still has, and is killing and abusing. The alpha in Boston, Samuel, is in debt to Edwin, which leaves him calling all the shots.
Seamus Whelan is retiring from his bootlegging days but before he can do that he owes his old friend Gavin Hamilton one last favor. He agrees to pick up some hurt female wolves and drive them to safety, but when he gets there he knows he must do more than the simple task he was assigned. These wolves are in bad shape and he is ready to fight to protect them. He is also drawn to the very alpha, very in control Joan.
Safe Harbor takes us back in time to the Great Depression. We see Gavin and Adam many years before we meet them in Moira Roger’s other series, Red Rock Pass. I loved Joan from the first time we meet her. Although she is alpha, she comes across very warm and mature. So strong, and willing to sacrifice anything, including her life to keep those she cares for safe. Although she is in control with the pack, her feelings make her feel completely out of control with Seamus. She is new to romance, and Seamus makes her feel unsure of herself. Blushing when she first kisses him. It doesn’t take her long to warm up, and soon their passion can’t be denied. Moira Rogers does a great job with their heroines. They always come across with just enough spunk, toughness and humor. Seamus is also a great alpha – both lethal and very warm and friendly. A easy going guy, that never fights his feelings towards Joan and is very unselfish in his desire to help the injured wolves.
Another great character we are introduced to is Victor, Seamus’ friend and a pain to all those around him. His book is out this fall and I am already smiling in anticipation.
Book Binge – 4.25/5
Book Faery – 4/5
This series includes:
Safe Harbor – 7/13/10
Undertow – 10/12/10