Review & Giveaway: Someone Else’s Skye by Christine Wenrick

Posted October 16, 2013 by Nima in 4.5 stars, Blog Tour, Giveaway, Paranormal Romance, Rating A, Reviews Tags: , , , ,

Someone Else’s Skye
Author: Christine Wenrick 
Reviewer: Nima
Rating: A, 4.5 stars

What I’m Talking About:

“One night . . . one violent, supernatural battle . . . and five stories of the men whose lives will be changed by it.”

Someone Else’s Skye is the first book in the Brahm Hill Series.  It follows Wenrick’s Charmed Trilogy which ended in the battle of Brahm Hill.  I felt the actual battle was a little anti-climatic in book three, but it set us up for this series.  I recommend reading the Charmed Trilogy first so that you are familiar with the characters and their back-stories as Wenrick does minimal recapping here.

Sticking with what I felt was a successful format in her previous series, the storyline of Someone Else’s Skye keeps a tight focus on the two main characters, Skye Matthews, and Kane, a rare, natural shape-shifter.  Kane is not a bad boy, he’s a naughty boy, a playboy that we’ve secretly adored throughout the Charmed Trilogy.  In this first book of the Brahm Hill Series, it’s fun to see him want something, or more specifically someone, that he can’t have.  In the past he would have moved on, but there’s just something different about Skye and he can’t walk away; he can’t just leave it alone.  Skye is a new character (or is she?) who also introduces us to a new species of supernaturals that we were unaware of in previous books.  I like that Wenrick is continuing to expand the possibilities in her alternate world while keeping the individual stories tight enough to understand and integrate into the broad picture.

This might have been just a four star read for me because it is a slow burn, at times just slightly overdone or repetitive.  I’ve bumped it up to four and a half because it explodes in a twist that I did not see coming.  I knew something was up, I had my guesses, but I was wrong.  I like it when I’m wrong. I like it when the author has me convinced it’s going to go one way and then justifies it going another.  Can’t wait for the next one!

4.5 stars: Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)


About the Book:

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?

Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Red Tree House Publishing
Series: Men of Brahm Hill Book #1
ISBN: #9780988206960
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (308 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/Author

Reviews in the Charmed Series:
The Charmed by Christine Wenrick (The Charmed Trilogy #1)
The Charmed Souls by Christine Wenrick (The Charmed Trilogy #2)
The Charmed Fates by Christine Wenrick (The Charmed Trilogy #3)


The author is running a fabulous giveaway! Christine is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

Tour Grand Prize: Kindle Fire HD & (1) signed copy of Someone Else’s Skye

Secondary Prizes: (10) signed copies of Someone Else’s Skye for (10) additional winners.

To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form, below. And be sure to visit the other stops on the tour (listed at the end of this post).

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Purchase Info:
Someone Else’s Skye (Men of Brahm Hill #1)

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