Sunday, February 14, 2016

Book Review: Shifting Dreams

Title - Shifting Dreams
Author - Elizabeth Hunter
Series - Cambio Springs #1
Genre - Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
Published - March 3rd 2013
Format - Kindle

Somedays, Jena Crowe just can’t get a break. Work at her diner never ends, her two boys are bundles of energy, and she’s pretty sure her oldest is about to shift into something furry or feathery. Added to that, changes seem to be coming to the tiny town of Cambio Springs—big changes that not everyone in the isolated town of shapeshifters is thrilled about.

Caleb Gilbert was looking for change, and the quiet desert town seemed just the ticket for a more peaceful life. He never counted on violence finding him, nor could he have predicted just how crazy his new life would become.

When murder rocks their small community, Caleb and Jena will have to work together. And when the new Chief of Police isn’t put off by any of her usual defenses, Jena may be faced with the most frightening change of all: lowering the defenses around her carefully guarded heart.

Shifting Dreams is the first novel in Cambio Springs, the new paranormal romance series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the best-selling Elemental Mysteries series. 

Shifting Dreams is the first installment in the Cambio Springs series. Jena Crowe’s husband died young which isn’t very common in the community she’s from. Left with two boys she doesn’t have time for guys except for the rare one passing through and Caleb is just what she needs. Little does she know that he’s the new police chief that was hired in town and that he won’t be leaving anytime soon. Jena’s longtime friend Alex has return to town will plans to build a hotel that will change the springs forever bringing jobs but not everyone is thrilled.

While Caleb is one of the few human’s living in the springs he is the only one who doesn’t know the true secret of the people who live there. Jena is a bird shifter her true form is that of a hawk while her husband was a wolf but he never shifted. When her grandmother as well as the council member who opposed the hotel is found murdered it’s going to be for Caleb to figure out what’s really going on. While Jena is determined she doesn’t want a relationship Caleb isn’t willing to give up and Jena may not be able to resist him forever. While the pair work together to solve her grandmothers murder, how long will Jena be able to keep her secret? Will they find the killer?

I like Jena she married even though she knew it wouldn’t last forever and that he would die long. She’s not your typically shapeshifter since she’s a hawk and she’s also not trapped in just one form which I liked a lot. I knew from day one Caleb was a perfect match for the stubborn shifter it just works well for the pair, and he accepts her even when he learns that she has feathers. The chemistry between these two just works from working the case to sweeping her off her feet.I also liked that we had a little insight into the supporting characters like Alex and Ted.

I’ve had this one on my wishlist for a while but never seemed to get around to it yet but decided that it was time to give it a shot. I’m a huge fan of shifter novels so I had some bright expectations and Shifting Dreams doesn’t disappoint. I enjoyed the unique concept for the shifters having a true from but the flexibility to take other forms as well as reptile shifters. Shifting Dreams is a supernatural mystery that is hard to put down with an intriguing story, captivating characters and just enough romance to complete a complex story. This is my first book by the author but I’m a quick fan her writing style is smooth it flows from start to finish and is well written. I’m a fan of the human shifter love story but this is my first where the female is the main character, and I liked it a lot. A beautiful story to complement the beautiful cover, highly recommend for fans of shifter romance and mystery. I've already picked up the next to in the series can't wait to see what is going to happen next in Cambio Springs. 

No comments:

Post a Comment