WOLF ISLAND by Cher Gorman
Wolf Island by Cher Gorman
The Wild Rose Press
Reviewed by Miranda
Abigail Chapel, a British school teacher, travels to Maine in search for her missing sister. Abigail’s sister, a ghost hunter, was last seen on Wolf Island. Upon her arrival Abigail meets the handsome owner of Morgan’s Keep, a supposedly haunted castle, but all she gets from him is kicked to the curb. He is unwilling to answer any questions regarding her sister’s mysterious disappearance. Abigail is a strong, independent, savvy woman that is going to take the keep by storm if that’s what it takes to find her sister.
Devlin Morgan is caught off-guard by Abigail and his instant attraction to her. His first reaction is to shut the door in her face and pray she goes away. He is a gruff, abrasive, gentleman desperate to make up for things he cannot change. Devlin harbors secrets that eat at his soul, secrets he is determined to keep. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get Abigail off the island and out of his hair as soon as possible.
Wolf Island harbors many things: deadly secrets, legends of ghost haunting, a psychic, and a murderer. Abigail refuses to leave the island until she gets some answers about her sister. She quickly discovers getting information from anyone in town about Devlin is like pulling teeth, therefore she must get the information from the source. Devlin plans to scare Abigail with seduction, thinking she will runaway. What he doesn’t realize is that Abigail had that same instant attraction to him and may not be all that scared of seduction. Abigail and Devlin may not get what they want from each other, but they will definitely get more than they bargained for.
Wolf Island is a well-written mystery. I kept asking myself where is her sister? What is he hiding? I was not expecting the villain or the cause for their villainous ways. There were many aspects about Wolf Island I loved. I love it when a book makes me asks questions and Wolf Island had me asking them from page one. Questions I desperately wanted answers to. It was a slow build up to the romance. I had a great chance to get to know Abby and Devlin as individuals. I got attached to them and that allowed me to be emotionally involved. I cared about them and the people they loved. Abby and Devlin had an innocence about them that was very sweet. It was as if neither realized they were lacking a piece of themselves until they met each other. At the same time neither is willing to let the other in because they can’t trust one another. Wolf Island is a spooky, sexy, suspenseful thrill ride.