that Press Secretary, Serena Plim has been in love with her
boss, Kelvin Waters, for the past 10 years, though she’s
never acted on it. Kelvin is the Australian Deputy Prime
Minister and he is married. So when his vindictive wife,
Priscilla, goes to the press with a bunch of lies accusing
Serena and Kelvin of having an affair, everything they have
worked for is destroyed in an instant. Kelvin resigns and
Serena takes to the open road to clear her head.
the road, she meets Jack Wolfe, a cattle rancher, who offers
her a safe haven in his home, and eventually his life.
Serena is uncertain of Jack’s motives, especially when he
has her car returned and takes steps to cover her trail.
Is she in
danger? Only time will tell. When Kelvin shows up at
Jack’s ranch looking for Serena, things start to get truly
Political Animal” is a story that I recognized immediately
because I’ve read it so many times before. The fact that
werewolves are involved adds spice to the plot but my
overall reaction to the story was moderate. More to the
point, it’s a likeable tale with likeable characters in a
fairly interesting setting with fascinating facts and good
are not meant to share the same mate. Jack and Kelvin are
constantly at one another’s throats, and it’s tearing Serena
apart. She decides that leaving is for the best. The
timing is the worst because the quickening is heating her
libido faster than she can adjust to being newly turned.
Serena finds refuge at a resort for werewolves while
renowned socialite Catriona Molyneux plots to make her the
next Prime Minister. Opposition from Jack and Kelvin along
with enemies waiting in the shadows surrounds both Serena
and Catriona. Serena will need to learn what it means to be
a werewolf in every way.
plots, and seduction all take “The Body Politic” into a maze
of plot twists and turns that surprised me. This sequel
carries more action, suspense and an intriguing new
character, Catriona, who I think is competition for Serena’s
character. I couldn’t take my eyes off her; she’s complex,
brilliant, sexy and ruthless. I was pleased to see Serena
grow into her werewolf aspect and regain her independence.
Jack is someone I’ve grown to respect more and more, and
with all his Old World baggage he’s a nice contrast to
Kelvin. I got more into the story this time around. This
second installment was impressive.
is Prime Minister of Australia. Her appointment has forced
the dissolution of the ménage. She and Jack are both working
together against their enemies while rallying new players
into the game. The Wolfen Council is continuing on with
their tyrannical plots, while Catriona and Kelvin work out a
tenuous alliance with the vampires.
strongly attracted to Commander Ling, a vampire temptress
with an insatiable appetite for sex and power. Catriona is
up to her old tricks of manipulation and subterfuge. With
two formidable females drawing him further into the web,
Kelvin knows that it’s just matter of time before he
certainly saved the best for last. “Political Expediency”
pulsates with hot relentless sex and truckloads of action,
suspense and schemes. It was fun to watch Serena strut her
stuff as the new Prime Minister. Catriona stole the show
for me, grandstanding all the way to very end. Much to my
surprise, she became my personal favorite. I got to witness
an up close view of Kelvin this time whereas in the earlier
stories, he seemed more distant. It was a nice touch.
vampires bring an entirely different and deliciously
dangerous spin on the story, literally stinking up every
scene with mouth watering pheromones. When people aren’t
trying to kill one another (or commit to another round of
backstabbing) everyone is making nice by indulging in loads
of sex. Yay!
Political Expediency kicks off with revolver
force and ends with a cannon blast. One of the best
surprises is the entry of the vampires, who add their own
double dealing and double teaming in between amazingly
sizzling bouts of raunchy uninhibited sex. Politics takes
on a new definition when combined with the paranormal
world. Edgy, steamy and original, anyone looking for an
enjoyable read should dive right into this collection.