Sara's Review: Cloaked in Secrecy (The Wulfkin Legacy #2) by T.F. Walsh
Author Provided Copy / ARC
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Released: March 14, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 242 pages
The Wulfkin Legacy saga continues with this gripping tale of love under extraordinary circumstances. Death has followed Alena Novac’s circus family for years. When the police arrest her brother for a murder he didn’t commit, she has only a week to rescue him before he transforms into his wolf form in prison and exposes their wulfkin existence to the world. Enre Ulf, a former member of the Varlac, the fearsome ruling wulfkin clan, plans to infiltrate Alena’s circus clan and take out their alpha to save his home in Transylvania. Except he never expected his wolf claiming Alena as his mate, or feeling compelled to save her brother to help protect the secrets of the wulfkin. With the police closing in and the blood feud threatening them, Alena and Enre must overcome their pasts to save their packs’ futures.
Four Boundless Stars
I was provided Cloaked in Secrecy in exchange for an honest review. I was surprised that this story followed Enre and not Danica. I guess because the first two (including a prequel) revolved around Danica; I felt the series was going to be about her, I was wrong. This isn’t a stand alone novel; there is a lot of backstory you need from at least book 1 in the series, Cloaked in Fur, however do yourself a favor and read all the way back to Cloaked, the prequel you won’t regret it.
In Secrecy, Enre is out to figure out what the dreaded Circus pack has up their sleeve; his former pack master convinced him they were going to come to Transylvania, slaughter his entire pack, and take over their territory. Enre is there to try to negotiate and spy. One thing he has going for him is, he is werewolf royalty, originally from the Varlac pack, he is practically untouchable; instead of killing him outright, the Circus pack treat him more like an inspector.
Alena is the daughter of the Circus pack’s alpha, and her twin brother gets arrested for murder one week before the full moon. Her brother is a moonwulf and is forced to change with the full moon, unlike wulfkin, who can control their changes. Alena and Enre meet the night her brother gets captured, as Enre saves Alena from the police and gets himself shot in the process. Their attraction is instantaneous; so far mating in this series seemed like something the wulfkin did only to propagate their species, until Enre and Alena. Their story lines up a little more like other werewolf stories I’ve read, where there is that instant attraction because their wolfs recognize their mates. In Walsh’s story, the humans are in control, and it’s more civilized than anything I usually read in this genre. No biting (mating marks) ext.
There is a lot going on, with Alena’s brother in jail, they is the very real chance that all of wulfkin kind will be outed to the humans at the next full moon. Yet, since there have been a slew of bodies turning up at every town, the circus has been at for years, the police and Interpol are all over the Circus pack, like white on rice. Alena is in a race against time, because now that the Varlac are there, all of their lives are in danger or so she thinks.
The story was loaded with action, mystery and so much suspense; I honestly didn’t know what was going to happen next. The last 40% of the book had me in such a state of anxiety, I couldn’t put it down, I had to know what happens next! Then we are left in such of state of OMG what now! I cannot wait for the next story, and I can’t even begin to fathom what direction we are going in. I love that! Overall, I am giving Cloaked in Secrecy 4 Boundless Stars, I really enjoyed it.