Erihn had been a beautiful girl with an up and coming modeling career when she was kidnapped, tortured and scarred for life. Although she eventually escaped her captor and her wounds healed, Erihn bore deep scars inside and hid her natural beauty behind bulky clothes and avoided men. If she hadn't drunk too much at the bar, her friends never would have been able to get her to read her poem on the stage and the sexy Fayne never would have kissed her in public.
Erihn immediately fled from Fayne to her friend Jennifer's remote Colorado cabin (Jennifer's story is in book #2 called Retribution). So Erihn is stunned when she discovers that Fayne is living there. Fayne has always been turned on by females who are unaware of their own attractions and is determined to get to know Erihn better. He is willing to give her time to grow accustomed to his presence, but not too much time. As Fayne grows to care for Erihn, he discovers that she is writing a romance novel about a were-cat that seems to be based on him. But how could she know the truth about what he really was?
Shameless is #3 in the Shadow Dweller series and it was my favorite of the six. It is the only one that deals with were-cats or any kind of were-animals and Fayne was extremely sexy. Erihn was also a great heroine and really came into her own by the end of the book. The story is pretty short, at a little over 200 pages, but is one of the longer books in the series. Keep an eye out to find these 6 books as a bargain set or buy them in ebook format, as they are quite a bit cheaper. Just be aware that Wilder leaves you hanging after the sixth book and Renault never does get his story told (as of yet)!
This report prepared by Debbie
In the heart of Colorado begins a love story that could heal the wounds of years. As Erihn finds the one man who could finally break through the barriers she's erected because of a tortured past, Fayne (a werecat) is torn between his desire and his loyalties. As he watches the woman he loves break free
from years of self-imposed loneliness, he finds he is the one who is now trapped by his desire.
Fate steps in and his secret threatens everyone around them, secrets that lead a bitter enemy to love's door.
This report prepared by Rachel Elmslie