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Black Gold (Takhini Wolves) Paperback – August 7, 2012
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With all this friends settling down, Shaun thinks there may be something to this love-and-roses crap. He never thought the one to push his forever button would be a silver-spooned Southern debutante. Gem’s environmental project in Alaska is her declaration of independence. Except there’s something in the air that unexpectedly rouses her mating hormones. Moments after their eyes lock, the deed is done—and done thoroughly. When the pheromone dust settles, though, all the reasons they don’t belong together become painfully clear. It’s enough to make a wolf learn a whole new set of cuss words…
Top Customer Reviews
I usually take notes when I read and the top line on my notepad for this one is, "1% - laughed out loud." The book starts off with a barroom brawl between a bunch of drunken bear shifters that Evan and Shaun are breaking up while casually talking. It's so funny and playful - exactly one of the reasons I've enjoyed all of the Granite Lake books and now this one. There were little moments sprinkled through the book that would just catch me off guard and make me laugh (they often seem to have involved those bear shifters).
I loved both Gem and Shaun a lot. She's a total fish out of water in the Yukon. Not just Daddy's Sheltered Princess, she comes from an area where wolves just don't shift for pleasure, so Shaun's entire way of being a wolf is alien to her.Read more ›
Gem has come to Canada to complete her research and get away from her protective father. Shaun needs a goal in his life, something and someone to care about. As Mates, they may well find exactly what they each need - love, respect, freedom, and someone to Love.
- Contemporary paranormal erotic romance set in Canada (particularly rural areas).
- 3753 kindle locations, 65,612 words, but finishes around 93%.
- m/f - reasonably frequent, explicit, caring.
- We previously met Shaun, Tad's business partner and member of Whitehorse Pack, in "Wolf Flight".
- Some characters from Arend's previous series (eg TJ) appear, and there are a few references to their stories. This series is set in the same World and time, but the books are substantially longer and have a different overarching plot. It is not necessary for the reader to have read Arend's "Granite Lake Wolves" series, to enjoy this one.
- Includes excerpts from "Wolf Tracks" by Vivian Arend, "The Seven Year Witch" by Jodi Redford, and "Cipher" by Moira Rogers.Read more ›
The story is divided into 3 parts, and Ms. Arend selected a stanza from the wonderful lyrical poetry of Robert Service as the introduction to each section. The poetry sets the theme and tone as the plot of Black Gold advances.
Shaun Stevens is a helicopter pilot who runs a charter business with a couple of the other Takhini Pack shifters. While waiting for his next booking to arrive Shaun is helping out working as a bouncer at the Moonshine Inn, which is the pack's home base. Evan, the Takhini Pack's Alpha is Shaun's friend. These shifters are rough, rowdy, and cuss up a storm, and they are innately sexual. As pack Alpha, Evan is smart and diplomatic taking his significant responsibilities seriously. Shaun, lives the footloose and fancy free life, responsibilities aren't on the menu. Evan sees great potential in his friend but doesn't know quiet how to encourage Shaun to come into his own. In that vain Evan pulls Shaun into his office for a heart to heart and introduces him to some of special home brewed hooch he has tucked away. The scene is hilarious particularly when Shaun begins to feel the effects of the liquid fire.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this series but I always go back to the very beginning with the Granite Lake Wolves which is my favorite series. Read morePublished 1 day ago by WardenJ
This was a a delightful surprise for me. She kept surprising him; so much fun. I will definitely be reading more of this series. BELPublished 1 month ago by Bel
I am not a big fan of shifter takes, but I can say I prefer wolves to anything else. This book turned out to be surprisingly entertaining. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JigsawGirl
The writing maintained interest in the characters throughout the story.Published 2 months ago by Jimmy Rawlings
I could not stop reading. All the characters were fantastic. Well developed. Very strong females. Loved that. Lots of humor from beginning to end. Enjoy!Published 2 months ago by pdb
Great book. Enjoyed the story and the steamy scenes. I defiantly recommend this book for a read. You will nor regret it.Published 4 months ago by Candace
The characters and story were hard to get into. The characters were too wishy washy. The alpha and the human seemed to the only ones who were solid.Published 4 months ago by tazzydevil40