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5++ stars for Curse of Wolf Falls (The MacKenzie Chronicles) by @brendawhitesid2 #romanticsuspense



Title: Curse of Wolf Falls (The MacKenzie Chronicles Book 3)

Author: Brenda Whiteside

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


Secrets can protect what the truth will destroy.

Elidor MacKenzie has a gift she can't return—the ability to absorb the joy, pain, and suffering of others. She's spent her life running from what she considers her curse. Now, her best friend is dead, and she alone holds the key to an archaeological discovery that could destroy a culture. With newfound inner peace, Elidor has returned home to make amends and guard the secret revelation. But greed-driven scavengers have followed her. Once again, the energies of Joshua will stir the hurricane, with her at the deadly center. Jules never got over Elidor. Twenty years and a famous journalism career later, he's back in Joshua—and so is his first love. If his heart can stand the torture, he'll risk reviving their relationship. But saving Elidor from herself and the secret she won't give up may be the death of them both. With Jules by her side, Elidor is determined to outrun the scavengers, guard the secret, and renew their love. But fate is coming after her, and there's nowhere the couple can hide.


My Review:


Can Elidor protect the secret while renewing a love with Jules or has she put both of their lives in peril? Elidor has a special gift, one which she’s been trying to outrun her whole life. As an empath, she absorbs feelings and emotions from others. With her best friend, Cam, dead, she’s the only one who knows what they’ve discovered. If the secret gets out, a tribal nation will suffer. Greedy men are after the location so they can loot the treasure. She’s back home and reunites with Jules, her long-lost love. He alone brings calm to her soul. She wants to confide in him, but she holds the secret close to her chest. She doesn’t want to risk his life to save hers. Can Elidor outwit the men after her and keep Jules safe or will she sacrifice her life for his?


Curse of Wolf Falls is a beautifully written romantic suspense I couldn’t stop reading. Brenda Whiteside blends romance, danger, native mythology, and archeology, all in the heart of the Southwest. I connected with Elidor right away. Her torment, strength, and passion drove the plot. The descriptive narration was deep with allowed me to immerse myself into the story. The plot progression was quick with plenty of intrigue, action, a slew of characters, and intricate world-building. The romance itself is second chance which I loved. The realism woven throughout this story is poignant and will make the reader think long and hard about what is spoken about in Curse of Wolf Falls. The suspense was taut and had me whipping through the pages until the very end. If romantic suspense is your reading jam, you’ll love Curse of Wolf Falls. Another brilliant story by Brenda Whiteside. Highly recommend!


My Rating: 5++ stars


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Author Biography:


Brenda Whiteside is the award-winning author of romantic suspense and romance. She's penned a couple of historicals and straight romance, but she's found villains and danger make a good story that much better. After living in six states and two countries—so far—she and her husband have settled in Central Arizona. They admit to being gypsies at heart so won't discount the possibility of another move. They share their home with a rescue dog named Amigo. While FDW fishes, Brenda writes.


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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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