Derek is a werewolf under a curse. He can no longer change into wolf form. To make matters
worse, he is the pack leader and cannot admit his malady to anyone. If any of his pack
members discovered his problem they would challenge him to a fight to the death. With his
serious handicap, Derek is certain to lose.
Derek's whole pack is falling apart. They used to be a cohesive unit. Now it has become
a society of cliques. The alpha female is behaving the strangest of all. Is she simply no
longer attracted to Derek, or does she suspect something is wrong with him? Or worse, could
she be in cahoots with the lone wolf who cast the curse upon Derek?
Derek seeks help at a bookstore specializing in the occult. Liz Hastings, the employee
he talks to, is a witch. He approaches her claiming to be an aspiring author in the horror
genre. He needs her help researching werewolves.
As Liz searches for information for Derek, she finds herself being drawn deeper and
deeper into an involvement with him that she is not sure that she wants. A few years ago,
Liz was brutally raped by a member of her coven. It was a date rape and none of the other
coven members believed her. She had withdrawn from all human contact until Derek came along.
Now Liz and Derek are in a race against the clock. They must find a way to lift the curse
before the next full moon. Otherwise Derek's pack will discover his weakness and will tear
This book has only two drawbacks, both involving language. There is a sprinkling of
vulgar language and also a sprinkling of polysyllabic words. These minor flaws do not
detract from its overall enjoyability. This is a good book.