* I received this ARC free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
New England is ideal for vampire Adam Dubois. His cozy home in the Great North Woods reminds him of a happier time when werewolves and witches were stuff of legends, and he was a simple lumberjack.
Hiding from past failures has worked for over eighty years, but a life debt owed to the Red Rock alpha has forced him to leave his retreat–and come face to face with a woman who challenges and tempts him on every level.
Hiding secrets is a lonely business, and Cindy Shepherd is lonely with a capital L. Red Rock isn’t exactly crawling with available men, but her interest in the mystery-shrouded new vampire in town seems mutual. After all, it’s only sex–there’s no danger he’ll dig deep enough to unleash the demons of her past.
Casual flirtation turns deadly serious when Adam discovers that the vampire plaguing Red Rock is using his mistakes as a road map. When it comes to his life, he knows Cindy has his back. But in order to secure the future, they both must trust each other with more–even if it means sacrificing themselves to save everything they hold dear.
Sanctuary Unbound is the 4th book in the Red Rock series. It has plenty of romance and action to stand on its own but the story is more powerful if read in series order. From the beginning you are drawn into the world known as Red Rock Pass. Not only are the pack in the middle of a war, they are dealing with a crisis that hits closer to home.
The tale begins with Cindy, the pack doctor, telling Gavin that he is going to have to give up his place as the Alpha of Red Rock. His body can’t take the stress and it is going to kill him if he doesn’t let go. He agrees to step down and allow Keith to take his place as the new alpha.
Keith is back in town and he has brought one of Gavin’s oldest friends with him, a vampire. The first time he sees Cindy he is drawn to her, as she is to him. She thinks they can have a casual relationship but soon learns that the heart wants what the heart wants.
Both Cindy and Adam are perfect for each other. They are both hurt and carrying demons that will destroy them if they don’t find a way to heal. Adam is afraid of failure after what happened with his old pack while Cindy is afraid of being loved because of her past.
The Red Rock pack are in danger of losing their territory to a vampire that is controlling another pack. Can the big, bad lumberjack vampire save them? Definitely with the help of a local pack, a witch and Cindy. During the fight scene, you felt like you were right there with them. I was definitely rooting for Adam and Cindy when he took on the vampire.
I love that Cindy is a strong capable woman who realizes that her past has made her who she is. She’s not someone that is willing to stand by and let everyone else take care of her. There are many appealing characters and I was touched with Sam’s softer side we saw as she cared for Gavin.
The only thing I was disappointed in was the fact that the book ended. I adore this series and hope there are more to come. It’s a very fast read with just the right amount of action to offset the romance. I love this book and give it 4 flaming hearts.