First off let me say I set out hoping to enjoy this book. It has a lovely cover and I was lured in by the words werewolf and vampire on the back. As soon as I curled up in bed and cracked it open I knew it was going to be a struggle.
This is Morel's first paranormal and it shows. From what I was able to find she has written two historical romances under another name, perhaps they were better. What I found disconcerting is that this book not only lacked any passion or intensity when it clearly should have, it started off with one character as if she were the central heroine and then threw the supposedly central heroine in a little later. Even now, just hours after completing the book I couldn't tell you who this book was intended to center on.
The story introduces us to Julie, an American professor, and Paul, a French werewolf hunter moonlighting as author to a book which Julie must translate to English to provoke the last of the Montfort werewolves. What I don't understand is why the werewolf needed to be provoked with a book, or why, if Paul is so fluent in English, he didn't translate it himself. Enter Paul's partner in werewolf hunting, the aristocratic Catherine and her vampire lover, Ian. Now here is where it really gets confusing... Ian is really the main character in Paul's book who supposedly killed his wife when instead it was his jealous cousin who killed his wife and is the father of the Montfort werewolves. Oh yeah, and Ian's also Julie's great-great-grandpa.
Throw in absolutely no world building, no character development beyond a bunch of discussion regarding aristocratic tastes and really badly written plans to catch the werewolf and this book is the stinker of the year. If you like paranormals, stay away from this one. If you like romance, you won't find any here. I try not to be too critical of anyone's writing but when I've seen teenagers write more passionate and well sculpted stories it pains me that a publisher would put this on the shelves and charge money for it. If you really must read it, borrow it from the library or buy it at a garage sale, all you'll lose is the time you waste reading it.