While the quick-witted repartee between the characters is amusing, the abundant pop culture references get stale quickly. But when the dialogue stops, the wild sex between Ella and her soon-to-be-ex, Crosby, starts. One minute these two can’t stand each other and the next they are tearing up the sheets with a ferocity that shows off their inner shifters. Readers looking for some great dirty talk and an endless stream of verbal game-playing will enjoy this novella by the talented Dakota Cassidy.

What do you do with an amnesiac werewolf? Give him a crash course on shifting, of course. But shifter Ella Stills would rather do anything, anything other than spend time helping her no good, cheating husband, Crosby Nash. However when Crosby turns up in the hospital hurt and unable to remember his past, the wolf pack convinces Ella, a psychiatric nurse, to lend a hand in his recovery. Ella is sure this is a bad idea. Before Crosby's accident, their marital discord was the stuff of legends. However, the Crosby that follows Ella home from the hospital is not the snarling, insensitive man she remembers. This Crosby is funny and sweet and has a one-track mind set on getting Ella into bed. She has a hard time refusing his attention and is happy to start over, but Ella is definitely not looking forward to the day that Crosby’s memory returns. (ELLORA'S CAVE, August 2011, dl., $5.20)

Reviewed by: 
Dawn Crowne