Evaluation: Love this series for so many reasons! I love that Elena and Clay are a happy, loving couple who still enjoy wild sex after twenty years together. I love that they have “parenting” problems like anyone else. I love that Armstrong uses the animal world to illuminate relationships in the human world. It’s all good!
Frostbitten is the tenth book in Armstrong’s Otherworld fantasy series about supernatural women, and the fourth that follows the story of Elena Michaels, the only female werewolf.Elena, now thirty-nine and the mother of a set of three-year-old twins, heads for Alaska to accomplish multiple tasks: first, she is trying to warn the werewolf Reese Williams about some nasty werewolves who want to do him harm; second, she intends to track rumors of men being killed by wolves; and finally, there is an old werewolf friend of Jeremy’s (her Alpha Pack leader), who is now in Alaska, and who Jeremy is anxious to contact.Clay, Elena’s mate, meets up with her, and they set out to find the other werewolves when they are astonished by the scent of a huge creature that seems to be a cross between a bear and a wolf. But even this “beast” isn’t as horrible as the werewolf mutts they two are tracking. Elena just barely escapes rape and death multiple times.She isn’t acting herself however; she has received a letter from a former foster father who abused her and who now wants “forgiveness,” and she finds out Jeremy has his eye on her to be the next Alpha of the Pack. She’s worried if she can handle it all, and if it will affect her relationship with Clay.