I’m not counting this as a full book as it’s more of Kelley Armstrong’s short stories about the characters from her Women of the Otherworld series, but I only read two of them. The first, ‘Beginnings’, was about Clay and Elena, my favourite werewolves, and focuses on the early days of their relationship: How they met, fell in love, and Clay’s struggle over telling Elena the truth of what he is. It flips back and forth between their perspectives so we get to see how they both react to the situations they’re in. I like reading from Clay’s point of view and it was nice to see Elena before she became a werewolf. Mostly I was happy to finally see why Clay chose to bite her, given he knew the consequences.
The second story I read, ‘Wedding Bell Hell’, is told from Paige Winterbourne’s point of view as she gears up to her marriage to Lucas Cortez. Paige is a witch we first met in Stolen, and the next two novels in the series follow her but I’ve yet to read them, so I didn’t know everyone involved. It’s a cute little story which doesn’t add anything to Paige’s back story that I can tell, but it’s sweet and fun. I didn’t read any of the rest of the stories as I haven’t come across a lot of the characters yet, and as some are quite short and self contained it’s difficult to get involved without knowing more. I may revisit them at a later date if I do read all of the other books.