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#BookReview – “Rachel’s Totem” by Marie Harte

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When Rachel arrives in Cougar Falls for a reading of her aunt’s will, she finds herself in a typical mountain town. Except that it’s not quite…typical. It’s full of the requisite, rough-hewn mountaineers, but these men seem more animal than man.

And one of the rude strangers brings out the animal in her during an embarrassingly orgasmic-and scorching-sexual encounter in an alley. The fantastic tales that the townsfolk tell about the Ac-Taw, a clan of people who can shift into animals, are nothing but folklore. Or are they?

Burke is stunned by his response to Rachel, and even more so when she innocently shows signs of possessing Ac-Taw blood. And this puts her in more danger than she knows, danger that only increases the urgency to mark her as his own.

Rachel comes to realize she’s inherited much more than just property. She has also inherited a destiny to protect her newfound home.

For the Ac-Taw aren’t just legend-they’re real.


In the first book in the Cougar Falls series, Rachel Penny goes to the small town of Cougar Falls, Montana for the reading of her beloved late aunt’s Will and runs across a rude man in the local diner.

Burke Chastell desperately needs to know what Charlotte Penny stated in her Will. The town is in turmoil after her death and only Rachel can restore order by finding the missing totem. The problem is, Rachel knows very little about her heritage, and Burke is running out of time to save the town.

Rachel and Burke have instant chemistry. They’re fighting one minute and then lusting after each other the next. They’re both strong, likable characters. The sex scenes were scorching!

There’s a large cast of secondary characters, and I’m interested in reading more books in the series.

4 Stars

— If you’ve read this book, I’d love to know what you think of it. Please comment below.