Secrets of Shooting Star Lake by Susanna Strom

August 10th, 2023 Kimberly Review 14 Comments

10th Aug

Secrets of Shooting Star Lake by Susanna Strom is the first shifter paranormal romance in the Black Rock Guardians series. Strom delivered a small-town tale with suspense, interesting characters and a fated romance. Come learn the secrets of Shooting Star Lake.

Secrets of Shooting Star Lake by Susanna Strom
Secrets of Shooting Star Lake
by Susanna Strom
Series: Black Rock Guardians #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Fighting primal instinct is not for the faint of heart…


All I needed from the wickedly smart pastry chef was the land that would give my pack an advantage in the upcoming war.

I never expected to need her .

But Marit Hagen is my fated mate. Every fiber of my being is telling me to claim her.

It doesn’t matter that it’s forbidden. It doesn’t matter that choosing her could cost me everything. Even my life.

All I know is what I feel in my soul .

She’s mine .


I thought the isolated cabin would be a perfect place to recover from my latest romantic disaster.

I was wrong.

Turns out the woods are full of supernatural creatures who want something from me. And one of them wants all of me.

Sexy werewolf Adam Landry says I’m his soul mate.

Puhleeze .

I’m willing to accept the existence of shifters and a potential paranormal war. But I’ll never believe in eternal love .

No matter how much he makes me wish I could…

Secrets of Shooting Star Lake , book 1 in the Black Rock Guardians series, is a lightly angsty PNR with plenty of spicy and tense moments, and just the right amount of action/adventure. Pre-order today and see if you can handle the lake’s secrets.

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I enjoyed my time with this story from Marit and her siblings at the bakery, muffin talk, and Adam with the wolf-shifter pack at Shooting Star Lake.

Strom does a good job of setting up the world, and hooking us with details of things to come. When we meet Marit, she is weeks away from her wedding and finds her fiance’ in bed with their wedding planner. When Adam, an alpha wolf, bumps into her on his way to the bakery, his wolf recognizes her as his mate.

I loved fated mates and was able to look past her ex-fiancé, especially considering his motives. The author did a great job of showing us that Marit was more angry than devastated by their engagement ending. The attraction between Marit and Adam felt genuine, and their chemistry was off the charts.

My only grip was Marit bringing up Bryce in the bedroom. It was weird and awkward. Aside from that I had no complaints. I enjoyed all the characters from Adam’s family to Marit’s. Some of my favorite characters were Zane, an alpha enforcer and woodworker, Xander, an alpha who wants to be a chef and Marit’s pup.

The current suspense thread wraps up with some closure and the promise of more trouble to come. We see hints of the next romance and even get an epilogue that made me smile.

I am looking forward to learning more about the black stone, the pack and the threat on the horizon. The author shared some of the history without info dumps, giving the story a pleasant flow. Fans of shifter romances, fated romances and suspense will want to give the series a go.


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About Susanna Strom

Susanna Strom

With the publication of Pandemonium, Susanna Strom is branching out into an entirely new variety of romance. Susanna loves to read—and write—stories full of complex characters who find love, hope and connection while navigating through a challenging new world. Pandemonium is her first foray in apocalyptic/dystopian romance, but it definitely won’t be her last. Susanna lives in the beautiful Pacific NW with her husband and two very spoiled cats.

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14 Responses to “Secrets of Shooting Star Lake by Susanna Strom”

  1. Megan Riverina Romantics

    This is newly released. Do you happen to know if the author plans on eventually releasing it on audio? It sounds like I’d be interested in it.