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Crying Wolf (Black River Pack) Paperback – November 29, 2014
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 29, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 116 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1506196640
- ISBN-13 : 978-1506196640
- Item Weight : 8.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.29 x 9 inches
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First, the way Grace escapes from her ex wasn't believable. After she came back the first time, he would have tried really hard to make sure she wouldn't be able to leave a second time -- like, making sure she had no access to money so she couldn't get transportation to leave. That's what an obsessive, abusive partner would do. He doesn't seem to have reacted much (apart from beating her up). It doesn't make sense.
Second, considering that Grace had been avoiding Hunter since she arrived in town, and that she's on the run from her stalker ex-boyfriend, how is it that she's not freaked out when Hunter tells her, "Go home for the night before I change my mind and take what's mine even if you're not ready to give it to me yet"? I haven't been stalked and even I find that creepy. I mean, they haven't even had a conversation, for crying out loud. If they'd been talking and acknowledged the attraction, then him saying this wouldn't be such a surprise or a big deal. But they haven't been talking.
Third, Grace trusted Hunter way too easily for someone with her background and experiences. She didn't fight for her independence, she just let him take over and do everything. He kept important information from her but she didn't have much of a reaction when she found out. There doesn't seem any real basis for such unquestioning trust. She should have much more difficulty trusting him, based on her background with her ex.
Fourth, she has cuts and bruises and a concussion and the moment they arrive back from the emergency room, they're having vigorous sex. He isn't gentle with her, oh no... he "hammers" into her repeatedly (yes, that word was used!). And he's supposed to care about her. Right.
I'm so curious about Eliza and Spencer's story -- it looks to be much more emotional than this one -- but I'm a little reluctant in case it's just as shallow as this one.
I enjoyed this book so much! Sam seems to be the perfect man, but slowly he has her right where he wants her and it was easy because she was at such a low point to start out. Grace thought she'd found her "love at first sight" until she woke up alone. I
This story just goes to show how a pretty face can be covering a monster or can actually be an angel. The characters where great. There's a nice romantic storyline for Grace and Hunter. There isn't any big plots twists, but the story has an easy to read flow. Well written. Well edited.
Granted, the characters could use a little more sfilling out/moothing over, but... I thought Hunter was a good character. He, like all alphas in the romances I have read, just wants to claim and protect his mate. Grace is not a character that I would identify with as she is a bit on the wishy washy side, but everyone deals with abuse in different ways, so I gave her a pass for her indecision. Parker was an interesting character and I hope to read more about him in a future book.
Author's writing styles change over time as they learn what works and what doesn't. I didn't see typos and her sentence structure was better than a lot of authors I have read. It is not unusual for an author to switch perspectives. The book was written to be enjoyed, not torn apart like some of the reviewers seem to enjoy doing.
Overall, I thought this book was on par with most of the other paranormal romances I have read. It isn't going to change the world, but it did what it was intended to do., it entertained me and I enjoyed reading it. Will I read more of her work? Why, yes, I will. I would recommend this book if you want to read about a strong alpha who protects his mate from a preditory abuser.
This might not sound like real praise, but it is. The prose rarely drew attention to itself, and let the story flow, and it flowed well for me. That's why I started reading this book without hesitation, and continued it to the end. I found the book easy to read and engaging. The characters were also easy to relate to, which helped.
On the other hand, there isn't much plot. Don't go into this book expecting any real world-building or fantasy (beyond sexual fantasy, which I felt was somewhat repetitive) or action or suprises. This book is about the relationship, which I think is written decently but is pretty straightforward. Yes, there are werewolves, but this mainly plays out as having an effect on the relationship and sex.
To sum the plot: Pretty woman on the run encounters a big, dominant, but protective man. It's lust at first sight, and that's eventually (in rather short order) consumated. The rest is just backdrop. I think it's well written backdrop, but it's not a real focus.
The fact that this is actually written in an engaging manner is impressive, but I will likely not continue reading this series because it's not really what I'm looking for.
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Grace is on the run from her violent ex who is a cop. When she ends up in Hunters town, she is unaware that most people in the town are wolves. Hunter who is the alpha knows she is his mate as soon as he sees her. It’s really good up to this point.
There’s no details of the town, or the people, she works in bar and there are regulars but we don’t know anything about them. Grace gets really close to Hunters brothers, Parker who is the youngest and works at the bar, and Spencer who is the towns sheriff. So she gets really close to them both but there is no mention of her ever meeting Spencer!
The absolute worst bit for me is when she stays at his house the first time. She’s in her room and she’s in a t shirt and panties. She goes through a door, sees Hunter half dressed and he realises that she wants him. He starts kissing her breasts, erm where did her t-shirt go?????? Did it just vanish???
And don’t get me started on him saying to her “If I allow you to suck me!” IF I ALLOW YOU, what the hell!!! There’s dominant and then there’s that! This book could have been really good but it wasn’t.
There are many more things I could say that drove me mad, but I won’t.
The reason I gave it three stars was because in parts it was good. Shame.
This was a sweet story that had lots of drama, excitement and danger woven carefully into the story. Well written, it was easy to read and understand. Quite enjoyable. Please note this does contain explicit sexual scenes and some partner abuse.
I think I might have actually underrated this one a little, as I really did enjoy it. The reason I didn’t rate it higher was probably because I prefer full length novels and because the story is a little generic. I was looking for something unique to make it stand out more but aside from that it was a really lovely read and I intend to continue with this series in the future. Grace is on the run from an abusive ex and the way she escapes is actually quite clever. The relationship between her and hunter moves pretty quickly and while that can be annoying it’s understandable due to the mating pull they share. I would have liked to see the story padded out a little though and for her to have spent more than a shower’s worth of her time deciding on her future but it is what it is. The ending makes up for it a little though, as it’s quite cute. I like that Grace gets her happy ending and am curious to see what book 2 has to offer.
I enjoy fast paced stories and this one is certainly that,it was perhaps a little too fast and seemed a bit hurried in parts (hence the 4 stars). I would have preferred more details in the writing such as the development of the attraction to each other etc. but on the whole a nice story with a HEA for Grace and Hunter.