What do you do when you wake up to a whole new life...with dangerous urges you can't control? Medic Drake McKennan has never been good at following protocol, so she doesn't think twice about rendering emergency care when a teenager's life is at stake - even if the young girl is in the throes of Were fever and any sane human should know better. It isn't the bright shining pain of the bite or even the wrenching agonies of the fever that convinces Drake everything in her life has changed. It's the way she feels about the blonde with the wolf-gold eyes who awakens a dark hunger she can't control...and doesn't want to. Sylvan, the Alpha of the Adirondack Timberwolf Pack, is the one female Drake can't have. And the only one she craves.
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"The same Radclyffe issues amplified"
This series highlights every fault in Radclyffe novels. The line between Butches and Femmes is even more pronounced and is in fact given more distinct titles; dominants. and just as with other novels by Radclyffe there is very little difference in personality between the butches. And I really don't like how far they go to not call the werewolves hermaphrodites. I mean it's blatantly obvious that that's what the author wanted to write about and yet it's never directly addressed they go so far as to include males in the culture when basic evolutionary logic would suggest that if the females had evolved the ability to procreate indipendantly then the strictly male werewolves would have been slowly breed out of the species.
a few things I disliked about this series in particular. the whole obsession with sex is just off putting. the whole vampire power set is rediculous. It makes every confrontation with the sex - slave weres laughable. the wolves have no advantage or defence and therefore there's no point pretending and yet everyone does. And worst of all; it's not exciting in the least when absolutely everything turns on the werewolves. pain, anger, any negative emotion just gets them hard and it's disturbing. there's a scene in the second book when one if them is getting tortured and she just can't stop organisming. I mean WTF. that is not even masochism it's just wrong. the fact that complete negative stimulus overload can cause sexual satisfaction is horror worthy. It's too close to the idea of rape idolizing.
"YOWZA! THIS IS QUITE THE STEAMY TALE!"
Before you go any further, if you're uncomfortable with heavy eroticism, this is definitely NOT the book for you! This story reminds me of HBO's True Blood. All the signs are there, they've got werewolves, the fei (fay?), vampires, and more, all coming out of the shadows to exist amongst humans. With all the paranormal hormones spiking off the charts, it's really an over the top type of fantasy story with the characters being hot and bothered 90% of the time. The narration was even super charged and dramatic, but, it was par for the course, considering everything else that was going on. This isn't a book for everyone, but if you're ready to take a listen on the wild side of erotic fantasy, this one is a winner!
"Good premise but bad eroticism"
The premise was pretty good but I found too much of an attempt to be an erotic novel. I think the erotic parts weren't as well written so if the author had concentrated more on the actual story, it would have been a better book.
"I loved this book!"
I loved this book and I am looking forward to seeing where each of the characters take me. Yes the sex scenes are graphic and hot (in my opinion) but in no way would I call this porn. This book is the beginning so I can see that the author is just trying to set the scenes and characters in place so yes the story itself may be lacking in parts but again, this is a series so I usually expect this out of a first book.
This is my first experience with LL Raand or audible books with "Were" or "Vampire" characters. I enjoyed it immensely.
I have to say that my favorite scene was between Drake and Silvan during Drake's transition.
I loved the scene after Drake's transition when she was wrapped in the arms of her fellow pack. It really showed the closeness and love of the pack.
"Better than I expected."
supernatural, sex, and sexy ladies
This book is very similar to "Fox Run" by Robin Roseau. Both having to do with Wolves and the alpha and a non-pack member mating with the Alpha and joining the pack.
Any scene with Jody in it.
Im not the sentimental type.
I don't know why people who are not very comfortable with sexuality read this book just to complain about the abundant amount of sex. If you know you can't handle it, why read it?
"A different take on the paranormal."
Drake. Nothing intimidated her.
When Drake first meet Sylvan.
The narrator's voice if so well to this series that I have already listened to this book twice in since I bought it and I've only had it a month.
Better story line & less emphasis on graphic lesbian sex
My main complaint is that the graphically written sex scenes between women overshadowed the story. The characters were either having sex, thinking about sex &/or both so much that what little storyline there was lost.
"Love this series"
Yes. The storyline is great, the raw passion between the characters is breath taking.
The fact that Drake did not allow Silvan to deter her from getting what she wanted.
At first I hated her voice, the narration but I gradually got use to it and then realized based on narrators I have listened to before, there's no better narrator for the title.
Drake... I was dying for her to claim Silvan as her own.
This audiobook had me hurrying to get things done so I could continue listening. I love the characters, the storyline and the roles each individual played. well done!
"This is an amazing book!"
the audio book brought the book alive of me!
great love scenes!
She gives each character their own voice with out even seeming to try
great new spin on the werewolf vamps thing
"Hot Hot Hot"
Sucks You In
All the great characters and plots!
Yes , she is great.
It will get your blood pumping no doubt about it.
Good book and looks like a great series. Do yourself a favor and just get this whole series it is wonderful!
I have to say, clearly this is not my kind of story. I really could not associate with were-wolfs (weres) and never really made a connection with the characters. So much of the story is driven by the carnal needs of the weres dominating the story, that makes for great erotica, but overrode for me what would have been the developments in normal relationships. So I guess if ur into werewolves, pretty unique and exciting exotica, as well as a great strong lead, then its great. Sounds good, no? I just could not get into werewolves and their behaviors (or needs) dominating the story so much. I might try listening to the second one in the series but right now its on the back burning. Great narration for this as well from Maxine.
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