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Bite Paperback – June 16, 2008
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The characters are very one-dimensional. They have no background, few deep thoughts, and next to no evident personality. I couldn't bring myself to invest emotionally in them, because I was given so little to know them by. They have no history or family aside from one sentence about no-name friends as a bar and another sentence about never-named siblings across the country. The only feature I can remember about Anton, one of the main characters, is that he growls constantly--and I only finished the book two hours ago!
There was a plot--kind of. In between lots of sex, little blipits are thrown out. Very brief, with no explanation and little detail. The main villain left me with a big question mark. It's understood that's he's trying to kill everyone, and there's a little bit of why too. But overall he seemed thrown in, an extra thought with little detail. (Because the last page explicitly mentions a sequel, I'm going to assume there's more of an explanation. But as the main conflict of an entire novel, I expect more than "Look for the sequel!") It's the same with the villain's crony on the inside. Very see through, obvious, and not in the least suspenseful.
I'm not saying this was a terrible novel, because it's not. It simply wasn't what I was looking for or anticipating. If you want non-stop, amazing, graphic sex then look no farther. As an author, Michael has done a great job getting those scenes on paper. The images are mind blowing. But don't expect much of anything else.
Honestly, this seems more like a very rough draft than something in-print. A great rough draft, but a draft none-the-less.
The plot gets serious midway as their domestic bliss is interrupted by an unseen enemy all out to destroy Anton. Greg is ofcourse the target as he is Anton's most precious possession. The last few parts are suspenseful and the ending perfect for this first volume in a hot series. And I do love one playful but heartwarming scene towards the end which I thought is most original in a werewolf story. And of course all those food!
Greg comes to Anton's home expecting only to work, not end up sleeping with the boss. Still, he can't seem to get enough of Anton. Then strange things start happening, and he begins to wonder if there's someone out there that doesn't want him to be with Anton...
In typical Sean Michael fashion, Bite is an incredibly hot book. Anton is brooding, dominating, possessive, and unhappy about his werewolf status. Sometimes stubborn and other times submissive, Greg is a good match for him. Their relationship progressed quickly, but somehow the speed was believable. The sex scenes are very, very hot. There was an interesting suspense angle as well, with the person who was stalking Greg. Overall, Bite is a really good read. I do have to add a couple of disclaimers to this review, however. If you don't like violence, steer clear. Secondly, don't expect this one to be tied up with a bow at the end. I'll certainly be reading the sequel when it comes out later this year!
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- The sex is hot. Graphic, rough (but not overly so), intense. Pervasive. (see cons below also)
- I liked the characters. However, I've read the book twice now; I first read it about 6 months ago and decided to read it again before writing a review, and I don't remember liking the characters as much the first time I read it as I do now, after the second. (I'm also about halfway through the sequel, Bitten, which is contributing to my affection for the characters as well, I'm sure.)
- Gradual progression of the main characters' relationship. There's no "love at first sight" stuff here; they're attracted to each other physically, then they spend a while honing the ability to push each other's sexual buttons, and eventually the sexual possessiveness turns into emotional possessiveness, which then turns into love.
- Good description of wolves' thoughts and instincts. Each author tends to treat his/her characters' thoughts differently when the characters are in wolf form. J.L. Langley's Without Reservations shows one character whose thoughts are no different when he's in wolf form than when he's in human form, whereas Rowan McBride's Lone depicts a man whose wolf form's thoughts are single-minded and simplistic. The wolf thoughts in Bite are somewhere between those two extremes.
- So much sex that there's very little plot. VERY little. The first really suspenseful, intriguing moment of the book occurs on page 100 (up to then, it's 80% sex and 20% cooking and talking), and then the next mention of the conflict doesn't occur until page 170.Read more ›
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On October 28, 2009 I read this Sean Michael paperback about a new chef who moves into a penthouse and there is an immediate attraction between he and his boss. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Deirdre
All I got out of this book was:
- Mine! Mine! (from Anton regarding Greg).
- Anton has an unfetered desire for meat. Read more
When Peter is hired to be the personal chef of rich Anton, he gets more than he bargained for. Anton is not only incredibly sexy and irresistible, but he's also totally turned on... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Robert Carnevali
First, let me say that the cover really is that bad painting. I thought the person that put it on there just had a bad scanner. Read morePublished on April 2, 2010
Bite takes you a journey of a werewolf (Anton) finding it's mate (Greg). The journey itself is indifferent and the characters a generic without depth and any kind of... Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by Eloy
The story was good, I just wish there was more of it. the 100 pages was sex and food, sex, and food, sex, sex, food. Read morePublished on October 14, 2008 by James U. Taylor Jr.
This is my first read for gay erotica, and I have to say I made a great choice. I loved it so much I read more of Mr.Michael's Work, And I hope that he plans to finish this story. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by Elohim Masami
got this at pride, loved it! finished it before the fest was over, truly a good naughty bookPublished on July 2, 2008 by Amazon Customer
The story was really good . I strated reading and could,nt put it down . The way they met and then fell in love and the fight to stay togather . Read morePublished on June 30, 2008 by Anthony Jj Travick