Blind Wolf (Book One: A Werewolf BBW Shifter Romance) Kindle Edition
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From the Author
- ASIN : B00F77FFMO
- Publication date : December 26, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1017 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 108 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #344,690 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Aubrey Rose's new page turner is written with a wonderful tact that combines the best of traditional shifter romance fantasies with New Adult. There's a lot of emotionally intense moments and even a little angst. The power in Rose's intensely raw writing sharpens everything in this story. Julia and Damien stand with more realism, and when the steamy scenes come, they're like a summer storm: hot, bright, and maddeningly tense.
Curvy Julia never imagined falling for a man with so many secrets, but Damien's otherworldly charms draw her in. And it's only the beginning. Soon, she's in the thick of a paranormal love affair she never expected. The action in this tale kept me turning the pages as much as the romance. I just had to see a happy ending for our couple, even through some dark moments.
It's also lovely to see the talented Aubrey Rose experimenting in a slightly different direction. I've previously enjoyed her New Adult works and curvy heroine romances. Adding Blind Wolf to the mix takes her on a new route, straight toward places I want to explore again!
Julia's character seems like a nice girl, a decent main character, but the author doesn't really end up showing us much when it comes to her motivations. She tells instead - Julia felt this, Julia felt that. It leaves the character of Julia a bit flat and not easy to relate to. Damien is much the same, though I walked away feeling a bit more attached to him than to Julia.
The story itself also just never quite moved me to where it should have. There wasn't enough explanation behind things the arc cut off abruptly, and characters acted in ways that simply didn't fit any sort of expected behavior. For example, and this definitely counts as a spoiler, when Julia finally accepts Damien as her mate (which, by the way, her rage over him being `engaged' disappears like magic - *poof* no more rage - another inconsistency) they end up having naughty naughty times out in the woods. Julia, assumedly, tells Damien she's a virgin ("I've never..." but then nothing more). Still, he takes her right there on the floor of the woods, doggy-style of course, and then starts a little breath-play action. That's just not...expected. He lied to her, shifted in front of her without letting her know he could (albeit because some random wolf came out of the woods), and had yet to actually come out and say he would end his engagement to be with her, yet she puts her life in his hands to let him get his rocks off.
Overall I can only give this one two stars - sadly, it's just not worth the $2.99 price tag attached to this 89 page novella. The plot needed fleshing out, the stopping point more of a chapter end than the end of the story, and the characters just didn't jump off the page. They didn't even bounce on their toes. I am going to read the second of this series (because it's already on my Nook) but I doubt I'll be reading more after that
I was kind of curious where this one was going to go at first, because of how it started. The title eludes to it, and the blurb explains it, but I really didn't know quite how a blind shifter story could work. Scents and everything makes sense, but what else? How exactly does this work?
I think the thing I liked the most about the general premise of the story is that Damien's pack is all mostly outcasts, who have been harmed or become disabled in some way in the past. They're kind of the misfits who don't belong anywhere, and them trying to find a place to call their home is especially intriguing because of that. You always think of shifters as kind of the alpha and the strongest of anything, but not everyone can be the strongest, you know? Even still, they're more powerful than the average human and they don't let their disabilities get in the way of putting up a fight when the time calls for it, either. It was nice to have some underdogs to root for.
I've read Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose, and I liked the tones of a somewhat fairytale in that one, so I adored the vague insinuations of Red Riding Hood in this one, too. That was a lot of fun, and while it didn't stick out to me at first, the more the story goes on, the more it makes sense (and the more the characters throw mention to it). It was just a nice little addition, I think.
In regards to the ending, which I think could be construed as somewhat disappointing, I actually liked it. It was happy and set the scene for good things to come, but there's also a few questions left unanswered. It wasn't bad, or a cliffhanger, but just letting us know that there is definitely more and we should expect exciting things in the future. The book in and of itself was a great standalone read and exciting, though. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with everyone in the future, though!
I'm really curious about Katherine and Kyle, too. They weren't really the main focus of anything, but I liked their little sub-story and I hope there's more about them in later books.
Top reviews from other countries
You won't regret the time invested in reading this ~ but be warned the stories become addictive & you WILL FALL IN LOVE with the various characters along the way!