- File Size: 1312 KB
- Print Length: 241 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (April 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 4, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XC63Y4H
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,564 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I admire the author for changing thing up and writing a book with a very different setting: shape changers in contemporary US. I've liked most of her other books, some more than others.
This one, not so much. The best I can say is that the free sample is charming and funny; and I loved his beast. The writing is probably intended to be humorous, but only I only laughed during the free sample.
The leading lady is a doormat. She stays in a lackluster marriage for 20 years, knowing that her husband chronically cheats. She only divorces when it is her husband's decision. When she is treated very badly in her new town, she does not stand up for herself. I kept hoping she would pack up and leave, or go to the police and press charges, or swear vengeance and go around town doing vandalism, or mace somebody. Seriously, she is living in a fully furnished house that she owns. All she needs to do is throw her suitcase in the car and drive away. Alas, no, she just takes all of the poor treatment and says thank you. The townsfolk (shape changers) treat her steadily worse and worse as the book progresses, so her doormat personality just get more and more annoying.
There are many plot inconsistencies around the shape shifters, their laws, and how they propagate. None of this makes any sense. They should all be extinct. I've other complaints, like his mopey personality, her invisible kids, and her total lack of ability to plan in advance for anything: breakfast, market research, how to succeed at a new business, you name it.
Overall, I just can't recommend this for $4. Wait until the price drops to $0.99. Or buy it expecting a 3-star book, and you'll probably be fine.
This is quite a departure from the norm for Ms. Anderson. If you're looking for Kindred, you won't find them here. A lot of reviews will tell you the story. I don't like to give anything away, so I'll give you my impressions. Thew concept of a woman of 40, suddenly reversing aging is attractive, to say the least. The only thing better would if she were Menopausal. I passed 40 many many years ago, and Menopause would be worth it if every hot flash made you younger. Another twist is while one can find Shifters everywhere, you won't find Prehistoric Shifters. Our hero turns into a giant Elk, and his rival for our lovely lady is a Prehistoric Sabertooth Tiger. The supporting characters are well rounded and lend a complex dynamic to the story.
I've read all the Kindred and the Alien Mate Index books, which I thoroughly enjoyed so I knew this would be good. I've already pre-ordered the next book in this series. I really hope she keeps this going. Very well done.
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.
This was such a unique direction for a shifter book to come from and in turn, it take a unique direction. It's hot and steamy as I always expect from this author. But the story is such a departure for her and such a fresh idea in terms of a shifter community. I enjoyed it immensely. I loved the way the heroine took in the changes to her own body. And the fiercely extreme way the men and women of the community looked at her was absolutely frightening at times. The underlying love story was precious and painful, and it made my heart hurt.
Ms Anderson always handles her romances with just enough sweet tenderness, along with the right amount of steamy heat, that by the middle of the book, I'm rooting for the characters to do what's necessary to find their happy ending. This one was no different in that regard. And she left us with an ending that gave us something to chew on for the next book, and I can't wait!
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