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If it has a 'Happily Ever After', she's on board!
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- ASIN : B00BB3KD0W
- Publisher : KS Publishing (January 8, 2014)
- Publication date : January 8, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1326 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 98 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,999 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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I found that I needed to read more and more. This was a book that I could not put down. With each chapter, a little more peeled back and revealed. The characters grow and develop. To me they felt like real people; like people I could know, not some contrived character created to do amazing and astounding things as often seen in the popular literature. They experience true pain and hurt, but they also are capable of receiving and giving love, even for feeling hope. There is so much more beyond the surface of these characters.
Utterly beautiful, completely stunning, sexy sizzling shifters, spectacular, no matter what worlds I'll use I don't feel I can make this book justice. it is in time like these, when I have read a masterpiece like this, that I simply adored. I wish I had magic powers so I could simply convince everyone to read this hypnotic book.
Their love story is so beautiful. The way it started, the way it grows, the way it blossoms... this book deserves to be read and enjoyed. I would STRONGLY suggest this book to any of my friends. It's an incredible love story I cannot say enough good things about it and I cannot wait to read the next one!
I received a gift copy of this book in exchange for an honest, non-reciprocal, review.
Sam wants to be in control of her life and finish school. She has ambitions, but her family has other plans for her. The twist in this book is that she’s a wolf, who is forced to find a mate. She has a clear goal, but the train ride to it is so short.
Her internal struggle with herself and her inner wolf is also too short. She meets Chase and has a connection so suddenly. Her mindset changes based on this one interaction at the airport. At first, I thought she already knew Chase, but at the same time she acts like she’s never met him. I guess she knew of his family, but had never met him? This was a little confusing. It might have been more believable if she had run away to school to get away from this connection when she was younger. That way, when she returns, she’s almost dreading running into him. This build up of tension from a past relationship might make the moment where Sam asks him to join the hunt less awkward.
When I started reading this book, I had a picture of Romeo and Juliet in my mind, though I wasn’t expecting a tragic ending. Even in Romeo and Juliet, you see the conclusion after their deaths. There is a final wrap up of the conflict between the families. This is what the book lacks; a glimpse of more tension building or diffusing between the families. This tension clearly spills over into book 2, from what I’ve read so far. So, book one needs to have that transition set at the end, allowing it to flow over the edge of that cliffhanger, instead of just cutting the reader off mid-way to their final destination. The way it is now doesn’t leave you satisfied or wanting more; it just ends.
Overall, the writing style and pacing was great. The interactions and dialogue between characters were realistic. There’s a lot of showing instead of telling, which kept me hooked. The hunt itself was entertaining with quick pacing. Loved the bear. I also liked the quick glimpse at Sam’s mother’s character, which is a great set up for book two. I just wish there had been even more conflict and tension, things going wrong for the main character, before and after the hunt. I would have loved to see more interaction between the families, especially at the end. There are so many questions that need to be resolved here before moving on to the intro of book 2.
Loved the sweet connection between wolf shifters Samantha and Chase. Both are characters you can root for. Sam’s parents are trying to force her to mate someone of royal blood by forcing her to participate in some mating race type thing. The male wolves chase Sam through the forest and first one to catch her, mates her. Sam isn’t happy; especially after she meets Chase, who she has an amazing connection with. Chase isn’t of royal blood, but he’s willing to fight for Sam. Entertaining short story. Sam should’ve stood up to her parents a lot more; her parents are awful; especially her mom. I was also disappointed with the ending; it needed a lot more to it. Overall, a fun wolf shifter romance with a sweet connection.
Top reviews from other countries
Sam is basically shifter royalty, but she doesn’t really act like it. When she comes home for the holidays, she’s subjected to a mate hunt, where three suitors will be hunting her with the goal to claim her as their mate. It’s an archaic tradition that Sam wants no part of, especially after she meets her mate in the airport on the way home. Their only chance at a happy ever after is if Chase can catch her first. The only problem is… nobles are trained from an early age for the hunt and Chase is no nobleman.
The book was a little on the short side and a few things could have been expended upon but aside from that it was well written and managed to hold my interest from start to finish. If I could improve the book in any way, I’d probably like to have seen more of what the true mate bond was really about. I’d also have liked to have seen the reaction of the family’s reaction to the mating after the hunt. To be fair, you do catch a glimpse of how things went down in the first chapter of the next book, and some of what I thought was missing might still be brought to light as the series continues; I guess I’ll have to read the rest and find out.
Sexual content: Infrequent
Violence: Infrequent, more prevalent towards the end of the book
Sam returns home for a Christmas break, only to find her parents have arranged a mating hunt. she turned 25 and that's when its traditionally done. Sam, however, wants to finish medical school, and be a doctor and help those in Third World countries. being part of the mating hunt, and the subsequent mating wont allow her to do that. Plus, her family is like Vegas Royalty, wolf style!
Chase is also returning home for a Christmas break, from his army career than spans every American war since WWII. He is on the same plane as Sam, and his wolf reacts and makes his wishes known.
Sam's only concession to the Hunt is that she be allowed to add a fourth participant, Chase.
what makes this slightly different is that the wolf in each of them has a separate identity, and they converse. also, when Sam's father makes it clear that her wolf WILL NOT have a say in who Sam mates, her wolf pushes forward, and takes over Sam to make herself clear that she WILL!
Sam's mother is a nasty piece of work, and her father not much better.
taking place over 48 hours, the book is both short in time and words. it could have been so much more! Whether I will pay for the next two books, I don't know, but they are both longer.
Im also very keen to find out what is going to happen to Chase's brother as I'm hoping there is a story in the future for him too.
I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and as I said above found it addictive and couldnt put it down. You wont be disappointed in getting this book - a MUST READ.
I really enjoyed this story, but think a little more about Sam's mother could have been explained in this story, but I suppose it's how you're pulled in to buying the next books.