It's an Audible Listen, and that makes the difference! One thing I have to say over and over again, The Narrator can make or break a book. This time she made the book.
The story line was great and the Narrator was great. You have to have both for it to work.
Kira's first change as a wolf.
Jaxon's personality after he decided Kira was his for real.
The only way to have a great Audible book is to have the Author and Narrator on the same page.Kristen Potter is a great Narrator. Just perfect for this series. I have heard her before and let me tell you she is one of your best. Thanks Audible for another great series.
I liked the institute storyline. I hated the oversex dialogue, inner monologue, etc. I prefer romance I didn't realized I was going to hear the inner thoughts of adolescent males fantasy. Just skip the oversex parts and get to the real story. This book makes BDB seem G rated.
No just this series.
Kira I guess. The narrator does a good job overall.
Actual romance. This book is all sex and no seduction or romance.
If you like romance, seduction, that loving feeling in your books, skip this one.
I can haz cookie?
I can't truthfully answer this because I have not read the print. However - I can say definitely that the narrator didn't serve this one well.
I loved the story line. Sure, it's very stereotypical - they are shifters, each has some kind of psy power... But the twist is that there seems to be a conspiracy somewhere (I won't give any spoilers) and there are consequences for actions taken - for using those powers. I think for a first book in a series, this is a very nice setup for the series - for many stories of the other team members and what they are fighting.
I did not like that there didn't seem to be much differentiation between the voices. All the men sounded about the same flatness, and the women sounded like softer man.
Best line: "I'll do a lot of things on command, but I don't roll over for anyone, sweetheart"
Mother of two grown children and five grandkids. I work in the Medical profession. I have been an avid reader since the age of twelve.
The narration was excellent. She made all the characters come alive and stand out on their own. The story line was great also. It left me wanting more when I finished this book. I had to start on book two as fast as I could. It answered a lot of questions but still left you asking and wanting more. I came to really love the characters as I listened to each new book.
How brave the men/turned shifters are as they fight against some unknown enemy that could ultimately destroy them all and all of mankind as we know it. The men of this alpha pack are like brothers in every since of the word.
My favorite scene is when Jax after trying to have sex with an old lover discovers he can't do it and he can't keep it up. After coming back to the compound trying to figure out what is happening to him Kira confronts him and sells the "other" woman on him.
When Jax was willing to die than force Kira to stay and be mated to him for life if she wanted to leave. He was fiscally ill to the point of possibly losing his life but he put her feelings and future first.
Yes, this fist book of the Alpha pack is full of hot romance and adventure. It sets you up for the next book...which by the way there are five in all so far..each one of the guys of the Alpha pack has his own sexy story to tell and how they meet their bond mates..great read.
yes. because it's a good read
no. Didn't like how forced the story was.
Yes. I have listened to it twice already to pick up on things I missed while listening. Also because this book put other werewolf books to shame. It the 3 s's for me Sexy, Seduction & Syfy.
When Jax,s had to bend time to save his mate and sacrifice his friend.
The main character Jackson was my favorite. He is a mans man. He brought passion, toughness and an edge only a wolf could bring.
This book took me through all emotions. I felt Jax's pain when Keera fell from the Helicopter.
I felt his hurt and feeling of betrayal when he stop Keera from recuing Eric. I also felt his passion when he made love to Keera.
This was a great book and I can't wait to reed the others. I urge anyone who is interested to give this book a try. The narrator was also great and had such a sexy seductive voice.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I am not sure where I stand on this book. I mean it was good but definitely not impressive. Many of the reviews I read were correct in the fact that the ending was a real cliffhanger and not in a good way. I felt like the book was missing more of a storyline, more of a bond building between the two characters. There just seemed to be a lot of sex, which I have no problem with, but somehow it didn't have much passion. I guess I have become spoiled with the passion from the NIght Huntress series. This book definitely left me feeling real mediocre and I expected so much more because I had read a few good reviews. I would not purchase a follow up unless on sale. Sighing....sorry to say.
Painfully simple writing, on the level of a horny high school student's. The storyline is a backdrop for sex scenes which are not enjoyable due to the almost coarse language.
I thought the execution could have been much better. The dialogue was not great - I didn't think it flowed smoothly or that it felt realistic in some scenes (especially the love the scenes). The dialogue got pretty porntastic during the love scenes which made me wish those scenes were shorter.
I thought the plot/idea of the story was great, and I did get invested in the characters at the beginning of the book. But again, I thought the overall story could have been better. There were several inconsistencies, I thought. Like finding out one of the characters never smiles/expresses much since she became a widow. That it was obvious from how she is now that she was content and happy before. And then later the main character thinks she's apprehensive because her mate may be alive and their pairing wasn't ideal by any means? That seems very contradictory to me.
The narrator was okay, though there were certain scenes where I thought she kept trying to put a little too much emphasis on words to try to convey feeling even though she didn't need to.
Would I read/listen to another book in this series? I would probably give it another chance. And I did get invested in the characters, so I'd like to know what happens to some of them. I just hope that the dialogue gets a little better in the next one.