The loss of control. The fear of desire. Allie always thought that mysteriously sexy rancher Caleb Johnson wanted her as much as she wanted him. But since he never acted on it, she was ready to admit defeat. Until the night she was attacked by a vicious wolf, only to be rescued by another. In the triumphant, bloodied male, there was something Allie recognized - the baritone growl, the mesmerizing eyes, the inexplicable animal attraction. Her savior was Caleb.
A rogue vampire living with his three equally rogue brothers and the McClaren werewolf pack, Caleb never wanted to bring the woman he secretly desired into his dark and dangerous world. But when she's targeted by his enemies, his only choice is to protect her. But how can someone as alive, as vulnerable, as human as Allie survive in the shadows with him?
©2009 Sarah McCarty (P)2011 Tantor
"A fast-paced story with multifaceted characters, scorching sex, deadpan humor and a spunky heroine who's a perfect match for her alpha hero." (Romantic Times)
After reading the Hell's Eight Series and then reading a few of the reviews for Caleb, I was tentative. I am glad I decided to see for myself. The story was great! I am an action junkie and love great sex scenes so Sarah's books always give me exactly what I need to keep wanting more!
This book had a great story and great characters. This is the first vampire book I've read/listened to and it was more than I hoped for.
The narrator did a great job. I thought her voice seperated the characters well and portrayed Allie as a high strung, I can do it my self, don't mess with me type of girl.
I absolutely love the sense of humor or lack there of in the characters and I can't wait to start Jared!
Thank you Audible, Tavia. Keep writing Sarah!
The best way to read.
This book is quite different than the other Sarah McCarty books I have read. There is a great storyline and plot, and is not predictable like many paranormal-romance stories. The lead female, Allie, is a bit irritating at times but overall is a good contribution to the story. I wish this was narorated by a man or a female with a broader male character range. It seems like Caleb's voice should be low and smooth, but it comes off as a small man's gritty voice. Allie would have been less irritating if she would have been portrayed with a calmer voice. Seems like she is always in a tizzy, which is unnecessary. That did not deter me from listening to the whole story. I will read Jared soon hoping it will be as good as this one.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
If your a vampire lover and if you love cowboys, well this might be your book. I definitely caught my attention. Oh and let's not forget those werewolf's. It has a interesting plot that will lead you into the next book with the other sexy cowboy vampire brother, which will lead to the other sexy cowboy vampire brother... you get the drift. It's a road that I, at this point, want to take. So yes it's worth a credit to me.
I am Who I am; and you are Who you are...so lets leave it at that.
This book was just a fun read or more like listen. I loved the story, the characters, and the Narrator. I think the story had everything; Action pack fights, good vs evil, love, sexy men (which I think is the most important part), a strong will female lead, cheek warming sex scenes, and a different view of vampires and werewolves.
The author also cleverly made it feel more like a western in modern day. Which I really enjoyed. The plot keep me entertained from begining to end. I love how the story unfolded. Not like other books I have read and listen to, they did not give all the information in the first few chapters. With this book you get a new piece of the plot in almost each chapter. It gave you an idea on how the not only the book will go but the series. Yes they is part of a series....so if you dont want another series this is not the book for you. Because once you finish this one you will want to know what will happen to the other brothers.
So if you like a female who can hold her own against macho man, prrrrring loves scenes, mind involving story....you should get this book. I hope you agree ;)
This is a good book! It has lots of love, lots of action, and lots of sass! What's not to love?
The best thing about this story is the sass and attitude of the characters and the love connection between them. There is plenty of action to keep the readers on their toes!
Tavia Gilbert's characters are always awesome and unique. I couldn't choose a favorite as I love them all!
I had several moments of laughter and tears reading this book. I also sighed a lot and felt tugs of my heartstrings!
Must read the entire series! Each one is unique and amazing!
This book was just ok for me. I caught myself wondering off a few times and having to rewind thinking I might have missed something. The story was not bad but nothing special. Narration was great but I really enjoy Tavia Gilbert so maybe bias. It had a unique twist with vampire cowboys/shifters and werewolves. I liked Caleb and Allie together although there were no surprises to their story. (Well maybe a small one) I think there is potential for future books so I will continue with this series and hope there are a few more surprises to come. I liked that Allie was not a pathetic mouse and gave as good as she got. I enjoyed her taunts about Caleb being an “1860 man”. I did not understand how she could so easily give up her entire life and family and her business and not have any remorse. I think if the author did not want to pursue this part of the story, they should have made her an only child. I also struggled with the whole mental manipulation part. I've read books like that before and liked them. This one was just a bit too vague on what was happening for my taste. They would just start talking about bright spots and connections and pathways. You did not really understand what was going on or at least I did not get it. As I said there is potential to get better and reviews show that the other books do get better so I will keep on listening. I got the third book on sale so that is what sparked me to start the series.
A stronger, less whiney lead female character
More plot and less porn, the multiple sex scenes were over the top. Also the constant repetition of phrases was also annoying. Endearments are nice but "Allie Girl" really was over used.
Her portrayal of the main female character was annoying. The whiney really grated on the nerves.
Annoyance, I couldn't wait for the book to be finished.
I was really excited about finding a new paranormal series; however I can honestly say that my annoyance with this audiobook has completely turned me off of reading/listening to any other books by this author.
This was not what I was expecting at all. After reading the short summery for the book, I thought it was just going to be a saucy southern romance novel, which I was what I was looking for. Then I find out that Caleb is a vampire? A cowboy vampire? And the only way Allie agrees to go along with Caleb is if he gives her an orgasm? I had to stop the book and go back and reread the review because I thought I clicked on the wrong one only to find the rest of the summery for the book on the books main page. Regardless, the story was terrible, I hated Allie as she only sounded like whine teenager that wanted sex. I wouldn't even recycle this book if I had it in my hands. I would just burn it and never think about it again.
I have listened to her before, and she does awesome in other books. Her performance in this one was really disappointing. I blame the director and not her though.
I was able to delete it from my phone and computer. That's a redeeming quality, right?
I feel completely mislead and I have no idea how this book got such a high rating. Part of me thinks the author got a bunch of her friends to say nice things about the book so people like me will lose a credit to find out it's trash. After this book, I am going to read every review before I buy something now as the overall rating on some books just seems like miscalculated result.
Well in this way she wins, because I now want to know what goes on with the other brothers. I am not fond of the narrator's male character voice. I can only hope she worked on it and will sound better in the other books in the series. I do enjoy the story, that is why I will keep listening,possibly or I might save myself from it and read the book.
I liked the main character, no not the female the male ha. Caleb is an awesome character. The female on the other hand boy oh boy, she come off as scatterbrained, and wishy washy. She cannot seem to make up her mind about him, or about her life. She acts like she would die without him in one sentence, and then pushes him away the next. She literally goes from loving him one moment to hating him the very next second...I mean come on an eternity of that? Yuck.
I do not believe that she did. Well there were clear differences at some point and then the next I did not know which character was speaking. Her male voice is just shy of atrocious, only saved by the story line which I tried to keep my focus on.
I do! He is a fantastic character.
Once again, now I want to know what is going to happen however, I will have to painstakingly try to ignore her attempts of narration on certain characters.
The story itself!
The story was weird with the sexualness of sucking blood and..... just not good.
The narrator did her job, read the book. Not her fault the story sucked.
It was like "I'm already this far into the book, I want to know what happens" kind of reaction.
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