Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him. When he makes her a tempting proposal that will benefit both of them, the strong-willed healer has to decide whether escaping an unwelcomed bond with Roscoe is worth the risks of mating with Trey, no matter how temporary their allegiance is intended to be.
©2013 Suzanne Wright (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is not the first time I've looked over at my partner in the middle of a book and declared "This is Porn....", but this is probably the best time.
Usually books like this one, that are beginning to redefine both paranormal fantasy and the bodice ripper genre, are written so that I just want them to be over with so I can enjoy the good bits and stop cringing in between. Not true of this story!
There was enough interesting plot and non relationship tension to make this book a book I would have wanted to read even if it hadn't been for the INCREDIBLY steamy scenes between the two leads. There were also quite a few very funny lines and quips.
The only thing I didn't like about the book was that some of the secondary characters veered pretty far into "stick figures with a schtick" territory. Most of the time this was still fairly amusing, but sometimes I just really wanted them to shut up.
Jill Redfield did a great job of bringing across the main characters voice, and reading the steamier bits without distracting from what was going on. I always feel like the best narrators are the ones you don't notice, and so I guess she did a great job, because she only made the story better.
Overall, totally worth my credit, but I will not make the mistake of listening to any more of her books with my car windows down again! Hi Kids!
I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.
You know its a good book when you are grinning at the book by the time it gets to the second or third chapter. You know its a notch above good when you start checking the time left on the book (even before you get through the first part) and hoping that there was still lots and lots of time left! Yep, its officially the best book I have listened to so far this year. Terryn and Trey, as a couple just make me grin.
Not only was Suzanne Wright a wonderful story teller, but Jill Redfield is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to. There were times when I found myself wondering if the narrator was a male or female. When that happens, you have got to know she's good.
Oh and by the way.....lol......I am not even through with the book yet!!!! Headed to Amazon to see if she has written anything else :)
Wow! Paranormal lovers, remember this name: Suzanne Wright! I'd never heard of her before, but I've already started seeking out other work by this author. This book was unexpected and amazing. While it stays within the paranormal genre, it still felt fresh, in large part I think due to the fantastic characters.
Our heroine Taryn is sassy, sarcastic and often just plain rude. This is not, I suppose, unusual in the paranormal romance genre, and these very traits, more often than not, make me grind my teeth in frustration. Often these smart mouthed heroines sound like spoiled teenagers trying to prove they are tough, but that's not the case with Taryn. Somehow, Suzanne Wright makes it work. Taryn's dialogue comes across as witty, her sarcasm is more often than not hilarious.
Trey is an alpha male you can believe in. He truly follows his wolf instincts, and I really enjoyed that. No simpering human in wolf's clothing, Trey is all beast and brawn when the need arises. While it's true that, in this book, the heroine steals the show, she doesn't do so without a good deal of help from the hunky hero.
Yes, the sex is hot, and not for the faint hearted, but it is meaningful and well balanced in this book. While there's a good deal of hanky panky going on, it doesn't feel like a book full of unnecessary sex scenes, nor does the sex get repetitious as it does in some books. It flows naturally with the story line, and that is a rare thing indeed.
Jill Redfield, oh how do I sing her praises? Her pacing was excellent, and I really enjoyed her portrayal of Taryn. When reading humour, timing and delivery are everything, and she handles Taryn's character phenomenally well.
If you like paranormal romance, chances are you're going to love this book!
I just loved this story, its not for the sensitive. The sex scenes and dirty talk might put some off. But it didn't worry me. Both characters are strong minded, strong willed and fierce, so floaty frilly bedroom scenes wouldn't have worked. Tarryn had me in tears with her snarky comments. The bit with the elephant, then calling the stupid she wolf an STD but best of all was telling Greta to pull her lip over her head and swallow. It was too good.
Both characters have dealt with their respective traumas and its moulded them into shifters not to be underestimated. The pack members are a cohesive unit but filled with delightful characters.
The narration was seriously good too, Suzanne Wright has another book in this series, plus some vamp offerings. I hope these get recorded. I can't wait.
I took a chance on this and I'm soooo glad I did - it captures you from Chapter 1 as Taryn, a fiesty Latent Werewolf (a Wereshifter who cannot shift), is kidnapped and made an offer she can't refuse by Trey, a mouthwatering sexy Alpha with attitude, (every good wereshifting book should have one) and the story heats up from there.
They have to deceive her father and her pack into believing that she and Trey are soul mates but in order to do this they have to go through some of the 'claiming' rituals (ahh shucks poor things!). It all backfires because they are lustfully attracted to each other and there's lots and lots (and lots) of sexual verbalisations about what he is going to do to her........ and BEWARE they are all graphically carried out.
So, if you're looking for a riveting hot paranormal romance that has strong kick-ass characters, lots of action, great sarcastic one liners that are so funny, an interesting addictive and well written plot with a few twists and, if that's not enough for you, then top it off with a talented narrator that brings to life a Wereworld that, once you visit it, you just won't be able to stay away - so I can't wait for Wicked Cravings Dante's story to come out.
Worth a credit? YES (even 2) - but my 'under $10 rule' of just buying it applied and I saved my credit for a more expensive (but maybe not so worthy) listen.
Sexy, Sarcastic and Wolftastic
I have to say my favorite part of this book is the shifter aspect. I think the author did a really good job of portraying the pack mentality. Also the overall development of the alpha wolves was good. A lot happened in this book and that was one of the main things I liked about. OH also the main character was such a strong character and soooo sarcastic all the time. I loved it!
I really liked her. She definitely grew on me as the story progressed. I thought she did a particularly good job portraying Taryn. She pulled off the sarcastic lines very well. She did a great job on the whole thing. I could really hear the emotions of the characters through the narration.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Totally unexpected... Really Really!!! OMG! Boy did I enjoy this. I was expecting something like a simple shifter book... but WOW I was totally blown away...from beinning to end, which never ever happens in a shifter book!!! This was like the Crossfire Series but Shifter Style plus it even had the same narrator (Jill Redfield) so that was a plus... SOoo good. Book 2 needs to come out like yesterday, if you know what I mean.
The blurp pretty much describes the book without giving too much away, but totally draws you in... which I loved...But if I had to describe the characters I would say think Gideon Cross and Eva from Crossfire but Shifters...I am not kidding... SOoooo GOod though... Then the end... when Tarren went all ALPHA SHE-WOLF>.. WHAT!!! Man this was sooo good. I literally did not put this book down... straight read/listen.
Narration was awesome... Jill Redfield is simply great. I love the way she brings that sarcastic smart axx personality to a female character and the I am a Dom, simply because I am Alpha male persona to her male characters. Loved it.
This is a buy... or credit.
This is the one if you like humor, sex and a paranormal plot. This is not for you if you have any problems with raw, sexual language—though I’ve eagerly listened to more and, thus, find the amount here not much—and humor through snide interplay or insults between characters. For some, the heroine could be irritating b/c she’s very, very snide and so determined to appear bigger in nature, what some would call a hard a**. But I enjoyed her. It’s also a love story that’s plausible. I was sad to see there are no other audible books by this author. I really enjoyed this book, including the narrator. Her work was not the best I’ve heard, and I’ve heard a looooooooot of books. But she worked well with this content.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
If you love a good paranormal romance series than I insist you buy this book. I was starting to worry that I had burned myself out with this genre but thanks to Suzanne Wright/ Jill Redfield I found I was pleasantly mistaken. I was intrigued from the very beginning. This series will not disappoint you especially if you like sexy alphas, passion, dominance, and even fun snarkiness between characters. Worth credit!!!!
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Wow!!! What an awesome find! This book was fantastic. It had 2 wonderful characters in Trey and Taryn and a whole host of fabulous supporting characters. I'm very happy to hear that it's been picked up and will continue into a series. Trey is an uber alpha male (literally) and Taryn is tough as nails, but so funny and sweet too. There was tons of angst, drama and the sex- Oh Lord! The scenes were smoking hot!!! I loved every minute and glad to find another author to put in my "must read" category.
"woo hot and enjoyable"
I am half way through and thoroughly enjoying. Its on a par with the Riley Jensen series
"50 Shades with Wolves!!"
This is my first book that i have listened to from Susan Wright and will not be the last. i love the main female character Taryn Warner. she has some great lines. and the banter between her and Greta fantastic. the main male character Trey Coleman can be seen as very protective of Taryn, which she finds hard as she is a very strong willed person. there are some very steamy between the two of them. i enjoyed the narrator i found it easy to tell who was talking. i am just going to buy the next book as soon as i finish this review can't wait!!
I will listen to this book again - good mixture of strong story, humour and a hot scenes.
Taryan - strong lady - can kick butt, quick witted with a heart and a strong scene of right and wrong
Loved it - good character voices which don't change making it easy to tell who is speaking.
Loved the interactions between Taryn and Greta. Taryn's come-backs are wonderful - made me laugh out loud which really made my husband turn and look at me.
I have listened to this book more than once. I love the story and the narrator is one of the best I have ever heard she brings joy to the humour and is equally good at any emotion the narrative requires.
The author's writing style is fresh and just appealed to me on every level. I laughed and still do laugh at the humour but the humour does not detract from the main storyline. I highly recommend any of this author's books.
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