It was cruel. It was unfair. It was harsh.
But it was necessary.
It was the mating system.
With a startling lack of females amongst the werewolf community, two packs have struck up an agreement making women from one pack mate with the men from the other in order to balance the ratio.
Once they have mated, they are to return to their packs and never see each other again.
Alexa was the latest young female to be put through the mating system, and she was paired with the handsome Antony.
They both knew exactly how the system worked but after sharing a beautiful, passion-filled night together, Alexa and Antony were left wondering if they could find a way to beat the system, too.
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I was given this book via audiobook boom in exchange for a review. That being said this book chose to make the wolves evil rather than clannish. Two clans make a pact. Their numbers are down so they chose a cruel system of mating with females of the opposite clan. They never see each other and the father is not involved in raising the pups.Although if both numbers are down how would this increase them. A thought for another time. The H/h go against the system because they fall in love. Neither clan likes this and they attempt to kill the lovers and their friends who are helping them. The narrator added nothing to the story. Perhaps a better narrator or at least one familiar with the story would have helped. I like a change of pace from the same old story lie but this one may have been too out there.
Interesting shift from the normal take on wolf packs in paranormal stories.
Different kind of wolf pack. Instead of a loving, supportive and family oriented pack these alpha wolves are like prison wardens. These were some nasty wolf's.
Slow moving story, some action and sex.
Alexa dreams of a better way. Finding a way to break free from the harsh life of their wolf packs. She finds help in a fellow pack mate No-amy(?) and her mate Antony from a neighboring wolf pack.
Marie Smith is the narrator for this book. While she does have a pleasant voice the narration is stilted/dry, it just doesn't slow smoothly. It just sounds like she's reading pages. Like she didn't do a read through of the story beforehand to prepare and familiarize herself with the story. She does convey some of the emotions of the characters, but again the delivery is stilted. There is no difference between the female voices when they are speaking making it difficult to be sure which character is speaking. If I had purchased the book I would have returned it due to the narration.
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The narrator was the reason I didnt enjoy the book.
She sounded like she was reading the story from the pages of a book.
While listening to an Audiobook I expect to be transported into the story. That didnt happen here.
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This was a whole new take on a werewolf pack and not in a good way. The werewolves were given a spot in the pack and based on that spot they were only allowed to do certain things. Alphas (male and female) were not allowed to mate, they were to only hunt food and protect the pack. Omegas (we only saw female) were only there to breed to keep the pack going. When the Omegas were to breed they were taken to another pack and forced to mate with an alpha from that pack then brought back the same day to never see the male again.
The story lost me around halfway. It was lacking something from that point but before that I was really into the story.
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The story had promise but it was a bit vague.
This was a different take on Weres.
There were a lot of interesting characters but the story lacked background and more explanations.
I really liked the forbidden love angle but it felt as though 'something' was missing.
Marie Smith did well with the narration.
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loved this book. it was wonderful. author and narrator did a great job
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I am retired & when not sleeping am reading or listening to a book. I multi task so when I am on the computer I always listen to a book.
This audio book ranks pretty high for me. When I cant wait to start a book and then can't stop reading till the end, I consider that high praise for any print or audio. It was action packed and featured a great true love romance.
I liked the fact that 4 werewolves would rather die than stay in a cruel pack where females are impregnated against their will and the fathers are not involved in their pups lives. Their courage is what spoke to me.
Probably when Alexa and Antony are forced to mate. This is her last chance to conceive and she is expecting a cruel and rough mating as before but finds just the opposite. Antony is kind and thoughtful and they both find a connection and maybe even love.
What moved me was the cruelty of this pack. Near the beginning Alexa sees a beta wolf being clawed to death and left to die and then later on when her pack comes after her and her own Mother tried to kill her, just because she did not play by the rules.
I really enjoyed this audio book about werewolves. Paranormal romance is my favorite genre and I have read many werewolf books, most of them are basically the same, which I don't mind and enjoy very much. This book was a bit more edgier, the structure of the pack, the hierarchy, the rules are so different than what I have read before, so glad they had a great romance in the story line. So fast paced that I listened to it in one day, would love to read more from this author. A great narrator is also a plus in audio books and this narrator gave a great performance, brought the action and characters to life. I received this free audio book from Audiobook Boom in exchange for an unbiased review.
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I liked that the rules were different. It frustrated me but I liked that it was an unusual angle. It seemed unfair.
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