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Loup Garou

Narrated by: Rachel Vivette
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Romance, Erotica
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Lindsay Willows craves a simple life. One where she can make a difference without drawing too much attention to herself. As the daughter of both a vampire and a fay, the cards were already stacked against her. Finding out she's the supposed mate of a dark fay prince doesn't help matters - especially when there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent her from mating with a prince she's never even met.

When Exavier Kedmen, the incredibly sexy front man for a world-famous band, shows up wanting her to go back to a field she left three years ago, she can't explain the strong feelings that surface for a man she barely knows. Lindsay finds herself confronting demons from her past, coming to terms with the ones in the present and finally looking forward to a future with the man she was created for. And she discovers evil doesn't care who it hurts to obtain its goals but even the evilest of things fear something, or in the case of Exavier, someone.

WARNING: This book contains hot, explicit sex and violence explained with contemporary, graphic language.

©2006 Mandy M. Roth (P)2013 Mandy M. Roth

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Refreshingly Different Paranormal Romance

Mandy Roth is a new author for me and I can say I enjoyed this paranormal story. I was intrigued from the beginning, although, I was confused at times. My confusion stemmed mostly during all the action in this book. Serious none stop action! There was almost too much going on. The heroine was constantly in battle with a multitude of creatures. They all want her mate, the prince of darkness, the one she actually hasn't met yet(so she thinks). The premise of the story was interesting and different. I don't want to give any major spoilers away. Lets just say the book had potential to be great. There were some problems with the story but none that destroyed my overall enjoyment of the book. My first problem with the story was sometimes the heroine acted really clueless.  A guy shows up who carries some major similarities to your childhood love with the same first name, but with a different last name. It never occurs to you that it might be the same guy?? Really? The next issue is why did Exavier's mother keeping information from him all those years and why wasn't that explained further in the book. Either way, Exavier was extremely hot sexy and their chemistry was out of this world. Mates destined to be together even though everyone is trying to keep them apart. A nice refreshing plot with quirky characters, lots of action, sexual tension, magic, and all sorts of paranormal creatures. I will continue with the Tempting Fate series if it becomes available.

25 of 29 people found this review helpful

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Mediocre read

I've read/ listened to much better and unfortunately much worse. Story was decent, pace was good, narration could have been better. Narrator sounded as if she was trying be sexy and had just left a class on proper diction. I found her just plain annoying.

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could not listen to any more of this book

Have you ever met someone that just grated on your nerves? The characters of this book grated on mine. While the characters interacted well with eachother, they seemed to exhibit a distinct lack of higher reasoning skills. In short I would love these characters in small doses, they were funny after all. But I could not stand another minute of them getting sidetracked from life and death situations and not seeing threw obvious falsehoods. About an hour into this audio I started skipping threw sections but the bad decisions just kept coming. Finally I quit.

The narration was good. The voice seemed to bring the characters to life. Pleasant to listen to at first, but as I grew to dislike the characters the voice seemed to grate on me too. lol. I would listen to the narrator again in another book.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Unexpected Find! Totally awesome story!

I didn't expect this... But boy I am glad I found this... So close to 5 stars, but narration could have been a slight better... Although good and acceptable, I wish there was more of a distinction between male voices..

Ok.. The story started kinda off the wall with a werewolf attack... It was a bit confusing but the dialogue was so good u have to keep listening.. Then u find out more about the awesome heroine and u literally just cannot put this book down..

She is the mate if the dark fae prince, whom she has no idea who this prince is.. All manner of bad people r trying to kill her so the prince can't mate her...

In walks hotty Mac hotty lead singer of the band loup garou! Ok.. We all know something is up with him.. But the way the author write the dialogue between the supernatural characters ( heroine and her friends) to try to disguise the craziness from lead signer hotty! It is so funny, so hot, and at times so full of action.. I was totally shocked!

The stripper dance class was so good, it really set the chemistry up between the heroine and hotty Mac hotty lead singer!

This is a credit, buy or sale.. So worth it... Enjoy!

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It was okay.

First book I've read from this author. The story overall was interesting, but I had a few issues with the couple. It was annoying that Lindsay couldn't put two and two together until later in the book about who Xavier was to her. It was annoying that she didn't let Xavier get a word in to explain anything and then yells at him for lying to her. And the situation with Ian was just weird. I like the narrator though.

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  • 07-22-18

Couldn't finish this tripe

Just so bad, the perspective, the premise, the characters, kind of everything. Wish I'd started listening to it in 30 days so I could return it. Couldn't finish it, so I recommend you don't start it, bleh.

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See Kanibari's Review, spot on

Would you try another book from Mandy M. Roth and/or Rachel Vivette?

Absolutely not from either.
note: if you are a fan of this author, then this had a good outline/story. Dialogue was ok when humor was used, but the editing was awful. Almost self published material.
note: I did use the new 1.25x speed, but that didn't help much.

What could Mandy M. Roth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I am not an editor and writing is hard work, but I have over 400 reads, most romances and for the last year Scott Bricks' mysteries so I have a fair idea what makes an excellent read on erotic and paranormal. Outline was good, but dialogue needed so much work. You can appreciate a good romance writer. See reader Angela Dawes, paranormal series with cubs and paws.

What didn’t you like about Rachel Vivette’s performance?

reader AKA, Kate Rudd, and Stella Bloom. As other reviewer stated, reader tries to perform and misses and she does sound like she finished diction lessons and is practicing on reads.
If I had listened to this read when I first purchased, I would have known the other AKA reads, which I don't like either. Male voice is not bad and is growing on me, but overall performance and cadence gets on my nerves. I have 6 reads combined AKA, and I rather read and listen.
Reader has good potential, and she may greatly improve, e.g. Tanya Eby and Angela Dawe, who both have gone on to great reads.
I wish this reader good luck as she has gotten read contracts to some all time great classics that I will not buy e.g. Nora Roberts earlier romance classic series.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Outline was good but author didn't know which area to flesh out more e.g. hero's mother's role. Author chose to get a bit too mushy and not concentrate on the core story/outline. You have to have a good plot. If this was erotica, then author needs to read some good work, and there's plenty to model after. Some of the characters e.g. Ian were good, but he come in the few last chapters.

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  • Mel
  • Indiana
  • 07-11-14

DARK HOT PARANORMAL ROCKERS

I have mixed feelings about this book. It was a decent paranormal romance and I found myself liking Mandy Roth as an author the more books I read of hers but some aspects of this book I find extremely difficult to believe.

Pros:
The book contain a decent amount of action. It was just enough for the listener not to get bored.
The characters are well developed within the story each providing their own tragic back story.
The angst between the hero and the heroine is heartbreaking in it's intensity but also heartwarming. Loving someone for that amount of time and to such a degree that no one compares is both tragic and poetic.

Cons:
Just because someone changes their last name and grows up, doesn't mean you forget how they look. I understand you have been through some tragedy in the last three years but seriously, you have no idea who this man is to you. I'm not going to give away any spoilers, but it's suffice to say, I caught myself thinking a couple of times, “are you really this stupid”.
What about Exavier's mom? Why did she do what she did? Will that question ever be answered?
The narrators voice sounding as if she was reading an YA book at times and then a truly great paranormal romance book at other times. I wish she would had stuck with the latter more times in the book.

Bottom line, I don't know I'm on the fence with this book. I purchased it because it was on sale but I don't think I would us a credit to purchase this book.

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Good and Yet.....

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I just don't know.

Would you recommend Loup Garou to your friends? Why or why not?

I don't know if I would recommend this to a friend. Honestly, as I listened, I had a fight with myself about why I continued to listen. The dialogue was stilted and written so formally, that it made many of the characters wooden. But there were moments when it was great. Knowing that this was the first book, I feel as though there's a possibility the writer might get better, or at least get an editor that has a clue. The premise behind the story could have been great, but the telling of it, and the frustration from the utter stupidity of the lead female made it hard for me to want to get the second book to see if it gets any better. I think I'll need to take some time before I'm willing to give more money to see how this turns out.

Any additional comments?

I did think the actress that read the book was great. She managed to work her way through some truly awful dialogue and still not make me hate her. So, that counts for a lot in my book.

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If Only There Were Negative Stars

I cannot begin to count the ways of how terrible this is. I cannot think of one redeeming quality. I am going to have to think real hard before I buy another romance novel. I don't know what I was thinking anyway.

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  • Suzyplums
  • 05-14-15

brilliant

I love this book. I relisten at least once or twice a year.

Rachel Vivette brings out the funny and sexy side of the story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful