Once Bitten

Alexa O'Brien Huntress Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
Series: Alexa O'Brien Huntress, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alexa O'Brien is a rarity among supernaturals.

A hunter of supernatural rogues, she's a werewolf with unusual but extraordinary power. Power that fiercely draws her to Arys, the intriguing sexy-as-sin vampire who awakens her dark side.

What they create together is dangerous and binding, a unique but massive force that threatens her humanity and tests the love she possesses for someone else.

When Alexa's womanizing former lover and pack Alpha is framed for murder, he turns to her for help. She would like nothing more than to watch karma at work but as the body count rises, long buried secrets are exposed. Alexa is forced to face the painful truth that not everyone is who she thinks they are.

Not even her.

©2009 Trina Lee (P)2018 Trina Lee

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oh the suspense

This was not only a great PNR but had a great suspenseful story as well. It was a fun mix of paranormal creature and powers. I love when a character is just developing their powers and anything is possible at that point. I can't wait to see where Alexa goes from here.

Sarah did a fantastic job of giving all these characters life. I loved the feeling and variance she gives each character. Great job!

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GOOD START

Good start to a 14 book series,had everything vampires,werewolf's,witch's,demon's etc,will definitely get the next book. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Book Worth Taking a Bite of!

I cannot say enough good things about this book! I thought that the story was actually well written, I liked the characters (even the ones I am not supposed to like), and I was drawn into the story! I wanted this world to be the one I live in! Trina M. Lee has created an amazing world full of amazing creatures, full of beauty, goodness, and evil - all mixed together in each character! If you are a fan of the Paranormal Romance Genre... this is the book for you! It has the bite that I often wished other books in this genre had!
Not to be forgotten... Sarah Puckett is an amazing Narrator! She also immerses you into the story with her enchanting voice. She makes the sexy scenes sexier, the fight scenes full of power, and everything in between just delicious!! She has a powerful voice and as I put it... it's dripping with sexuality!

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This was okay book

This book wasn’t what I thought it was, I thought it was an action packed bad azz female alpha. There is a lot of self doubt and inner dialogue which really isn’t my kind of book. The story was good of wise and the narrator brought the story alive.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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OK READ!

I liked this book. The narration was good and kept you entertained. This was my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more in this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Love it

BOOK REVIEW.....
I love this book. The characters are so strong, damaged, witty, fun and funny. I so so recommend this book. It's awesome. Love it !!!

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The narrator did a good job with bring voice to the characters.

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Epitome...

I adore this book and series. Sarah Puckett did a good job. How she said the word "epitome" got me though. After not having listened to an audiobook since the 90s, I was pleasantly surprised.

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I think they fixed the mispronunciation of epitome. Also, to those that think maybe this series isn't action packed enough... Give it a little time and I promise the series will not disappoint. The character development is amazing throughout and you will fall madly in love with the characters you thought you loathed.

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Not your typical alpha

This is a paranormal romance about an Alpha werewolf huntress. Her growing attraction to a badass Vampire and a sideline dalliance with a werewolf friend, she is also attracted too. She gets drawn into a case of solving several murders all involving her ex alpha and his love interests. In the end she unwittingly is a victim.
I was gifted this audible book by the narrator Sarah Puckett, who did an excellent job, for a fair and honest review, thank you.

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Great Story!💜

I really loved this book. I loved the storyline and all the amazing characters. I love the magic, mystery & lust they all seem to have. This is going to be an amazing series and I’m looking forward to book 2.
The narration was absolutely perfect. Sarah Puckett nails these characters.
I highly recommend this book.

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Great performance but story lacking

I wish I could give this more stars but the story itself fell flat for me and I was not a fan of the main character Alexa. I usually like the "kick-ass" character theme but I didn't agree or connect with her. I'm also not usually a fan of love triangles so i might be bias but I found it lacking. One of the love interests was rather boring and the other although well developed didn't seem to mesh with the main character although the sex would say otherwise. For me the best speed was 1.5 since it was a bit slow but once speed up it was a great performance by Sarah Puckett.

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  • Terra Dorn
  • 02-15-19

Loved it!!!

This was a great shifter romance! The characters were very well written. The storyline was unique, intriguing and kept me enthralled right to the end! I can't wait to listen to more of this series!

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  • R. Simons
  • 03-25-20

Brilliant

Paranormal romances are one of my fav genres, and just by reading the blurb I knew I would like this. I was proved right, Alexa the main character, was turned into a werewolf when she was a girl, she was a strong woman. I liked her. The storyline was fantastic and kept me gripped.
The love triangle between Alexa, Shaz a wolf and Arys a vampire, was okay although I kind of guessed where it would go early on.
Sarah Puckett is one of my favourite narrators and she did a fantastic job drawing me into the story.
I am looking forward to book 2.
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  • Delia Chavez
  • 03-25-20

Good Book!

I enjoyed this book. Alexa did irritate me at times but all in all, it was a good book and Sarah Puckett did an amazing job with the narration 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 02-16-20

Once Bitten

I really enjoyed reading about Alexa in this book. Watching her grow more powerful and yet be so lost was captivating. Now off to read more about Alexa in the next of the series.

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  • Ally WLbooks
  • 12-20-19

Sarah Pucket Is Amazing

Sarah is a fantastic narrator!! She was the best part of this story!
This story was extremely difficult for me to get into and stay, and I LOVE PNR! There was some witty banter and a fun relationship between Alexa and her BFF. The love Triangle aspect was ok. I'll just say I wasn't in the mood for this one at this time! I might try again later! Thank you so much to Audiobook Obsession for providing this audible!

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  • Audio Crazed Mari
  • 10-31-19

I love Sarah Puckett

interesting book. the writing was done well. The characters were well written, and a writer has to be great to invoke emotions of hatred or antipathy towards a character in a book. lol. The story is a little hard to follow at times, but all in all, it was a good experience. I am glad I listened until the end. The narration was done really well. I love Sarah Puckett.


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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 08-03-19

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This was not only a great PNR but had a great suspenseful story as well. It was a fun mix of paranormal creature and powers. I love when a character is just developing their powers and anything is possible at that point. I can't wait to see where Alexa goes from here.

Sarah did a fantastic job of giving all these characters life. I loved the feeling and variance she gives each character. Great job!

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  • JuttaS
  • 07-01-19

Excellent narration, enjoyable story

I have to hold my hands up and admit I love listening to Sarah Puckett. She does such a great job with the characters that I forget it's only her and just get sucked into the story.

I enjoyed the world this book sits in and the idea is a good one. The characters are good, I enjoyed getting to know them and watching their relationships play out. I feel that the story moves quite slowly and is maybe a little long winded but I still enjoyed it. I completely didn't get the twist that is revealed right at the end! I need to know what happens next....

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  • Ttly Addicted 2 Reading
  • 05-16-19

An OK Read

Imagine receiving a nicely wrapped package and you are itching to discover what lays beyond the wrapping. However, when you peel away the pretty wrapping, your excitement dims because what you uncovered pales in comparison to the outer appearance. Well, this was my experience with Once Bitten by Trina M. Lee. Not that it was a bad book; it just did not live up to my expectations.

I had purchased the e-book awhile back and when I discovered the audio was available for review, I jumped at the opportunity.

Story
The story began on a high note, which fed my need for suspense and action. However, after the first chapter the pacing slowed to the point where it felt like a chore to continue. However, at around the sixty percent mark the story took a turn for the better, which had me hankering to learn more.

I found the mystery element intriguing and the big reveal at the end was quite the shocker. It proved heart breaking for Alexa and it was at this point, I found myself sympathizing with her.

I am not sure what to make of the romantic element. Even the heroine herself seemed confused. Caught between two men, the vampire with whom she had a metaphysical connection and the werewolf who has been her best friend for years. She cannot seem to decide as to whom she wants. Then there was her ex who came to her for help as he was framed for murder. Thankfully, there was no rekindling of romantic feelings here, as that would have been too much for me to handle. Another plus, is the fact the romance was not the driving force behind the plot.

World building
The world the author created needed to better developed. Its modern world where humans are not aware that of the supernatural beings exists. There is a wide variety of supernaturals. Alexa along with her team has the job punishing rogue supernaturals. I found nothing extraordinary or fascinating about the world.

Characters
The main character, Alexa, is a werewolf and huntress who possesses physic abilities. Turned as a teenager when a rogue werewolf attacked and slaughtered her family. Currently, an alpha for her own pack, a position she does not take lightly. Despite her being a kick butt heroine, I was not her biggest fan. I say this because her actions reeked of selfishness. Most of what she did was for her benefit, which was evident in her relationship with Arys and Shaz. When it came to grudges, she was the poster child. Her penchant for holding grudges shined through her relationship with her ex.

Shaz's character did not impress me. His feelings for Alexa made
made him blind to her faults. Their bond led towards the emotional rather than physical. Frankly, I think Alexa took him for granted and he allowed her free rein to do so.

Arys is the ultimate bad boy. Loved his portrayal in the story. A centuries old, who had his share of pain and heartache. He knows what he wants and goes after it with fire in his eyes. The raw power that Alexa exudes puts her on his radar and he is determined to share that power by whatever means.

Secondary Characters.
There were a few I found intriguing and would love to learn more about them. There is Jez, the wereleopard and the mysterious Lilah. They brought some life to the story.

Narration
Sarah Puckett narrated, and she did a splendid job. She did a great job with the voices of the characters. She helped me to get through the story as I enjoyed listening to her.

Conclusion/Recommendation
The story wrapped up nicely. I received answers to the burning questions raised in this installment. Overall, I found this to be an ok read. I own book 2, so I plan to read it to see if it gets better.

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  • tenisha
  • 05-06-19

OKAY Listen

Alexa is a werewolf that hunts and kills vampires. She is drawn to Arys, a vampire and after their one night together they have a power exchange. She is now a powerful werewolf with vampire powers and feels everything that Arys feels. Her former Alpha ask for help to find who is killing the women he was involved with. Which leads her to putting her friends I harms way and using her newfound power. Long story that was a bit confusing at times.
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