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The Lamb Who Cried Wolf (Mate or Meal #1)

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Lunch or lover? That is the question that appears in werewolf Brody’s mind when he meets lamb shifter Carson. The answer is easy. Simply looking into Carson’s innocent blue eyes tells him that the lamb is his mate. If he’s going to eat Carson up, they’ll both enjoy it.

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ebook, 124 pages
Published October 24th 2011 by Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I enjoyed the book overall, it was amusing and funny in parts. I think I enjoyed it a lot more in the first half than last. So yeah lots of WTF going on but I did still like the story and would recommend it for someone in the mood for something different and not too heavy or horribly angsty. There is Angst but not an unbearable amount. I am looking forward to reading the Swan Book next.

The cover though I am not sure a sheep between two gay guys. I was kind of wondering if I should laugh or be o
Veronica /  V
This is not one of those cute books I mostly read.
This story has plenty angst, some part are sad although some others are lovely.
Overall it was a great story and I loved it.

Dec 30, 2011 Bookwatcher rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Bookwatcher by: Lola
Shelves: shifter, romance, glbt-gay

Soooooooo soooooooo soooooooo cute!
It's a lovely romance, with a VERY cute end! I love it and can't give less than 5 stars

Why maybe you didn't took me seriously.. let me say it again...

it's soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!
a wolf shifter
that love a lamb shifter!!!

but a warning.... you can imagine it's will not be easy to them, and some parts can be also brutal, but I didn't give up... I'm one of those romantic girls that love to read romantic stories. So, I endure it, a
Serena Yates
I have to admit that the idea behind this series intrigues me. There are a few shifter books where a 'predator' shifter mates with a 'prey' shifter, but to have a whole series based on that principle is new. It could be quite fun, I think.

Carson, the lamb shifter, doesn't exactly have it easy with an elder brother who makes his life hell. Falling for a wolf shifter doesn't help, but Carson holds up quite well. Being a lamb by nature, he doesn't fight back when their relationship is threatened, b
Lexi Ander
I have to admit that when I first started this I wasn't for sure how interesting a lamb shifter could be.

Quickly I found Carson to be the cutest lamb shifter ever. Baah. Brody was the typical wolf shifter, dominant, possessive, and protective but they live in an interesting world where the predators still hunt and eat the prey. Sure the werewolves could go to the grocery store and buy their meat but then they wouldn't be true to themselves now would they? All the shifters operate on these tradi
2.75 Stars

This book was *ahem* interesting. Ahhh yeah it was. Carson is a lamb shifter. Yes, a lamb shifter. He is attacked by his brother who is apparently a sadistic maniac. He is rescued a by a werewolf, Brody.

As soon as Brody sees Carson he knows he has found his mate. Even if Carson as a lamb normally would be more like a snack to Brody's wolf.

This book was fairly entertaining, and at times for the TOTALLY wrong reasons. There were a few WTF? moments, but I rolled with the punches. It was r
Very cute read. Didn't go into reading it expecting much, but enjoyed it nonethless.
This was a great start to a new shifter series because the predator/prey combination was such an interesting twist. I loved Carson from the very beginning and felt so bad for him because of his dickhead brother Ray (I wished for many painful things to happen to Ray as payback). I was a little worried when Carson and Brody immediately bonded so early in the book. I was afraid I'd be bored with the lovey-dovey couple because they got together too quickly and easily. I wanted conflict, and we soon ...more
Elisa Rolle
A shapeshifter grey wolf falling in love for a shapeshifter white lamb? The odd pair was a sure titillating push for me to read this novel as soon as it was out. Of course, due not only to the inter-breed romance, but also to the same-sex relationship, it was due that the reason why wolf Brody is fatally attracted by lamb Carson is the mate bond. From what I understand, Brody was not gay, he is simply answering to the mate calling, and the fact that Carson is a man and a prey it’s not enough to ...more
The whole thing was crazy. We have a bunch of cannibalistic shifters who literally eat each other for sustenance. Yuck.

The writing is abysmal, the story is boring, the characters barely two-dimensional. There are no descriptions, no explanations. Unless you have read a lot of shifter books, you'll have no idea what in the nine hells is going on.

It seems like the writer read up on a lot of shifter books and checked things off the list like: damsel in distress, dominant male to the rescue, mates,
Trisha Harrington
Aug 15, 2013 Trisha Harrington rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Trisha by: Bookwatcher
I liked the angst here. I am becoming a fan of the whole true mates thing. The best part of the book was the epilogue. It made me smile. The couple were cute. And I did adore the whole lamb thing, it was the first lamb shifter book I read.

I really liked the book. An easy 4 stars.
Well that was totally adorable.

This book isn’t fine literature, but it’s romantic and entertaining, with a careful balance of sweetness and adversity. Carson the lamb was surprisingly complex. It was interesting to see how the mixed-species pairing would work out. The MCs can’t help their mutual attraction, due to the fated-mate bond, but even with this factor it didn’t feel like insta-love. They both struggle with the strangeness even as neither attempts to deny his feelings. (I liked the detai
Pamela Su
I knew I absolutely had to read this book when I saw the blurb. It was everything I expected it to be and I enjoyed it for what it is.

This book is about as straightforward as it gets. The writing is alright but there's no particularly earth shattering revelation or deep character moments. It's not intentionally funny and the storyline is pretty serious. I was honestly entertained.

I think Carson was rather cute as a little lamb. His baa moments were adorable. The wolf vibe wasn't so strong for me
I never rate a book low because of my dislike of a theme/character/genre/etc, I only lower a rating a little even if I really really hate something (one thing) about it. For example, I wouldn't rate a book with 1 start, just because it is historical if I didn't liked historical books.

The book itself is well written, except a few mistakes, inconsistencies (like the handcuffs episode and others written below). Even if I get past the cannibalism, it wasn't well done at some parts. If the main hero
This is one of those on the surface reads where you expect absolutely nothing from the book and as such enjoy it despite its absolute simplicity. I knew from the get go I was in for a bit of silliness and that’s exactly what I got. Maybe a little bit ridiculous, but enjoyable just the same solid 3.5 stars.

Carson is a lamb shifter, and a weaker one at that. The other rams won’t let him help guard the town from marauding wolves and they pick on him readily and often. In fact his half brother is on
Julia ♥Duncan♥
I didn't hate this. That's pretty much the only positive thing I can say about it. I absolutely hate fated mates. I can handle it if the mate bond is separate from the characters getting to know each other and falling in love, but that wasn't the case here. The characters pretty much became one instantly, with all the mind reading, feeling each others' pain, and telepathic connection stuff that often goes with fated matings. If I'd know this book had that I definitely would not have read it.

Cassie Richards

This just wasn't for me. I don't like fated-mates especially not when combined with insta-love and that was right at the heart of this book so it's not too surprising that I didn't like it.

I was kind of hoping it might be so-bad-it's-good territory, but alas it took itself too seriously for that :(

It's not badly written, it's just not my thing. If you like unusual shapeshifters and don't mind insta-love then you may well enjoy this book.
This is one of those short easy and sexy reads set within a series of recurrent characters and world building but different couples. Basically designed to my ideal specifications! The premise of this series is that shapeshifters eat each other. I don't think this is a spoiler because it's in the blurb, but I definitely wasn't expecting the actual eating each other cannibalism aspect. I mean, yes, natural instinctive enemies and attacking each other but going ahead and eating another sentient hu ...more
I'll admit that the premise of this series sounded quite silly to me. But I'm very happy to say that I was very pleasantly surprised with this book.

Carson is a very sweet lamb shifter (shouldn't that be a Ram by now though?) and Brody is the big bad wolf. Lucky for them, even though their path to happiness isn't an easy ride, they do get there in the end.
Kristy Maitz
What to say? It was interesting coupling but that is all what I like about that story. The story plot is to childish and we have sexs, sexs, sexs. So its easy reading with awareness that you can't expect quality.

To Scarlet Hyacinth - Epilogue is nice.
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Publisher: Siren
Genre: M/M Paranormal

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Those children are adorable. :)
Yay!! 500th book!!
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4 Hearts

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I found this book intriguing and look forward toward the rest of the series. Brody is a wolf shifter and is out scouting when he comes across a bunch of Rams scaring a Lamb. He confronts the Rams and they run off he then turns to the Lamb and discovers his mate. Carson was just trying to go home when he is accosted by his older half-brother and some of his friends, it’s really not going well when a Wolf chases
I liked this! There were some WTF moments, but since this story was unique I kept on.

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Finished The Lamb Who Cried Wolf. Good story with hot sex and well-moving plot. I was SHOCKED in the middle of the story when Brody and Carson were (view spoiler). Perhaps a bit more anger and talking after the spoiler event would have been nice instead of being time lapsed and/or explained away via the mate bond, but then again who better to know how much you've kicked yourself over a decision than someone who's always inside your head an ...more
A wonderful improvement to the book i read earlier today. A few places are touch and go but ultimately they form a very well paced story. Several times I was considered with the typical approach of the characters. lamb/ wolf yeah it doesn't get much more basic with predator and prey. Yet incredibly this covers their typical characters with true story. it's not as simple as happily ever after. tried and tested at every turn these characters work for their happy ending. I' am truly pleased to see ...more
Mixed feelings here...the cannibalism aspect...just "gross"!!!!! MCs were adorable...Carson is another one that you just want to take home and protect!!! I think there were too many things going on for such a short therefore it felt rushed and unfinished in some parts...saw absolutely no reason for the BDSM added nothing to the story!!! It was like the author had a list of things she wanted in the book...but couldn't quite get it right on how to put them together!!! I like ...more
Wendy Ann
Definitely an interesting premise for a series of books – pairing up the predator with his prey and throwing in the complication of fated mates! I thought this story was cute and had some interesting twists that I’ve not run across before including the fact that one of the main characters was a lamb shifter.

Regardless of the challenges and complications you might expect with these main characters, once again, love prevails in the end. While I didn’t experience any major “wow” with this book, I
Simplistic prose and a frightening lack of maturity when it comes to detailing the world and real people's emotions. Whole people are written off in one or two sentences; their motives are completely illogical, they change their minds in a few seconds flat...

The only saving grace for this one was the baaas. I guess I have a soft spot for sheeps. I can't help it. Writing is a little bit better than the likes of Stormy Glenn/Lynn Hagen, so if you're looking for a brain dead read and don't quite wa
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