While the first book in this series was a slow pace tale of a gradually building relationship, this one got to the point much quicker. And it did so wWhile the first book in this series was a slow pace tale of a gradually building relationship, this one got to the point much quicker. And it did so without lacking a single necessary thing. Jason and Carri (Red) are very endearing, easily bonded to characters and, yet again, Schnyder very easily brings her reader into the well crafted, thoroughly researched, and beautifully constructed world of shifters. I love it when a great writer takes on shifters and actually knows what the heck he/she is doing!
Jason's a lone wolf. Not by choice. And not by force. Being on pack grounds, Jason has no rights, no reason, and no purpose other than installing the new protection sensors. He definitely has no place lusting after the alpha pair's adoptive daughter. His antisocial, loner quality gravitated me toward him from the start although he quickly lost points for going around kissing random women. Err, woman. Whatever. Hey, I refuse to believe that was his first stolen kiss. But darn if he didn't have an empathy card up every sleeve.
Carri's open heart, and the fact that she's neither wolf or pack, allows her to see and move past the pack hierarchy, Jason's guarded defensiveness, and the bias towards lone wolves. I seriously awe-ed when Jason finally realized he didn't have to be alone anymore. I loved it. Great story. Really great wolves. What more can I say? ...more
So Trey moved at a moderate pace in the relationship department, given the circumstances anyway. Jack moved slower than a lame turtle when he finallySo Trey moved at a moderate pace in the relationship department, given the circumstances anyway. Jack moved slower than a lame turtle when he finally took his eyes off Carly and fastened them to Nicky. Now, Jimmy takes off at lightning speed as he throws himself in bed with the governor's daughter the first night he meets her.
Okay, so to his credit, Lia was the aggressor. And yet, two things: One, with each book that comes in this series, I like Jack less and less. (I actually rooted for him in book one. Now I want to use him for target practice) Secondly, I'm just not a fan of the Gordon brothers at all. It's the southern drawl, I tell you. The story itself is great. The heat level is so-so. The graphic details are left out and the biggest rush is the fast pace. The characters are amusing, in a cheesy sense of the word, but you still want to smile as they find their HEA.
Jared, the youngest of the Gordon brothers is the focus of the next book and I am *still* waiting for the computer god's story! Come on! Show Matt some love!! I'll supply the bourbon....more
I liked Paxton right from the start. What might have cinched it would be that no matter how devastatingly sexy a man might be, if he insults her pub,I liked Paxton right from the start. What might have cinched it would be that no matter how devastatingly sexy a man might be, if he insults her pub, he best get to stepping. Tate though... God help him. Who asks for a favor like that? Guy's got crazy nerve. But hey, when you've got a friend like Pax who will apparently do anything for you, what don't you ask? The man is anything but stupid, and you can't find fault in his protectiveness of sweet, gifted Paxton.
Knox and Pax. Two characters who just ride your skin because they can't seem to get it together for the longest time. I love how the author allowed for the similarities of their names. It goes to the randomness of life and actually promotes a sense of possibility to the truth of the story. As does the fact that they, two strangers, couldn't read each other even if you pulled out a sharpie and spelled it out in block lettering upon their skin. Oh well, field trip!
There were so many facets that I did enjoy, and one or two I could have passed on. I can't turn away a good brotherhood though. The band of Seekers are great and even Tate proved a worthy brother for Pax... in the strangest way possible. That ceremony knocked me for a serious loop....more
Everything about this story is just too easy. The characters are completely predictable and the ending isn't even a freakin' ending! The pace is a bitEverything about this story is just too easy. The characters are completely predictable and the ending isn't even a freakin' ending! The pace is a bit quick which only adds to the lack of ability to bond with the characters. Not that there's much to bond to. Very little effort is spared on descriptions and even less on explanations. I was very disappointed in this story, as a prequel and a book. ...more