I'm honestly somewhat unsure how I feel about this book. On the one hand about half of it pleased me (that would be the half after Hunter &:blinks:
I'm honestly somewhat unsure how I feel about this book. On the one hand about half of it pleased me (that would be the half after Hunter & Aurelia begun engaging in their BDSM games on the same page.
But I'm really kind of torn over the first few times they're having sexy times. Hunter's self recriminations aside, it wasn't sexy so much as severely awkward to have Hunter vowing to turn his sheltered, prim and decidedly terrifies wife into a wanton hedonist who would submit to his every depraved (his words not mine) desire and for her to be begging to be left alone....more
DNF omg such a DNF I can't DNF this quick enough. look. I'll forgive then instalust just add mate angle. I'll forgive he was an alpha hole "for her owDNF omg such a DNF I can't DNF this quick enough. look. I'll forgive then instalust just add mate angle. I'll forgive he was an alpha hole "for her own good" malarkey.
But to have the one chick be like "you're straight despite all the visual evidence to the contrary" discussion with the MC just no. She's young, but not THAT young and she didn't say it to be cruel. She was genuinely flabbergasted that Fen was straight despite apparently looking like the most lesbian chick ever.
Which brings me to a different point - Fen spends an inordinate amount of time (silently) praising Ginger's assets and being confused when every male outside their pack is not salivating over her (well namely Hunter). I thought, based on Fen's reactions to Ginger's nudity and general sense of casual sexuality, that Fen was at least POSSIBLY confused by her feelings towards Ginger. But her denial and tentative "Why would my actions make you think that?" was as rude as Ginger assuming Fen was lesbian based on her appearance. COMMUNICATION.
Gonna put my further thoughts under spoiler tag, cause...yeah. Spoilers if you care. (view spoiler)[ Further thoughts: -- double standard; Fen goes by her gut instincts on thing dealing with Hunter and Quill, but when Lia (the youngest member of their pack and the one they all feel VERY protective of) voices an opinion based on her instincts about Quill it becomes "she's young and doesn't understand". Except she's in touch with her Wolf while Fen keeps shoving hers down like unwanted detritus, so I'd trust Lia more.
-- her overuse of her nicknames for Ginger ("trouble twin") and Hunter ("uber-alpha"). Even when neither is acting like their nicknames, she calls them that. It comes to the point where I'm pretty sure she uses their nicknames more than their actual names in most chapters.
-- her inability to communicate; not uncommon in these sorts, but Fen is so busy certain she's the most useless piece of halfie ever (but she WILL PROVE HERSELF DAMMIT!!) good advice goes straight over her head. Well good advice and common pack protocol.
-- Nothing. At. All. Makes. Sense. in regards to how Hunter handled the abused kid case with Fen's old pack (are you seriously trying to tell me that a guy who feels INSTANTLY protective of Lia and every stray wolf kind kid they find would BE OK with handing a physically abused kid back to his parent just because he followed the letter of the law? No I mean it, explain to me how that makes sense. Even if it was an elaborate ploy to get Fen to leave her safe haven of a pack so "she'd grow stronger", it was stupid at best and dangerous at worst.).
-- Also I'm sorry, but can someone explain to me the biological factor? Ginger and Lia are both considered "Pack Princesses" - I gather that this is explained somewhat in more depth in Easterling's previous books (which this series seems to have been spun off of?), but seems to mean that every unmated "Outpack" male in their vicinity instantly starts craving them to the point where apparently they will devolve into salivating animals intent on rutting with them consensually or not?
Fen mentions pheromones at one point, but let me get this straight. Hunter "helpfully" gets Fen ousted from her pack, Wolfie (Fen's former Alpha, who apparently was SUPER SUPER STRONG but not as strong as Hunter) grants her a measure of his Alpha-magic and let four of his younger pack members to leave with her if they wanted (including two "pack Princesses" and apparently a strong Beta) and NO ONE THOUGHT THIS THROUGH CLEARLY?
No one said to themselves "They're going into Outpack territory where women are considered chattel and oh they have two young ripe Pack Princesses who drive unmated Outpack males insane with lust. This may be an issue." Not a single person. Not Hunter "overly protective uber-Alpha". Not Wolfie "Mr. considerate powerful alpha". Not Fen "I think of all the worst scenarios". Not. One. Of. Them. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more