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Mark of the Wolf (Wolves of Black River #1)

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  411 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Playing girlfriend to a werewolf isn't easy and Maddy has enough problems, like an abusive step-father, a greedy loan shark and way too much math homework. But Gareth is everything a man should be: six feet tall, green eyes, black hair to die for... and somewhat animalistic tendencies. How is Maddy supposed to straighten out her life while helping him become Alpha of his o ...more
ebook, 216 pages
Published February 6th 2012 by Runaway Press
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Grace Wilson
This book was poorly written and was quite painful to read. It had me shaking my head the entire way through. I would not recommend it to anyone.

I had previously read the cats eye series and loved it so I decided I wanted to read more of this authors work... If I didn't know she had written this I never would have guessed it because both series are worlds apart. While the storyline itself had promise, the entirety of the novel was terrible.

The biggest issues I had with this book was the fact tha
Mar 13, 2016 Naomi rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish
Read until 48% and then I just lost interest. It started out promising however. I have heard good things about T L Shreffler's Cat Eye series though, so will give that a try.
So Goodreads has this listed as the second book in the series but it is actually first. It gave me a little heart attack when I came here and thought I read the second book before the first AGAIN, because I am always doing that it seems.

So I think this book should be renamed Tales from the Trailer Park. The people and places were all very run down and poor and lets not forget the old beat up Camaro.

(The rest of this review contains spoilers... So read at your own risk.(view spoiler)
Feb 10, 2012 Jane rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-review, 4

Eleven year old Maddie suffers physical abuse at the hands of her stepfather every time he decides to drink himself into oblivion. Her only escape are the woods behind her house where she often runs to escape his belt, what ever the time of day….whatever the weather. Her saviour comes in the form of a tall dark haired man who always seems to know when she needs him, he carries her sleeping battered form to safety without saying a word then disappears not to be seen again until the next time
Jul 16, 2012 Bianca rated it liked it
Just finished this book and got to say it was good but not one of my favourites. I too thought it may have been a YA book and began reading it and well it has 'adult content' throughout so just use this as a warning to anyone who thinks the same as I did.

I didnt like Gareth at all. I think he sort of used Maddy for his own benefits and didn't tell her anything till the last minute were he kinda showed her instead of telling her.Gareth annoyed me as well, his answers to everything was 'kill him'
Aug 14, 2013 Rebekah rated it it was ok
*cough* *cough**cough* ..... some spoilers....

If you like me read the first two books of the cats eye chronicles and thought "hey I want to read more of this author's books, must be similar I'll buy the 2 books in the wolves of black river series and I'm sure I'll enjoy them." Well make sure you read this review first!

Let me make this clear these books are very very adult and explicit. I was NOT expecting that what so ever! Really it's not my cup of tea and I did not like the almost being raped
Andrea Heltsley
Oct 20, 2012 Andrea Heltsley rated it really liked it
This book was set in high school but definitely not suitable for young adults. This book was geared more towards new adults and adults. There were a lot of sexual situations in it. That being said, the storyline was good and I enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the book never lagged. The action was entertaining and the romance was smoking.
An exceptional PNR featuring an unusual Werewolf. Was fortunate to find this gem on Excellent Character & Plot development. Read this one in about 3 hours flat.. It was just that good ;)
Dec 13, 2013 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mark of the wolf by Theresa Shreffler


Eleven year old Maddie suffers physical abuse at the hands of her stepfather every time he decides to drink himself into oblivion. Her only escape are the woods behind her house where she often runs to escape his belt, what ever the time of day….whatever the weather. Her saviour comes in the form of a tall dark haired man who always seems to know when she needs him, he carries her sleeping battered form to safety without saying a word then disappears not
May 17, 2012 Delphina rated it really liked it
When I first began this book, I had in my head it was YA. Not because it was misrepresented or anything, but just because that was in my brain. For that reason, I was a bit shocked when things took an adult turn in language and content. Once I got into the mind set that this was an adult book (which it really, truly is), I was completely engrossed in the story. It was different from many were stories I have read in that it really showed the animalistic nature of weres, even when they are in huma ...more
Danielle (Danniegurl)
The book was ok, while Maddy has had a difficult life the book doesn't go deep enough for us to really grasp her feelings. She is very weak, in the sense that she no longer stands up for herself, though it's understandable given her situation I would have liked to see her fight. Gareth has been rescuing Maddy when she'd go climb up the mountain since she was 11. The overall story goes that Maddy is Gareth's mate, and she is 18 and naive. Gareth was cast out of his pack due to a fight for Alpha w ...more
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

I found this book when I was looking for a good werewolf read, and I'm so glad I found it.
It starts out with Maddy meeting Gareth when she was very young in the mountains. She had escaped the hell at home and just wanted to be away from it all. Then along came Gareth to help her back home. This "dance" between them continued over the years until finally Maddy gets into trouble a little over her head, and needs help. Gareth is the one to rescue her, and
M.A. Bronson
Feb 08, 2012 M.A. Bronson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
First off let me just say that I didn't like werewolves before reading this. I read a lot of popular series with werewolves and just didn't get the appeal but after reading this I know why werewolves are so awesome! I really enjoyed that Gareth (who's a werewolf) actually acted like a wolf. When reading most books that contain werewolves/shifters they always act very human, but given that their wolves they should act differently than humans, more wolf like and animalistic. I thought Gareth was r ...more
Hmm What can I say about this book , in all tense and purpose this book was free for me to buy so there was not much of a loss for me except for the plot. The writing style and flow of the story was well enough but too much was wrong in how the main female heroine was used by her suppose soul mate for me to be well with. So I have to mark this down for a book I can only read again for boredom or in case I need a example on how to write a not healthy relationship.
Melissa Aragon
This is not just another werewolf story, because this is not your typical werewolf. Unlike some other werewolf stories where the hero is more than animal Gareth is as temperamental, unrefined and as wild as the wolf within. He can be protective and tender, but the urges of the wolf often outweigh sensibility. Rough around the edges and a face and body to crave, Maddy is instantly under his spell. I liked this book and would definitely recommend this to other readers :)

Jul 23, 2013 Vivian rated it did not like it
So you know those romance novels that have that overtly rape-y, physically and emotionally abusive male and a dismissively naive and childlike female? Yep. This one takes the cake. I feel gross having it in my kindle and it will be permanently erased immediately.
Jan 17, 2017 Jazzy rated it liked it
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Jul 10, 2014 Mydearloverboy rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! I felt like the H didn't really portray his love for her:( He kept putting himself and his pack before her, which I didn't like at all....

so, overall an ok read with a jerk H.
Mar 07, 2015 M&Y rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yvonne Detres
Aug 12, 2013 Yvonne Detres rated it it was amazing
Hot Hot Hot
Aug 27, 2012 Lburt rated it really liked it
Shelves: weres, 18-up
3.5 stars. Great characters. A nice light romantic fantasy.
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T. L. Shreffler lives in Los Angeles, CA. She loves diversity, travel, and experiencing different cultures; she tries to evoke that same sense of unfamiliar wonder in her readers. She holds a BA in Eloquence (English) and her poetry has been published consecutively in Eclipse: A Literary Journal and The Northridge Review. She is author of The Cat's Eye Chronicles (YA/Epic Fantasy), The Dragon Pear ...more
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