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Gabby

(Safe Haven Wolves #1)

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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  638 ratings  ·  78 reviews
She’s on the run.

She’s being hunted.


If only she knew why.


Trey’s only goal is to protect his pack. When a young shifter female moves into his territory, it raises a million questions. Who is she? Doesn’t she know how dangerous it is to travel alone and unprotected? Where did she come from and what kind of danger did she bring with her?

Time is r
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Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published July 15th 2018 by DAS Publishing
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Somia
A Stodgy and Unengaging Read – DNF 36%

The idea of this book was good but the execution left A LOT to be desired. The characters lacked dimensions, the chemistry between the hero and heroine wasn’t there for me, and the dialogue/writing didn’t feel natural, it needed editing and to feel more fluid.

Too much telling and not enough showing in this book.

Repetitiveness is another nail in the coffin – I just couldn’t continue any more.

Freebie on Amazon that I am now deleting from my kindle.
Candace Tidwell
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Gabby had the potential to be a good book. Unfortunately, the storyline just stopped. The author built up the main characters and set the platform for a nice romance and then stopped. The build up was there and then poof, nothing. The book comes to a conclusion with a rushed HEA. It was lacking in my opinion several key ingredients that could have made this book lovely.
K
Jul 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
Nope. Nope. Hell to the Nope.

I always try to give authors that I haven't heard of a fighting chance. But, Good LORD, seriously... This was really put into the world as a serious attempt at writing/publishing?

The characters were so immature. For someone that was mated and 21 years old, the sister (Willow, maybe) was so immature and I HATED her. The main character wasn't any better.

The writing was very juvenile. I honestly found nothing redeeming about this, unfortunately. I tried, I really did.
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Coco.V
Jan 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 Books 1-4 in the Series are FREE on Amazon today (1/25/2020)! 🎁
Nikki
Sep 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed reading this story, it had twists and turns and has a ton of action so it keeps you turning the pages and wanting to read more.

Gabby was a fearful skittish character but you could tell she had an underlying strength well she had to have really after being able to survive alone for 5 years without family or friends, on streets in motels and grotty apartments and even just camping. When you found out what was chasing her there was no surprise that she kept running what was a surpr
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Jasmine
Mar 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Sigh

So...Where to start? Okay, the IDEA for this book was a good one. BUT the writing for it was just bad. I found this book incredibly frustrating. Because I knew if written correctly it would have been a fantastic read. But the writing was just horrendous. No real plot, character development, action making, nothing...It was confusing, dull and dragged on. And if i ever read the words "rabbit hole" again I'll probably poke my eyes out. Those 2 words were the only constant in this book. I really
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Lisa Stacks
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gabby

Gabby is a young girl in the run and adds up at Treys pack. Females are scarce and protected and mated at 21. With a birthday coming up things are hearing up in the pack.
Tasha Mahoney
Writing: 3.75 Narration:5 Stars Overall 4 Stars

I have spent so long looking at my screed and trying to decide how to word this review. The plot for Gabby had an immense amount of potential and while parts met that potential, other parts did not.

The story was a little confusing in parts and it took a while for the story to fully draw me in. Now don’t get me wrong. When the story got going I was drawn in and really enjoyed it. There are some interesting characters and I really was rooting for Gabb
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Cherry Mischievous
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:
A promising start to a new-to-me series! The wolf theme has been used several times already, so the story is not that original. However, I like the premise and the way the author tells a story is not bad either. The world building is beautiful! The character development is quite good, except the main heroine. For some reason she feels stupid sometimes. **sigh!** Anyway, for an audiobook which is 5-hours long, this ought to be a short book. However, it took me longer than I expect
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JodyL
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The narrator does a good a great job. One of the characters is really hyper and loves to talk, which comes across exceptionally well. The voice range from old to young, male to female is wonderful.
Gabby is on the run. She doesn't know why she is being chased. She also doesn't k ow she is.a.wolf shifter.
Trey is an alpha. Females are rare and have to be protected from forced matings or kidnappings. They dont turn into a wolf until they are 21. When he finds a female in his territory he will do a
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Shannon
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

I loved it so much I was reluctant to put it down. There were a number of typos that I noticed and that occasionally made reading a little tricky due to working out the context but I enjoyed the book so much I didn't mind.
Kei
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 英語-english
Umm... While I have a giant soft spot for this kind of sappy 'rescue' comfort books...the writing and story flow here is so weak it turned out mostly impossible to enjoy.
The main character...is a mess. She supposedly survived for 5 years hiding on the streets on her own since she was 16, but it was probably a fluke. The way she acts in this book, you'd think she was just a sheltered kid who then had 5 really scary days on the streets.
She behaves like an infant.
All the weeping, sobbing, fidgeti
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Felicia
Gabby’s been on her own since her early teens when her family disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Driven by the strange, troublesome scent of young males who’d harassed her earlier, Gabby lives life on the run, supported by an emergency fund set up by her aunt and uncle. She never understood why they had an emergency plan, but she was grateful for it and hoped it would help her find her aunt and uncle one day… and her twin sister.

Gabby’s journey leads her to a town that gives her a sense
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Shannon Bittner
Apr 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF 93%
I tried so hard to finish it, but nothing happened until I was 75% through the book and even then it took the next 15% for then to almost stop talking about it and at that point I just gave up. So much of this book was telling me what happened rather than showing me. For example, instead of a conversation with dialogue there would be a paragraph paraphrasing what the conversation was about and the character's thoughts/views on it. That type of writing is the most irritating type of writin
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Karen Voitik
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it
>Book review – Gabby
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 1st in the Safe Haven Wolves series and ends in an HEA. Gabby doesn’t know she is a wolf shifter. A trip to the outside world starts a string of events that causes Gabby to be on the run, alone, for years. She doesn’t know why she is being chased. She runs to Trey’s area and feels calmer. Trey is the alpha of his pack and realizes Gabby is his mate. He protects her from afar.
>The attitude of unmated pack males to unmated females
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Jackles
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Meh.

I enjoyed the storyline, but the writing was very choppy. It made me think of an old, bad voiceover movie where everyone seems stiff and the words forced. Because of that, I had a very hard time relating to and liking any of the characters. If the writing had been a little more fluent and the characters a little more 3d, it’d have been a great book. OH! I also could not stand the fact that all the women were SOOO emotional and childlike and none of the men ever seemed to know what to do aro
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Rossana Sasso
Aug 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Was the sister in law meant to be special needs? Because a lot of questions are raised in terms of her being mated if so.
If she wasn’t, then...wow.
The whole book reads like an exercise to get as many words as possible on the page. Repetition of words and sentences 7 times per paragraph, incorrect grammar, slightly rephrased sentences following one another. Why? Has this author been hurt by an editor when they were little and now they cannot work with one?
“Do you know how to bake cookies? I want
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
wanted more . . . full world, full characters
Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 3 out of 5 stars

I want more. Questions. Answers. More. Gabby was strong, resilient, young, lost, confused, consumed. This was titled right. This was all about Gabby. Her young life turned upside down. Left int he dark. Lost. Found. Saved.

This was a quick read and getting to know you of the Safe Haven Wolves. To be so short there was a lot here.

Jacq Ainsworth did the job of giving life to each
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Melissa Black
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting story line but could stand an edit

I was intrigued by the characters and the story line, but the book is full of errors that could be taken care of with a quick read through. I have to say, I was a little disappointed with the last 10-15% of the book too. The author spent a great deal of time building what could be a great story only to brush over all the detail and skip explanations when the story hits its peak. It almost felt like the author gave up when it came to the ending. At th
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Heather
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great shifter story for ALL ages!

Gotta say despite being an adventurous sensual older woman who LOVES shifter stories I tend to be embarrassed when I read the ones that are very adult rated scenes that take many pages. This was NOT that. It's a very sweet shifter romance with a great back story. I didnt need to basically skip pages to on end to avoid lengthy sex scenes that embarrassed me cause there weren't any. WTG dear author for sucking me into the characters and the story. I'm so excited to
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Felicia
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gabby by Sherry Foster is a paranormal romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Jacq Ainsworth. This is book one in the Safe Haven Wolves Series.

This is the first book of Sherry’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. The story does end on a cliffhanger but that’s no surprise since its part of a series. I cannot wait for the next book in the series Trina to be released on audible.

Jacq did an amazing job on the narration. She really knows how to bring a story to life. I ca
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Caroline Rose
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Lots of typos, sometimes names were wrong. I think this book could have spent more time on the couple and how they got together and “love”. The story has lots of potential, but I feel like it was cut too short, wondering if I should read the next book even though I want to know what happens. The cover makes you think this is a romance..it’s not really. And can the sister/best friend not talk for 5 minutes straight before someone can answer her??
Samantha Stewart
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really did enjoy this book greatly. However I have to give it a 3.5 star rating. My reasoning is, there seemed to be some parts missing near the end of the story that would have made it make a lot more sense. Everything was going well until I got to this part and then it felt as though the author had had enough and it needed to end. Besides this I am looking forward to finding out what happens next 😊👍
Rose Young
Dec 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
this book had WAAAYYYY too many run-on sentences. The book repeats itself a lot, which is extremely annoying. Along with that, everybody sounds like there are fifteen, six or have no brain at all. The story is told from two different views, the main guy and the main girl, it changes every other chapter; I do not like at all. I like a book that has one view or every so often a different point of view. But NOT EVERY CHAPTER.
Sylvia
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gabby and Trey

Loved this book! So much intrigue! This book brings so many interesting characters to light. Gabby has no idea she is a wolf. She will not change until she is 21. Trey is the alpha of the pack where she finds haven from the men that are chasing her. Who are they? What do they want with her? Will she ever finds her twin? Will they ever be safe. To find out the answers and watch Gabby and Trey find each other, stay tuned! Enjoy!
Janet Johnson
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book hangover - Ugh!

I started Gabby on Sunday early evening - @ 2:45 A.M. Monday morning - I HAD to quit with 20 pages left (SOME people have to work on Monday mornings) that was the 3rd time I had tried to quit. I really wanted to know what happened. It's a great story. A writing style that keeps you enthralled and moving along. Thank you, Sherry Foster for your time, talent AND THE STORY!
Tiffany
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so good

I loved this book! I have reread all books as the next book is released as there is just soooooo much storyline hidden between each couples story that I have to go back lol but this new republished version is awesome the editing is much much better and we see more of the building relationship then the original manuscript.
It does have a fairly slow pace but trust me its building everything up for the books to come so dont give up on it xxx
Mandy Maynard
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Potential there but...

I hate writing negative reviews but I hate not leaving reviews at all. It seemed to be written by a young teenager with a decent idea. It did have potential it just didn't flow. At least not for me. Hopefully others enjoyed it, so the author doesn't quit trying.
Jessica
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book has a really good story line and I loved the characters however the grammar was really bad and the narration was really odd. It felt really detached so I didn’t managed to get lost in the story. I would recommend you read this book and make. Decision for yourself because the story line really is good.
Cryst Smith
Dec 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book soooo much but...

I really wanted to like this book the story was there the beginning was hopeful then it crashed and burned an incomplete thought. The main heroine was babyish and never really became compleat therefor the story just stuttered out. I think this could have easily been a multi book story instead it abruptly ended.
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