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Fur Factor (Fixed #2)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  6,498 Ratings  ·  331 Reviews
Graham Winters is a werewolf with a teensy problem. His idiot cousin wants to take over Graham's position as Alpha of the Silverback Clan all because of an archaic Lupine tradition that says an unmated wolf can't lead a pack. As far as Graham is concerned, things can't possibly get any more complicated.

Until they do.

Minding his own business at his best friend's engagement
Published 2003 by Ellora's Cave
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Big Bad Wolf is the second installment in Christine Warren's paranormal romance series titled The Others. This is the first book I have read in this series and by this author. It started out pretty promising in my opinion and I was immediately engaged...but then the romance started and the audiobook performance for the male lead completely ruined it. Robotic, grunting, one-syllable caveman sounding narration during these scenes. I know that's harsh but when I say the narrator ruined it for me, I ...more
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Initial Review:
It's a cute story. Either I was too tired to be reading in the first place, or it wasn't that exciting...but I dozed reading this. It's the usual werewolf story - were smells his mate, she's human, he jumps her like a T-bone steak and carries her off into the night. Lots & lots of sex follows. Human is confused. Were is confused that the human is confused, cuz they're mates, duh. More sex. The big bad "threat", success, more sex. The end.

Second Reading:
I definitely liked this
Apr 01, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm usually a sucker for "she was right under my nose the whole time" romances, but this was one that did not work for me. I was pretty excited about it when I picked it up, but the disappointments kept on coming. First I discovered Big Bad Wolf wasn't the first in The Others Series. Then I discovered that it wasn't the swoony werewolf romance I was hoping for. It started out pretty bad and kept getting worse.

In the beginning, we meet th
Aug 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Catherine by: Laurie-Highland Hussy Hunsaker
This book was a lot of fun in the beginning. The style of it really reminded me of Shelly Laurenston. The plot was fluffy and the book's focus was firmly fixed on comedy and sex. Good times! But it didn't keep its lighthearted tone. Once the mate business stopped being a secret I felt it lost a lot of its humor.

Graham starts out this book as a player who has gotten bored with the game. While trying to deny that he has a problem he spots a butt designed to make a man fall to his knees and worshi
Sophia Triad
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meet Graham. He is a big bad wolf and a playboy. Also, as the Alpha wolf of the Silverback pack, he needs a mate to establish his leadership in his pack and of course produce some cubs soon.

Meet Missy. She is a kindergarten teacher and it widely known that kindergarten teachers are not sluts. They are supposed to be plain, kind and boring.

Graham and Missy meet at an after wedding party. Graham's best friend vampire Dmitri just got married. One sniff and Graham becomes a caveman. He basically kid
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Who is afraid of the big bad wolf that surely isn’t me; instead I want to be hunted and stalked then devoured by the wolf. How long I have been waiting for Missy and Graham’s story, a very long time, and I loved it. I always knew this book would have the funnies and hot sexual chemistry and Graham walking wolf of my dreams.

I know Miss Warren’s book aint nothing but fluff, but its cotton candy fluff, all sweet and sticky and no good for you. The writing order of the books is
Cecilia Quick
Sep 30, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Christine Warren and I won't be reading more. I actually found this book repulsive. The set up is cute: shy kindergarten teacher is dressed up sexy on a dare from friends who want to set her up on a blind date; she goes to the party and gets the attention of her secret crush, who is a slutty alpha werewolf who hasn't noticed her in the six months they've known of each other but is turned on by her now. I was ready to settle back and enjoy it when...wham, he kidnaps her, rapes h ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Sep 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
I liked "Big Bad Wolf" by Christine Warren. It wasn't until I got home and began the story that I realized this was an expanded version of "Fur Factor" which was originally published as an ebook by Ellora's Cave in 2003. I enjoyed the original and I was pleased to read the expanded version which is actually the second of the 'Fantasy Fix' miniseries.

Missy is the 'good' girl. She's a kindergarden teacher who likes children and dreams of the whole 'white picket fence' future. She's also about read
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Was that necessary?

Seriously, I was enjoying this book quite a lot and then I read the worst ending ever.
I have read some crazy sh*t out there but never something like this. I get that you love the hero but did you have to had sex with him while he was a werewolf?
I would have believed that you loved him without that gross and icky scene! It was like doing it with a huge dog. What the author was thinking while she wrote that I have no idea, but I can't rate this book any higher after reading TH
****** 3.5 to 4 STARS ******

Goodreads really needs to incorporate half stars, Geesh!

Big Bad Wolf was badass! Not just another werewolf tale, here we actually got to see the men change form. You're probably asking, don't all werewolfs change form in books? No. I've read a handful that tell us they're werewolves, talk about hierarchy within the culture and even growl, GRRR! but I don't get to see the change. This book had no problem seeing to the shift and even playing upon it a little, which I lo
3.5 'Big, Bad' Stars

Audiobook Version
Narrator: Kate Reading

Graham Winters, Alpha werewolf of the Silverback pack and mega playboy who suddenly realizes he's hit the wall as far a screwing every female werewolf within reach. So, is he ever surprised when one whiff of frumpy, human schoolteacher Missy Roper stops him dead his tracks. It can't be! She, this so-so human in the too tight, too short dress, cannot be his mate! And what's this! She's not falling for him or any of his best moves.

Missy Ro
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun story in the series "The Others". In this book, we have a human girl and an Alpha werewolf. Like the first book, I found it entertaining, low angst and funny. My only complaint is that one of the girlfriends, Ava, is extremely pushy and annoying. I also find the entire idea of the "fix" a bit ridiculous, especially because the heroines in the first two books did not want to go through with it.
The world of "The Others" is unique and I enjoyed reading about the Lupines.
Laura the Highland Hussy
This book doesn't withstand the test of time lol

I read this back in '09 I think and I remember not just loving it, but re-reading it. tastes have changed. I kept my original rating, but if I were to read it now, for the first time, maybe a 3.5 lol

*my original review is on the paperback edition
Big Bad Wolf
3 Stars

While this installment in the Novels of the Others is an improvement on the last, it is still lacking in world building and character development.

It is undeniable that Graham is a deliciously sexy werewolf, however, the whole love at second or even third scent is simply ridiculous. A romance based on the notion of fated mates loses its impact when it takes the hero more than one meeting to realize that the heroine is his destiny. Moreover, Graham is not my idea of a successfu
Minimal plot, minimal mythology or world building, but a whole lot of smexy times and some drama. I'm not sure if I'll continue with this series, it was a little bit of a let down.
Oct 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Big Bad Wolf - Missy and Graham - the wait is over!

At long last Graham and Missy's story, yippee! This is the second of Warren's Fixed series to be spiffed up and re-released and unlike One Bite With A Stranger (The Others, Book 6) (originally Fantasy Fix), this is the first print release of Big Bag Wolf (Fur Factor redux and redone) I am not an e-book person, so I have been waiting for Graham and Missy's since I first read Wolf on the Door and got hooked on Warren's Other series.

I really enjo
Carla Victor-rawson
This has got to be one of my favorite new ( new to me ) series. A customer recommended this to me the other day, and felt so passionate about this book and told me I had to give it a try. Well I bought yesterday and finished it this morning.It has everythin...a plot ( which is always nice) a romance ( amazing character development ) and crazy sizzles.Its about an Alpha wolf named Graham whos had more of his share of one night stands and pretty much knows he can get anyone he wants..ent ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
This is by far my favorite! I think that the order of reading this series is a little skewed because the author is fitting some short stories in here and there, but in expanded novel form. I would read (6th book, but the first in the series) One Bite with a Stranger first, and this one second, then Wolf at the Door, following in order.
But, yeah, Missy and Graham are my favorite "Other" couple.
Missy is "fixed" up by Ava and the girls for her fantasy fix, at Reggie and Misha's post-wedding engage
Sep 19, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of men forcing themselves on women. EWWW.
Recommended to May by: a blog reader
This wasn't a romance or paranormal/fantasy novel. It was porn. The whole motivation behind EVERY plot detail was to get them back into having sex where the "hero" (a term I use loosely) would be beyond dominating with the sweet, innocent kindergarten teacher. Warning - the author apparently has limited time to develop characters so instead we'll repeatedly hear about the heroine as "a sweet kindergarten teacher"

I truly don't understand what anyone sees in this... but then again I am not a fan o
Dec 30, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
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Nov 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Good read - this is a rewrite of her original Fur Factor from the ebook series Fixed. There are some changes - mostly smoothing out the bumps in the plotting. She changed one scene considerably [to be truer to the character perhaps:] but I did enjoy the older version better. A quibble only, it is still a fun, fast read.

Graham is the Alpha of the Pack and is having political problems. When he finds his very unwolflike mate [meek and mild and human:] his problems are aggravated. Missy is a kinderg
Read this if your extremely bored and brain dead. Only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of one was because it was a light funny read in the beginning. Then Misty kept changing her character, Graham couldn't control 1 grumbling pack member with half asssed plans that were ridiculous, even the villain changed from calm and conniving to street thug.

The matehunt? A ridiculous stupid plot point. Why were those already mated participating?

I drew the line at the beastiality, and that when she found o
Jul 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lover of Romance
Originally Posted On My Site at Addicted To Romance

Graham Winter is alpha of his pack, but has yet to take a mate. At his best friends wedding party, he finds himself bored with every single woman, until he sees one gorgeous derriere, and he is captivated and he has yet to see her face, but he doesn't care, she is His. Missy Roper is a schoolteacher, and the last thing she expected of herself is to be at this party, dressed in a dress that makes her look like a dominatrix or stripper and very no
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
I had originally read this book in it's paper format that was offered by Ellora's Cave and titled "Fur Factor". I loved it so much then, and with the addition of new material I love it now even more. I'm thrilled to have it in both formats.

Poor Graham Winters... he is the young attractive Alpha of the Silverback Werewolf Clan and is bored, bored, bored with the Otherworld women he has to choose from. He is tired of the gorgeous Vamp women and their games, the other Werewolf women, Demons, Fae an
Sep 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smut
From the back of the book.....I really can't put it better than this other than to add, can I have a Graham too?

"Missy Roper’s fantasies have revolved around Graham Winters since the moment they met. But the imposing leader of the Silverback werewolf clan always seemed oblivious to Missy’s existence. At least he was, until Missy collides with him at a party and then abruptly runs away—arousing Graham’s interest…and wild desires.

Lupine law decrees that every Alpha must have a mate, and all Graha
The Others #2
Graham is tired of the dating game. He finally noticed Missy at Dmitri and Regina's post wedding engagement party. Missy has lusted after him for months. Ava wants to fix Missy up again but Missy does not want to play Ava's sex fixes anymore. She sees her and as she flees the party she bumps into Graham, then runs off. He chases her and catches her. Graham says he wants her and Missy says yes. He throws her over his shoulder and runs to his place.
He thinks she smells so good and th
Oct 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book picks up shorty after book 1, but i don't think it is necessary to read them in order.

Missy is up for her next fix. her friends have fixed her up with a man to fulfill one of her sexual fantasies. they dressed her up and sent her to her friends post wedding party to wait for the mystery man. missy has been lucky enough to get out of her previous fixes and is hoping that this time will be the same. not to take any chances she bolts out the door before her mystery man could find her.

Jan 12, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel got off to an interesting start, but it didn't do a good job of supporting my willing suspension of disbelief for a full 312 pages. The romance never quite gelled for me; I had trouble understanding why the heroine's scent was suddenly irrestible to a werewolf who, in theory, should have been smelling her for weeks. Maybe I missed something.

Though the hero was sexy, there were elements of his behavior that creeped me out--I won't spoil anyone else's reading experience with the detail
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Missy is your everyday kindergarten teacher with a best friend who recently turned into a vampire by her now husband. During her friends marriage celebration Missy runs head on into Graham, the NY City werewolf pack leader or “alpha”. Missy has harbored a secret crush on Graham but Graham has never even spoken 5 words to Missy. When they collide, quite literally, Graham gets a whiff of Missy and realizes instantly that Missy is his one and only. Graham is unyielding in allowing Missy any choice ...more
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Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that...

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