Hello hello! It’s been a while! I actually schedule a lot
all of my posts, so really I haven’t seen you guys since September. Should I do a little “catch-up” post? Separate from this book review of course :).
Today I’ve got my review of Puppy Love, by Katelyn Beckett.
Puppy Love is the first book in the Her Secret Menagerie series.
Trigger Warnings: Sex.
Unfortunately I didn’t write down any triggers from Puppy Love, so I can’t remember any specific triggers that may or may not have happened within PL.
My passion in life? Saving animals. I’m the person they call when a cat has kittens under their shed or a stray dog shows up with no collar and tags. Be it dark or rain or foggy night, I’m there for friends of fur, scale, and feather alike.
I just never expected one of my rescue calls to be a werewolf pup.
Not like I knew it when I showed up, but something was definitely different about him. His snout was too round, his ears too pointed, and I’d thought he was a coydog; one of those dog-coyote mixes that showed up now and then.
That was before he bit me. And even an alpha pup can change an innocent mortal like me into a shapeshifting powerhouse.
Flung into a new world where submission might mean death and pack politics rule the secret supernatural society, I’m lost but not alone. With the pup’s father, Hudson, and his packmates leading me through this strange environment, I feel as though I could take on the world. They have everything I need; confidence, power, money. And I’m everything they could ever want.
But how do we come to terms with the fact that it feels as if we’ve always been together? As if we all belong as a group? I haven’t been on a date in years, now I have four gorgeous, rich werewolves chasing me.
What’s a girl to do?
This book is intended for mature audiences. Adults only. This is a fated mates reverse harem where the girl gets all the guys. Why choose if you don’t have to? Light M/M references included.
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
Jumping into my review….not gonna lie: while we do get some plot, the sex scenes within Puppy Love get underway incredibly quickly.
The beginning of the book (for me) was read very well. I liked who – and what, the main character stood up for. However, once she got bitten and was changed, she was 100% different.
I don’t know if readers like it when characters in shapeshifting / shapeshifter novels get “bitten/changed” and the character(s) change. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I find it unnecessary. I’ve even stopped reading a book wherein the character had too much of a dramatic change, and I did not like how the newly changed character was acting. Enough’s enough, you know? Yet in Puppy Love I couldn’t decide whether or not I liked the change in her character.
After she’d been changed the story focused more on the sex aspect, the guys, and what could have been a great plot simply fell to the background.
Nevertheless, I read the entirety of Puppy Love.
Having read Puppy Love in one sitting, I do wish there was more plot to the story. Genuinely I found that Puppy Love is more of an Erotica book. Nothing wrong with that!! Maybe I didn’t read a part of PL’s page where it may or may not have mentioned “erotica.”
In the end, Puppy Love is more of a letdown to me… Still, if you like erotica/menagerie books, I’d check out Puppy Love.
I give Puppy Love (Her Secret Menagerie, #1), 2 stars.
Have you read Puppy Love?
Thank you for not only for checking out my little review, but taking the time out of your day to do so.