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Today on the blog, I have my book review of:
Shifting Fates is the first book in the Crescent City Wolves series.
Trigger Warnings: Attempted Rape mention, Blood, Sex Scenes, Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks
Here’s the thing, I need you to believe monsters are real.
But ask me that question, and I’ll tell you the truth. No, it’s not possible. The more believers out there, though, the busier I am at night booking walking ghost tours in New Orleans’ French Quarter. I like giving tours, love them actually. I was born to do this—well, I thought I was until I met him. Now everything I thought I knew has changed.
It was a normal tour, like all the rest, except Spencer isn’t like anyone I’ve ever met. How am I supposed to resist those sapphire blue eyes and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen? I mentioned he’s hot, right? And it’s not just him. He has three friends. Three men who look at me like I am the sun and the moon.
Just because Spencer saves me from a man whose speed is lightning fast and claims he and his pack mates have been looking for me doesn’t mean I should fall for them, does it? The temptation to give in to their suggestions is hard to resist. Maybe too hard.
Maybe I wasn’t meant to point out tombstones and landmarks. Maybe there is something to the prophecy Spencer’s pack talks about.
Maybe I don’t know sh*t about monsters after all.
But now I believe in them.
*Shifting Fates is the first book in the Crescent City Witch series, a reverse harem paranormal romance. If you love a badass heroine, hot alpha wolf shifters, and mystery and action, then this series is for you!*
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.
Truly, I loved Shifting Fates. There’s just enough action in the plot to make it worth the while to read the story, and on top of that the main character, Rose, is completely badass. She doesn’t know she has powers (something else that is very interesting in my opinion, I love with stories have that trope), and her coming into her powers was great to read.
There’s still a lot to be read within the series, but I seriously don’t mind at all. This first book is one hell of a start to a story–even a series, and I’m so glad that I read it.
Now I won’t lie and say that having some of the guys’ pov’s would be a great addition to the story. Perhaps having their view points would be a great advantage in the next books. I’m glad that there’s only one point of view within this first book—it makes the reader (for me at least) more focused on the story itself, and how things were to be played out.
I also like that the characters are all over 25 years old! So this book is in the grey–area of being New Adult, and Adult fantasy.
I’m giving Shifting Fates 4 stars, just because I thoroughly enjoyed the story (more than I thought I would)!
Have you read Shifting Fates, or anything else written by Meredith Clarke?
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