Wolf Shunned, by Laurel Night | Book Review

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Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Wolf Shunned, by Laurel Night.

Wolf Shunned is the first book in the The Alpha Queen Legacy series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Self Defence (resulting in murder), Parent Abandoning their child, Sexism.

Please note that it is entirely possible that I missed triggers pertaining to Wolf Shunned.

It’s amazing to be a dominant wolf… if you’re male.

When you’re a nineteen year-old girl who can beat the crap out of every wolf in your pack, suddenly it’s not so great. Love isn’t everything, I know; but even the most powerful she-wolf submits to her mate. If you can’t be dominated, you can’t be mated.

And an unmated wolf has no place in the pack.

My one hope is the clan gathering in the Blackwood Forest. Every wolf in the continental Americas attends, and a few seriously sexy wolves catch my eye. I’m bound to find at least one who can match me, right?

Then there’s my other problem: My alpha is a grade-A jerk. After treating me like a genetic freak my whole life, he suddenly decides to stake a claim.

But I can’t refuse the challenge, and my wolf won’t back down. Either I submit to the alpha and become mated to his skeezy pelt, or I win the challenge and my freedom… by taking his place as alpha.

Only no one has ever heard of a female alpha, and if I become one, I’ll never find a mate.

Wolf Shunned is the first book in The Alpha Queen Legacy, featuring a badass heroine, a dark fantasy world, and loads of sexy wolf shifters. Be warned: This is a slow burn, why choose romance. Once you pick this story up, you won’t be able to stop devouring it until the very last page.

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.

Note that beyond this point there are spoilers.

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Matefinder Series, by Leia Stone | Book Review

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Today I’m posting my book review of the Matefinder series, by Leia Stone.

Matefinder, #1

Werewolves, facing the threat of extinction, desperately seek their mates to bear young. Aurora, a human far removed from the supernatural world, is nearing her own end after being fatally injured in a car accident.

Kai, an Alpha werewolf, lurks in the nearby trees watching her bleed out. He chooses to save her the only way he knows how, by changing her. No one is prepared for what happens next. The tides turn in favor of the werewolves. The Matefinder has been found, and she is more powerful than anybody ever imagined. But is she prepared to be the most hunted werewolf in history?

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Mentions of Abuse, Mentions of Spousal Abuse, Mentions of Child Abuse, Child Abuse, Stabbing Mention, Car Accident resulting in Death, Torture Mention, Drowning Mention, Accidental Death, Murder Mention, Assassination Attempts, Kidnapping, Attempted Kidnapping.

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!

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Twice Bitten, by Belle Harper | Book Review

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How are you doing today?

Today I’m bringing my book review of Twice Bitten, by Belle Harper, to the blog!

Twice Bitten is the first book in the New Moon trilogy.

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Troubled Past, soft Sex Scenes.

For seventeen years Alexis “Lexi” Turner has been running. From foster homes, creeps on the street and the law.

Lexi is a survivor, she has spent her whole life moving from one abusive foster home to the next, until she decided to take charge of her own life. Living in abandoned buildings, couch surfing and working at a strip clubs are huge improvement on what she had before.

All she needs is enough money to feed herself, finish high school and hopefully go to college.
She has a plan.
That is until she is caught and sent to live with a strange foster family up-state, —her new high school isn’t much better.

Rafferty King was forced like Lexi to this new foster home, but he fits in better. And that’s saying something for a total misfit. Hot as hell and getting into fights, while ignoring her existence. Whatever.

Then there are the twins Ranger and Maverick, also known as “The joker and The Loner.” They know who she is and give her the new girl treatment she is all too familiar with.

And how can a history teacher look that hot, there should be rules against that kind of thing. But there is something about Galen Donovani, that has Lexi feeling safe when he is near.
While everyone else avoids him.

What the hell is going on in the state of Washington. And why are there so many wolves roaming at Port Willow High!

17+ RH shifter and vampires. 

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.
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Wolf’s Bane, by Crystal Ash | Book Review

Hello friend! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today’s post is a book review! I’m slowly but surely catching up on the past year of reviews, friends. I didn’t want to bombard anyone so I’ve been staying up late to draft, and schedule them all. @~@; my poor eyes >_<.

Here’s my review of Wolf’s Bane, by Crystal Ash.

Wolf’s Bane is the first book in the Shifted Mates trilogy.

Trigger Warnings: Gun Usage, Gun Violence, Violence, Attempted Rape, Murder, and Blood.

He stole a kiss and ran off with my heart between his teeth.I should’ve expected as much from a wolf.I’m a fox shifter in a world run by humans. They treat us like we’re beneath them, and shoot us when they have the chance. I’ll do anything to protect my family, so I learned how to shoot back. My aim is true and I’m just waiting for someone to piss off the wrong vixen. Turns out, we have bigger threats than humans. Orion, the smoldering silver wolf, reappears suddenly and my heart can’t handle it. I refuse to let him hurt me again, but he’s here to warn me about a greater evil. The same one that plagued him that night, when I saw him through the crack in the door years ago.All I ever wanted was get over him and settle down with another fox. I just met a cute one named Conan too. But when shifters are being sacrificed for dark magic, a girl’s got to take aim and fire.

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.
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No Alpha, by G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello, friends! Today I have my book review of

No Alpha, by G. Bailey.

No Alpha is the first book in The Alpha Brothers trilogy.

TW: Slavery, Murder, Blood, mentions of rape, mentions of slavery. Sex scenes.

Also, just as a general side-note, No Alpha is one hell of a gruesome book. No Alpha is absolutely NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

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8C692B6E-498E-4B70-849B-738CA8F77236A wolf with no claim. A disgrace to the wolves’ society. Never fit to be a mate for any wolf… Trash.
Elodie Masters knows she is too weak to escape her life as a pack slave, a wolf with no claim and overall blight to the wolves’ precious society. When her pack is attacked, Elodie should have run, but instead she is kept by the Alpha Brothers.
Ruthless. Cruel. Heartless brothers…or at least that’s what everyone says about them.
And they were right.
The brothers don’t want her as a mate; they claim she is too weak to be anything…but they won’t let her go.
Yet sometimes strength hides in the weak, and you don’t see it coming until it literally bites you back.

Dark RH Romance 18+ WARNING: Contains dark themes not for the faint of heart.

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.

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Wooooah-boy. This book. Seriously. The tone of the story that is carried on throughout the entirety of this first book is…intense. And I say that in a way that I can’t really begin to describe to you. But not for the lack of trying, No Alpha is a darker toned novel because the main character, Elodie, has been treated as a slave for all of her life, and in that, everyone (including Elodie herself) believes that she’s broken. That she’s a nobody and that no one will ever want her.

No Alpha is pretty much told from one point of view, and Elodie’s point of view is so, so stunted, because all Elodie has known in her life is that she can’t trust anyone, and her two emotions are Fear and Anger.

When Elodie is freed from her captors, Elodie slowly learns how to trust the guys around her–if not at least put an arms length away from them emotionally. So when she’s with the guys, and when Elodie learns the taste of her freedom, we see a totally different side of Elodie. She’s curious, and she can now stand for what she believes in–equal treatment for all.

The plot for No Alpha moves really quickly, and there’s actually quite a lot of sex involved in this book.

Overall, No Alpha was nothing at all as to what I expected.

I give No Alpha 3 stars.

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Have you read No Alpha, or anything else by G. Bailey? 

No Alpha is not my first read of G. Bailey, but perhaps it is the one that had let me down a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

The Hidden, by Ivy Asher | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of
The Hidden by Ivy Asher.

The Hidden is the first book in the Shadowed Wings series

Trigger Warnings: Sex scenes, Blood, Decapitation, Fighting.

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47762658._SY475_I am a latent wolf shifter.
Or so I thought.

Then life as I knew it changed in a flash—or more accurately, an electrocution.

I’ve woken up in a strange place, surrounded by strange people who hate me. They’re in the middle of a war, and I look like I belong on the wrong side of it.

If that’s not enough to qualify as a really bad day, I now have wings and a strange animal to figure out, because it turns out that there’s not a damn latent thing about me.

If I want to live, I have to prove that I’m not the spy I’m accused of being. Then I need to figure out how the fuck to get back home before all hell breaks loose. Too bad my animal has zero interest in working with me unless it has to do with the two hot assholes that lead this rebel group.

I’m on my own, in a place I’ve never even heard of, with threats I don’t know how to defeat. And lucky me, I might as well have a rotisserie chicken living inside of me for all the help my newly discovered gryphon is.

Perfect. Just fucking perfect.

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.

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The Hidden was a truly interesting story. I couldn’t help but be captivated by the story. Rarely do I ever hear–or get to read–about shifter’s who are Gryphon’s. I was so glad that I still had my Kindle Unlimited, so I got to read this story. Continue reading

Claiming Mia, by Alisa Woods | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of Claiming Mia by Alisa Woods.

Claiming Mia is the first book in the Dot Com Wolves series.

Trigger / Content Warning: Murder Mention, Attempted Murder, Guns, Gun Violence, Blood, Sex Scenes

LUCAS
I’m a mess. Broken. Lost my mate and almost myself. In no shape to help anyone.

40719388-2Then the sexy girl serving me drinks stumbles into trouble with a bunch of wolves who are bad business—I should know. They’re the competition. And they’re as dirty at dot-com investing as they are predatory on young things like her. So I save her. Because I may be broken, but I’m not an ass.

Only she shows up the next day at my office. As my intern.

And now the Red pack is after her, putting us square in a pack war—one she doesn’t even understand. I’m in no shape to claim a mate—not happening—but if I don’t, the Red’s jackass of an alpha will.

MIA
I’m just trying to earn my degree and dig my way out of poverty.

I was born a shifter—more of my bad luck—but I’ve kept that a secret, so it doesn’t ruin my life. Shifters are monsters. Criminals. And I’m trying to make something of myself. This internship at the hottest internet business development firm in Seattle is my ticket out… only the boss is a wolf. And insanely hot. And he saved my life.

I’d break all the rules for this guy—except he wants nothing to do with me.

The wolves who do are the Big Bad Wolf kind. The kind I’ve always heard about.

I’ve got nowhere to turn… but to the one guy who doesn’t want me at all.

Claiming Mia (Dot Com Wolves 1) is a super-hot complete story with HEA.
(Formerly published as True Alpha).

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Bearly Married, by Zoe Ashwood | Novella Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’ve got my review of Bearly Married, which is a Shifter novella that takes place about 30 years-or-so before Trust the Wolf starts.

Trigger Warning: Abduction, Tranquilizer Usage, Gun Violence, Violence, Blood Mention, Death Mention, and Sex Scenes.

42435544Love is a great reason to marry someone, but so is desperation.

Alexandre Thibault needs to marry an heiress: his clan’s finances are decimated, and his cousin is challenging him for leadership. He has even found the perfect woman—a pure-blood bear shifter with a hefty dowry—though he never expected the attraction between them.

Christine Bergeron will do anything to escape her family home, though exchanging the city for the Canadian wilderness isn’t as easy as she’d imagined. Especially when she’s in danger of losing her heart to a man who might never love her back.

But as enemies threaten their family, Alexandre and Christine will risk everything to keep their safe haven.

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I read Bearly Married before I even read what it was about, so it was startling for me to read. Though I did realize that Bearly Married features the dual points of view from both Alexandre and Christine.

What I liked about Bearly Married was that the story was set about 30 years before Trust the Wolf begins. Which means we get to see Alexandre and Christine before they had children. And how different they were! Alexandre was way more relaxed, and Christine had just begun to come out of her shell.

I loved reading from both Alexandre, and Christine. I enjoyed reading that even in their situation these two truly came to love one another. Reading Bearly Married was such a treat! Alexandre and Christine are so young and adorable in this novel, I couldn’t help that I ended up adoring these two and their story.

I think the most shocking thing about Bearly Married was how relaxed Alexandre was, in comparison as to what he was like in the few moments we see him in Trust the Wolf.

I give Bearly Married, 4 stars.

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele