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Promising, but ultimately too short to fulfil!
on 31 January 2014
I really enjoyed the start of the book - you're introduced to Kari the werewolf as she's working around the authorities to track a missing child. I found it an interesting take on the way someone uses their werewolf abilities, and it made her come across as adjusted and strong, which was a refreshing change! I even enjoyed the introduction of the leading man - Nick - as Kari is trying to be sneaky and get information about the child without letting on that she was involved, and he's the wily FBI agent who notices her.
But that's when it all starts to go horribly wrong. The book is simply too short to give the characters a chance to develop their feelings, so instead the trope of weres-instant-scent-attraction is used, and then - the big sin - there's a very obvious gap. The ebook jumps from Kari wondering how they're going to get the perp out of the forest, to a new chapter where apparently they've managed that, and they've gone...somewhere (where isn't hinted at for 5 pages!), and apparently just finished having sex...?
I mostly found this disappointing, because both characters have a lot of promise, and Kari in particular has a tragic backstory to how she became a werewolf, which could have become a major plot point, or even a sequel.