Top positive review
Love the plot, main & secondary characters!
on 31 May 2018
When it comes to Shifter books I’m very specific in my likes and dislikes. Mostly, I feel that the whole Alpha male, weak heroine, pack problems etc. has been so many times that honestly, it’s gotten old for me. And that’s why I love the way Suzanne is changing things up.
The heroine, Taryn Warner, is by no means weak. She might be latent (meaning she can’t shift), but her wolf is just below the surface so she still has the strength, speed and agility. In order to make up for the lack of shift, this Alpha female has one hell of a snarky, sassy and no-nonsense attitude that would make Judge Judy proud. There’s just that problem that she’s about to be forcefully mated to a real douchebag, whose only goal is to break her spirit. Charming! As Teryn belongs to her dad’s pack, where he’s Alpha, she can’t get out of the deal.
Trey Coleman is a ruthless Alpha who’s facing a shifter war with his uncle and, in order to survive it he’ll need alliances. Naturally, he does what any red blooded healthy Alpha male would do, he kidnaps a latent Alpha female and strikes a deal with her. The deal is simple: they pretend to be mated. That was she’s isn’t left with the douchebag, and Trey gets an alliance with daddy dearest out of it, so he’ll have the numbers to crush his uncle. And since both Trey and Taryn has lost their true mates there’s no chance they’ll actually bond in their fake mating. Fail proof plan. Right?
Okay, so I’ll be the first one to admit that the plot didn’t blow my mind with it’s originality. What did blow my mind and had me howling with laughter on multiple occasions, was the characters.
Trey is the perfect brooding, selfish, ruthless and so damn swoon worthy Alpha male. On his own, he would be a really annoying character, but with Taryn at his side he’s amazing. With his psycho vibes he’s the kind of guy you really don’t want to piss off and, you definitely don’t want to come between him and his mate, pretend or not!
Taryn is the kind of female lead that had me wishing I could pull off snapping my fingers and say “you go girl”. Though, the fact that I can’t pull it off didn’t stop me from doing it anyway.
The pack is filled with amazingly awesome secondary character. Like Dominic, one of Trey’s enforcers. That man has an endless stream of seriously cheesy comments and bad pickup lines, falling from his lips at all times.
Trey’s old and prudish grandmother, Greta. She and Taryn are constantly engaging in battles of the will and they barely stop to breath, inbetween hurling insults at each other.
So, what else can I say? I can’t recommend this book enough and it’s deserving of 5+ hearts.