Friday, September 11, 2015

Review: Taming Her Wolf by Dee Carney

Taming Her Wolf
Author: Dee Carney
Release Date: September 7, 2015
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

For disgraced physician Kim Sharpe, Fire Creek was supposed to be a sanctuary, a place to hide from media scrutiny and the public eye. But when a group of wolf shifters break into her clinic and demand she save the life of a packmate, her serene world unravels. And when the wolf dies despite Kim's efforts, she's dragged into a hunt she can't control, led by a man she desperately wants to understand.

All shifters live with their beasts, but Chris "Brick" Preston's is dangerously close to the surface. And it wants Kim. Sex keeps the beast sated for now, but unless Kim can help him find a more permanent solution, Brick risks becoming a feral, banished—or put down—by his pack.

With each incredibly intense encounter, Brick and Kim grow closer. But time is not on their side. When Kim is faced with betraying the pack in order to save Brick's life, the consequences may be more than they can survive.

I have been on a shifter kick lately so I was pretty excited to start reading TAMING HER WOLF. The cover looked interesting and the storyline sounded like something I would enjoy. Unfortunately I came across a few issues that made getting into the story hard and eventually made it fall flat for me.

I will start out with some things that helped me get to the end of the book. Kim and Brick had really great chemistry from the moment they meet and it only grows stronger as the book goes on. Kim has a mystery past that is hinted at a lot and I wanted to know what that was so I had to continue to read the story.

Now that things I didn't really care for and made it hard for me to want to read more. I didn't really love Kim as a character. I wasn't really connecting with her before this, but I didn't like the fact that she went against her word to Brick and could have possibly ruined the packs anonymity. She was selfish and thought only of herself and what she wanted. It really turned  me off to her and made me not want to root for her.  We eventually find out that the shifters in the Fire Creek Shifters series has more than the two forms we are used to having (which would be totally fine if this was explained in the beginning of the story, but it isn't). They have a third form which they call beast. I was completely and utterly confused by this because they talk about their wolf and beast quite a bit and didn't actually EXPLAIN that they were talking about two different forms. I felt like I was missing something with the different names being used and it made the flow of the story kinda sputter out at many points, which makes me come to my last major issue. The story was very slow, which made me want to skip sections just to get to the good stuff. That is never good in my book.

If you decide to give TAMING HER WOLF a try I am glad that I was able to tell you about the third form before you start reading, which will hopefully help you to enjoy the story better than I did. The bad guy from TAMING HER WOLF was never caught, but unless something is really compelling in book two's blurb, I most likely won't pick up the story to find out how everything turns out.

I gave it 2.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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