New post up on Alex’s site, announcing the release of her quickie novella Saved By The Alpha! To recap:
When Roxy Thompson decides to explore the wilderness on horseback, she only intends to be gone a few hours and figures it will be safe enough– as long as she stays on the trails close to the resort. What she doesn’t count on is a mountain lion spooking her horse and then turning its sights on her. A wolf saves her in the nick of time, but it’s the handsome recluse Caleb that nurses her back to health… and then some.
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Read the full post on Alex’s site here.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Love, love, loved this book. I’ve read other kick-ass books by Reine in the past and I do think this one might just be my favorite so far.
The setting is so well done, I could practically feel the gritty desolation on my skin. And the cast of characters are imperfect, flawed, scarred and utterly believable. The plot itself is full of tension, intrigue and the feeling that something-magical is afoot. Of course, as the first book in the series not all was resolved… but I didn’t feel like I was left hanging by the ending.
And last, but not least, was the blazing hot romance buried within the story. It was as hot as a Harley sitting in the noon-day sun and pushed just enough boundaries to make the moments unforgettable 🙂
Read it, seriously!
***I received a copy of this book via NetGalley for review purposes.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Having read another book by Pressey in the past (Rock n’ Roll is Undead) I somewhat knew what to expect– a quick fun paranormal read. And I was right.
But, this book was better in my opinion and I’m going to agree with another reviewer and say that Pressey has a gift for lighter, chick-lit style paranormal novels. Her ‘voice’ is unique and spot on, and I love the quirkiness that shines through as well.
I thought the plotting was fairly original and inventive. I’m quickly approaching middle-age (boo hiss!) so reading as the main character copes with unexpected hairiness was a good laugh. This book is choc full of humor, odd-ball characters and new takes on the paranormal stock rules. Pressey thinks outside of the box, and while it may not always pay off, it usually does for her.
On the mild complaint side, I was very irritated at Rylie’s best friends behavior, and thought she was let off the hook way too easy. Since this is a series, I’m curious to see how that relationship flows into the next book.