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Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
About Jennifer L. Armentrout:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Yes, I took my time with this review. I just had to savor and relish and virtually rub myself all over Gates.
Who’s Gates? Well……
Book two in the Feral Breed Motorcycle Club Series
Gates is a legend among his fellow wolf shifters. For more than four centuries, he’s lived without a mate, something nearly unheard of in his breed. He’s spent that time mastering the art of the kill, becoming a lethal weapon for the Feral Breed Motorcycle Club, and earning a reputation as the Gatekeeper.
Kaija Wariksen grew up as the Valkoisus pack princess. The Alpha’s only daughter and a powerful Omega shewolf, Kaija’s beauty and place within the pack hierarchy makes her the focus of desire for many of the unmated males, especially one she’s desperate to stay away from. She’d rather wait for her fated mate than be just another bed warmer for a man with more attitude than brains.
But when a territory dispute turns into a kidnapping, Gates and his Feral Breed brothers are called to assist the Valkoisus pack in a rescue operation. Gates soon discovers there’s more in store for him than a fight. He finds his mate in the Alpha’s daughter, a woman targeted by a mystery sect kidnapping Omega shifters. To keep the Valkoisus pack safe, the Feral Breed must put Kaija in danger, risking the only thing Gates has ever needed, and igniting a rage that could destroy the entire wolf shifter population.
Full-length novel – adult content featuring a rough-and-tumble wolf shifter, a brave BBW, and some naughty time spent outdoors.
I’m assuming you’ve all read Claiming His Fate that was released last month, yes? Because if that’s not the case, stop right here and go read it. You can come back after you’re done.
Gates, the GateKeeper of the Feral Breed Motorcycle Club, has been waiting for his mate for over 400 years. 4-0-0. Yup. That’s a looooong time by Shifter standards. They usually just don’t hold on that long. But Gates has a special one coming, an Omega female.
Now that Rebel (unf…) is celebrating his mating and is away from the pack, there’s a new alpha leading them. He’s not much admired, but whatever they have to do until Rebel is back – is game. When the Breed is called away to help with rogue shifters encroaching on a pack’s territory, they immediately set out to help.
Upon arrival they discover several of the pack’s females were taken by the rogues, the pack’s Omega, Kaija, among them, and head out along with the pack males to save them. See, the Omega females are rare and cherished. They’re believed to hold special powers.
When they find the females, Gates immediately senses the mating bond with Kaija. He’s finally met his mate. His match. But that’s only where the story begins. There’s a bigger factor in their love match’s equation. Omega females are taken all over, and only now the Breed make the connection. Gates’ fear is that until the one responsible is dealt with, Kaija will not be safe. Care to guess where this is going?
Yup – I’m not telling. Read the story.
Trust me when I say Gates is everything you’d want in a male. He’s strong, gorgeous, protective, fierce, will probably make me swoon just glancing my way, and he definitely, definitely, knows what he wants. Holy smokes when he does, no dry panties are left in the vicinity.
I’m anxiously awaiting Claiming His Witch, Pup’s story. Especially after his role in Claiming His Need. Talk about adorable. I need to see his unf-y side now.
Wonderful series, wonderful author, wonderful theme, need more. Fast.
Hmmm… What do I say about this book? To be honest, it’s an excellent story, but in my opinion it should have been written totally differently.
After fighting with her boyfriend, Ettie’s only goal is to drown her sorrows in some Jack Daniels. But when she walks into a country tavern, her attention is immediately redirected to the sexy, older man at the bar. He looks lonely, and sad, and absolutely mouth-watering. Ettie can’t wait to put a smile on his face.
For the first time in two years, Wyatt finds himself jolted out of his grief—and by a spunky, vivacious young woman who somehow sees right into his soul. What follows is a passionate weekend full of more life, laughter, and pure joy than he experienced in twenty years of marriage.
Wyatt thought one weekend was all he had to give, yet in the days that follow, he can’t help dreaming up a future with Ettie. And then a chance meeting shatters his hopes, leaving him more lost than ever. Now Ettie must decide whether to walk away, or to fight for the love she knows they both deserve.
Without You Here is the sexy, heartwarming story of overcoming grief, embracing love, and learning to live in the moment.
This story is about a 22 year old woman, a college graduate to be, who’s picking up an older gentleman at a bar right after dumping her boyfriend of two years.
The girl, Ettie, is bubbly, fun, spirited. She’s excited about new things, as simple and common as they seem, and she’s a breath of fresh air to Wyatt.
Losing a wife of over 20 years so young is hard. It’s taken a toll on Wyatt to the point of depression. When their weekend together is over and Ettie is heading back to school, she also finds herself several days later in a surprising situation.
I’m not going to say more, except the plot thickens….
I really liked the idea of the story, I loved Ettie, and The supporting characters. That’s where my problem begins. Enjoying the heroine and the supporting characters is great, but when the other MC’s voice feels forced and not quite believable, that’s where I’m tilting my head sideways while reading.
Then there’s the first thing that I felt that bugged me when I started reading – The changing POVs. You can’t just write first person alternating voices and switch to 3rd person alternating POVs. Stick to one view, and don’t alternate more than 2 characters. The writing could have been smoother, more elaborate and descriptive; in emotions, scenery, atmosphere.
So while the pacing was good, and the story interesting, the writing and the alternating POVs bothered me too much to feel comfortable giving this a higher rating. (Which it could’ve definitely get after some serious proofing)
* Thank you CreateSpace and NetGalley for providing this advance copy in exchange for an honest review.