Friday, March 25, 2016

Review – ‘Hero’ by Elsa Jade


Blurb 

Maddie Joplin’s heart was broken by the small-town golden boy who took her virginity and left her behind. Now he’s back with secrets he won’t share and scars she doesn’t remember, and she wants just one chance to show him what he missed. 
Kane Villalobos had one choice: abandon Maddie or reveal his dangerous life as a wolf shifter. But with the mating moon on the rise, Kane is bound to take a mate. And this time, Maddie refuses to let him walk away alone. 

Review 

Kane Villalobos just returned to Angels Rest, Colorado after a ten year absence to take over the werewolf pack after his father died. As the new alpha, he must take a mate or lose his title and pack, and he must do it during the Mating Season which is happening now. He runs into his old high school crush outside a bar and things heat up between them.
Maddie Joplin returned to town not long before Kane did and she still feels like an outsider. She left town to find herself and to find a place to belong, but never did.
Kane joined the Army and left town to find other werewolves. He wants to live out in the open with humans but what he learned proved his father right. Shifters must stay hidden for their own protection.
Maddie and Kane reunite quickly and very sexually, but there’s tension between them. There’s definitely a lot of tension between Kane and his wolf cousins, Bastian and Rafael. 
While I enjoyed this story and would’ve given it 4 stars, I’m dropping the rating down to 3 stars. There is a HEA but the book ended abruptly at 83% and to read the Epilogue, you have to sign up for the author’s newsletter. That makes no sense. There are lots of unanswered questions and loose ends (Maddie is waaaay too accepting of Kane after she sees him shift for the first time. She doesn’t understand she’s a seer or what it means; Kane never told her the real reason he broke her heart back when they were teenagers; the reader learns very little about Kane’s experiences in the Army and we don’t even know his rank.). All this might be explained in the epilogue but a book shouldn’t be sold with a stipulation to join a mailing list to get the entire story. 
3 Stars


Disclaimer – I downloaded this book for free on Amazon on a Free Day. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.