Friday, December 23, 2016

Review – ‘Crying Wolf’ by Rochelle Paige


Blurb 

Grace Shaw is on the run from her crazy ex-boyfriend who refuses to believe their relationship is over. He's a cop and is willing to use police resources to track her down. So Grace comes up with a plan and tricks his fellow brothers in blue into thinking crying wolf a couple of times when he's reported her missing. Little does she know she'll go running into the arms of a real wolf when she finally makes her escape for real.

She just wants to be left alone, but then she meets Hunter Tate - the alpha of the Black River Pack. Grace tries to hold Hunter at arm's length, but there's just no reasoning with an alpha male werewolf who insists she's his mate.


Review

Grace Shaw is 20 years old and she’s on the run from her abusive, manipulative ex-boyfriend, Sam. He’s a cop and swooped into her life right after her parents died. She thought she’d be safe with him and he became her whole world.
I really liked Grace in the beginning. She’s determined to survive and spent months on the run, always outwitting Sam, but she’s finally had enough and decided to make a stand in Wolf’s Point. She found a waitressing job at a local bar and her attraction to the owner, Hunter Tate, is earth-shattering. Hunter feels the same way and instantly knows she’s his mate. He’s a wolf shifter, the alpha of his pack, and brings her into his world.
Though their relationship progressed quickly, the love felt a little forced. She tried to keep her distance, wary to trust another man, but a little incident (which is never explained to her) completely changes her mind. She lets Hunter take control just as she let Sam but at least Hunter would never hurt her.
The climax with the bad guy happened at around 60ish percent of the ebook and Hunter explained how the wolf pack worked for the rest of the book. There’s a big unanswered question left by the end: will she be turned into a werewolf? You’re led to believe that Grace will stay human and die after a normal human lifetime (though she won’t age) and Hunter will live for about another hundred years after she dies. Is this for real or did I miss something?
The side characters were interesting. Hunter’s brothers, Spencer and Parker, will later have their stories. I really like Parker but I’m not crazy about Spencer after the insensitive way he treated his mate for the past year.
The novella is written in 1st POV. There were a few typos but nothing too major that took me out of the story.
3 Stars


Disclaimer – I downloaded this book for free on Amazon and volunteered to review it. I am not 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.