Monday, February 13, 2017

Review – ‘Craved’ by Kenzie Cox


Blurb 

What happens in the bayou, stays in the bayou… 

Devon Michelson is a man with a past. One he’s worked hard to bury. But when the one woman he’s always loved walks back into his life, suddenly he’s willing to put everything on the line…including his freedom. 

Five years ago, Scarlett Jacobs left everything behind in order to start a new life. But when someone close to her is murdered and her life is threatened, she’s forced to go on the run. Again. And right back into the arms of the one man she never thought she’d see again—Devon Michelson. 

Review 

This is book 4 in the Wolves of the Rising Sun series. I only have books 1 and 4 on my Kindle, I got them for free, and the first book made sense because it was the beginning of the series. Book 4 confused me so I probably needed to read the previous books to have a full understanding of what’s going on.
We meet Devon, who’s a human, and he knows all about werewolves because his sister is mated to one. There no brief recap of their story or how Devon felt when he first found about werewolves. Devon just accepts them and they’re his family, which is great, but I wanted to know more. He’s a computer hacker and he works with the wolves to help them monitor their properties.
Scarlet left her criminal/hacker boyfriend five years ago for a normal life. Once human, she met a wolf a few years ago and he turned her. Now he’s dead and she’s in danger. Scarlett goes to her mate’s fellow wolf friend, Silas, for help. Devon just happened to be in the bar, he met Silas a few hours ago and completely trusts the stranger, and he reluctantly agreed to help her.
There’s a lot of tension between Scarlett and Devon. She’s condensing, always chastising him for hacking computer systems (which she needs him to do for her) and she’s trying to change him. She doesn’t accept him for himself. All this upsets Devon but he understands why she feels that way. Their romance felt force. I could see the love they felt for each other in the past, but not the rekindling of it.
There are a few loose ends. Scarlett and Devon are living their HEA without any worries the past could come back and bite them. It just didn’t make sense.
The writing is good and there aren’t any typos from what I noticed.
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.