Bear shifter Cole Maddox is used to getting everything he wants, especially when it comes to women. When members of sleuth start to have problems with their shifting abilities, the elders start to pressure him to find his mate to solidify his alpha line.
But when he meets Avery Rogers his attention shifts to the quiet new girl on the block. Only one problem, she’s not a shifter and he doesn’t know it. Yet.
(I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.)
When I first noticed this book, I was excited for something new and interesting. I don’t read much in the way of shifter novels (or in this case, novellas) and I hadn’t before read anything from Terra Wolf. So I anxiously cracked open this novella to kick off The Pure Blood series. Unfortunately, it didn’t really live up to my hopes.
Avery comes off as an intelligent enough lead. She’s someone readers are meant to connect with and like, but that didn’t really happen for me. Perhaps it’s because the pages were limited, but I just wasn’t as invested in Avery’s story as I wanted to be. She also seemed really focused on money, how much money she makes or someone else makes was brought up more than once and it just struck me as a little odd because aside from knowing that Cole is wealthy, it didn’t seem necessary to the story at all.I had the same issues with Cole, our sexy bear shifter, who was, in fact sexy. However, Cole seemed to spend a lot of his word count talking and thinking about what a ladies man he is… it was a little bit of a turn off for me.
Overall, it was a quick, fun read. It had a couple laughs and some sexy moments. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. I thought the writing had a nice flow and seemed natural, so I’m interested to read more from the author.
I’ll definitely be giving the series and Terra Wolf’s writing another chance by picking up the next in the series to find out where the story goes.