Friday, May 18, 2012

Review: Just One Drop by Quinn Loftis

Just One Drop: Book three - Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis

Amazon product description:
Jennifer Adams, best friend to Jacque Pierce and Sally Morgan, spicy, out spoken, a little crazy and human...or so she thought. Jen has just found out that human DNA is not the only thing that resides in her veins, she happens to share that little pesky werewolf gene, although it isn't more than just a drop. Now that she and her friends are living in Romania with Fane's pack, she is also oh so conveniently stuck with the object of her affection, the fur ball Decebel. Drawn to each other by something they don't understand Jen finds herself frustrated by the lack of mating signs between her and said fur ball. Not only is she dealing with that not so un-frustrating problem, she now has been informed that because of that little drop of werewolf blood in her she is now required to attended a multi-pack gathering for un-mated wolves. This type of gathering hasn't taken place in over a century but with a shortage of females among the werewolf population the males are getting worried they won't ever find their true mates. Meanwhile Decebel struggles with the emotions he is feeling towards Jen. He tries to keep his distance but there is just something about the mouthy blonde that keeps him coming back for more of her verbal abuse that he just can't seem to get enough of...go figure.

My thoughts:
This is one more fantastic installment in the Grey Wolves Series from Quinn Loftis.  I like it as much as I did books one and two and I am positive that I will like book four as much too. 

Quinn Loftis has brought those fabulous characters, that I have already fallen in love with and completely invested in, back for another round.  This story is Jennifer and Decebel's.  I have been eager for them to have their own story since the beginning so I was thrilled when they did.

This story is wonderful.  The writing is smooth and paced well.  The word choices and story line are thoughtful, intriguing and entertaining.  Emotional rollercoaster - this one had me laughing out loud - Jennifer and Decebel's reactions and interactions are somehow both heartfelt and hilarious - and on the edge of my seat - wondering if they would figure out their feelings for each other and if when they did figure it out if it would be allowed by the pack.

In this story you will find romance, mystery, deception, betrayal, love, loss, laughter, tears, friendship, heartache, honor, desire, loyalty and what it means to be family.  Don't miss out on this series.

Review: Starring into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal

Starring Into The Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal

Amazon Product Description:
Olivia endures a thirty-four year passionless marriage, discovering her dead husband’s philandering history at his funeral. She devotes her energy and life-long sensitivity with animals to her wildlife refuge and preserve.

Chance, a Lycan alpha and leader of the Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) throws himself into his investigations. He chooses to neglect his duty of finding a primal-mate after watching his father become an empty shell over the loss of his.
A murderous rogue pack draws Chance onto Olivia’s wildlife preserve, sending Olivia’s animal sensitivities into overdrive. Chance and Olivia discover a sizzling force driving them together.

Will they succumb to its enticing tether, or fight to resume their loveless lives apart?
My thoughts:
This is a different shifter book than what I normally read.  I enjoyed the characters and the story very much, but there was a sexual element that was both unexpected and a little over the top for me.
     Olivia is a fantastic character.  She runs a wildlife preserve and has a sensitivity to animals which allows her to feel their emotions.  The fact that the main character is in her fifties was great, I think that will appeal to many readers.  She is strong and independent, liking the person that she is and the life that she has created for herself. 
     Chance is a wonderful character too.  He is what we all think of when we picture an Alpha; strong, attractive, sensitive, caring, protective.  The supporting characters too are easy to invest in and get attached to. 
     The story is well-written and well-paced.  The story was entertaining, although in my opinion, could have had less forced, degrading sexual experiences - - - I will however be looking for the next book in the series because I like the characters and can't wait to see where they go from here.
     I liked the ending, but was hoping for more about Trevor and Lindsey - perhaps they will be the next book.