Author: Sara Dailey & Staci Weber
Release Date: 4/8/2012
Purchase Info: Boroughs Publishing
The last thing Allison Wright ever expected when she moved to Red Ridge, New Mexico was to come muzzle to muzzle with the wolf of her dreams. Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate. When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red Ridge, New Mexico where they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago. Unfortunately, not everyone in Red Ridge is thrilled about Allison’s arrival, especially when she attracts the attention of the very handsome, very taken, soon-to-be alpha, Cade Walker. Little does Allison know, her mere presence is causing a rift in a once unified pack. Not only has Cade been forbidden from being with Allison by his father, the pack’s alpha, Cade’s girlfriend, Kendall Stuart, will stop at nothing to get Allison out of the picture. Well on her way to becoming the next alpha’s mate, Kendall expects to rule the pack by Cade’s side even if it means teaming up with a rogue werewolf with an agenda of his own. Determined to get rid of Allison permanently, when Kendall and the rogue join forces, all hell breaks loose and no one in the pack is safe, especially not Cade and his true mate
First Thought: Were's are FRECKIN' HOTT
From the beginning I could tell that I would really enjoy this book, I mean the opening scene is the principal breaking up a chick fight between our main character Allison & some bimbo. Initially I liked Allison, or Al as everyone seems to call her, simply because she is blunt and up front. Why is she getting into all these fights at school, why does every boy within a 20 foot radius feel the need to undress her with their eyes? She doesn’t know, but she makes it known that it’s pissing her off just as much as the guideance counselor at school.
So in the wake of all these weird instances her mom drops a BOMB SHELL, “Oh BTW Al, you and your brother Aiden are werewolves…..AND we’re moving back to my hometown to become part of my pack again”……..seriously…yeah she threw it on them pretty quick. Not only does Allison have to take all of this in, but being in a completely new town has new kids, new boys, new rules.
This is where you meet Kendall, she gives the literal meaning to the word bitch. With hatred oozing from her pores, and stick-up radiating from her entire body, Al knows that this chick is bad news. Kendall is one of those characters that you’re just hoping will get dismembered in a freak car accident, or will at least burn her face with her straight iron. *Yes I have some hatred going on*
Ok, back on track…..Kendall’s a bitch, Al knows to stay away from her, and then there’s Cade. EPIC swoon! Alpha in training, hotness on a stick, and Kendall’s boyfriend <------ BOO
Now you can guess where this all went?? The ever nail biting, l-o-v-e triangle.
Cade: “Hmmmm, who do I pick?”
Beautiful, strong, loving female?
Chick who’s only concern is her status & color of her lip gloss?
Seems like a pretty easy choice, but this aren’t always as they seem.
Now for my all around thoughts on this book. I really enjoyed it, I haven’t read a good Were book in a while, so it was a really nice change of pace. For me there were just a few spots that I felt could have been developed just a tad, or maybe the emotional aspect of it needed to be matured slightly. Aside from that little note the authors did a great job with truly bringing out the unique qualities in each person. They also left a fabulously placed twist at the end of the book, so of course I will be picking up book #2, so I can see how this plays out.