Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Book One in the Dire Wolves Chronicles
Published: September 15, 2014
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Fantasy
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.
It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happened to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. I thought the wolves were the worst of my problems, but I was wrong. When things went from bad to worse I had to make a lifelong sacrifice to save Gage, but what price is too much to save the one you love?
I have loved every single thing I have read by Ivy, so of course I went into this expecting something great and unique and that, thankfully, is exactly what I got.
I admit, even though by the end I loved this, it took me awhile to warm up to some of the characters and even now, knowing that Ivy will throw some twist on us in the next book that will completely make me change my mind again about my thoughts on the characters, I am hesitant to say that I liked Hunter.
Once again Ivy has managed to create a rather unique take on weres and of course her ability to blend them with the world she has already created in her other NA series the Crescent Chronicles really does make this a stand out read that was so much fun. Non stop guessing, action, and of course romance made this a read I didn't want to end.
I can't wait for book two. It felt like just when I was warming up to everything and starting to really like the idea of where this book was headed and all the characters, it was over too soon and I was left wanting the next book.
I can really see this series being another huge hit with fans of her Crescent Chronicles and all Ivy fans in general.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source, I was not compensated for this review.*
I'm glad that despite it was difficult at first you had once again a good time with the author.ReplyDelete
I really do have fun every time I try one of her reads. :)Delete
Despite how many books out there deal with werewolves, I just never tire of them. I'm always up for a good werewolf story, and I think I would be a fan of this series. I haven't read too many paranormal NA stories, only contemporary ones. I'm excited, Ali:)ReplyDelete
I hope you like this one Jenny. It was a fun read.Delete
I haven't read any of her books yet, but I've heard they're good!ReplyDelete
They are all good, some more than others but still, all very well done.Delete
Hopefully this was a foundation and the next book will be even stronger. I am glad though that this author continues to impress you, I really need to read something by ehr.ReplyDelete
You should Heidi, I think you might like her.Delete
HI Kindlemom thanks for this great review. I know exactly what you mean about sometimes having to warm up to characters.ReplyDelete
I am hoping by the next book it won't be a problem at all. ;)Delete
I haven't read anything of hers just yet although I've heard great things. I'm glad this ended up working for you despite some difficulties in the beginning. Wonderful review, Ali!ReplyDelete
This one sounds pretty good! I'll have to give it a try although I haven't read anything by this author before!ReplyDelete
All of her books are fantastic and have enough steam in them to make them fun as well. ;)Delete
oh a NA fantasy, now I am curious. Going to have to add this one to my list and see how it goes, and is it bad that I love the cover?!ReplyDelete
LOL nope, not bad at all. ;)Delete
So good to see you Lily!!
Hmm, not really into werevolves or NA so that combined..euh noo. XD Lovely review though, Aly :)ReplyDelete
No worries, they aren't for everyone. ;)Delete
I have heard of this series. I like werewolf books, but I'm not a huge fan of NA. Still, I'm glad that you liked this one :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Natalie. :)Delete
I am anxious to see what you think of the next book, sometimes book one is hard as the plot is developed. I am glad it ended up being one you enjoyed.ReplyDelete
That is very true Kim. I am hoping it is even better. ;)Delete
Oh I am loving that cover! Dang! I've not tried her yet but plan to at some point. Glad it turned out pretty good. I'd so much rather one that starts off slow and ends with me loving it than the other way around. Whew!ReplyDelete
So very true!Delete
I need to read her books, everyone keeps raving about them!ReplyDelete
You really should try at least one of them.Delete
I am starting this today. I have really loved her other books to so I hope I will like this one also. I already want the next book after reading your review. I don't like being left wanting, but I am sure I'll enjoy it.ReplyDelete
So glad you are starting it!Delete