Howl at the Moon
This is one of those books that almost hit the wall more than a few times. The heroine behaves badly. The hero behaves badly. And, to make matters worse, much of the action involves characters who don’t even merit the slightest development since I already supposedly know and love them from previous books.
And then there’s the plot! Okay, I live in D.C. and have the requisite first-hand low opinion of those boobs in Washington, but I think even said boobs would do a better job of choosing an operative for a top secret mission than Noah Baker. See, he already has family ties to the pack (we’re talking werewolves, here) and, believe it or not, this seasoned military guy doesn’t have any problem at all following his d_ck lickety split into a mess o’trouble with a woman he has reason to suspect is on the other team.
The plot (if we must call it that) involves a member of the pack (sure to feature soon in her very own book!) who is on the verge of discovering a way to give super werewolf abilities to humans. The government wants the technology. Bad guys want the technology. And poor little Samantha (our heroine) just wants to protect her scientist friend and her pack. Still, Samantha can’t help but notice right off the bat that Noah’s packin’ too (sorry) and she just can’t resist this manly man.
Every book needs conflict, of course. But the conflict here is decidedly of the manufactured variety since it consists largely of both Noah and Samantha making dumb decisions. Make that a mess o’dumb decisions. Over and over and over again.
Honestly, to me this book was a mess. I never cared about anybody. I found the plot nonsensical. Still, I guess even in the sea of average paranormals out there this one stands out because it is decidedly below the norm in every way.
If you’ve followed this series, you might feel differently, but unless you’re already emotionally invested in the pack’s doings, I’d advise you to take a pass on this one.
|Review Date:||October 28, 2007|
|Book Type:||Urban Fantasy Romance|