Tuesday, January 27, 2015

{Paranormal Romance Minute Reviews} Crying Wolf (Black River Pack #1) + Shoot for the Moon (Black River Pack #2) by Rochelle Paige

Crying Wolf (Black River Pack, #1)

Crying Wolf (Black River Pack #1) by

Grace Shaw is on the run from her crazy ex-boyfriend who refuses to believe their relationship is over. He's a cop and is willing to use police resources to track her down. So Grace comes up with a plan and tricks his fellow brothers in blue into thinking crying wolf a couple of times when he's reported her missing. Little does she know she'll go running into the arms of a real wolf when she finally makes her escape for real.

She just wants to be left alone, but then she meets Hunter Tate - the alpha of the Black River Pack. Grace tries to hold Hunter at arm's length, but there's just no reasoning with an alpha male werewolf who insists she's his mate.

This is book one in the Black River Pack series. Each novella will feature a different couple.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} Kindle Edition, 101 pages. Published November 29th 2014. Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review.

{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!

Grace is a smart fighter. Determined to escape an abusive relationship she figured out how to use her boyfriend's power against him. On the run, she ends up in Wolf Point, working at a bar owned by Hunter Tate. Hunter is an alpha in all ways, he's protective, dominating, decisive yet gentle with Grace. He'd do anything to keep her safe. I liked Grace and Hunter together - it was sweet that he called her Grace-mine - I thought they fit well together, complemented each other and had great chemistry. 
The first book in the Black River Pack series also introduces us to enforcer and beta Spencer, the middle Tate, and white knight Parker, the youngest of the Tate brothers, whose books follow. What you see of Spencer and Parker will definitely make you want to read about them too.

Shoot for the Moon (Black River Pack #2)

Shoot for the Moon (Black River Pack #2) by

Eliza Reve knows that her ability to dream of future events sets her apart from others. Her gift became a curse when she wasn't able to save her mother or the alpha's son and she found herself exiled - a lone wolf. When she joins the Black River Pack, Eliza vows never to reveal her talent to anyone. Not even the man who has walked in her dreams for years.

Spencer Tate is her mate, but her visions have told her that he will renounce her. When he doesn't recognize her as his mate, she agrees to the no-strings-attached affair he offers because she thinks it's the most she can hope for. Although her heart breaks as she falls deeper in love with him, she wants to spend as many days with Spencer as possible before he kicks her out of his life.

When Spencer finally comes to his senses, he has his work cut out for him to convince Eliza that he wants her forever. When another she-wolf insists she's his mate instead, things get even more complicated. But Spencer isn't the alpha's second and enforcer because he isn't willing to fight for what's his, and he refuses to settle for anything less than Eliza as his marked and claimed mate.

This is book two in the Black River Pack series. Each novella will feature a different couple.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook. Published December 28th 2014. Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review.

{Rating} 3/5 - I liked it!

Eliza learned early on the consequences of her gift and it's led her to make hard and lonely choices, including keeping away from her mate. Although her actions are understandable I was glad that she grew in the story, realizing that she had power over her life instead of laying down and taking it.
I was a little off put by Spencer because he had his mate in his bed and didn't realize it - the whole 'mine' thing is one of the reasons I like shifters so much - though I appreciated how he reacted to his mistake, especially the patience he showed. He made a huge, huge mistake and once he realized it he owns up to it and does he best to repair the damage he did, showing her his love and trust and trying to earn the same from her.
A favorite quote:
"You've given me the moon," I whispered as my eyes drifted closed.
"What do you mean, dream girl?"
"Don't have to settle for just the stars with you, I tried to explain." (loc 1217)

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