Monday, October 14, 2013

First Bite (Dark Wolf #1) by Dani Harper

Series: Dark Wolf #1
300p.
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Published: 10/15/13
Source: ARC from author for review
Geneva “Neva” Ross doesn’t want to die. But now that she’s been turned into a werewolf against her will, she’ll do anything to protect her family and friends… even if that means taking her own life. 
After witnessing Neva’s leap from a high ledge, Travis Williamson—a Changeling with a dark past—uses his powers to save her life. He feels a connection to the strong-willed woman whose eyes flash that familiar Changeling green. While Neva is hospitalized, Travis risks everything to kidnap her, knowing the approaching full moon will put everyone in jeopardy. 
Bickering constantly to hide their growing attraction, Travis and Neva run from the authorities…and from Neva’s sinister sire, Meredith de la Ronde. Meredith delights in creating new shape-shifters and compelling them to do her dark bidding; now Neva must join Meredith’s murderous wolf pack…or die. 
Intensely suspenseful with deliciously sexy twists, this paranormal romance—the first in (the title of series)—intertwines sensual passion with an epic, thrilling battle between good and evil.
This book is a new series but it follows the world in her other Changeling series. You don't have to read the other series to get into this one. However, I do recommend the other series just because I enjoyed them so much.

In this story we get to slowly know both Neva and Travis. Both on the run from their family but for different reasons. Neva is a just turned Changeling so doesn't know what is going on. Travis happens upon her and decides he cannot just leave her to her fate. He takes her under his wing and helps her deal with her new situation. One she isn't happy with at all.

As the adventure goes on we get to know Neva and Travis as well as the secrets they hide. We also get to know some secondary characters which I can't wait to know more of as the series goes on. However, I think that the best "secondary" characters are the wolves themselves. They seem to know more about what is going on than their humans and I love how they "tolerated" their human halves.

One warning... the book ends with a cliffie. It isn't an abrupt ending (only kind of cliffie I hate more) but things aren't totally settled but their romance is fully realized. The adventure will continue and I must know where it is heading. MUST KNOW! :) I give this book 4 stars. This is a fun shifter PNR book and I recommend it to those that love PNR. I think you'll have fun with it.

28 comments:

  1. It's been a long time since I've read about a Changeling, so that part should be totally interesting. I don't really appreciate cliffhangers, but what can you do? I'll live.
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Great review, Mel! Missed you!

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  2. I'm tempted by this one but for the time being really need to concentrate on the Kitty series.

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    1. Kitty series is good. Hope you do try this one. :)

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  3. I love a good PNR romance with shape shifting, so I'll have to check this one out for sure. Great review, Melissa!

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    1. Oh then you'll enjoy the whole Changeling series.

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  4. You know I love my UF/PNR...so that means I'll have to check it out! Shifters, FTW!

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  5. This sounds really good. I've been off PNR for a while but I might have to pick this one up.

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    1. Start with the other series. Not that you need to do that, but I think you'll really like this whole world.

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  6. I always love shifter stories. The way they find their mate is always something I love to read. Since I am a romance junkie. Great review.

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  7. I can handle a cliffie like that

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  8. Neva and Travis sound great, but not so much the cliffie

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    1. Seriously, it wasn't too bad as far as cliffies go. :)

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  9. I have one book of her other series, I think I'll have to try it and maybe buy the first one lol because of course it's a third book. Thanks for the nice review.

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    1. Oh yes! If the other book is the Changeling series, then it is in the same world!

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  10. I haven't read this author yet, but I'm glad this is a good new series. Sounds fun!

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    1. If you like Shifters, you'll really enjoy this book as well as the other series. :)

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  11. I think I'd like Neva and Travis, and I love the sound of wolves who "tolerate" their humans. :-) You know how I feel about cliffies, but I guess if you really liked it and at least the romance is resolved I can endure it. Awesome review!

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  12. Oooo I like the sound of this one Melissa! I don't mind the cliffie as long as it doesn't involve the romance, I like that to be fairly settled in my PNR books, so I'm glad that's the case with this one at least:)

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  13. I can handle this type of cliffy, since the romance is resolved, and this sounds awesome Melissa! I am glad it is book one.

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  14. I can handle that cliffie as it doesn't sound too frustrating. I am always on the hunt for a new PNR thanks for the recommendation!

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  15. I think I might have the other series on my TBR so thanks for the heads up that it's great and helps with the world building aspects. Some cliffie's are okay and others aren't, so I'm not sure how I'd feel about this one.

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  16. So I just finished a book by her that I enjoyed so I am going to have to give this one a whirl!

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  17. Ooo, a new series in a familiar world. I like that idea. :) Thank you!

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  18. Great review Melissa, I think I will start with this series, as I would have too many books to catch up with first.

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