Author: Julia Talbot
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 216 Pages
Category: Paranormal, Shifters, M/M/M and More
At a Glance: I got the feeling throughout that the author really wanted to create a sense of the three main characters struggling to find the balance in their lives, but unfortunately, I found each chapter offered very little by way of developing the story.
Reviewed By: Taz
Blurb: Three hot werewolves, sexual tension thick enough to cut with a knife, an impending Colorado winter, and a rambunctious pack of werewolf pups. Stand back and watch the fur fly.
When Kenneth Marcon loses his nanny to a bite from one of his inherited kids, he knows he needs someone strong to contain five werewolf children. What he finds isn’t a stalwart nanny, but a werewolf manny named Jack. Kenneth and his assistant, Miles, aren’t sure if Jack is what they need, but he’s what they have to work with.
Jack’s got what it takes to keep the kids busy—and attract both Miles’s and Kenneth’s attention. The two old friends have been circling each other for years, but with Jack as the final piece to the puzzle, it’s time to finally act on those urges. When Kenneth is forced to travel instead of solidifying the bond with his new mates, Jack and Miles take desperate measures to get him back, even as they save the kids from one disaster after another. Amidst the chaos, they have to learn how to become not just a pack, but a family.
Review: I’m just gonna put it out there and say that this book really didn’t do it for me. I had a hard time finding depth in the various categories I look for. Scenery, characters, plot, heat index, tension…all of them fell short for me.
I got a clear sense the author knew her characters and really cared about their lives. She presented both the love of the mated trio as well as their love towards their children (inherited children after the mom died giving birth to twins), and the pack. I got the feeling throughout that the author really wanted to create a sense of the three main characters struggling to find the balance in their lives as newly mated sexual adults, but also as responsible men who love their family and want the best for them. And in some of the scenes where the wolves are running or playing, the writing really did draw me in.
Unfortunately, I found each chapter offered very little by way of developing the story. Nothing really happens. Alpha has beta. They hire a manny. That mate thing happens where weres seem to know right away they belong together; throw a few kids and their drama into the mix, and that’s it. The dialogue is very much like any kind of conversation you might have in your own living room, but doesn’t do anything to reveal inner thoughts, feelings, or emotions. I felt like I was watching this wolf pack live its life from the outside, never finding a foothold to really care about anything of depth or substance.
This was a miss for me, but don’t rely on my word alone. The concept is what made me pick the book up. Read other reviews and see if they have something different to say that affirms your interest in giving the book a shot.
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