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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Review: Alrik (C-7 Shifters #1) by Carol Lynne

AlrikAlrik by Carol Lynne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great new series I look forward to. The mystery behind these chamelions is enough to make the curious in me curiouser so will definitely look out for the next installments.


 
Alrik is determined to keep sex with Ben simple, but when wolves, shifters and bullets enter their world, all bets are off.

Dr Ben Cook has devoted his life to saving the Mexican Grey wolf population from extinction. A year after being shot while looking for a large pack of Mexican greys, he’s determined to try again. When Ben’s sister hires one of the C-7 shifters to protect him on his mission, he feels an immediate and undeniable attraction to the huge blond protector.

Alrik’s body yearns for his client on sight, but for a shifter who prefers sex without sentiment, Ben presents a problem. Centuries earlier, Alrik learned that love was a worthless emotion that only served to trap those stupid enough to fall.

Alrik is determined to keep sex with Ben simple, but when wolves, shifters and bullets enter their world, all bets are off.




I thank authors who come up with totally new concepts for their series. I am frankly dreading most of the books I have been reading lately. Some books are installments to a series that surpass the number 20; some book installments are such disappointments they were a total waste of time; and some were just the same of the old and same. At least this time we have a series that is both formulaic and unique so that is a good change.

Now, I don't know what will happen with the inability to extend the lives of mates for these C7 men, however, I have an inkling that Shadow will be the key to the mystery.

As for my disappointment? Well, let me just say that reading to the 76th% of this book and I meet EPILOGUE and around 80% I meet the end. The sudden and inexplicable, hanging end. Okay, I understand that this may not be the fault of the author but really? about 20% of excerpts is quite enough to lower my satisfaction rating and increase my frustration. I hope that Carol Lynne could talk to her publishers about this for her future installments for I must confess I am writing this full of frustration. FRETISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will not hurt this book though. I still rate it a 4 Stars despite the publishers making a BOO BOO. The book was great and I am definitely adding another score for Ms. Lynne.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Alrik. I completely understand your frustration with the % of other stuff in the story. I've spoken to several of my publishers who do this and they all assure me that a lot of readers love this feature. Hmmm, not going to counter them on that. LOL However, I would definitely suggest to readers who hate this to email the customer service departments of the publishers who do this and let them know.

    Thanks again!

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