Summary Via Goodreads:
“Rising country music star Carla boards a plane in the year 2014. But it crashes in the future, fifty years after Armageddon has destroyed technology and plagues have reduced the female population to a precious few. She finds herself offered as prize in a Bride Fight, where only the strongest and fiercest men are allowed to compete to win a wife. Alpha werewolf Taye knows Carla is his mate. He wins the Bride Fight and takes her to his den, ready to give her everything, even his heart. Will Carla ever be ready to give him anything?”
My Review: (This got a 2.5 stars out of 5 from me)
Kay so this was a pretty short read. So i am going to do a shortened version of my types of reviews. (Also two stars didn’t mean i hated this book so please don’t think that, it was an alright book and i would give it a 2.5 stars but well you will see why) well maybe not
The song choice, and yes i am cheating because this song was in the book would be “Love Me Tender” Cover by Norah Jones though.
First thoughts: it was okay. I mean i thought the concept was really interesting when i first came across it, and it started out like running which i love. But in the end there wasn’t a whole lot going on. i kept expecting more action, more i suppose story, but there just wasn’t. I guess if i went into this with the mind set of a romance story verses action-y/adventure mixed with romance i might have felt differently. So there is that. But my thing with the romance was that i found it hard to believe. So moving onto plot because it will just end up talking about that for a page and a half.
Plot: Like i mentioned before there wasn’t a whole lot of action in this book. There was actually one scene i recall that was like action-y. I thought well since the future, also 50 years into the future and the world has changed so much in one generation? That was something i was having a hard time believing that within a short period of time all this could have changed, not only that but the wolf (cause they are not werewolves) race has suddenly appeared? If we were under the assumption that they had been there before this world went to hell, and came out of the shadows because there was no real reason to hide, yes i would have liked that better, believed it more as well. Taye’s and Carla’s romance was okay at best. I mean the things Taye did was really sweet but this is more of character thing so i will wait on that subject. But this was more of a story about wooing a girl then it was about anything else. And i found i was longing for more, i wanted to learn more about their new world, how could everything go to hell so quickly? it seems like the population was reduced by at least 75% and it was because of meteors? i am not even really sure… so there could have been a lot done, especially with Carla, like she was really against this whole idea, and she seemed like an Alpha girl, meaning she would take charge and do something about her situation. I kept waiting for her to escape, or try to but she never did. Again this is more of a character thing so i am going to do that.
Carla: I didn’t understand her. She was involved in a plane crash, thrown 50 years into the future, being prepared to be fought over to be a wife, and then won by a wolf man and she is okay with this? all of this? no real remorse about the plane crash? she completely forgets about the people they left behind to get help for until what like her third day with Taye? I was like what the heck? Not only that but the first time she was scared out of her wits, BUT YET doesn’t ever try to escape once, which she seems like the girl that would try, once, twice, and three times just to make sure she really couldn’t do it. I mean she knew that they had horses, and she was a champ barrel racer, i think she can handle a horse… Then she comes around too easily for my taste, and their love felt very surface-y. I don’t completely hate Carla or anything but she was unrealistic to me and hard for me to really care about because i wanted her to do so much more. She did make one comment that i liked which she said that they might not have true love right at the moment but it would grow, kay i like it. But i just thought of something else, she said that she was deeply in love with the only other two men she had ever slept with and that is what she would wait for…well congrats you held out for two days i think? and she was just so resolved to staying with him forever, when she made not attempt to escape once. UGH UGH UGH. sorry i am done ranting, i am really sorry i didn’t mean to go off like that….
Taye: Was alright, but honestly i couldn’t get over this feeling that he was like an 18 year old boy. I just was like you are kid and Carla is an adult…why in the world are you paired. Even when he was suppose to be commanding, and demanding he was sort of just meh. his love making skills are par at best for a lover boy in a book. sorry… again a lot of potential just not quite reaching full out awesome status.
Will i read the next one? Well as soon as someone mentioned a goth girl with pink hair being mated with a mountain of a man, i was like hmmm…i would read that story. And guess what it is the next book in the series, woot woot. But i am going to go in very cautious and look at reviews, because i just jumped into this book excited about it.
Alright um me being witty…damn i am to lazy. Don’t kill me please, if you decide maybe this book isn’t for you at the moment, but maybe later, or you decide this looks like the greatest book ever then i encourage you to try it out, don’t take my word for it because what the hell do i know?