Sunday, January 29, 2017

Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves #1) by Quinn Loftis



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Basically, this is a girl meets boy, boy claims girl is his mate and then all hell breaks loose kind of story. And yes, I have read this one more than once, but only because I have this crazy need to read every book in the series again when the author adds a new book to said series, and believe me is can be a brutal cycle sometimes because I love so many really good series.

Prince of Wolves starts out The Grey Wolves series focusing most on Jacques relationship with Fane but they are only part of the core group that this story revolves around, it’s just that their romance is center stage but there is truly much more going on. As I read this first book in the series I felt like it is more of an introduction to Jacque, Fane and the other cast of characters with their unique personalities and dynamic interactive relationships, as well as the culture of the Grey wolves. There other thing about this story I find interesting is that when in comes to the Jacque and Fane the story is PG 13 but when is come to the violent action the author doesn’t pull her punches when it comes to detail. Don’t take that to mean I am disappointed by the story because the fight scene was really brutal.

I really love stories that give me a three-dimensional view of the world that the author is building. I know that writing like that can’t possibly be easy what with the attention to detail that such a feat requires for the characters and background. I have found very few authors who are capable of creating such books by maintaining the time lines of their stories and consistency of the character’s backgrounds.

The only thing I didn’t like about Prince of Wolves was the edits that I found in the book which is a contradiction to the authors attention to detail, and I realize no one is perfect but when they come up they sure do feel like an interruption and that drives me nuts, for some reason. Most of those edits were, I think, typos that could easily be fixed but add to that the chapters that had the first word or two set up as links that turned into an annoyance when my finger accidentally brushed a crossed one to turn the page and I ended up back at the beginning in the table of contents. For those reasons I am compelled to give a five-star book a three-star rating.

Quotes
“You’re a Romanian werewolf prince, your dad is the werewolf king, you are bossy, possessive, and territorial by nature. Which, if you were just a wolf would mean you’d pee on whatever you wanted to mark as yours.”—Jacque

“Oh, hell no. You did not just growl at me. I will castrate you while you sleep and then hang them on your car antenna, so BACK THE HELL UP!”—Jen


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Book's Blurb
Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don't realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting.

From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul.

The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas.

Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane's mate and complete the bond between them?