April 9, 2013

Review BIG BAD BITE by Jessie Lane

Title: Big Bad Bite

Author: Jessie Lane

Source: ebook from author for review


What would it be like to live in a world where you are considered abnormal to those who are above the norm?

Jenna O’ Conner has been taught her whole life to hide from everyone. Never to let anyone to close enough to know that she would prefer a shotgun for her birthday over of a bouquet of roses. She’s been smothered by her over protective family so that no one learns what she truly is. Which is not human. Nor, is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community that is benevolent enough to share this world with the humans.

In a desperate attempt to live her own life away from the small town she was raised in, Jenna obtains her dream job as the newest member on the Wilmington Police Department’s SWAT Team. What she didn’t predict was that she would run into trouble her first day on the job, in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee. Who is also not human, but more like a wolf walking around in human skin. He’s determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is, which unbeknownst to him, could very well put her life in danger. He’s also determined to have her all to himself.

As if that wasn’t enough for Jenna to deal with, bad news blows into town. A group of extremist Shifters who think humans are cattle and factions of Others worldwide should stay within their own species - never to intermingle. Chaos ensues. Jenna has to find a way to shut them down, but in the process of trying to do that, discovers things about herself that even she never thought was possible.

Who said the wolf was what you had to worry about?
Welcome to the real world.

My take...
 If you can get over the fact that everybody in the book is looking for their next hump, something that is apparently hard wired into every shifter's brain, the book actually has a plot, sort of. I will get to that in a bit. But with sex on everybody's brain, 24/7, you become desensitized to it. And soon it all just blots together. I tired at hearing everyone’s mind sliding into the gutter. I enjoy stories where love means something to people…not just a means of getting your next feel good. I believe a mass neutering would solve a lot of problems with some of the characters.
So the plot. Yeah, it was going really good, building up to be something big. And then the end came up and nothing. The plot seemed to fizzle to nothingness. Poof! Gone! The author tidied it up in the epilogue but I kind of felt a little jipped in the end. I guess I was expecting more for what we were given.
I really did adored Jenna’s character and her witty comebacks in every situation that she found herself in. For being hidden by her family and away from Others the girl sure knows how to handle anything thrown at her. And I loved that about her. She goes on to leave the confines of her safe home to move to a bigger city and be a SWAT team member. Everything goes great the first day on the job until she catches a whiff of another Shifter. Soon everything she worked so hard to keep hidden is thrown out of whack and her secret is now being ousted.
Now lets throw in Adam and his intense feelings for Jenna into the mix. He wants her to become a part of his pack but Jenna is not sure what to do. If she listens to her body…she wants him. If she listens to her heart…she wants him. But if she listens to her mind…she is not sure she can trust him entirely. But alas, she still wants him. Heck, after that amazing make out session at the club, I want him. Dude has it going on.
I wasn’t real sure how I was feeling about the book though while I was reading it. It was good, but there were several parts I would skip over due to too much detail. A lot of describing things that I felt wasn’t relevant to the story. But then there was the times I was away from the book and all of a sudden I would get to thinking about some of the characters and would have a dire need to know what was going on with them. I would find myself itching to get back to them.
Even though I could have done without all the sex one liners and the rage of hormones that plagued nearly every scene, it was a good read. 

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