I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Released: February 12, 2012
Series: Bloodhounds #1.5
Published by OmniLit / All Romance eBooks
First off, I have to mention the cover. Worst. Cover. Ever. I know, I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover…but really…that weird beard has to go! However, after getting over my fit of giggles after looking at the cover I did indeed ignore it and started to read.
Merrick is a Bloodhound, modified by scientists so that he is stronger, faster, heals quickly and can also change into a giant wolf. But despite his healing abilities he wakes with a case of short term memory loss with a smouldering aircraft a few feet away and a smouldering hot woman straddling his hips, a woman he realizes who is his mate, and a woman he has no recollection of.
I haven’t read the first book in this series, and this one is a short story, so I am a little ignorant of the world building, but from what I read it sounds really interesting, vampires and ghouls slowly taking over with the Bloodhounds trying to stop them with a distinctly western historical vibe. I really liked this idea, but it wasn’t explored very much in this book and the focus was on Paralee and Merrick and their escape from the Deadlands.
Despite being marooned in an undead infested country there weren’t any obstacles in the way of Paralee and Merrick’s getting together and they fell into bed quickly and passionately. This was great as the sex scenes were hot, but it always makes me chuckle that despite being in dire straits they managed to get some hanky panky in before having safe shelter.
A good taste of the Bloodhounds series one that has intrigued me to read more.
*ARC provided by author
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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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