Review: Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler

Posted April 6, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Review: Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler
Dire Needs
by Stephanie Tyler

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 6, 2012
Series: Eternal Wolf Clan #1
Published by Signet
Pages: 379
Format: ARC
 

 

 
I am really enthralled by the Dires world.  The dires are basically werewolves but they are more.  Sexier, more alpha, more badass, more tortured.  Right up my alley!  Their job is to protect humans from werewolves and cover their tracks to keep their existence under cover.  They are immortal and lonely. Oh and did I mention they have a sexy tattoo of their wolf?  Well, it’s like a natural tattoo when they change their first time they wolf comes out. Love that!This book is all about Rifter.  He is the leader of the Dires.  He is at a point where he is almost ready to die.  Too bad they can’t. He goes into a bar to find a female shifter to spend the night with but ends up very attracted to a human female.  He normally doesn’t go for humans, ever.  But Gwen is it for him tonight.  And she takes him up on his offer because she has actually just being given very little time to live.  Some rare disease that causes her to have seizures.

Gwen will come to play an important role in the Dire Pack dynamic when they find out who she is, but the chemistry between her and Rifter was off the charts great!

The Dires are now fighting against Seb, and I have to say I kind of really like this bad guy.  Something about him and his past that I just want to know more, know his motives, know what makes him tick.

Now onto my complaint, yes I have one.  Even though there’s some action, there’s romance and there are quite a few smexy scenes oozing alphaness, I feel this book suffered from a major case of First Book Syndrome.  There was a lot of information in the book that I thought at times was not needed.  Maybe it will be important info in the future but it overwhelmed this book.

The rest of the Dires are a very intriguing bunch, I really can’t wait to read their stories.  I am kind of the most intrigued by Vice, and he seems like he has the most issues at times.  I look forward to reading more about him as the series goes on.

I really liked the whole process of the mating between Rifter and Gwen, it wasn’t without emotion and a lot of drama around them, and towards the end of this book it was nonstop and had my full attention.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Stephanie Tyler

New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler writes what she loves to read - romantic suspense novels starring military heroes and paranormal romance novels novels starring warrior heroes, all complete with happy endings. She also co-writes as Sydney Croft. She lives in New York with her husband, her kids and her crazy Weimaraner, Gus.

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Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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I have this book on my tbr and can’t wait to read it

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Sexy wolves, what more do you want?

Francesca

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Sophia Rose

I put this one on my wish list the first time I heard about it.

Your review just affirmed my desire to read it. Thanks!

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Mariann at Belles Book Bag

Francesca,Thanks for sharing this review and your complaint. I love Stephanie Tyler’s books and was waiting none to patiently for Dire Needs. It sounded like it had everything that I love in a shifter romance!! I fell bad because I have been struggling to finish this book. And it isn’t that it’s a bad story, just the opposite, but I had to put it down and read something else. I wasn’t sure if it was just me or something with book. I think I need to come back to it later with a better frame of mind to finish it.… Read more »

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Thanks Sophia Rose, hope you enjoy it!!

Mariann: Yes, I see this series as having a lot of potential as a GREAT shifter series. Just push through the last 15% picks up a lot 🙂

Francesca

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Added this to my wishlist!