Review: Dire Wants by Stephanie Tyler

Posted December 15, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 7 Comments

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

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 6, 2012
Series: Eternal Wolf Clan #2
Published by Signet
Pages: 367
Format: ARC
 

 

“Ms. Tyler knows how to write a sinfully hot hero!” ~Under the Covers

When I first heard about this series, I was captivated by this concept.  I think I’ve had a thing for werewolf bikers since I read Shelly Laurenston’s Magnus Pack.  I found that the first book in this series had a lot of world building and background information about who the dires were and all that, so I was looking forward to this one so we could get to the really good stuff.

Except I’m not sure this book got quite to that level.  It was a bit of a rollercoaster for me, of liking and stalling and getting excited about it and stalling.  Maybe it was the pace of the story, or maybe the fact that I felt in a way Kate was using Stray (she even makes him her familiar…accidentally).

Stray, in and of himself, is delicious.  He’s a wonderful hero with a tortured past and a lot of heartache.  He’s just been reunited with his long lost brother. His true family, the Dires, are under attack and the only choice they now have lies in the hands of a witch who doesn’t know she’s a witch, doesn’t want her powers and ohh…happens to be his mate.  You can’t help but love him.

Kate on the other hand I wasn’t completely sold on.  She’s an okay heroine, a little feisty and at least she had a little common sense.  I get that she’s lived her life not knowing how to deal with the things she does and the powers she has.  I just wasn’t sold on HER connection with Stray.

There’s quite a bit of action thrown in this book and less world building, which suited me just fine.  But like I said before, it felt that the pace wasn’t exactly what I wanted and after I was very into to the book (either because of smexy things happening or action of the other kind) then it would take a slope down.

This is still a great series, I just find that the concept is not quite developed to its full potential yet.  But what can I say, Ms. Tyler knows how to write a sinfully hot hero!  All the guys in the Dire pack are very interesting and I have to confess that I was very into the parts about Jinx.  He’s really opened up a can of worms, huh?  I love that he now has a vampire roommate and their interactions are hilarious.  I have to read more about them.

I also enjoyed that we get some insight into Rifter and Gwen.  They’re not the alpha couple that after their book, they go into hiding, coming out only to bark orders.  They were involved in the story and we got to peak back into their relationship.  I like how that keeps the story connected.

I can’t wait to read more about the bad boys in this series and seeing them fall.

Favorite quote:

“I want to fuck you. Mark you. Lick you until you scream, clutch the sheets, until your body is worn out from my loving you. God, I dream about tasting you, Kate. Want to spend hours between your thighs. I want to make you mine the way you’ve made me yours.”

*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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Thanks Francesca!

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Francesca,
WOW–what a quote! **fans self. Love to read smexy scenes that involve a were. I dunno know why I favor these; maybe it’s the fact that it can sometimes be a bit animalistic, primal, yum!
Love Stephanie Tyler’s books–she does Alpha, Smexy, heroes so well.

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That she does! And yes, I couldn’t help myself and post that quote… I know it’s not PG13 of me but grrrrrr HAD to. LOL

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Thanks for the awesome review! I’m dying to read this series/author!

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Joanne B

Wow! Just…wow with that quote. That alone makes me want to read this book.

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Lori Meehan

Wow I loved that quote. Thanks for the review.

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Have this author on my TBR list, can’t wait to start reading them