Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: Beowulf and Roxie (Wulf's Den #1) by Marisa Chenery

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
When Roxie and her friend, Candice, decided on a girls' night out, she didn't realize the Wulf's Den would be more than she had anticipated. But Roxie soon learned to expect anything. The presence of a super-abundance of super good-looking men surprised her and when the best of the bunch stared at her as if he wanted to devour her, surprise turned to amazement.

Beowulf recognized her as his mate the instant she crossed his path and her scent filled his lungs. But he had to overcome one hurdle. She was not one of his kind—a werewolf. He had waited for years to find his mate and he would claim her even if she was a mortal. He would soon teach her all about werewolves.

Roxie is caught up in strange events. Archaic markings appear on her wrist, and strong forces threaten to tear her away from her love as two other male werewolves try to claim her as their own. Would Roxie and Beowulf be able to keep the bond love had forged or would they lose each other forever?
My Thoughts:  Okay.  In some ways I don't know how I feel about this book.  It's not terrible by any means but it felt a little on the uneven side.  I don't even know if I can pinpoint what it was that made me feel this way.  I just know that there were times I wanted to smack Roxie up alongside the head and tell her to either stick to her guns or shut up.

There was a teeny, tiny little squick factor thing that made me make a face.  I'm not going to go into too much detail since it's fairly important to the story, but I have one thing to say about it... YUCK.  And considering I'll read almost anything the fact that this made me feel dirty on the inside is impressive.

Like I said before, it's not a terrible story.  The writing felt much more solid by the end of the book, which either means it evolved nicely or I stopped noticing that every time one character spoke to another character they said character's name.  When there are only two people in a room having a conversation, the constant use of proper names takes away from the flow of the dialogue.  At least for me.

Good- not great- but interesting enough and a fair start to a series.

More books by Marisa Chenery

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Shifter Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Beowulf and Roxie was a free download from ARE on 04/03/11 as part of their Earth Day celebration.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I hit a few of these this month, so I know what you mean.