(The Dark Wolf #1)
Author: Dani Harper
Length: 300 pages
Publlisher: Montlake Publishing
Rating: 4 Stars
Geneva “Neva” Ross doesn’t want to die. But now that she’s been turned into a werewolf against her will, she’ll do anything to protect her family and friends…even if that means taking her own life.
After witnessing Neva’s leap from a high ledge, Travis Williamson—a Changeling with a dark past—uses his powers to save her life. He feels a connection to the strong-willed woman whose eyes flash that familiar Changeling green. While Neva is hospitalized, Travis risks everything to kidnap her, knowing the approaching full moon will put everyone in jeopardy.
Bickering constantly to hide their growing attraction, Travis and Neva run from the authorities…and from Neva’s sinister sire, Meredith de la Ronde. Meredith delights in creating new shape-shifters and compelling them to do her dark bidding; now Neva must join Meredith’s murderous wolf pack…or die.
Intensely suspenseful with deliciously sexy twists, this paranormal romance—the first in (the title of series)—intertwines sensual passion with an epic, thrilling battle between good and evil.
My ThoughtsThe dramatic introduction to Geneva and her subsequent saving by the oh so delicious Travis, was enough to lure this reader into First Bite with no reservations. The high action, surprising plot twists, and Her Supreme Badness, a.k.a. Meridith de la Ronde were just a few of the things about this book that kept me turning it's pages.
First Bite, was this reviewer's first taste of Dani Harper, and I dare say it is not to be my last.
Dani is a reader's writer, crafting her stories with just the right balance of character diversity, plot, and setting to allow readers to experience, identify with and enjoy her tale without getting sidetracked by overdone explanations or detail minutia.
Another plus for this read is the fact that the good vs. evil aspects are made really clear to the reader very early on. This gives one time to pick a side and truly invest in all it has to offer as the story progresses.
The only true detraction from this great read, comes from the relationship that between Geneva and Travis.
The fighting between them starts to wear on the nerves. (This is the part of the book where I close it and take a few deep cleansing breaths.)
That being said, First Bite is a great start to a wonderful series and a wonderful escape from the everyday.