Full Circle by Chudney Thomas
“Is that code for watching a movie and jumping my bones?”
Author: Chudney Thomas
He’s waited years for her…In a pack of werewolves, a half human isn’t exactly at the top of the food chain. Half-human, half-werewolf, Ria Marlett knows her place in the pack. And she knows exactly how the pack’s alpha, Drake Neilson, views her; as a convenient lay. So far she’s managed to avoid his advances, but she knows his patience is growing thin.
Now he’s ready to claim her…Ria does her best to avoid Drake, but the sexy woman can’t hide who she is. Tired of waiting, now he’ll do whatever it takes to win Ria, even woo her while dealing with rabid lone wolf attacks. With the pack in danger Ria is forced to face what Drake has been telling her all along, she just might be the strongest of the pack.
Thoughts: Okay – the bad news? This is not going to be one of those stand out paranormal/shifter books that has you clamoring for more or has you raving about what an awesome read it was. The good news? It’s a decent read, short read that may just get better as the series goes on.
If I’m being honest, this one falls a little into forgettable territory. In a genre with shifters and supernatural beings – that is rife with so many possibilities – there is nothing that really stands out. There is not a whole lot of action or drama…mostly just Drake trying to convince Ria that she is his mate. What ground the author gains with the character of Drake, she loses with Ria. I didn’t mind so much that she was a half-human/half-werewolf….she could still be a strong character. Unfortunately, she comes across as submissive, a doormat, and not capable of leading along-side the alpha. While I get that the Pack is supposed to see her that way, and that Drake sees more, I want to see what he sees in her….I want the author to show me the hidden depths of her character. Now, of course, this is a really short read…only 75 pages….which doesn’t really lend itself to that kind of character development. Hopefully, we can see more growth of character (and of author) in future books in this series….and it is obvious that this is just meant to be the start of a bigger series. Let’s hope the series gets better and better as it goes along…:)