"Drawn to each other by something they don't understand Jen finds herself frustrated by the lack of mating signs between her and said fur ball. Not only is she dealing with that not so un-frustrating problem, she now has been informed that because of that little drop of werewolf blood in her she is now required to attended a multi-pack gathering for un-mated wolves."
Pages: 239 pages
Publisher: Self Published on February 2012
Form: E-book (from tour for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Grey Wolves #3
Amazon: Buy / $2.99 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see yours )
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"Jennifer Adams, best friend to Jacque Pierce and Sally Morgan, spicy, out spoken, a little crazy and human...or so she thought. Jen has just found out that human DNA is not the only thing that resides in her veins, she happens to share that little pesky werewolf gene, although it isn't more than just a drop. Now that she and her friends are living in Romania with Fane's pack, she is also oh so conveniently stuck with the object of her affection, the fur ball Decebel.
Drawn to each other by something they don't understand Jen finds herself frustrated by the lack of mating signs between her and said fur ball. Not only is she dealing with that not so un-frustrating problem, she now has been informed that because of that little drop of werewolf blood in her she is now required to attended a multi-pack gathering for un-mated wolves. This type of gathering hasn't taken place in over a century but with a shortage of females among the werewolf population the males are getting worried they won't ever find their true mates.
Meanwhile Decebel struggles with the emotions he is feeling towards Jen. He tries to keep his distance but there is just something about the mouthy blonde that keeps him coming back for more of her verbal abuse that he just can't seem to get enough of...go figure."
Not having read the previous two novels the language in this doesn't make sense, all the female character seem like bitches ( not a werewolf joke ) they are belittling and calling their men names, which is off putting. Now what I think is going on here is the Katie MacAlister heroine syndrome ( which I love! ) the women are outspoken, brash and crude at times, it's funny and witty when you know the characters from the start ( and I think people who started with novel number one probably agree with that ) - but when you start from the middle it doesn't work.
The writing is good, there is sometimes a paranormal feel and with the heroine being 18 a young adult feel - which confused me as a reader. There were sentences that could have better, but it wasn't really that much of a bother.
The story I liked, it was imaginative and fresh, with the paranormal twists and the mating business, which I love! The characters were galore, tons of them, it took me a while to remember who each was with but I learned to like them.
I think, honestly, that had I read novels one and two before this I would have easily given this 4 stars - but as it is it's only 3.5 fore the above mentioned reasons.
Jennifer Adams and Decebel never before seen footage
Here is a conversation between Jen and Decebel that the readers didn't get to see. This happens in Just One Drop. Jen and Decebel have just had it out about the incident during the self-defense training. They are sitting on the couch after everyone else had left. They are talking quietly before they both fall asleep.
"Are you really okay?" Jen asked him tentatively.
Decebel chuckled, "Was I that bad?"
Jen turned her head in his lap so that she could look up at him. Decebel's amber eyes still glowed.
"Bad is putting it mildly my furry friend. You were ready to take out an entire pack."
"He shouldn't have put his hands on you Jennifer. I know you don't understand, but to a male Canis lupis see his mate touched by another male is maddening. To see someone do it to you in such an intimate way and hurting you at the same time," Decebel was beginning to growl again, "by all rights if there were mating signs between us I could kill him for his impudence."
Jen reached up with her hand and gently caressed his face trying to smooth out the frown lines, "No more frowning or growling. I'm here, I'm safe, I'm yours."
"Mine," Decebel agreed as he ran his hand up and down her thigh to hip.
"Can I ask you a question?" Jen quirked an eyebrow at him.
"Only if I can ask one back," he winked at her.
"What did you think about me the first time you realized something was there between us?"
Decebel closed his eyes and Jen decided he must be thinking back to that day. She waited, watching his handsome face.
"You were laying lifeless on the grass. You weren't moving," Decebel's voice was soft, and it sounded painful for him to speak, "I remember running to you. You were all I could see. Your skin was so burned. I was afraid to touch you, afraid I hurt you worse. When the EMT's took you it took everything in me not to tear their throats out for touching you. The only thing holding my wolf back was reminding him and myself that they could help you. They could save you and they had to save you because you belonged to me." Decebel looked down and opened his eyes. They met hers and he held her stare as he spoke, "That was the first time I thought it, that you were mine. It was so right, so true. My wolf knew without a doubt that you were our mate. Once you woke up and I was able to talk to you, I didn't know how to handle my emotions. I was worried I would scare you, and I didn't understand how I could feel the way I did because you weren't Canis lupis. I watched you sleep. I just needed to see you breathe. I couldn't stand not having you in my sight."
Jen's breath was shallow. She felt like all the air had been pushed from her lungs as she listened to Decebel tell her about his feelings for her from the beginning. She had no idea it was so intense even then.
Decebel leaned down and kissed her gently on the lips and whispered, "Your turn."
He grinned wickedly at her when she frowned.
"Same question?" She asked. He nodded.
"I thought you were amazing."
"Amazing? Wow, didn't realize my first impressions were so good."
Jen swatted him, "I'm not finished."
Decebel chuckled, "I'm sorry baby, go ahead."
"As I was saying, I was just at time speechless when I saw you. I mean I played things off, you know, didn't want to come across as the drooling teenager, but inside, inside I was drowning in my emotions for you. You were so confident, so handsome, so untouchable. I hated you and loved you at the same time. Hated you because I could never have you, loved you because something in me recognized that we would be good together."
"Better than good love," Decebel spoke softly, his eyes conveying the depth of emotion that filled his voice.
"I'm so glad that you came to America with Vasile."
"Me too Jennifer," Decebel was shaking his head, "You have no idea how glad. I nearly didn't come. Vasile wanted to leave me in charge of the pack. But my wolf was restless about the idea. I told Vasile that and he told me to listen to my wolf. He knew you were here. Just the thought of having missed you."
"Shh," Jen soothed running her fingers through his hair, "But you didn't miss me. I'm here. We're together. And now my handsome man you are stuck with me. You really should ask for a consolation prize."
Decebel smiled at the her, one of the only people that could ever get a smile from him.
"You are my everything," he whispered as he kissed her again before she could give him one of her smart mouth retorts. No doubt he would have loved it.
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