Friday, 6 January 2017

REVIEW - Hungry as a Wolf (Shifter Date #2) - Alma Black



TITLE - Hungry as a Wolf (Shifter Date #2)
AUTHOR - Alma Black





Blurb:


What happens when two shifters meet? They're ravenous for love.

Luke knows how to get what he wants. A lone wolf at heart, he has no problem filling his bed with willing partners. But love? It's not in the cards. But when he matches with his best friend's little sister on the dating app, Shifter, everything changes. Jasmine is a fiery lioness and totally off limits--but that makes her all the more alluring.

Jasmine has had a crush on Luke as long as she can remember. He's sexy, powerful, and alpha. But as his best friend's little sister, Jasmine knows she doesn't stand a chance.

When Luke swipes right on her Shifter profile, Jasmine is shocked. Could this be the start of something more?

But Power Shift is out for blood. They hate any interspecies dating, and will stop at nothing to keep the shifter lines pure. When they attack, can Jasmine and Luke protect each other? Can their newfound love survive? 



Review:


Hungry as a Wolf is book two in the Shifter Date series. Hungry as a Wolf, while similar in writing style, is actually quite different than the first book, Must Love Lions. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this story took off in another direction, while still remaining true to the universe it lives in. The author of this series has impressed me and I cannot wait to read more from her.

The plot of Hungry as a Wolf is a wonderful contrast to the first book. While there is still romance in it, the romance is different. It is more of unrequited love rather than fighting attraction. With that being said, I feel there is a lot of fighting attraction in this book as well. As with the first book, there is also an air of mystery surrounding this book as well. While the main focus is the relationship between the two main characters, there is also a subplot that keeps the readers guessing as to what will happen next.

The characters of this book have a lot of depth. Luke is pretty much described as a manwhore. With that being said, I feel it shows that he has been looking for something missing in his life and filling it with these meaningless women. I think this gave him room to develop. Jasmine has her own issues to work through. She admits to herself that she is lonely, which leads her to make stupid decisions. She has room to develop as well, but I feel she had a leg up in the development department because she is self-aware.

The heat in this book is bountiful. There is so much heat in this book I am surprised the book doesn’t spontaneously combust! These two characters showed that they had chemistry from the very first chapter! I was not disappointed in the intimacy and heat in this book.

The only complaint I can find about this book is I felt it was faster paced than the first book. While it was a really good book, I felt that it could have been slowed down a tad bit and it would’ve added to the story even more. With that being said, that is literally the only thing I can complain about, which says a lot.

Overall, this was a wonderfully written book. While it was a second book in part of a series, this book stood out on its own. This book had its own plot and direction and I am happy to see it did not feel like the first book rewritten with different characters as series often times do. I would recommend this book to family and friends.


Star Ratings:

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall: 4/5