Saturday, October 25, 2014

Book Review: Dire

Title - Dire
Author - Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series - The Dire Wolves Chronicles #1
Genre - Urban Fantasy New Adult
Published - September 15th 2014
Format - Kindle

Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.

It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happened to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. I thought the wolves were the worst of my problems, but I was wrong. When things went from bad to worse I had to make a lifelong sacrifice to save Gage, but what price is too much to save the one you love?

Mary Anne has a huge crush on Gage they grew up in the same town but she doesn’t really know him. When it’s time to head home for the holidays he invites her to ride with him, and how can she pass up the chance. What should be an easy four hour drive home has turned wrong when something dashes out in front of the truck causing them to veer off the side of the road into the snow. Stuck on the side of the road in the snow the two must stay warm if they are to survive and Mary Anne’s dreams may just come true.

It’s while hiking through the snow they encounter smoke they head that way in hopes of finding a place to get out of the snow. What they find in the cabin is a pack of strangers whose leader wants to keep Mary Anne for his own forever. When they attempt to escape they learn that it’s not humans they are running from but Werewolves and the alpha intends on making Mary Anne his mate. Will they be able to get away or will they spend the rest of their lives living with the wolves? What about the danger outside the compound?

I love Mary Anne she’s a total sweetheart right from the start I knew I was going to like her. I wasn’t sure about Gage but as the book progressed he won my heart he’s just the right guy for Mary Anne.  I want to dislike the were’s but it’s kind of hard they aren’t bad guys but they have issues. It’s a strange love triangle but we will have to see how it plays out.

I loved Dire it was impossible to put down. I finished in one morning with a pot of coffee. I’m a huge fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy so when I found out she created a werewolf series I can’t tell you how excited I was. So Dire had really big shoes to fill and I think she exceeded my expectations. The werewolf concept is unique a darker spin and maybe the wolves aren’t the good guys or being hunted like savages. I enjoyed the story it’s fast paced loaded with steam moments and scary werewolves that keep you on the edge of your seat. I found that the story is darker than others by the author but I think that’s why I liked it more. My only complaint is that it’s a cliffhanger one that has me crying that I don’t have the next book. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. Must read if you love werewolves. 
5 out of 5 stars

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