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Friday, January 14, 2011

Second Chance Bite by Joyee Flynn

Second Chance Bite by Joyee Flynn
(Wolf Harem, book 1)
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (168 pgs)
Other: M/M, M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Forced Seduction, Toys, Spanking, Violence
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Spencer Fallon never knew werewolves existed until he was attacked by one, making him a werewolf. For years, he lives lonely life until he sees a gorgeous man limping in front of him one day.

Ryder Jenkins' life is a disaster. Kicked out of his house at sixteen when he came out to his parents, Ryder caught a ride to New York. With no ID, birth certificate, and being underage, he had very limited options. When a guy offers him a place to stay, Ryder thinks has luck has changed... he couldn't have been more wrong.

Six years later, Ryder's knight in shining armor shows up in the form of a sexy hot werewolf. Can Ryder trust another stranger promising him a better life? Or is the devil he knows better?

Change can definitely be a good thing, especially for the characters in this story when each character is in such a desperate need for change.

This story is all about a series of unexpected events. From beginning to end it seemed as if the characters in this story are on a roller coaster ride with no ending. Each character is unhappy in their lives. So they all cling to one another for a semblance of happiness. This really allowed their relationship to develop into something beautiful and also displayed how generous and caring these characters are.

Spencer is definitely the strongest of all the characters within this story including Diego, the werewolf who originally changed him. He protects those in need no matter what the cost to himself. This type of behavior really required an inner strength that many people do not have these days. I say he is stronger than Diego because he also sticks to his responsibilities to others and does anything to see them through. When he sees how broken Ryder is he cannot do anything else but help the younger man. The bonus is that Ryder is the sexiest thing on two feet.

I absolutely love the relationship development in this story I think it is because you know everyone came into the relationship with a open and willing heart. Spencer, Ryder and eventually Lucas all make it clear to one another that they only want what the other does and lucky for them they all want each other. These men constantly ask each other what they want and will provide what each other need no matter what. This is what let me know that the relationship was genuine.

One thing that I also feel needs to be mentioned is the creative imagery the author uses when describing the werewolf form of these men. I do not remember reading a story that allowed me to picture the werewolves so vividly. I knew exactly what the authors werewolves looked like because I felt as if they were standing right in front of me.

This story did include a few minor typos. I also have marked it a forced seduction because in the beginning, as the blurb states, Spencer is attacked. It is clear by each man's personality they would never forced themselves onto someone else so it in no way reflects the relationship between Spencer, Ryder and Lucas. There is also sex that involves one of the participants in werewolf form. The werewolf form is not that of an animal but something in between. The author also leaves this story with a cliffhanger which is great for author because it guarantees I will read the next book, but just seems cruel to me the reader because I want to know what happens next now.

This is a great story for someone who enjoys good shifter stories with a strong love plot.

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