Series: Jessica McClain #1
Author: Amanda Carlson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book Blurb: Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared.
After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her.
But not everyone is on board. The werewolf Rights of Laws is missing text and the superstitious werewolves think that Jessica means an end to their race. It doesn’t help when Jessica begins to realize she’s more. She can change partway and hold her form, and speak directly to her wolf. But the biggest complication by far is that her alpha father can’t control her like he can the rest of his wolves.
When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her change, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there’s no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life
Thoughts Bekah: I was very impressed with this book. The main character Jessica, was instantly likable. At one point after a very stressful moment she breaks down laughing because she realizes she about had it out with a big baddy wearing pink plaid pajama pants. That is a girl after my own heart. Your world is going up in flames but you find humor in a wardrobe malfunction 🙂 There was no girly whining about how she didn’t want to handle everything being thrown at her, she just stepped up to the plate and kicked butt.
The men in this book are very drool worthy. They are all strong, handsome, and funny. I liked that in the beginning she wasn’t all angst driven by wolfy “needs”. She adapted very well to all the changes, including a love scene with her dad’s best friend.
The fight to find her place in the pack and to overcome old school prejudices seems insurmountable, but with the entry of her true mate, things seem like they just might work out afterall. Rourke is the ultimate “bad boy” who has unknown motives in getting Jessica to himself. These two come on hot and heavy. Ms. Carlson draws you the perfect picture to show you how truly right they are for each other. He is just as strong and stubborn as Jessica, and seems just as surprised by the attraction.
I was really tormented with the ending which means it is a GREAT book. I will definitely be reading her second book in the series!