Series: Wild About You Book #6
Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi, Fantasy
Blurb: Win it all, or lose it all…Giselle Landry is in Las Vegas to haul her wayward brother back home. But casino owner Luke Dalton is also looking for her brother, who has run off with his little sister. The two should join forces, but Luke is unaware that Giselle’s brother is also fleeing his duties as the future alpha of the Landry werewolf pack—which includes his Were bride. The Landrys don’t believe in Weres mating with humans, and Giselle is no exception. Though Luke is wealthy, gorgeous, and protective, Giselle can’t let herself get close to him, even to solve their shared dilemma. But the tension wears away her resistance, and after a wild night with Luke, she is shocked to find she’s fallen for him. But Luke still doesn’t know Giselle’s true identity. And once their siblings are found, Giselle must return to San Francisco. Can they overcome the odds—or will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?
Thoughts: This is one of those books that I don’t really feel fair giving a rating to, and I’ll explain why. I am a fan of Vicki Lewis Thompson and I have been for years – although this is my first experience with anything of a paranormal nature of hers. And I’m really questioning if that’s a good genre from her, as I was not impressed with this book – at all. To be honest, about 25% in I stopped reading it. First off, this is the sixth book into the series – none of which I have read. Usually, this is not a problem for me, but in this case there are so many characters that I feel you were just expected to know. While the circumstances behind everything are explained, it mostly seemed more of a refresher for those who are already readers – not a recap for new readers. I just felt lost and confused. Normally, I can keep going though and figure it out as I go along – but the story is so far-fetched that it is just not even plausible. And come on – yes, I know it is make believe – it is fiction after all. But that is part of my joy in reading – that they take the implausible and tell such a spellbinding story that it makes me believe that such a thing could really happen. And that just didn’t happen with this one. It was hard to relate to, difficult to get into, and I honestly just wasn’t “feeling” the characters either. Which again, normally wouldn’t bother me – even if it means going back to book one and starting at the beginning. To be honest, however, what I have read of this one left me with no desire to read any others – at least not from her paranormal genre!