Werewolf guardian, Damon Trahan lives by a code; protect the pack with his life. Damon has experienced death and betrayal, now all he wants is the freedom of his Harley and the loyalty of the men he rides with, the only family he has left. Those are the things he knows and believes in. Love and the hurt that comes with it has no place in his world, until he receives new orders to rescue female werewolf Ava Renfroe from a pack of rogue wolves.
Bartender Ava Renfroe is tired of alpha males running her life. Being raised as the daughter of a general made her want independence more than air - and she has it! Until she's kidnapped. Damon Trahan, her alpha male rescuer and bossy pain-in-the-ass, is exactly the kind of man she doesn't want, but try telling that to her libido. His brooding good looks are panty-dropping hot. Too bad he's bat-shit crazy and thinks he's a werewolf. Worse, he claims she's a werewolf too. But when Damon shifts in front of her, she begins to doubt everything she's known to be true.
On the run from the rogues, Ava and Damon can't ignore the red hot passion between them. But Damon knows it can't last. Will he sacrifice everything he's ever known to have the one thing he's never meant to have? Or will the war between the packs destroy them before love is given a chance?
©2015 Jodi Vaughn (P)2016 Jodi Vaughn
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"Great start to a new series!"
I was expecting the average shifter book, you know...werewolves, sex and little plot but I was thankfully wrong! I really enjoyed this story line. The Characters were great, I love dominate bossy wolves! I love that she wasn't weak and even though she did't know it in the beginning, she was very dominant too. The sexual tension in this book is off the charts too! The side characters were great too, especially Granny, she was the funniest. I can't wait for the next book in this series!
The narration was really good too! He has a great voice and does a good job on the female characters. In the beginning I was reminded of the announcer from the old TV show, America's Most Wanted and that made me giggle.
"Great narration. Excellent story."
Enthralling first book.
When she finally realized what she really was.
His narration was steady and clear, and, in my opinion, he was perfect for this book. I'd like to listen to more books Jeffrey has narrated.
Yes, and I did, and I will more than likely listen to it again before book 2 releases in audiobook.
The story flowed nicely. It was intense, suspenseful and sweet. And did I forget to say it was hot? OMG! I hate reading spoilers in reviews, so I'm not about to do that. If you want a book that will send you on an emotional rollercoaster, download this one now.
"So Good, Didn't want it to end!"
I loved the fact that Damon and Ava were so drawn to each other
I thought that Jeffrey Kafer's performance brought so much depth to the story I love the way he brought it to life
This book didn't make me laugh but it did bring a smile to my face when I though about Granny's antics!
This is a very good start to what will I hope be a very good series. I really enjoyed listening to this and I so wanted everything to work out for Damon and Ava. Every character in the story was excellent and I'm sure that Jayden deserves a book of his own. I fell a little in love with Damon I have to admit he was so very strong and stoic about what he thought he would have to do. I'm so glad he didn't have to give up Ava.
"A nice mix of tension, action, steam and push-pull"
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4
It has been a while since I read a shifter story, and the rules for these are a little different from my usual fare. Knowing that I would have to have a healthy dose of ‘go with it’ for some of the more fantastical moments, I was curious to see just what would happen. I’ve heard good things about Jodi Vaughn’s writing, so the chance was one I jumped at.
As an introductory story, it did provide some of the background and world building needed to understand this author’s creation stories and mythologies. While I found that some of the questions I had going in were still unanswered at the end, the story did manage to create a world where I could see this pack surviving and thriving.
In this story, Ava is the one to discover, when after her kidnapping she discovers both the existence of shifters and her own connections to them. With her own rather smart-ass attitude and a touch of immaturity, she isn’t shocked more than the time it would take to change shoes. In fact, her entire thought process circles around, too frequently, her attraction to Damon the pack’s guardian.
For his part: Damon is pretty solid he-man alpha mine-mine-mine sort of guy, willing to give Ava a bit of space and time, but even with the threats and danger from the rogue wolves, he can’t really stop his own obsessive thinking.
Together – this is a wild ride: lots of danger, angst, twists and plenty of sexual tension – tension that strings everyone (from characters to readers) tighter than a bow string. There’s plenty to love even with the loose ends and unanswered questions, and the action here is non-stop. While I didn’t find myself desperate to finish the story, I also wasn’t counting the minutes or pages until the end.
Narration is provided by Jeffrey Kafer, there’s an interesting growly ‘America’s Most Wanted’ tenor to his voice, adding nicely to the tension. Clearly distinguishing the male and female voices without overacting or sounding too comical, Kafer provides a nice balance that keeps the listener engaged and listening.
A nice mix of tension, action, steam and push-pull between the couple in this solidly southern tinged story: sure to please those wanting a bit of different in their romance.
I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions and expectations are my own responsibility.
Good story, I didn't realize I was listening to them out of order since I read the second one first, but I enjoyed the story. It was a good read. Jeffrey Kafer, the narrator, did a great job.
loved everything. the story, the characters and the narrator! Damon and Eva were great. I loved how protective he was and I loved how feisty she was.
"Best narration I've ever heard!!"
Entertaining, sexy, funny!
Damon! He's tough with a hard outer shell, but has a soft sweet center. Also imagine him sexy as hell!Second choice was Granny. She was freaking HILARIOUS!!
Damon!! Jeffrey Kafer does an incredible job bringing out Damon's personality not only when Damon speaks, but through Kafer's narration. I've never heard someone narrate quite like it and was completely enthralled! Kafer also does a fabulous job with the female characters. Ava was sexy and feminine without being over the top. Granny was hilarious and totally believable.
lol what an odd question. Ummm Werewolfs do it by the light of the moon... ya I dunno.
I actually listened to the audiobook TWICE!! It was THAT good. I usually listen while at the gym, and busted out laughing on more than one occasion (literally did a spit take with my water bottle one day!). Both Jodi Vaughn and Jeffrey Kafer are now on my "must buy" list. A great, unique story line with interesting characters, hot sex scenes and hilarious moments! Seriously the BEST!
"Drama and Passion"
Good shifters romance.
really good story with action drama,passion and romance.
Damon and Ava are good characters each are strong and passionate.
Enjoyed listening too the story
"Same as written"
His voices were distinct, fit the character.
When she touched his face and she allowed it.
I am a wolf shifter fan. Great story. Loved it. The. Rescue situation, her feisty attitude,. Their romance, learning his history. Loved the climax and ending.
I love shifter books and this book has it all romance, action and adventure. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series.
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