She's hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once.
Victoria can't wait to start college, but there's a hitch - she can't remember anything before arriving on campus. Her memories finally spark when she sees her ruggedly handsome math professor, but she senses something terrible happened. The shock on his face affirms her fears.
Toby is an alpha wolf who never thought he'd see his true love again - not after she died in his arms. Nothing could have prepared him for her walking into his class. But to his dismay, not only has she forgotten the past, she doesn't even know who she is.
He's determined to do whatever it takes to restore what they've lost. Can Toby help Victoria recover her memories, or will he lose her forever?
©2016 Stacy Claflin (P)2016 Tantor
I'm dyslexic and enjoy listening to my books far more than reading, so yes I consider the audio edition better.
I'm sure their are several books I could compare this book to but I can't think of the names of the books off the top of my head. BUT this book is VERY much like a show I enjoy very much, Lost Girl. I wonder if the writer of this book got ideas from the show or vis versa.
So far my favorite character is the Valkyrie, she cracks me up so it really doesn't matter who does the performance. I do enjoy for narrators they have enjoyable voices which can make or break an audible book for me.
hmm... not very good with tag lines... maybe something that talk about the love triangle... a new man is stealing her love can her true love make her remember him before it too late..?
Not often do I like more than one narrator, let-alone telling the story from two different sides in the same book... I feel the writer did well in going between the different sides of the story without feel like I was getting the same info over and over again. I like that just enough details was given for the reader to build the scene in their head without the story spending too much time on those kinda details and stand forced on the characters dialogue.
"Very boring read."
It took forever for anything to happen. And when it did it was very unclimatic. And when it did end, it felt like it ended in the middle of a paragraph. I'm pretty forgiving with books but this one was a disappointment.
As for the narration, both voices were good independently, but together they don't work. One has accents for characters, the other doesn't. The Valkyrie has a Russian accent - not Norwegian or Swedish - something Scandinavian. It was a bit difficult to follow at some points.
It was hard to get into the book at first. I felt like she was jumping to stupid conclusions and I did not understand why. Glad I kept listening. Very good book in the end
Overall, I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. There were a few issues with the story though and I believe that part of that may have been world issues that weren't clarified...maybe. When the book begins, it's with Victoria realizing she has no memories of her life before this moment. And this is where I had the biggest issue with this story. The girl doesn't freak out...at all. She's really rather chill and laidback about it all, and that just didn't feel right. Now, like I mentioned before, this could be an unclarified world detail. This is a paranormal world and as the story develops, it's obvious that something supernatural has happened to Victoria. Is it possible that whatever happened to her (maybe a spell of some sort) that it could have also calmed her so she wouldn't react to her bizarre circumstances (I'm thinking a calming spell, maybe?) But I don't know...it's never explained and left as it was, it just didn't feel quite right.
But that was just a little niggle. There were a lot of unanswered questions that flow throughout the story. And it's going to be hard to discuss any of them without revealing spoilers, because there are definitely a TON of unknowns throughout this story. Some answers are revealed in the story and some that are not. This is one of three books and there are a few other things that bothered me, but again, just like my initial niggle, I'm just not sure. At the end of this book, the story is nowhere close to being done...so it's possible that those things will be explained later.
At times, the characters read as a little shallow. They are all going through some big emotional hits and that didn't always translate into their actions.
Overall, I did enjoy listening to the audiobook. I thought the narrators did a good job. The world was interesting enough to keep me captivated. I'm just now sure about the story line between Toby and Victoria. I think I needed them to be more emotionally vested in one another to get me more emotionally invested.
So kind of a wishy-washy review, but the book kind of gave me that feeling, too.
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