As a werewolf who had grown up in human society, Adrien never felt like he truly belonged. Adrien will have to make a tough decision: continue to feel as if part of him is missing or leave everything he's ever known to find himself. As he starts out on the next stage of his life, he finds exactly what he had been looking for: a pack to join and new friends. But he ends up with more than he bargained for when he finds himself head over heels for a dark and handsome local weretiger by the name of Jasper.
Disclaimer: This is a very steamy stand-alone book for M/M lovers.
©2016 Noah Harris (P)2016 Marini Publishing
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I love a good shifter story, but this one really didn't work for me. It is very Hatfield and McCoy -- as the wolves and tigers don't like each other. So the MC do some sneaking around to have sex and admit they like each other. There is a little character development, but not much. Then it just ends, very abruptly. I can't even say it was a HFN, it just stopped. Unless there is another book with this couple in the future, I wouldn't bother. The narrator does OK job with what he is given.
"3.5 Shifter Star's"
I want more! More! More!
We meet Adrien, who has grown up in the human world. His mom is human and his father is werewolf.
For the most part Adrien seems happy, But I got the sense he wanted more and yep he moved out to find a pack.
He finds a pack and they take him in, he happens to be an Omega.
The pack takes him out to get to know someone, the first meeting between Jasper and Adrien is so funny, I loved it.
Only finding out after a night hot steamy roll in the sheets that his shifter is a Tiger shifter. And there is a feud going on between the packs.
But neither can stay away from each other.
I loved this story of want what you can't have and fight anyway to get it. Also lets admit the cover is HOT.. The scenes are HOT. And I want more of this story!
This is not the second book I have listened to by this author it won't be the last!
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"Cats and dogs can get along"
Great book until it ended to abruptly. Need a chapter or two more, or an epilogue.
Story wasn't good. Unbelievable characters. Poor plot. Boring narration. Narrator's voice did nothing for me and I didn't care about continuing.
Did not finish.
"Great potential but choppy execution"
The same things were repeated a lot and it seemed unnecessary. Also some explanation of the conflict between the two packs would have helped.
More development of the environment and less on Adiran moping because he can't see Jasper. I didn't understand why NO one explained why the two packs were feuding. It was just we hate them and they hate us.
Performance was okay. I would have liked some better distinction between character voices.
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A modern retelling of a Romeo and Juliet type feud between families with some twists. One - the waring "families" are actually shifter packs (tigers and wolves) and two Romeo and Juliet are actually two men named Jasper and Adrian.
This books starts off with Adrian finding his way in the shifter world as he had grown up in the human world with his shifter father and human mother. He gets accepted into a pack after being on his own for a while and starts settling into shifter life.
One night he's out and meets a super hot drummer named Jasper and the two have one night together. Then Adrian finds out what Jasper is (a tiger) and that he can't see him again because of some feud that is never really explained.
So I really liked the premise of this story but the execution was a little choppy. We get no back story on Jasper, not much on Adrian and the the reason the two packs hate each other is never explained. Adiran pursues Jasper ( in a kind of stalkery way) and the two meet up to hook up whenever they can (which is not covered much.) They meet in animal form one full moon, run together and then spend the night together and then it's over. So it looks like a HFN but nothing feels like it happened or is resolved.
I just wish there had been more.. it felt like the story was just starting and then it was over.
"Easy to follow story with some hot shifters"
I've now read or listened to many of Noah Harris' books and truly enjoy them all. No Regrets is a fun story about a sweet and naive omega venturing away from his family to learn what it's like to be in a pack. He finds what he's looking for not within his own pack or even species, but with an alpha from another pack. I don't know if there is a sequel yet but I'd love to find out what happens when the two opposing packs finally come together...or whatever it is that happens with them.
"Cats and Pups—and MM Cuteness"
Noah Harris developed a light, fun MM romance between two shifters. The story is kind of a mix between Romeo and Juliet / West Side Story themed romances and romances where a shy personality with underdeveloped social skills meets a strong, protective personality. I found myself rooting for this predictable couple and enjoying a nice, if short, diversion from my standard reading fare, and happy that I stepped away for a while.
In the beginning, I thought someone other than narrator Robert G. Davis could better portray the protagonist, but deeper into the listening experience I became convinced that Davis WAS the protagonist. Equally well done was his characterization of the other personalities. Davis projects each character distinctly, and employs good pitch, pace, and projection. Great job!
"Shifter romance novella"
I’m a fan of werewolves, and I recently read an ebook where one character was a hybrid wolf and tiger shifter. So to have the two love interests be one each a wolf and tiger shifter in this story seemed interesting enough to give it a shot. Honestly, I didn’t make the connection to the cats and dogs idea until the story itself made the joke.
This is probably best described as a New Adult story in terms of the age of the main character Adrian. He’s on his own for the first time and finding out about himself in terms of how to fit into pack structure and what he wants from love.
Adrian is a little innocent and certainly naïve to the ways of pack. He might even by shy, but he’s no push over. The story starts slowly in establishing the character, and then things pick up when he goes to a concert with his friends Daniel and Jack. At the concert, Adrian sees and eventually meets Jasper, the very sexy tiger lover interest.
Adrian’s mood takes a nose dive after an incredible one night stand. He believes that he and Jasper have something worth pursuing, if only he could actually find Jasper and talk to him about it. When he eventually does find Jasper, he pursues him with dogged determination. (Yes, I had to make the joke.)
Because this is a romance, Jasper eventually gives in by degrees. It’s not easy for him because he was raised in a pack structure, and he adheres to those rules more stringently than Adrian who is new to the idea of pack.
The story isn’t a long one. It takes the reader from first meeting Adrian to Jasper’s first real acceptance that they are dating each other. There will be consequences that we don’t get to see, and that is probably why some reviewers considered this incomplete. I think that this is a natural stopping point even though the author could have definitely written more.
Because I listened to this as an audiobook, I have a few things to point out about the performance. I really liked some of the things the narrator did while disliking others. For example, I didn’t care for his character voice for Jasper at all. His Adrian character voice was enjoyable, and he handled emotional scenes quite well. His character voice for Daniel was great, and he got to do some fun things with him such as acting drunk or using a hiding voice while he was stalking Jasper for Adrian.
I won’t say the narrator is inconsistent or unskilled because clearly he is very skilled. I just didn’t care for all the performance choices he made, but it averages out with the things I did enjoy.
Bottom line: This story is for those who like mm romances, shifter romances, or sweet heroes who get their man. It is a light story for those times when that’s what you want to read.
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"Cute, and a Little Anticlimactic"
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Story: Adrien is a shifter new to a Wolfpack who falls for the sexy Jasper, a tiger shifter whose pack allegiance comes between them. This Romeo and Juliet style story sorta works in that it accomplishes delaying the two main characters from being together. However, the danger is dispelled rather quickly and not really resolved. The world of two shifter packs living in the same town is a good idea that at least here doesn't seem to be used for real drama.
The writing does use the shifter theme better by forcing the author to use sensory perceptions in descriptions which makes a richer story. The characters were both cute and Jasper comes off as sexy as he's supposed to, but they're also very mundane for being able to change their shape and living in a town with a rival shifter pack.
Performance: Robert Davis did a very nice job giving all of the characters a unique tone and obviously had fun with some of them. My only complaint here is that the audio quailty isn't the highest and got a little tiring to my ears.
Overall: 3.5 stars. The story is fairly tame, but it held my interest while I listened to it. I've never read anything in the shifter theme before and this book didn't convince me that there is much more to the theme than another way to impose plot barriers. I'll still try other books with shifters, but I won't seek one out after this.
One last note about sexiness: the sex scenes were some of the best parts of this book. There were some nice character moments included on these passages that told us something new while being exciting. Although, I've noticed this author likes to use the word member and that always throws me out of the story. Not sure why that's a thing still.
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