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Bitten

Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Book 1
Series: Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

Bastian had to have been the most handsome man that Katherine had ever met. It really was unfortunate that he was also the most stubborn, controlling, downright infuriating jackass she'd ever known as well. Oh, and there was the fact that he was a werewolf - a werewolf who has bitten her.

Sixteen-year-old Katherine Mayes had never believed in mythological creatures like werewolves or mermaids - certainly not those sparkly vampires that her friend Abby was obsessed with. Even when she's bitten by a massive animal after a reckless night of teenage adventure and her body begins to change in mystifying ways, she can't force herself to believe in what she's convinced is impossible. Little does she realize, she's been infected with a disease a little more permanent than the rabies she feels fortunate to have not contracted - lycanthropy.

Her fierce denial is soundly shattered, however, when she is simultaneously saved and kidnapped by Bastian and his pack. Forced to leave small-town Iowa behind and adjust to their way of life in a hidden society, Katherine must also deal with fighting the pull she feels towards the man - or wolf, rather - who has bitten her and disrupted her life so completely.

©2014 Noelle Marie (P)2017 Tantor

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really good story and well narrated

A really good story that can be concluded in one book if want to. The narration was good too and helped bring the story to life

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whining female main character

I hate FMC that are like this, whining, they misunderstand everything, self important, selfish, bratty. that's exactly how I would describe katherine. couldn't finish this book because of her

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  • S. Gering
  • 30-06-17

I'm still a unsure about this book.

The story line is interesting and the book is well written, but the characters are unremarkable and difficult to relate to. Worth a try, but probably not the right book for me.

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  • Joan Cochran
  • 10-06-17

Very Adolescent Story Line

The story line was probably interesting for middle school ages but it was predictable and very tame for adults. I found the overuse of adjectives very annoying and would no recommend it.

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  • artsbg
  • 01-06-17

I applaud the narrator

Ok maybe I have outgrown YA or maybe this is just poorly written. Third person writing is tricky and not well down here. Identifying character by hair color and size is ridiculous and annoying. Katherine is so immature and volatile in personality it because tedious. The girl can't see the forest through the trees and instead of coming off as a strong young lady she just seems stupid. Denial and revolt seems to be her only solutions so this is where I think that I outgrew YA because I just can't relate to this TSTL heroine. The whole pack and Bastien are not well developed and the secrets they keep to make this story a story are just silly. As a writer she needs to come up with a stronger storyline that doesn't make all your character unlikeable.

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  • Jarrod Gorham
  • 05-07-17

the girl needs to grow a backbone

Kathryn never opens her mouth to tell anyone off or the truth when they stop for food she worries what people would think if she said she was kidnapped by people who thought they were werewolves well just say I've been kidnapped stand up and open your mouth when your in trouble if she had she would have found out her parents were still alive and could have gone home and not put up with such a bully as the so called Alpha.

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  • Skigh
  • 08-06-17

Illogical behavior

It is not often that I write reviews but I got so frustrated whilst listening to this book, that I had to take some time to rant, I mean explain my annoyance. There isn't much I can say without spoilers but I will try. The actions of the female protagonist was the most illogical, irrational, reckless behavior that I have had the displeasure of reading/listening about. Her actions made her come off as unintelligent and insipid. I am 40% through this book and I'm not sure if i can continue.

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  • StarFromHeaven
  • 30-07-19

Enjoyable story

I enjoyed this story for the most part, but took a star because I didn’t always like how Bastian treated Katherine.

I thought the performance of the audio book was excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-19

Loved it

I loved this book and I couldn't wait to finish it I'm going straight to the next one's right after this.

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  • Jess HybridRose
  • 28-06-19

I kept waiting for the story to get interesting

It was ok. I am frustrated after listening to this though. The woman is annoying and always acting out, the alpha is bad at getting his feelings across. One moment he wants her, then another he ignores her. And she keeps getting into trouble because of her impulsive ideas.

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  • Mrs.Milliner
  • 13-06-19

Urgh...

I can’t stand a story about a young dumb girl and a crazy possessive male and then they fall in love in 24 hours where are the unique stories

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  • Bethany
  • 15-05-19

Great storyline

cute story! loved the narrator. she was good at changing into different characters. can't wait to start book 2