Series: The Order of the Wolf #1
Format Read: Kindle book
Source: ebook from the author for an honest review & I own the Kindle book
Release Date: July 29, 2014
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Blurb from goodreads:
Her biggest mistake comes with fangs…and a nose for tracking her down.
The Order of the Wolf, Book 1
Wherever there’s a lying, cheating scumbag who’s broken a woman’s heart, Vengeance Dealer Darcy Wells is there. So what if she isn’t the most skilled witch around? She’s only using one spell, which leaves the hapless male suffering tormenting lust for one woman. Her.
The beautiful part? This curse comes equipped with a blinding agent, allowing her a clean getaway. Unrequited lust, coming right up! As far as Darcy is concerned, it’s justice served. Her next target: Raven Glock, rock band bassist and drop-dead-gorgeous sex god.
When Raven lays eyes on the luscious Darcy, he gives her what he promises all the starry-eyed groupies who toss their panties at him—one unforgettable night in his bed. Sex with Darcy is so epic that he forgets his cardinal rule: to get her out before morning.
At the crack of sunrise, Darcy serves Raven a face full of cursed ash. But something goes horribly wrong…and she finds herself magically tethered to one pissed-off werewolf.
Worse, breaking the spell could cost her everything…maybe even her life.
Warning: Sexually explicit language, tattoos, piercings, and giant…um…feet. Wet panties are a given. Author assumes no responsibility for spontaneous ravishment of significant others, pool boys, or local pizza delivery personnel.
Angie's been on the blog as a guest before, and has a post today, and I've reviewed some of her earlier works. I was excited when she was signed by Samhain for her new series Order of the Wolf, and I offered to review the first book, "Cursed." Not only is it by someone I like but it has witches, werewolves, a hot cover, and hot sex *starts to sing "My Favorite Things"* Oh, sorry. Erm, back to the book. So, the book has some of my favorite things, predisposing me to like it. It starts off fast and furious as you'll see when you read the excerpt.
Darcy is a witch and not a very competent one at that plus she's lazy. Then she meets Raven, who she has been hired to curse. But because she failed to do due diligence, she doesn't realize that he's a werewolf and his band is a pack of wolves. The spell backfires and suddenly she's running for her life. Darcy was hard to like at times, a problem I've had with other heroines of Addams'. Darcy is lazy, shallow, and foolish. But, during the story, she comes to realize her mistakes and failings and starts to finally grow up.
Raven is also shallow, he loves having serial one-night stands and never gives a`thought to the women he's sleeping with. He does, however, love his pack mates. He wants Darcy as soon as he sees her, which suits her fine. The sparks fly, the sex is hot, but when Darcy throws her curse, she gets caught in the backfire and soon she's running for her life. The pack wants her, preferably dead; Raven, wants her, in his bed; and there's a powerful witch who wants to enslave her.
I'm not fond of insta-lust and insta-love, both of which we get in this story, but I didn't mind them too much in this story. Both Raven and Darcy grow in this story and it was believable, which also made all of the insta-attraction more bearable. There are some twists and turns that had me going "Wait, what?" and Addams gives us a new take on werewolves. Combine that with strong world building and some steamy love scenes and I'm ready for more. Good thing I have an ARC of book two on my Kindle. :)
Okay, so, step one was complete. Snag Raven Glock, bassist for Riot. Check. Simple really—the man was a sucker for a beautiful woman. She’d put a lot of effort into her appearance: make-up, tight low cut tank top, skinny jeans, all in an attempt to catch the eye of the one man she was after. A rock-star with the reputation for a night of hot and heavy. No strings attached, whether you liked it or not.
“You’ve been lookin’ for me, huh?” His gaze travelled down the length of her body once again, a look so scorching hot she almost forgot her mandate.
Step two: get him alone.
“Why don’t we go somewhere more private then, sweets?” He snapped his gaze back to meet hers.
Step two: check. This was going to be easy.
She leaned in, her breasts brushing against his chest, her lips right next to his ear. “I was hoping—really, really hoping—you’d say that.”
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