I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Big Bad Bite by Jessie Lane
Series: Big Bad Bite #1
Published by Jessie Lane on March 10th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 350 pages
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What would it be like to live in a world where you are considered abnormal to those who are above the norm?
Jenna O’ Conner has been taught her whole life to hide from everyone. Never to let anyone to close enough to know that she would prefer a shotgun for her birthday over of a bouquet of roses. She’s been smothered by her over protective family so that no one learns what she truly is. Which is not human. Nor, is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community that is benevolent enough to share this world with the humans.
In a desperate attempt to live her own life away from the small town she was raised in, Jenna obtains her dream job as the newest member on the Wilmington Police Department’s SWAT Team. What she didn’t predict was that she would run into trouble her first day on the job, in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee. Who is also not human, but more like a wolf walking around in human skin. He’s determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is, which unbeknownst to him, could very well put her life in danger. He’s also determined to have her all to himself.
As if that wasn’t enough for Jenna to deal with, bad news blows into town. A group of extremist Shifters who think humans are cattle and factions of Others worldwide should stay within their own species - never to intermingle. Chaos ensues. Jenna has to find a way to shut them down, but in the process of trying to do that, discovers things about herself that even she never thought was possible.
Who said the wolf was what you had to worry about?
Welcome to the real world.
Big Bad Bite is a snark filled sexy romp with shifters, demons and vampires.
She whips her handgun from its holster where it sits secured on her waistband at the small of her back, points it to a spot on the floor exactly six inches from the tip of Logan’s boots, and fires a warning shot. Running footsteps thunder al over the the house, heading in their direction. In less than thirty seconds, every wolf in the immediate vicinity and one tiger with freaky blue eyes is standing behind Logan at the kitchen’s entrance staring at Jenna as if she’s lost her flippin’s marbles….. “The next person who tells me to hurry up before I finish my cup of coffee gets a bullet in the ass.”
“Touch me with so much as one of those claws, you freaky, albino Garfield, and I will make sure I knock you out, file those suckers down to a flat non-lethal edge, paint them red, and then write ‘Mr. Fluffy needs love, too’ all over your face in permanent marker….”
What I liked:
Jenna has been raised to fear the Others (supernaturals) because of her being a hybrid. So I love it that she doesn’t just jump on the mating idea. She thinks it through. Sure it’s lust at first site when she sees Adam and if her wolf had her say the mating would be a done deal. But Jenna takes the time to learn more about the mating process and Adam before agreeing to it.
Secondary characters are just as great if not better than the leads. I think it’s important to surround the hero and heroine with a great supporting case and Jessie Lane has done that. It insures that readers will come back to read more about them.
What I wanted more of:
I would have liked to see more of Jenna’s SWAT team members. It seems like the plot moved quickly away from that part of Jenna’s life. Which is to be expected in order to fit all of her story into one book.
Big Bad Bite is a good start to what I feel like a series that will only get better with each book.
Will I continue this series?
YES! I’m gearing up to read book, Walk on the Striped Side SOON! I can’t to read more about the yummy tiger, Gage we meet in Big Bad Bite.
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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).