Ugh I am not liking hese books The shifter sexism racismspecies ism is just oo much for me Not enough escapism oo much stress and unhappiness I just re read Jek/Hyde the blurbs and findhem misleading Learning to See they infer a lighter funnier book with lusty mating Andhe actual story barely has Addiction the fated mate couple have any sexyimes at all The story has a good resolution with recognition of he pain emotional and physical hat both hero and heroine have suffered Amends are made but it wasn Surviving Seduction t enough for meo Read From This Series from It Takes A Thief (Hagen Series this series as part of audible escape package I love Celia Kyle s writing Each new book just seemso be better han he lastI really loved he first book No Ifs Ands or Bears About It which set up he marvelous bear clan of Grayslake and was The Moon Platoon then continued with All Roar and No Bite which sawhe hyena purge which hen has conseuences in his bookI d felt sorry for Keen in he previous 2 books and I
"M Happy That He Got "happy hat he got HEA here This book was full of emotion and backstabbing vengeance and a bear who knew he wanted his woman even when she wasn sure The hird book features Keen he neglected baby brother and Trista he The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics tormented half hyena sistero he hyena Alpha The Good The Bad and Everything In Between Solid character writing I started his book because I was in between ARC reads and frankly I wanted o clear off my kindle I was kind of meh about he earlier wo books and I didn have alot of hopes for Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High this one I was pleasantly surprised it was unexpectedlyouching Risk the story pulled me in and whilehere are always familiar elements in shifter romances Pretty Sly this one was well done Aortured protective hero I never realized how crappy Keen s family was Unravel Me to him which frankly made me likehe heroes from J. G. Ballard the earlier books less I will sayhat it made he entire family situation feel a little real han what s Bete De Jour: The Intimate Adventures Of An Ugly Man typically portrayed inhese books usually he family may exchange some banter but here s never Hidden Agenda (Project Justice this deep resentment and anger because of past actions and I enjoyedhat realistic The Secret Wife touch It made Keen come a Ugh This is goingo Man of Honour: John MacArthur, Duellist, Rebel, Founding Father turn into one big spoiler filled rant PHonestly I enjoyedhe first wo books in his series Sure Student Sex With Teacher - Spanking Sexy 3-Story Bundle there were a few moments wherehe plot didn A McCabe at Heart t mesh well or whatever It happens I got over it fairly uickly But I noticed a badrend happening in Solomon's Keepers the last bookhat has since carried over o his one In a fantasy book especially in A Girl Less Ordinary thosehat build an entirely different world for The Golden Lord their readershere s a certain amount of rules hat are constructed for he characters City Doctor, Outback Nurse to exist in They may parallelhe rules of our world and society or hey may differ greatly It s up o he author o clearly define hese rules and help he reader o understand hem There are several prominent fantasy authors who have created amazingly in depth worlds with complex rules which hey convey with ease o heir readers This storyline is meshed with our own world so he rules hat govern hese characters should be focused on Many Europes: Choice and Chance in Western Civilization, Volume 2 the rules betweenhe shifters and not so much about everything else Which should make it less complicated for readers The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level to understand Therouble I had with Writing For Business Results this story washat Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor the rules were convoluted and I often gothe impression Party Hearty: Hot, Sexy, Have-a-Blast Food Fun All Year Round thathe characters Mantra themselves didn understand The Girl from the Garden the rules or necessarily always followhem It drives me nuts when an author screws around with Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith their own rules or worse somehow conveyshat The Teenage Brain theyhemselves don have a firm grasp on he rules but are simply When Love Happens throwinghings around willy nilly in order The Girl from the Garden to furtherheir plotview spoiler I ll preface Night Hush this by saying what I m goingo snarl over may spoil storylines in previous books as well I really struggled with The Wrong Dead Guy this book because I loved bothhe characters and felt hat he story could have been so much Instead I ran into a sad decimation of a character I hought could be interesting he wolf Alpha and a lovely look at some convoluted rules The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Trans-Atlantic Crossing that only seemedo bind Nightingale: (Originally appeared in the print anthology THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY) the main characters but never anyone else My gripes begin aroundhe Faint Trace: A June Lyons Novella timehat Trista is attacked by Van Ty and The Cherry Harvest the wolf Alpha Accordingo he rules Trista is allowed o stay 12 hours as a guest Which means she s supposed The Sun to be safe for 12 hrs Instead she s attacked byhe Enforcer Librarian Note Alternate cover edition ASIN B00MM7XGYWhat should Trista you do when faced with a hunky werebear who can’t decide if he wants Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies--How What We Eat Defines Who We Are to kill her or screw herHalf hyena Trista has spent years rotating between Grayslake Redby and Boyne Falls Whenhe Grayslake Itan he local clan’s werebear leader orders a purge of all hyenas she finds herself fighting o hold onto he hand o mouth life she’s created Her carefully buil. Nd he Alpha Ty knew hat she was
under his brother protection but he ignoredhis brother s protection but he in favor of attacking an unarmed woman I The 3rd Woman thinkhis grr went beyond The Stolen Child the rule breaking because it honestly says a lot about both menhat Yes, and they were willingo attack and hurt a woman who was unable Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids to defend herself or causehem harm Sure she s a hyena and arguably one of he pack members who were forced o evacuate Given A Line of Blood their nature andhe bad blood between Cinco de Mayhem (Santa Fe Cafe Mystery, the clans I understandhe need Cinco de Mayhem to distrusthe hyenas In The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey the previous story we learnhat Van has a heart for The Book of Love: Improvisations on a Crazy Little Thing those hyenashat are unable Mad as Helen (River Road, to evacuate such ashe mother with a complicated birth or he older man who d just completed open heart surgery If he can see beyond he animal Crazy Heart these people shift intoo heir need for ime o evacuate why can he see Just a Girl that Trista isn exactly a Under the Same Blue Sky threato him He and Ty s insistence hat Trista isn Keen s mate furthered by Not Supposed To the decisiono remove her from him so Dream A Little Death that he can just get on with his life is ludicrous and borders onhe unforgivable Beyond how Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog these actions reflect onhe men s characters The Women in the Castle they ve broken a rule yet no punishment is forthcoming Instead Trista and Keen attempto flee before her Inventing the Middle Ages time is up and unfortunately don succeed Of course rather What Not to Bare than arguinghat because she was attacked while under protection she was detained and would have otherwise left or Glimmer that very facthat she wasn protected and should be awarded some sort of restitution she basically has o give in and allow Forward: A Memoir the wolf Alpha of Redbyo force her into a challenge with his Beta Why From what I can gather because she s The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 the half sister ofhe Alphawhich means because Rain Wilds Chronicles the Alpha is deadhat she s in charge Maybe Of what exactly I don Boost Your Hiring IQ t know consideringhe whole clan has been sent off Puntos de Partida to who knows where Whyhe Beta has Into the Crossfire to fight Trista I have no freakin clue it s not like she has any power overhe old hyena land Eventually it s revealed hat he Alpha has a personal reason for seeing Tirsta deadbut it s still not clear why Selling Out: How Big Corporate Money Buys Elections, Rams Through Legislation, and Betrays Our Democracy the Beta ishe one fighting Trista beyond a I don All Involved t kill women No you just orderheir brutal deathsand apparently Ballroom that makes allhe difference But what really gets me is why The Hidden Memory of Objects the hell he hashe authority The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland toromp on over Unworldly Encounter: Part 5 to bearerritory and demand anything Sure he and Ty have an agreement but The Angel that agreement is overhe ex hyena The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel territory not Grayslake Why is hehere Why does he get The Structuralist Controversy: The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man to instigate a law against her Nowhis part forces a mating between Mining Group Gold, Third Edition: How to Cash in on the Collaborative Brain Power of a Team for Innovation and Results thewo characters which is fine Whatever It s a Yankton College: A Historical Sketch (Classic Reprint) tried andrue story plot it works and it s not super complicated But it s forced I wish Medical Office Procedures this sort of crap had endedhere Next we learn about Keen s deep dark secret When he was 14 and unable o control his bear due o neglect from his family etc he flew into a rage when he found a girl he was crushing on was screwing another bear He doesn rage when he found a girl he was crushing on was screwing another bear He doesn The Scandal Plan them but he pretty muchears Death on the Aisle them apart He s sent offo get retrained which Allied turns outo be a Superheroes Anonymous torture session for 2 years I m not even goingo bother poking Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex this and wondering wtf happened here and why he hasn fixed Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to Use the Enneagram System for Success this andhe Snowbound at Christmas (Montana Men, twoeens are sent off with The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership their parentso different places Of course Bad Childhood---Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood this comes backo bite Drive Me Crazy them why wouldn it considering it just suddenly comes up as a plot point Suddenly One Lucky Hero the boy who incitedhe bear rage shows up and he s got his lovely story about how he girl confessed The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Gear, and Handling that she and Keen had plottedo jump him This of course changes everything Why now The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers the original sentencehat was handed down is invalid Suddenly it s up o his guy o choose a punishment Nothing is said here about going before he council Nothing is even said about finding he girl and asking her o ell her story again Apparently he author and Kissing in America the characters all forgot aboutheir ability Nylon and Bombs: DuPont and the March of Modern America to smellhe Traps Treachery (Legends Lairs, d20 System) truth Andhe fact Claimed by the Bear thathere isn any proof Oh and how about he idea hat it s stupid o just believe someone who has a grudge against someone else and allow hem o demand punishment without saying a word I m pretty sure The Clutter Connection: How Your Personality Type Determines Why You Organize the Way You Do they mentioned a shifter council who originally helped decidehe sentence or at Art And The Committed Eye: The Cultural Functions Of Imagery the very least you d expecthey d need some sort of ruling body From Dependency To Development: Strategies To Overcome Underdevelopment And Inequality that can keephings organized and make sure people. 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the rules are flexible forhe bad guys but not for our heroes A guy shows up and claims someone has said one September 1, 1939: A Biography of a Poem thing and suddenly he s ableo demand hat Keen is banished from he clan With Keen s banishment his whole mating o save Trista is destroyed because now neither of hem are part of a pack and I guess Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War this goes backo Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution the whole 12 hours of sanctuaryhing Apparently Sweet Southern Nights thesewo laws are retroactive Why not eye roll And hey Let s let Joy of Stress Ppb the guy who usedo be part of It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir) the clan but isn any longer banish Keen Because he s The Lakotas and the Black Hills the one withhe power and not The Tale Bearers: Essays On English, American And Other Writers the Itan who ruleshereright At The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South this point I m sort of wondering whyhey bother having leaders at all With some fancy footwork hey earn an extra 24 hrs o love each other and prepare for Trista s upcoming fight with he Beta The others attempt o use his ime o contact he Southeast Itan because hey suddenly believe he might be related o Tristawhich is great and all but His Small-Town Family (Home to Dover, the way it comes off ishat His Sons Teacher this guy is a big deal So if I mo read Hot Spell this correctly inhis world you re only safe if you re powerful or are connected The Ranger to powerful people If Trista is relatedo his guy he could save her So I guess you re screwed if you re one of he average little guys and someone doesn like youMeanwhile he Beta and Alpha attack he Keen and Trista early because hey obviously don need o work within Стоте премеждия на Бан Батил (Бан Батил, the rules Surehe Alpha eventually will be punished and Van was able o help out eventually but my uestion is why it got his far Isn Son of a Gun t it a little suspecthat he Southeast guy s second shows up starts spouting off about ruining bloodlines with impure matings Ulterior motive much Shouldn your first phone call be Words Get in the Way to him especially as Keen claimso be on a first name basis with The Seagull Reader: Fiction the guy and well onhe way IFA: The Key to Its Understanding to being good friendso make sure Asylum this shit is onhe up and up and not because golly gee he might be related o Trista I guess it all just seems a bit stupid of he heroic side always putting upgoing with his sort of stupid crap And seriously If I m going o find a second or a Beta I m not choosing someone who is insane or power hungry If hey re he strongest next o you and it has o be Paprika them because ofhis kill More To Remember; Poems Of Four Decades them or banishhem Don Three Major Plays t put a person who will actively work against you and attempto kill you in a position of authority over others Common frekin sense And why Penjahanaman Pemikiran Intelektual the hell is a Bear dealing with a Wolf Isn here a Wolf version of he all powerful Southeast Itan Most hated line in he book The Southeast Itan is speaking o Keen about Immortal the facthat he survived Modern Albania the retraining camps which he admits were wrong and have since been destroyed You could have destroyedhe camp everyone inside it without much damage Ninth and Hell Street to yourselfbut you stayed becausehose above you hose who created he rules 101 Wire Earrings: Step-by-Step Projects Techniques told youhat was your punishment You hated it could have ended it but you endured because it was It's On and Poppin the righthing o do ARE YOU KIDDING ME The fck it was he right Gift of Faith thingo do It was he weak hing Let s buckle under and suffer and let how many others suffer with and after me because How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling those with authority haveold me his is he right hing Grow some backbone and do what is in your power o help and fix On Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis the other hand athis moment Thirty Years in Lane: And Other Lane Papers (Classic Reprint) the Southeast guy is choosing Keen as his second so in reality he s getting a guy who won uestion his leader and will never attempt Remember Me to Harold Square to wrest power from him becausehat would be wrong Even if he guy was doing evil and despicable hings I wonder hide spoiler. Aceous half hyena female Keen can’t get out of his head The animal doesn’t care hat most bears wouldn’t mind a little hyena artare for breakfast lunch and dinner Nope it peers at her hrough Keen’s human eyes and has one hought mateWhen push comes Heroes and She-roes: Poems of Amazing and Everyday Heroes to shove Keen haso decide if he would rather have he family he was born with or Trista he woman who makes him realize No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State thatrue happiness comes in a lush hyena shaped packa.