I love paranormal romance, and this is one of the worst books I've read so far. The beginning was hard to follow because the author was using terms without explaining what they are, so it was a guessing game. Then there is no development of the characters, they are so horny from the start, there is no building to the relationship between the characters, therefore the reader looses the anticipation of how the relationship will develop. It felt corny & so perdictable, like a bad movie, a lot of stress on the sexual aspect with poor plot & characters.
I read the first book, The Sword, and enjoyed the fantasy world Johnson created and the premise of the 8 brothers and their destiny was a new twist. The Wolf did not meet up to the standard of the first book.
I felt like there was way to much page space being done in the book, what with all the info from the prostitute. I expected Wolfer and Alys to grow in their new found love and friendship instead the sex scenes. All the double info that was really not needed at all.
Instead of the quite and gentle nature Wolfer had, he is now an angry man who constantly loses his temper and storms around. I was looking forward to his story, based upon how he was written in "The Sword." So this was a bit disappointing as well.
In fact, one of the most intriguing aspects of THE WOLF is watching Alys come alive! As a free woman, she is beginning to recognize her own sense of empowerment. Teaming a personality like Alys up with Kelly, especially in the dojo scenes to gain confidence was good.
I still plan to read the next one. The Master is suppose to take place in another culture.
Tami M. reviewed The Wolf (Sons of Destiny, Bk 2) on
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This was a very exciting series to find by Jean Johnson. This I believe was book 4, personally I would read them in order. She does an outstanding job with excitement and romance. SHe also has a sense of humor. Definately a MUST read series!
Enjoyable book. I got kind of lost in some bits because i'd be reading and something would happen and i would be like..."What? Where did that come from?"...Still an enjoyable book though. I love this series and the idea of eight brothers and eight destinies..Awweesomme!! But anyway "Wolf"...My favorite person, Alys..she's just so cute and hilarious. And loving how jealous Wolf can get and how shocked he is by Alys being a grown up etc..
Second book in a Fantacy Romance sereies. This one was definitely more romance than fantacy story line. Since I was reading for the neat story line started in the first book and not for the romance, I was less impressed with this book than the first one, The Sword.
I definitely liked Book #2 better than the first. The main characters were a lot more likeable. (I dislike Kelly from the first book). Alys comes to Nightfall Island to escape her evil uncle who is basically trying to get rid of the brothers. She has been friends with the brothers since childhood, and is the destined mate for Wolfer. Great story - lots of action. I like how each book so far as a plotline not only within the story itself, but also lends itself to the overall story of the 8 brothers. I recommend this one! Let's hope #3 is as good.
This was a pretty good book I had started it once gotten busy and then went back to it quite awhile later but glad I did because i did not remember the beginning at all and it was a very important part of the story. I am intrigued though and following up with the rest of the series. It was a nice story.