Caleb - Shadow Wranglers, Bk 1 Author:Sarah McCarty SHE KNEW IT WAS WRONG. THAT'S WHY SHE WANTED HIM. — Allie always thought that mysteriously sexy rancher Caleb Johnson wanted her as much as she wanted him. But since he never acted on it, she was ready to admit defeat. Until the night she was attacked by a vicious wolf, only to be rescued by another. In the triumphant, bloodied male, th... more »ere was something Allie recognized—the baritone growl, the mesmerizing eyes, the inexplicable animal attraction. Her savior was Caleb.
A rogue vampire living with his three equally rogue brothers and the McClaren werewolf pack, Caleb never wantedto bring the woman he secretly desired into his dark and dangerous world. But when she's targeted by his enemies, his only choice is to protect her. But how long can someone as alive, as vulnerable, as human as Allie, survive in the shadows with him?« less
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I love Sarah McCarty and paranormal romance so I really wanted to love Caleb but just never got there. It starts out pretty good but then falls flat and I found myself skipping over parts just to get finished. The heroine is extremly annoying and I really didn't get the hero. I will read the next one in the series because I like the premise and am hoping it gets better.
It was an okay book. It was a little hard to follow at some points, jumping forward in time without tell you. I've read other books by same author and loved them. Story was okay. Romance scene were mediocre. Overall not a bad book just a little on the boring side. Series might pick up with 2nd one, who knows.
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Helpful Score: 3
I wanted to enjoy this book. But I just couldn't handle the math. Caleb has been a vampire for 250 years. Yet he was human in the 1860's. First time I cam across the math error, I just ignored it. But by the 3rd time, forget it - this book was not that exciting and I would not characterize the sex scenes as "erotica". Too boring.
Paranormal erotic romance by Sarah McCarty. Allie runs a bakery in a small town, and has it bad for rancher Caleb Johnson. He comes to her bakery daily, but never shows any interest in anything but her bear claws. Caleb is drawn to Allie, but doesn't want to expose her to his world. Then Allie is attacked by wolves one night, and Caleb has no choice. I like Allie's spunk, but didn't think much of Caleb or his brothers. The sex scenes are hot, but this author tends to write in too much dialogue during the "good parts." The motives of the bad guys isn't clear. Overall, I've read both much better, and much worse books. Fair. I'll probably try the second one.
Good read, good enough that I plan to keep both books in the series and hope for more...
I read Jared first and although it is a direct sequel to this one order doesn't seem wildly important. Because I'd already read Jared some 'secrets' and 'questions' were already revealed but not enough to impact the reader's enjoyment.
Characters are a bit sketchy, especially the support ones. The heroine has more issues than a magazine rack, complains that our hero keeps trying to run her life and then does stupid things that prove she is not [at least not yet] capable of running her life in her new world.
Plot is a little jumpy, mostly fueled by the heroine's doing something stupid and landing herself in [more] trouble.
This book [like most McCarty's] also has a strong sense of honor, protection of women, family commitment, and integrity. Like Jared the feel of the setting is ambiguous - feels like a historical western but they have contemporary cars etc.
My biggest complaint? It is mentioned repeatedly he was an 1860's cowboy BUT it also mentioned that he is 250 years old AND vehicles are referred to as SUV's and things like iPods are mentioned - sorry folks, the math just doesn't add up! Sorry, it's the nitpicker in me.
This is the first of a new series and the author is setting the scene for future novels while trying to tell the story of Allie and Caleb. This is my first book by Sarah McCarty, so I didn't have any "expectations" when I started it. I didn't think it was boring, just a normal first series novel and look forward to reading about the other characters mentioned in the book.