An Everlasting Bite

The Blue Bloods Series, #1

PERSONAL SUMMARY:

Violently ripped from the only life she knows, Rynn faces truths of a world she had no idea existed just a few short hours before. She'll have to dig deep and find her inner strength to overcome the obstacle that have her heart and soul trapped while trying to catch the wolves behind the kidnapping of an Alphas daughter. With the help of her new mate, Rynn will find that trusting him will help lighten the burden she has carried for far too long.

SUMMARY: (blurb taken from author's site)

A vicious werewolf attack in Plymouth, Minnesota leaves a young woman violated, bitten and now, transformed into werewolf. But Rynn Murphy doesn’t have to face this transformation alone—she has her mate by her side. And the charming Briggs--Beta to the Patriarch, Valor--is eager to ease her into this new life and mend her battered soul.

With only weeks to adjust to her new fur, Rynn, follows Briggs while he assists in locating the daughter of the Montana’s Alpha, who was abducted from her home. But this journey is not without danger. And soon, they discover the ones who have taken this young wolf do not want her found and will stop at nothing to keep her hidden. Or so it may seem, as bodies begin to drop around them, the murderous attempts start to appear more as a hit than a smoke screen—leaving only one question, who is the intended target…

FIRST LINE:

The damp ground parted under Rynn's sharp claws and the wind breezed steadily across her fur.

FAVORITE LINE:

"Your kind nature makes me better, makes me want to do better -be the man who deserves you." - Briggs

PLOT:

A fast paced, tension filled romance! After reading this authors other series, I was ready for more of her fast paced stories. However, when I opened An Everlasting Bite, I got so much more. I consider this book the author's best to date. She wrote such a touching story that had great tension sprinkled throughout every chapter. While solving the mystery behind the deadly attacks and kidnapping of an Alphas daughter, Ms. Kennedy weaved a wonderful tale of two people accepting the instant connection they felt, accepting love in its purest form. The sexual tension between them heated up the pages for sure, while the sex scenes were pure tenderness and uncontrollable desire for one another. An Everlasting Bite was well delivered and the plot pulled me right in. The author tied all the plot points by the end and wrote a great ending that I never saw coming - something that doesn't happen often enough.

SETTING:

An Everlasting Bite takes place in the Earthworld at Valor's large estate then moves to Logan's Canyon - a resort close to the mountains. Then events lead them to Rynn's hometown of Plymouth, Minnesota and then all the crap hits the fan!

WRITING:

Ms. Kennedy has out done herself with this book. An Everlasting Bite was a smooth, well written and enjoyable read. Her writing style and choice of third person worked beautifully with the plot and characters. The author writes good entertaining first person with fast paced action, as with her Magical sword series, but this book shows that Ms. Kennedy can also write a mean third person. I believe with each book, Ms Kennedy is only getting better and better.

CHARACTERS:

Briggs has stolen my heart and I don't think I want it back. His protectiveness and gentleness made my feminine side sit up and take notice of him. His attention to Rynn and her needs only showed that tough alpha males can be gentle. Being alone for so long, Briggs valued the connection his wolf recognized the instant his eyes landed on Rynn. His sense of value and morals went hand in had with his belief in strong family ties.

Rynn was the perfect heroine for Briggs and for the story. Her strength was something so formidable that it carried across the pages and into my heart. With everything she suffered and to be able to forgive, accept and move on is something I definitely took a lesson from. Rynn and Briggs are two characters I will never forget.

LAST THOUGHTS:

An Everlasting Bite was a fabulous paranormal read. Stacey Kennedy has now become a top pick for me in the paranormal romance genre. Her strong characters and intricate plots keep me awake long into the night and always give me that happily ever after I love reading. I am read for the second book, Silent Howl!


Book Blurb for An Everlasting Bite

A vicious werewolf attack in Plymouth, Minnesota leaves a young woman violated, bitten and now, transformed into werewolf. But Rynn Murphy doesn’t have to face this transformation alone—she has her mate by her side. And the charming Briggs--Beta to the Patriarch, Valor--is eager to ease her into this new life and mend her battered soul.

With only weeks to adjust to her new fur, Rynn, follows Briggs while he assists in locating the daughter of the Montana’s Alpha, who was abducted from her home. But this journey is not without danger. And soon, they discover the ones who have taken this young wolf do not want her found and will stop at nothing to keep her hidden. Or so it may seem, as bodies begin to drop around them, the murderous attempts start to appear more as a hit than a smoke screen—leaving only one question, who is the intended target… 


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 4.75