Saturday, January 12, 2013

Review: Forever Werewolf by Michele Hauf


Forever Werewolf  by Michele Hauf is really a compilation of 2 books: Forever Werewolf and Moon Kissed. 

Forever Werewolf is kind of a sweet love story between a werewolf, Alexis, and a werewolf/vampire, Trystan. It's almost a Romeo and Juliet set up. Alexis belongs to a pack and is the leader's daughter and acts as if second in command while her father is so very ill. Trystan's family is on it's own since his mother is a vampire and his father is a werewolf and he has acted as courier to bring something to help Alexis's father. Alexis finds herself drawn to Trystan for so many reasons among them his helpfulness when there is an avalanche. She also finds he just might be the one to help her change to wolf form completely, something she has been unable to do, but her father forbids her to become romantically involved with Trystan. The subplots add to the story making it more intriguing and fleshing it out. It's an enjoyable read.

Moon Kissed comes across as a little more dangerous in some ways and passionate. Honestly at times it seems there is power play involved between the main characters of Bella and Severo because they are both fiercely independent. To begin with, Severo saves Bella from 3 vampires who were chasing her on her evening run. He crushes her to him and holds his hand tightly over her mouth. And at the end takes a kiss as payment and tells her that he can find her any time because he has her scent. In other words, he is in control. On another occasion at her apartment, he relinquishes control to her. And back and forth they go.

Bella didn't even know that vampires existed until that night. When she tells her best friend Seth about what happened, he not only confirms they exist, but says he is dating one and that her encounter was most likely with a werewolf. To me, she seemed to accept the existence of these supernatural creatures a little too easily.

The rest of the novel is a combination of romance, power play, and vampire vs werewolf. There is a subplot involving her best friend, but it doesn't really add much to the story in my opinion. Still, overall I found it to be enjoyable reading. It is a little sexier and a little more passionate than Forever Werewolf. Fans of one might not like the other because they are so different from each other while others might enjoy both like me.

I gave the book 3 stars over all. It's likable. It's enjoyable.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion.