Review: Forever Werewolf by Michelle Hauf

Forever Werewolf
(Forever Werewolf / Moon Kissed)
By: Michelle Hauf
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: Sept. 18, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Alexis Conner, princess of the Alpine pack and pureblood werewolf, hides a painful secret-she has never shifted. If she can’t shift, she can’t mate, and so Lexi resigned herself to a lifetime of loneliness. But then a stranger arrives, and Lexi senses that her world will never be the same….

A massive avalanche might be to blame for Trystan Hawkes getting stuck at Castle Wulfsiege, but after one look at Lexi, Trystan is not about to leave. Lexi is strong, smart and incredibly sexy. Not that it matters. Tryst is an omega-the fabled lone wolf. Even more damning is his mixed vampire heritage.

Lexi knows that the vampire blood running through Tryst’s veins makes him off-limits, but what if he’s the one man who can rouse her inner wolf?

My thoughts…
Since this is two separate stories, this deserves two separate reviews.

First up we have Forever Werewolf which is about Tryst who is a lone wolf and doesn’t belong to any packs and Alexis who is the princess of her pack. Each are hiding a huge secret. Tryst is actually half vampire and Alexis has never been able to shift. These two are immediately attracted to each other and find themselves going against her father’s wishes to see each other.

I thought the story started off strong but it quickly lost it’s sizzle with me. The characters seemed to have instantly fallen in love. I mean, Tryst was only at Castle Wulfsiege for like a week and they are all of a sudden madly in love ready to go against their family and take on the world. Now I could understand if their wolves found a mate in the other one, leaving the human side to play catch up but nope, all systems were a go right from the start. Aside for that though, it was a good story.

The second story is about Bella who when out for a run ends up getting chased by a group of vampires. In her frenzied state to escape she stumbles into Severo, who saves her from the vampires. Except she may have gained herself another threat when he starts making advances towards her. Pretty soon, Bella is stuck with a werewolf for a bodyguard who is clearly not going to leave her be anytime soon.

Sadly, this story flopped for me as well. I will say that I enjoyed it better than the first one but I still couldn’t seem to connect with the characters. Bella is terrified of being raped by Severo since he was quite aggressive with her the night he saved her. However, she ends up having sex with him. I just don’t understand how you can go from fear of rape to doing the horizontal tango with said person. Also, she claims that she loves him after 3 days! The word “love” was thrown around way too much. Everyone kept calling each other “lover”. Not only as a term of endearment when speaking with one another but as introductions. Instead of “this is my girlfriend”, it’s, “this is my lover”. It was just too much for me.

I did find the story to be interesting and the fact that the author included werewolf sex… which I’ve never seen in a book before, earned the author bonus points. Granted it was basically a werewolf coming out of the woods, bending her over and then her waking up the next morning… it was still different. But sadly the originality of that small piece couldn’t help redeem the book for me. I just couldn’t get over the insta-love.

Favorite quote…
“This is all happening, so fast. I’ve only known you a few days.”

-My thoughts exactly…

 

One Thought on “Review: Forever Werewolf by Michelle Hauf

  1. Aw bummer. Sounded like it had some potential from the blurb. I’m not a big fan of the insta-love bit either. Drives me a little crazy.

    LOL. Werewolf sex is a little different. I read my first book with that not too long ago in one of Kate Douglas’ books.

    Sorry this one turned out to be a bit of a dud for ya.

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