Title: Crash and Burn
Series: Wolves of Emerald Valley #1
Author: Jane Perky
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (April 27, 2017)
Length: Novella (118 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Alpha Werewolf Crash left his hometown of Emerald Valley a long time ago, along with his five best friends. Now he’s back in town to solve a murder, but the town’s changed, taken over by a vicious wolf pack. Worse, his ex and the only man he’s ever loved is about to be mated to another. Mark’s already broken his heart once, but there are some things that can’t be forgiven. Crash will claim Mark, even if that means his death.
Omega Wolf Mark’s done all he can to survive, including stomaching a man he doesn’t love. When Crash returns to town, unresolved feelings return to the surface and the chemistry between them burns as hot as ever. Crash swears to never let Mark go again, but things are never that simple.
Will Crash challenge an entire pack to win back his Omega?
Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/crash-burn
Review: I have read a few stories by this author, and I find that I say the same thing pretty much each time. The story line has great potential as well as the plot itself. The characters also could have made a great impact into the story, however there was quite a bit missing in the story that would have done that. The way Crash and the others are written, make them come off both as strong but also as weak. They might be able to fight their way through many obstacles, but in truth that is about as far as they would get. There is no heat or passion when it comes to the characters themselves or their relationship or I should say the right heat or passion. Yes, they are pissed about their omega friend but I don’t see the build-up for any others.
Now they are all friends who left their homes, but they left an omega behind. Then they all separate which would make them lone wolves. Now if the author knew about wolves, then they would know that is not the norm. Now for a book, that maybe would work. However for me, it didn’t do what the author intended. I did not like the interaction between Crash and Mark. It felt forced and a bit harsh to a point. One minute they are hating each other, and the next in bed just doesn’t fly with me. I will wait to see how the others work in their story before deciding what to feel about them. Lets just say an alpha and pack, would not let another group of wolves stay in their pack. The vampires were a nice addition, but then again you only see them for a bit.
Crash and his friends are alpha werewolves, yet they are all lone wolves. Except for Larry who was an omega and they just left him behind. Crash had been in love with Mark, but left him behind. Both of their hearts were broken, but neither chose the other. Now they are back for Larry’s funeral and to find out what happened to him. Mark was to bond with the beta of the pack who is an ass. If you want to know the juicy details, pick up the book.
Now I have given you my problems with the book, as well as a little description of the story. Now for me the book felt rushed and not well thought out. There was a great deal of potential and areas that showed some strength. However for me, those areas were small compared to the rest of the story itself. I didn’t connect with any of the characters and that was a big disappointment for me.
Now I will stick with the series to see if they get a better story but for now it is not doing anything for me at all. Just because this is my thoughts doesn’t mean you might not like it.