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- 1 star: Wasn't my cup of tea
- 2 stars: It was okay
- 3 stars: Wasn't amazing, but was an enjoyable read
- 4 stars: Enjoyed this so much
- 5 stars: I'm in love,and obsessed
~Warning: this is an adult title, not YA~
Title: Big Bad Bite by Jessie Lane
Series: Book 1 in the Big Bad Bite series
Available Formats: Ebook & Paperback
Details: Published Jan 28th 2013, 350 pages
What would it be like to live in a world where you are considered abnormal to those who are above the norm? Jenna O’ Conner has been taught her whole life to hide from everyone. Never to let anyone to close enough to know that she would prefer a shotgun for her birthday over of a bouquet of roses. She’s been smothered by her over protective family so that no one learns what she truly is. Which is not human. Nor, is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community that is benevolent enough to share this world with the humans. In a desperate attempt to live her own life away from the small town she was raised in, Jenna obtains her dream job as the newest member on the Wilmington Police Department’s SWAT Team. What she didn’t predict was that she would run into trouble her first day on the job, in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee. Who is also not human, but more like a wolf walking around in human skin. He’s determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is, which unbeknownst to him, could very well put her life in danger. He’s also determined to have her all to himself. As if that wasn’t enough for Jenna to deal with, bad news blows into town. A group of extremist Shifters who think humans are cattle and factions of Others worldwide should stay within their own species - never to intermingle. Chaos ensues. Jenna has to find a way to shut them down, but in the process of trying to do that, discovers things about herself that even she never thought was possible. Who said the wolf was what you had to worry about? Welcome to the real world.
Let's start with the things I liked, I LOVED Adam, and the whole 'Alpha' thing he had going on with Jenna. He comes off crazy and possessive alot of the time...but at the same time it's kinda sexy since he is suppose to be that way. I liked the variety of paranormal beings in the novel, Demons, Vampires, Shifters that turn into either a wolf, bear, or Tiger. Overall though Adam was my favorite part of Big Bad Bite.
Now what I didn't like, was Jenna. Jenna is one bad ass, snarky lady. I love snarky characters, and I LOVE bad ass chicks. But Jenna annoyed me, and she annoyed me quite often. Her insults were repetitive, and felt forced as if the author would take any chance she got to have Jenna insult a male character. Also while I did love Adam and Jenna's relationship, I wish there would have been more times of them together and them not having sex, I'm not saying there was too much sex, just not enough non-sex time between them.
Besides not liking Jenna that much, I also had some trouble with the writing. I felt like a good portion of the book was explaining things to me, and while I am glad to understand how things work and know a bunch about the characters past (etc), I felt Big Bad Bite OVER explained, which really bored me. I wish there would have been more dialogue between the characters compared to all the explaining. But that is just my personal preference of writing, I know alot of other people love when books are extremely detailed. Also there was quite a few errors I noticed while reading, which doesn't bother me one bit, but I know it does for other people, so now you're warned.
Was this book bad? No not at all. I enjoyed Big Bad Bite. It just had some rough edges. I think if you're someone that enjoys urban fantasy, some very steamy sex scenes, and snarky characters, then this may be something you would enjoy.
Side note: I am currently not sure if I will read the sequel once it is released.