Wednesday, April 19, 2023

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Wolf Cursed (Curse of the Alpha Book 1) by D.N. Leo

Deadly secrets. Sinful power. Forbidden love.

Everyone in the city fears the return of dark magic, except the psychic Ivy. That is, until dark magic kills one of her clients, and threatens to send her family’s century-old private security company to its financial ruin.

Killian, the most powerful shapeshifter in the region, throws her company a lifebuoy, but in exchange, Ivy must do something she’d swore she’d never do: take on a supernatural client. Namely, Killian himself.

He needs her to protect him against a curse. At least, that’s what he tells her, though the truth is a bit more complicated than he’s let on. But Killian isn’t the only one with a secret, and when he learns hers, it may be worse than her undoing.

It may mean her death.

If you like the bite of True Blood, the whimsical world of A Discovery of Witches, and the love of Outlander, then you’ll devour D.N. Leo’s Curse of the Alpha series.

Momma Says: 2 stars⭐⭐

I really liked the premise of Wolf Cursed - shapeshifters, magic, curses, all things I love in paranormal romance. Then there's that last line of the blurb about True Blood, A Discovery of Witches, and Outlander. I love all three of those, having read and watched the first two and watched the Outlander series. Anyway, I was all kinds of excited to dig into this book. Unfortunately, that didn't last. Maybe I missed something, but I didn't find anything about this to understand the comparisons mentioned. I do think the premise has potential. I just don't think that potential was realized. A big part of that was due to the pacing, in my opinion. It was kind of all over the place with excitement and a good pace for a bit, then a major slow down. Those lags were a problem for me, and I ended up setting the book aside out of frustration a couple of times. I even started over once, thinking I missed something when some events or conversations didn't really make sense. I did finally finish, but it became more of a chore than it should have. The book does end with a cliffy, but based on my experience with it, I'm not interested in going further with the series. I realize I'm in the minority, but it is what it is. My opinion is just one, and I would never want to discourage anyone from picking up a book. So, if this one interests you, I say give it go. 

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