Author: Tera Shanley
Book Name: Silver Wolf Clan
Series: Silver Wolf Clan
Rating: Mediocre/Didn’t Like
Blurb: Loving him will be legendary…if she can survive it.
What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.
Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become.
Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?
Review: Initially, this seemed to start out with a lot of promise to be something really good. It didn’t take all that long though to get pretty frustrated. This book starts to introduce different potentials for really interesting options or directions the story can take, but seems to only ever just touch on them. Enough to keep the reader wondering if what they just read had an important significance to future events or was something else entirely, but never giving enough to actually define it or solidify it in any way. Giving the reader just enough information to be left wondering if this is going to be a problem later or if that was actually a resolution is incredibly frustrating.
The romantic relationship part of the book is also rather unsolidified as well. It takes nearly half the book to get the characters even face to face for a conversation, then within the next 1/4 it appears that they have been in a relationship for a much longer time with a whole lot more experiences and interactions than the reader is aware of, only to have those briefly noted towards the end and in a time frame that doesn’t make sense because it hadn’t been addressed. It felt like the time that had passed was very, very short based on the events that had been written (days, maybe a week or so), but the supposed history that is discussed much later makes it seem as though months had passed.
Because of all the disparate storyline potentials, by the end of the book, you don’t really know if anything was ever actually resolved and you are kind of left wondering what the actual story plot was supposed to have addressed. While there are various different issues that arise and need solutions, none stand out as the Big Important of the book. Not really. In the end, it is hard to determine what was the intent and focus because no one issue stood out as a primary and what issues did present, were only kind of resolved and in such a way that you just don’t know. Not even in a vague hint that it might come up again in the future way, but in a way that was really confusing.
Over all, it kind of felt like there was an overabundance of really good ideas that felt like they needed to be brought to light, but because there were so many, none got the attention they deserved. Considering this wasn’t an overly long book, there was more than enough room to explore or deal with a whole lot more than what was there, leaving it feeling rushed or unfinished.
I won’t say that I just flat out didn’t like the book, but I can’t say that I didn’t not like it either. It held a whole lot of potential, but I didn’t feel like any of that potential was fully fleshed out or at least not in a way that really worked. Will I read the next book in the series at some point? Possibly. But that is because I would like to know if that potential begins to work and play out later, but I do not really hold out a lot of hope.