A Love Worth Biting For
Author: Roxy Mews
Series: #1 in the Clan Hybrids series
Review Copy Provided by Author
Who’s afraid of the big bad hybrid?
Amber Paulson’s wolf has chosen a mate for her, but Amber is not amused with its pick. Jake Meyers might look amazing in a wet T-shirt and have the cheekbones and strong jaw that artists drool over. Too bad he is missing a pulse.
Jake is a vampire, well, mostly. Then a tall, curvy redhead pops up on his radar and something awakens in him. Even though he tries to stay away, Amber gets under his skin, and his vampire/werewolf heritage starts to become more bark and less bite. For the first time, he feels the call of the moon, and he knows it’s all because of Amber Paulson.
Amber’s trying to stay away, and Jake’s trying to not turn furry. They both fail miserably—and with a lot of sweaty and enjoyable property destruction.
By giving in to her mating call, Amber finds out more than she ever wanted to know about herself, her family, and the rogue wolf who took so much from her so long ago. As her past comes back to bite her, she’ll have to decide what she’s willing to give up for her mate. Her home? Her pack? Her…heartbeat?
It always makes me nervous to read/review a book by a person that I know and by know, I mean, we’ve been Goodreads friends since long before Roxy Mews was even a person. In fact, I even had the book for a good month before I even read it, due to my nervousness…but I had to take that plunge and i’m so glad I did. My initial thought was, I love the whole hybrid werewolf/vampire theme in the book. There are lots of paranormal/UF type books out there, but I couldn’t think of any books that used a more of a hybrid theme.
I loved the tension between the vampires and werewolved, it was kind of nice to see a book where they don’t miraculously get along (since that seems to be a common trope in PNR, especially where there is a diverse range of characters). But at the same time, it felt like it was set in a real world, not a completely made up paranormal realm. Almost like the author sat outside on a college campus, just observing what was going on. The first “meeting” between Amber and Jake was awesome (and if I understood something the author mentioned, it was inspired in part by her first meeting with her future husband).
I did feel that the conflict between the werewolves and the vampires was played down a bit, and needed more, but I kind of hope that is just because it was book 1 in a series (or at least it had better be)…and that the conflict will be explored a bit more.
Overall I gave A Love Worth Biting For 3.5 stars but rounding up to 4 and can’t wait to see what she writes in the future.