“4.5 stars, only because I hated it when I wanted to put the woman in a chokehold. Other than that this wasn't a typical werewolf story, sure there were werewolves, duh, but it wasn't like they were all running around the whole time. And this story was different in the way they actually changed into werewolves, which I found interesting. I feel like a broken record when saying this but that pheromone thing going on pulling these two crazy kids together well it always gets me. Course there were a few scenes where Eric was the perfect gentleman and only did "what he had to do,"( give him strength) I loved the writing with how these two would rile each other up. Course it was all just sexy flirtation, she thought, but Eric was actually meaning everything he said. I almost threw my tablet when she had her little beotch moments, yeah she had two good ones that made me drop my tablet and walk away, course I came back hoping someone had choked her out. No luck, can't have everything. My first story by this author, of course, read out of order, but the truth is I didn't feel like it mattered. It was a stand alone piece to me. I really liked it.”bookluvr wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pretty awesome book for a B&N freebie. I loved the story and cant wait to get the sequel.”Bruised, Never Broken wrote this review Monday, September 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was alright, it was a change having the girl be the punk and not the alpha male. The first 60% of the book took a bit of time to get through. When it started to seem to good to be true then Chelsea would do something horrible and Eric would back off, but he always took her back. I kept thinking he could do better and in a book you want to feel as if they are meant for each other not that Eric got the bum end of the deal. Alas it was interesting enough for me to finish and it was free so well worth it. ”booksandmorebooks wrote this review Friday, August 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3- I nice quick PNR wolfie read. Big alpha males, pack politics and some really stupid human women. I liked the pack and the actions of the Dark Wolf. He took responsibility for his power and used it wisely. Then their was the female main character. She was so over the top stupid, stubborn, judgmental, just rubber me wrong all the way through the book. Here was this GREAT guy willing to make things ok and she was hateful and mean. No, she was not my favorite character. It could have been better of she had a real reason for being a total witch. I thought her reasoning was so flimsy.
This woman travels up to this remote mountain looking for her wild missing sister. (Who may not want to be found.) She is determined to take her back home no matter what. (what ?/ she's an adult) She is trespassing on Wolfie land they ask her to leave she say's no. She acts like a toddler, throws a hissy fit the wolf tries to help her and get her to safety. Finally she agrees to leave, her car breaks down and wolfie boy helps her ungrateful self back into town, where he pays for a hotel and pays to fix her car. This helping of her goes on and on while her jerkness to him goes on and on. Till there is a huge awakening in her little pee head.....
“Loved the characters... a quick read, but exciting and attention grabbing from the start!”Justine S wrote this review Sunday, May 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Took a break from reading it and then came back to the book. The author is very detailed on thoughts going on within the characters. So much that I skipped and just started reading dialogue. The story is entertaining. Eric sometimes comes across as a caveman who is possessive while Chelsea seems to have no other personality characteristics other than stubborn, wanting Eric, and being defensive. I am curious about Cian. He seems to have a more interesting character than Eric. ”Delilac wrote this review Saturday, April 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Eric Drake is a powerful Dark Wolf from two of the purest bloodlines.
Chelsea Smart is an audacious woman with an overprotective streak and no time for being told what to do.
Eric is called to Silvercrest because someone is refusing to leave their land. However Eric gets more than he bargains for when he comes face to face with the fiery Chelsea. Even though secretly she thinks Eric is the largest and sexiest man she has ever seen Chelsea is determined to find her missing sister. When Eric tell her she must leave as it is not safe for her to stay Chelsea is more than happy to tell him what she really thinks by flipping him the bird and pulling a gun on him.
Later it is discovered that Chelsea's sister is being held by a sadistic pack but can Chelsea put her trust in Eric to help her.
Rhyannon Byrd has returned to the Bloodrunners with one of the best books of any genre I have read this year.
The Bloodrunners was the series that hooked me into reading paranormal and I waited for this book and let me just say it out did all of my expectations and was so much better than I could have imagined. ”
“Read on February 27, 2013
Eric Drake, a powerful Dark Wolf, has never trusted himself around human females—preferring to mate only within his pack. That is, until he encounters Chelsea Smart snooping around Silvercrest pack land in search of her missing sister.Secretly, Chelsea thinks Eric is the sexiest man she's ever seen, though she is wary of his potent Alpha energy. Then it's discovered that Chelsea's sister is being held by a pack of vicious Lycans, and Eric heroically leaps into action. Now, Chelsea will risk everything—her body and soul—to surrender to the passion that will mark her as Eric's woman for all eternity if they survive.
First have to ask myself, "Why did I wait so long to read this wonderful story?"
Love werewolf stories and especially the ones like this where the wolves are not only formidable when they shift but also in their human forms as well, also their physical appeal is a plus when you get right down to the truth of the matter.
This story is one that because it is fourth in a series has got a lot of world building behind it, the previous characters who are part of the cast of this book are already well established and their interactions with one another show a comfort level that only comes with time. The good thing is that you can go into this book knowing that for the most part it is okay to read it without reading the three prior, for me it was interesting to finally have a chance to see what the series is all about.
A "Dark Wolf" means something more than just being an everyday "Lycan", when that facet of Eric's ability finally takes over he not only realizes that he and Chelsea are fated but he also finally becomes able to be at peace with his wolf for the first time in his life as he understands that she is never going to be harmed by him no matter what happens.
There is a brutal beauty to this story, believe me when I say that the beginning middle and end are all superbly detailed so that the reader can "step inside" the action and be a part of it in a way that is both easy to read and enjoyable to participate in using our imagination as a way to bridge fiction and reality.
Like many other paranormal romances this one introduces us to a complex male and female couple whose past causes them to stumble while they try to get to know one another, it is fun to watch them field all the pitfalls this causes on their way to their HEA. Which by the way is well worth the wait for!
This is the kind of book that really appeals to me, we have main and supporting cast of characters that are easy to relate to as well as get into the skins of so to speak, the plot is pretty straightforward and paced nicely to keep you going at a good clip as you read, the romantic angles are well thought out as well as well played out by the male and female couple and over all the fact that this is part of a series gives you continuity with the cast and a storyline that blends from book to book even though at the end of each there is a resolution for one of the major plot points that the author has pinpointed for each particular story. In this case Eric finally coming to terms with his Dark Wolf heritage and also finding his place in the world in which he lives was well set up and well played out to the end.
I have longed wish to immerse myself in "The Bloodrunners" series but so far too many other books have come first in my reading order, now I know what I am missing and intend to rectify that by acquiring the rest of the books at some point and reading them in order.
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]”
Chelsea Smart is looking for her sister. So when she ends up out of money in a broken van on a mountain with a demanding and sexy man telling her to leave she does that one thing most of us would do – she is rude to him.
Eris Drake is an Alpha and a Dark Wolf. When his scouts find a human woman on their mountain he tries his best to get her leave even though deep down he wants to get to know her better. When she doesn’t listen to him and gets in more trouble he gets his wish and ends up taking her home with him.
Very fast paced this is one book I had a hard time putting down. I am so happy that this paranormal, mystery, romance series will be continued. I have thoroughly enjoyed these books and am looking forward to the release of the next one.
“Courtesy of Harlequin through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
I have not read a good werewolf novel in a while, so when I was given the opportunity to review Dark Wolf Rising, Harlequin Nocturne was just the fix I needed for my craving.
Eric Drake is a very powerful dark wolf, from a very pure werewolf family but due to his bloodline (as well as his family history) he has never trusted himself around human females. Out comes Chelsea Smart, a human female who sets foot upon the Silvercrest Pack grounds in search of her younger missing sister. Sparks and tempers fly, and although Chelsea thinks he is the hottest man alive – she is a bit wary of the alpha energy he carries. Once they discover that Chelsea's sister is involved with a vicious pack of Lycans, Eric will do anything to help her.
Where to start... I really enjoyed this book, even thought this was the first one for me out of the series. Now that I found this series though, I think I will revisit the other books since the recurring characters in this novel appear in the other books as well.
I really loved the way Eric and Chelsea met, I literally had to put the book down and giggle. When Chelsea shows up in this hippie looking bus, Eric approaches her to tell her to leave for her own safety. Completely flat broke and determined to find her sister, she lifts her hand and flips him off. His reaction “What the...” was really amusing. Eric realizes that he enjoys her scent, but she does not feel like she is his and he is afraid to get involved in something that was not meant to be .
Although the chemistry between the two was just right, there had been a few inconsistencies. Chelsea's personality within the book kind of bounced around. She toyed with Eric a little too much, and couldn't make up her mind – she must have hurt the guys feelings and strung him on a bit too often. Her actions at the end of the book felt a little out of character as well.
I was also a little disappointed that we didn't really get to see his werewolf side till literally at the end of the book, that in itself was a bit disappointing for a werewolf novel. Still, the plot was enjoyable if not very entertaining, easy to follow and I found myself very immersed in their world. Byrd has managed to create an addictive world with a background storyline that progresses throughout the series. The heat between the characters as well as the chemistry is good enough to keep you coming back for more.”