“Sonia's life has never been the same since her parents died. She has no one that knows who she really is and what she can do and definitely no one she can talk to about it. One night she is almost kidnapped and wakes up in Callum's world where she's told she's his mate and he is the King and what...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Bossy alpha male. Sometimes she was protesting his choices so hard and then gave in. I didn't understand that so much but it was a nice overall companion to the first book. Looking forward to the third in this series.”TracySchoenberg wrote this review Friday, June 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sonia's life has never been the same since her parents died. She has no one that knows who she really is and what she can do and definitely no one she can talk to about it. One night she is almost kidnapped and wakes up in Callum's world where she's told she's his mate and he is the King and what he says goes.
I want to start out by saying that I just love Kristen Ashley's writing and she sure knows how to do an Alpha male! But the lack of communication drove me crazy!! That and the threat of cheating really kept me on the edge of my seat...for almost the whole book!!
The book actually starts out when Sonia is younger and meets up with Callum in his wolf form, calling him her "puppy". She has an affinity to animals and is not afraid of him especially since he is hurt. Callum knows she is his mate but wants to wait till she is older and more able to accept him.
I really sympathized with Sonia...it was hard not to. She suffered a horrible loss and with her 'abilities', she's been unable to form any close relationships so she makes up for a lot of things with her dreams. But...sometimes she is really clueless. Many times Callum and others tell her things that should have had her asking questions but she doesn't...she just goes along with it. And her 'abilities' make her think things have happened that haven't and she doesn't question that either!
Callum...I'm just not sure about him!! All I have to say is thank goodness for Ryon. Ryon was able to get through to Callum and make him understand Sonia's human ways. I had a hard time believing that Callum really didn't have much of a clue about so many human customs especially being over three hundred years old! I really did like it when he took the time to get to know Sonia especially all the times around Christmas and how he called her 'little one' and 'baby doll'! But I had a hard time with his bossiness and how he acted with the dream.
They were definitely hot together and there were a lot of really steamy scenes. Sometimes all the limb placement and what was going on got a bit confusing! Callum and the wolves are very affectionate but Callum likes to place Sonia a certain way ~ every time...from during sex scenes to even when she is sitting in his lap!
There are some really interesting characters in this book. I especially liked Ryon and the rest of Callum's family and it was wonderful to have a good amount of Lucien and Leah. (from the first book)
As always there is a fantastic epilogue although because of The Prophesies we didn't get a lot of the future. What we did get was a glimpse into the next book and it sounds sooo good! Can't wait!
♦ "Female humans are not like that. They communicate in a kind of… a kind of…” he hesitated before snapping out the word, “code that only they understand. Half the time, you’ll never have any fucking clue what’s going on in their heads. Female humans’ minds are like the answer to the meaning of life, impossible to decipher.”
♥ “How can I give you something, Callum, when you’ve already taken everything I have to give?”
♥ "With everything I am, baby doll, and everything I'm meant to be."
Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
Kristen Ashley excels is at painting a sweet and spicy romance between her hot males and kooky females, be they werewolves, Rock Chicks, vampires, police officers or bikers, and this book did just that and I devoured every page of it. ~ Under the Covers
Sonia Arlington has always been a bit…weird, her sense of hearing, sight and smell are all heightened and she an uncanny way with animals, all this she must hide, afraid that the world will think she is a freak. She also has re-occurring dreams about her wolf and a handsome man; her dream man, and even though she knows he isn’t real she longs for him. Callum is the King of Werewolves and Sonia is his mate, even if she doesn’t know it she was born for him, they even have a Prophecy stating they are one of the three couples that must meet to save mankind from being subjugated, meaning there is more at stake then just their hearts…
What a relief!! Although I worship at the alter of Kristen Ashley, I really really didn’t like the first book in the series Until the Sun Falls from the Sky, Lucian, the hero rubbed me the wrong way, HOWEVER, I would just looove to rub myself all over Callum the sexy werewolf and hero of With Everything I Am. He was a classic Kristen Ashley hero, arrogant, high handed but leg splittingly sexy and gruffly sweet.
What I love about these books (and all Kristen Ashley books really) is that although there is a massive plot to enslave all humankind what it unashamedly focuses on is the romance going on between Sonia and Callum and doesn’t really go into the whole humans-as-slaves thing. For some people I know this may sound odd, but where Kristen Ashley excels is at painting a sweet and spicy romance between her hot males and kooky females, be they werewolves, Rock Chicks, vampires, police officers or bikers, and this book did just that and I devoured every page of it.
With Everything I Am was a really enjoyable read, with humour, romance and some fabulous characters to get stuck into, I really hope this ends up being more then a trilogy and some of the secondary characters get a chance at a book as well *hint hint Kristen, in case you are reading!*
“I've read a few Ashley books before and while I've enjoyed them, there's always been something that bothered me about the hero that I wasn't able to shake by the end of the book. At the beginning of this one, I thought I was in for more of the same. Cue the bitchy ex lover that he was only with because she was hot or great in bed, which I'll of course have to hear about repeatedly - check. Cue the philandering past and just in case I start to forget, remind me of his past exploits REPEATEDLY - check. Cue me thinking the MC could do a lot better than this DB - checkmate. So at this point in my review, you're probably wondering about the rating. Well, the reformed DB managed to completely win me over. I'm a hard sell so that deserves 5 stars.
“Callum, prince to the werewolves, was instinctually drawn to the woods. He doesn’t have a clue what brought him there but there is a strong pull to protect. He is shot by hunters that are hot on his trail when he runs into a small female child. This child literally protects him from the hunter by putting herself in the line of fire and hugs the injured wolf.
That same night Callum discovers his life mate is this small human girl and that her parents have been killed. Under the guidance of his father, he allows Sonia Arlington to be put into a guardianship until she is old enough to be his mate.
Sonia Arlington has special gifts that she has been hiding her entire life. She can see in the dark, hear better than any human and her sense of smell rivals any supernatural being. Even her guardians don’t know of her gifts which has made Sonia's life lonely...she can never truly be herself.
Someone leaks that Sonia is Callum’s mate and her life is at risk. Callum must now claim Sonia before he was ready or he has time to prepare Sonia.
This is again, another incredible story by Kristen Ashley. She pushes every emotional button while sucking you deep into this paranormal world. Sonia faces everything that comes her way with strength and courage. Callum, well he is clueless in the ways of a human female and you kind of feel sorry for his inability to see what is happening right in front of him...making the transition for Sonia and Callum a wonderful adventure to follow. The only problem with reading this book is what I call the Kristen Ashley “Syndrome” – what the heck do I read after this...”
“I really enjoy Kristen Ashley's books. This one is definitely one of my favorites. I ignored my family for a whole day to finish this book. The Hero I felt was swoon worthy. I can't wait for the conclusion of this series. ”Elizabeth G wrote this review Saturday, November 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No