Monday, October 5, 2009

Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren

This book was an impulse buy. I saw the cover and read the blurb and threw it in the basket. I haven't read anything else by Christine Warren (that I'm aware of). This was kind of a short book, but there was a lot going on:

Missy is a quiet, unassuming Kindergarden teacher. She's at an engagement party for her best friend (who's a vampire), when she literally runs into Graham, werewolf alpha. Missy is trying to avoid her friends, who are trying to set her up on a date, and Graham is entranced by Missy. Missy can't figure out why, as she's interacted with him a few times before and he never noticed her then. Now, however, Graham wants her.

She agrees to go to his house, as she's had a crush on him for some time and it's a good way to esscape her friends. Once there, hot sex ensues. Graham decides she's his mate, and attempts to convince Missy of the same. Missy's not having any of it - sure,the sex is great, but mates? She doesn't think so. She agrees to give him the weekend so they can get to know each other.

Meanwhile, Graham is having problems with one of the members of his pack who's trying to take over. He's a weaker member, so he's being sneaky. He's approached the elders and said since Graham doesn't have a mate he shouldn't be alpha; he doesn't know Graham's found Missy. But, Missy hasn't agreed to be his mate and a challenge is issued in a round-about way.

I liked this book. Graham and Missy were good together. Missy wasn't some overconfident tough chick, as a matter of fact, part of Graham's problem was Missy's lack of self-confidence. Even though it's not in my summary, there was quite a bit of suspense and action to this story; and the passion was high.

There was one element in this story a lot of readers might take exception to. I chose to look at it as a fictional story - if it happened in real life I wouldn't be so nonchalant about this incident. It was definitely in keeping with Graham's Alpha character, and affected parts of the rest of the story.

All in all, it was a fun, quick read and I'll probably look up some of Ms. Warren's other works and check them out.


  1. Sounds like a good read, could use some alphas for now. My book world has been very alphaless lately

  2. Oh, yes, he was very Alpha (and hot, hot, hot!)

  3. I have the first book to this series but still need to read it. Good to see you liked the latest one. :)