samedi 26 octobre 2013

The Cajun’s Captive (Stormy Weather 1) by Selena Blake

Hello to all,

           Today i return to my favourite paranormal creatures: shifters and more precisely werewolves.... i had read the epiloge of this series last years since it was a free christmas novella but i wanted to learn more so when this book 1 was free i jumped on it ... we can see how the writing improved between both i think. Still i enjoyed it and i'm glad to share my opinion about The Cajun's Captive with you^^ ( i love the setting!)

happy reading!
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
Publication: 2008
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: none

Language: mild
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: free on smashwords( at the time)

Short description from goodreads :

After centuries of solitude the stars are finally aligned just right. The handsome Deveraux brothers of Louisiana are going to meet their match this Hurricane Season.

Sebastian Deveraux is the Alpha of his pack and like all the Deveraux men, he's sexy as pure sin. He's waited for decades for just the right woman. For his mate. And ten years ago he'd been sure he'd found her in Amanda St. James. But she'd run from him.

Now she's back. He'll do anything to keep her. Even if it means chaining her to his bed.

My opinion:
          I really loved the Christmas novella I’ve read ( and reviewed already) which is kind of an epilogue for this series and I wanted to discover more so when I saw that book 1 was free on smashwords I didn’t hesitate I wanted to see more of the Cajun brother and how they got their mate.

Selena Blake did well but I’m a little disappointed, there isn’t the magical feeling from the other novella and The Cajun’s Captive is really and I mean really more steamy that than the other. Oh don’t get me wrong, I liked this novella and it’s quite well written but it’s simply really different that what I hoped to find.

Sebastian is a lonely alpha and in fact he is pinning for a woman for more than 10years but he is also a really domineering alpha, too controlling in my tastes and while all is consensual it’s still a little too much for me. Yes it’s a novella and thus it needed to resolve quickly but there are things bothering me… for example he doesn’t really reveal what he is to her, he even try at first to make her forget or not believe what she saw…. Only after, he tells Amanda  her role in the pack but it’s too late and too little for me. I mean the secrecy is important but they are werewolves that means something, there are rules and just and he loves her but simply drop her in the storm without knowledge to protect her.( metaphorically speaking of course)
So for me the love part was really too rushed, yes they are adults, yes they knew each other before but they were separated for 9 years after all so it could have taken a little longer and Sebastian could have been a little less caveman ( because yes he is!!)

Also, the other brothers and family members are a little too happy or not concerned with what happen ^^, some think they love her too but nothing is said, they let Sebastian do what he wants. He is the alpha yes but no one thought to protect or inform Amanda… a little strange to me. But really it was a quick and good little story, it just could have been even better.

So if you are looking for a quick fix in paranormal romance, want something really steamy and werewolf, you could give this a try! ( the Christmas novella is sweeter^^)

Score:  3/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review

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7 commentaires:

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    1. check before if it's still free ( if it's not take the christmas novella^^ much better)

    2. There were a couple that were free from her so I got them. :)

  2. Doesn't sound like my kind of book, either. For me, romance shouldn't involve force. I hope the heroine kicks him in the unmentionables and leaves him to howl alone, but I suspect not. ;-)

  3. hmm je sais pas trop, peut etre que d'abord je lirais la nouvelle et je verrais alors ce que ça donne.

    1. la nouvelle/epilogue peut en fait être lue seule et là elle vaut vraiment le coup, j'ai été assez déçue en lisant ce premier volume mais on peut au moins dire que l'auteur a su s'améliorer