Review: Pack and Coven
June is a witch, but her kind keep their existence a closely guarded secret. In fact, she has hidden behind the disguise of an old woman for years. She and Harry have been close friends, but he had no idea about who she really was or what she really looked like.
The story basically follows the pair as they first try to escape, and then try to hide from the pack. During their time together, their long-standing affection turns into more. There's some sex to spice things up and there's some shifter violence too. But try as I might, I just couldn't connect with this story. Maybe it's because it was hard for me to believe how quickly Harry was able to shift his feelings from his elderly friend to the sexy witch he wants to get busy with. Maybe it was the way June kept acting like an old lady throughout the first half of the book, worrying about her housecleaning and clucking over bad language.
I don't know. The relationship just didn't feel real, despite the characters' history. The villain was one dimensional. The coven members came off as clumsy and stupid. They weren't likable. The pack wasn't likable. And the ending was rushed.
I'll give the author credit for an interesting and original take on the origins of her witches. But this book was just not a good fit for me. 2 1/2 stars.
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Pack and Covenby Jody WallaceRelease Date: February 20, 2012Publisher: Carina Press