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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Drea's Review: Dark Wolf Running

Title: Dark Wolf Running
Author: Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Bloodrunners #5
Format: e-book
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: December 3rd 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Length: Novel
Genre:Paranormal Romance
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Rating: 3-stars
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Drea's Review:
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

After a horrific rape and an abusive father, a psychosomatic inability to use her werewolf powers is the least of Elise’s problems. She’s trying to get her life back on track and that doesn’t include playboy Wyatt. But he scents the truth of their bond. He’s fought against the pull to his mate for months but is done fighting. She’ll be least for a night. But neither is ready to get involved. Attacks on their lives thrust them closer together until they have no choice but to overcome their myriad issues.

First, the official blurb mentions nothing about rape (mine does!). As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, I’m not a fan of books where rape is an issue. There’s also heaps of back-story from other books that is included in here…most of which I wasn’t terribly interested in. The lore/universe of the different wolf packs plus half bloods didn’t grab my attention.

That said, I did enjoy Wyatt and, even though she was a victim, Elise wasn’t an annoying heroine. I’d have liked this romance a heck of a lot more if both the heroine and hero hadn’t run out on each other during the course of the book. One moment everything was lovely for the pair, and then bam one of them was running. I literally shouted at my Kindle when it happened, both times. The author explains the first instance fairly well...after the fact. But the second instance I couldn’t get behind.

The writing style wasn’t bad. The love scenes—once we got them—were hot.

Grab this if you're mad for werewolves and Alpha males with soft sides :)


  1. Nice review Lily, thank you. I don't think this is for me though. Is the rape happening in the book itself, or has it happened before the story starts?

  2. It would have to be mentioned in the blurb or at least hinted at...just don't throw it on me...still great review Drea. I have the first book in the it free a while back.

  3. hmm yea I kind of stopped after reading about the rape too, not my cup of tea either.