A Coveted novella
Expected Publication: May 2013
Length: 156 pages
Source: ARC From Publisher for an honest review.
Synopsis from Goodreads
Werewolf Natalya Stravinsky’s outspoken sidekick, Aggie McClure, is featured in this prequel novella. Before Agatha set foot in South Toms River, New Jersey, she had the fight of her life to face. Destined to be the alpha female over her Manhattan pack, Aggie was fully prepared to take on her role until her father arranges a marriage without her consent. She wants out–but the only way is with money–something her new controlling husband won’t give her to escape. But such odds never kept a wolf like Aggie down. To sever the twisted tie, she finds herself pitted against raging wood nymphs and backstabbing brownies in an underground supernatural fighting ring. With every victory, the sweet taste of freedom is closer, but her husband isn’t willing to let her go that easily. Until the very end, Aggie must fight for the one thing she’s never had: a choice.
You can’t run away from your family forever, Agatha.
I love Shawntelle Madison’s writing. This is the second book that I have reviewed so far of hers and I wasn’t disappointed. Agatha is a werewolf, and her father the alpha male is selling her to the highest bidder, after a short romance, Agatha agrees to marriage which quickly turns into a nightmare when Agatha realises that her new husband only wants children from her and becomes controlling and violent. Agatha then sets of to have her marriage annulled but has to work for it as she needs another alpha to break the ties.
It is a great short story that really kept my attention, although I got really annoyed because I thought Agatha consented a bit too easily into an arranged marriage after putting on a big show about how against it she is.
For a light read this is a great choice as it has werewolfs, family discontent, humor, some romance and action. The writing really draws you in from the start and I could not put it down.
A great book for something light between dark and heavy reads. 3 Hearts.
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