Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review ~ Extinct by Nancy Adams and a giveaway too!

Theo’s sole purpose for the last ninety-eight years was to protect his wolf. That changed the moment he met Drew and the wolf called ‘Mate’.

Carrying the soul of an extinct wolf alongside your own isn’t easy. Swapping into said wolf is even harder. Ask Theo Grey—he’s been doing it for ninety-eight years. Yet, after surviving two world wars, witnessing the space race and patiently enduring the eighties, you’d think he’d have seen it all, but nothing could have prepared him for meeting Tofino’s new vet, Drew O’Bannion and according to the wolf, his mate.

Drew loves her dog, sleeping in and coffee. She also loves being a vet. The main reason behind her accepting the veterinarian practice offered to her from a family friend. Hoping for a slower pace at life Tofino seemed the ideal spot. What she didn’t expect was Officer Theo Grey. Theo is tall, dark and drop dead gorgeous, a definite 10 on the ‘wow’ scale. Regardless of his looks, there is more to Theo, there is her unexpected attraction for him. It’s unnerving and completely out of character for her, but she is able to match Theo’s hungry kiss, for hungry kiss.

With their desire growing at an alarming rate and the threat of an unknown shooter roaming the woods of the coastal town, Theo must face the ultimate decision—let Drew go for her own safety or claim his mate for all time.

Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of violence and threats of non-consensual sex
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Going on a weekend getaway was what real life couples did. She hadn’t even spent an entire night with him and despite what she secretly wanted he was always gone in the morning. What if he didn’t like what he saw when he woke up?

Holy shit!

Her heart pounded, which in turn caused her to breathe faster.

“Drew?” Connie asked. “You okay?”

“Yeah, fine.” She turned to her office, on the verge of hyperventilating. Damn it, she was going to turn into one of her friends. 

“Liar,” Connie said from behind her. “What’s wrong? Are you that nervous about being alone with Theo?” 

Drew spun to face her friend and threw her arms up into the air. “I’m not a morning person, Connie, and I just don’t think I have it in me to get up before him so I can fix my makeup.”

“Wait, what?” Connie asked.

“I’m going to turn into my friends. They get up before their dates and reapply their makeup so they look good the next morning.”

“That’s what you’re worried about?” Connie burst out laughing. “You’re worried about a makeup hangover?”

“Yes!” Drew jammed her hands on her hips. “What if he doesn’t like—?”

Me. She whispered the word in her head for fear that she would shout it out loud. What if he doesn’t like the real me?

“Whoa.” Connie smiled. “Theo is in serious ‘like’ with you, he’s not going to care about your makeup. I thought you two already had sex?”

“We have.” Drew crossed her arms as her cheeks flushed. 

“Then what did you do the last time?”

Drew shrugged. “My makeup was already off and he never stays over.”

“Then there you go. Take it off and let him see that beautiful skin. As for not being a morning person, that will change. Waking up next to a man is sweaty fun, trust me.”

Connie wiggled her eyebrows before sauntering over to her desk. “Besides,” she called out, “there are a lot of other things you should worry about.”


“You could always fart in your sleep.”

Groaning, Drew covered her face.

I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running through my veins. I enjoy watching hockey, but despise skating...and the cold.  I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as must as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words.  I am proud to say I survived my token shot of Newfie Screech, although I did refuse to kiss the Cod - that is never going to happen - and I openly admit, that I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains the first time I saw them.

I have many occupations written down in my passport, mom, wife, author...zookeeper!  However, I have to say that writing is by far the easiest part of my day.

I have three small -but legal- addictions: bed lines, lavender, and books.  All of which, are replenished on a regular basis.  Reading into the wee hours of the morning, is one of many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.


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My Thoughts:

This book was a tad bit of a struggle to get through. NOT for the reasons you are thinking, ;-) I had to read it in pdf form and my Kindle wouldn't adjust the print size. Dang! I was waiting for my eyes to start bleeding from the impossibly small print. The fact that I continued reading should tell you that I really liked the story.

It was unique and exciting. There was mystery, danger, romance, plenty of action and lots of animals.

The leading male character, Theo was a shifter and a cop. His beginnings and the characteristics of his animal were what made Extinct so fresh and different. He was confident, jealous, possessive, protective, caring, confused by his overwhelming feelings, growly and built.

Our heroine was a veterinarian named Drew. She was confident, strong, sassy, and had a way with animals wild and otherwise.

Both of these characters are used to being alone and are fine with it, until they meet each other. Suddenly they are overwhelmed with the urge to be together. It drives them both a tad crazy. Eventually they have no choice but to give in to their impulses. ;-)

While they are getting to know each other and doing the back and forth with being together, things get super exciting and dangerous in their small town.

This book will please all of you shifter lovers. It will keep you entertained and on your toes with suspense and excitement.

I received an pdf copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Buy yourself a copy of this one! You'll be Happy, Happy, Happy!

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  1. ohhhhhh a book that ignite your flamme... a must have and it's shifter so i think i could overcome the" non sensual sex"
    even better it exist in print so on teh list

    thank you!!

  2. Thanks for hosting me today and the review!

  3. thanks for the fun post. This looks and sounds fantastic!

  4. Oh my goodness! Extinct sounds Grrr-ate! I would love to read this. Thank you

  5. Great blurb and excerpt! Definitely putting this book on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love the idea of an immortal wolf and finding his mate after living for so long.

  7. Great review and love the cover.

  8. I read this one awhile back and really liked it too!