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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Review: Doe & The Wolf by Eve Langlais

Title: Doe & The Wolf
Series: FUC # 5
Author: Eve Langlais
Published: November 2013
Format: Ebook provided for review

What happens when a predator falls for his prey?

Bounty hunting is the perfect job for a maverick wolf; flexible hours, decent pay, the thrill of the chase. But Everett never counted on a doe stopping him in his furry tracks.

Dawn was a prisoner of Mastermind and ended up experimented on, against her wishes. On the run from Furry United Coalition agents, she ends up in the arms—and bed—of a lupine bounty hunter. Instinct tells her to run when she gets a chance because everyone knows not to trust the big, bad wolf, but her heart begs her to stay.

When the result of genetics gone wrong rears its mutated head and threatens both of their lives, will they manage to survive and discover if a wolf deserves a happily ever after?

I’ve never read a book from Eve Langlais that I didn’t absolutely adore. I’ve read several, from several series. She is consistently a terrific author. I’ve not experienced a “hit and miss” type of read from her. I think that says tons about an author’s capacity to keep her audience entertained. So that brings me to Doe & The Wolf, which is number five in the FUC series. And yes, I loved it. Why?

Well, first there is Dawn, a doe shifter. First of all, I love unusual shifters – and Eve definitely includes them in many of her shifter books. Dawn is just like a doe. She’s dainty and a bit timid, even her coloring and features resembles an actual doe. She was among the unfortunate to be captured by Mastermind, although she was “rescued” before too much harm came to her. Too much. Dawn appealed to me on many levels. Against her timid and deer-like nature, she has separated from her herd and is taking on the world by herself, as she is on the run from FUC, who has claimed her to be a wanted fugutive. She’s really rather fearless, and that is a quality I definitely admire in my heroines.

Then there is her love interest, Everett. At first I wasn’t sure I’d like him… I mean, he has big ol’ sideburns a la Wolverine. Ok, yes, a bit superficial of me. Everett is a wolf, and he turns out to be quite the witty, caring, and protective Alpha. So yeah, it didn’t take long for him to win me over. And his nickname for Dawn is “little doe”. I’m not sure why, but for some reason that just made me melt every time he said it. Everett is funny and has quite the smart ass humor, it was great reading all his cracks and quips. Everett used to work for FUC, but now he is a bounty hunter…hired by FUC. Awooo!

There are also other great characters in this book, like Tom – a sloth. Oh yeah, I love them unusual shifters, baby! And I actually cheered out loud when I saw a reappearance of Miranda and Chase from Bunny & The Bear, the first FUC book (and one of my absolute favorites!). And let’s not forget the villain in this book, Joey. Joey is definitely something else, that’s for sure. But it’s great, because even in her villains, Eve has not lost her sense of humor. Let’s just say I got quite a chuckle out of aluminum foil…

Doe & The Deer had tons of action! I mean seriously, Dawn is on the run and Everett is a bounty hunter. Wolf and Doe. Opposites attract in the most magnetic of ways in this book. Their interactions together cracked me up time and time again. And if you are looking for some steamy love between the sheets, there’s even some of that.

You could read this book as a standalone. I’ve read other books in the FUC series, but not all of them. I didn’t feel lost, only sad that I hadn’t gotten to the others yet! Each page in this book had me eager for the next, and I suspect you will be just as excited as I was. So run, don’t walk – and pick up this book now! Or you know, you could just click :)