Blind Wolf (A Werewolf BBW Shifter Romance #1) by Aubrey Rose

Julia has never been on a date in her life. She's a curvy girl with no money, no education, and no way out of the town she works in as a library assistant... until Damien shows up. He's just like the prince charming Julia always imagined would sweep her off of her feet. There are just a few things standing in the way of true happiness: he's blind, he's dating someone, and he's WAY out of her league.

Oh, and he's a werewolf.

Damien lost his eyes two years ago in a wolf battle. Ever since then, the straggler pack of disabled wolves he leads has been searching for a place to call home. One house seems like the perfect choice, but Damien realizes too late that the person who lives there is the girl he met at the library. The human girl. Damien is torn between loyalty to his pack and raw lusting desire for the girl who haunts his dreams day and night.

She's a human. How could she be his true mate?

From NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling author Aubrey Rose comes a new shifter book that's as wild and hot as anything. This werewolf shifter BBW romance novella is 25,000 words long, has some naughty language, and a lot of naughty sex. Be warned!



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RELEASE DATE: September 14th, 2013
GENRE: Adult Paranormal Romance

LANGUAGE: English
ISIN: B00F77FFMO

SERIES INFO: Book #1 in the A Werewolf BBW Shifter Romance Series 


THE 'A WEREWOLF BBW SHIFTER ROMANCE #1' SERIES READING ORDER:






I've finally calmed down enough to actually think about putting together a review for this book without bringing some author out there to tears with what I really want to say about Blind Wolf when I was done reading it. In fact I came on here to write something and when I saw the cover again, I cringed. Now I'm back to square one with my feelings and since I'm already here, I may as well finish the job.

*Warning* I have no verbal tact. I'm hormonal right now... just so you know :)

Let's get the ball rolling...

So I went through a major paranormal romance phase these last couple of weeks. More to the point - Wolves / Shifters / Alpha Wolves / Wolves finding their mates... ect.

It was the main theme I went for since about October 1st(ish) so that's why you'll see a number of books in this genre in my recent line-up of reviews.

I'm beginning to think that it takes a certain type of person (or rather author) who can put together this kind of genre to absolute perfection. If you've ever read any novels involving wolves / shifters / Alpha wolves and the works... you will know what I mean when I say that the main grip these books have is the claiming or mating with their mate, well first the finding... then the claiming, but you know what I mean. So everything else that happens is bonus material. The main factor I'm looking for is the intense connection, extreme passion, the 'I can't live without you' factor. That's the main pull for me. What either makes or breaks that depends on whether or not the author can pull it together in order to offer us an emotional joy-ride. We already know going into these type of novels that they are going to be together. It's the whole theory of the 'mate' thing. But just putting them together is honestly not at all creative writing.

Now... I'm not saying that in this instance it was insta-love. No. In this case it was all good. I like the pace in which the relationship ran. I liked the meet. That was okay(ish)...

What I COULD NOT STAND was that the author made it seem that only a blind man who was destined by fate could possibly fall in love with ugly, fat, nerdy Julia.

This coming from me... someone who takes absolutely no offense to any situations written as fiction whether it be rape, murder, assault... whatever, I can handle and applaud if done well... It's not a soft spot for me at all...

But what I can not handle (& mind you, I only just discovered it here since it's the first time I ever read this type of character combination) is when an author is trying to break away from the usual stereotype... in this case it's a fat, ugly, nerdy and she's paired with a blind dude...by doing it to such an extreme that it makes it feel so pretentious.

This was the very first time where I went 'oh come on' she could not have chosen the worst character combo's ever.

Julia was the epitome of odd. Everything from A-Z was wrong with her. Her only fan was her granny. She lived a miserable life. She was unattractive. She was fat. She had funny hair... and that's what the author is giving us people. Those are not my opinions. I was told this in the book. I was told she was just so lame that not even the woman who created her (the author) could find one character trait or physical attribute about her that she could compliment or enhance. This poor woman was so torn apart by her creator, I wanted to shed a tear for this sad, sad leading lady. She doesn't even make the cut to be the quirky but freaking bff we usually get. No, this is one of those girls who should probably never leave their house because if they did the villagers would come a running with torches and the works. I honest to God saw kwasimoto in front of me while I read this. It was horrible.

Then... if that isn't bad enough... the only man in the entire world who could possibly love her can only do so because one... he's her mate - he has no choice, and two... he's freaking blind - so he can't see kwasimoto anyway. Oh... I almost forgot to mention that he's also like... a reject or something. I can't remember if he left his old pack or if he was kicked out... but he's suppose to be an alpha male but he only has three members in his pack. One who's life he saved, so she feel in-debted to him. The other two are just good friends. Best of all, he went straight from wanting to mate with the female wolf to pouncing on Julia. This was most definitely some experience I tell you not to mention The worst character pairing in history.

This is my main beef with the book.

Other than that, I was somewhat alright. If I have to remove all the drilling the author forced into me with mentions of her characters lack of anything even remotely positive...

I have no issue with characters who are not considered model chic. But don't try to drill it in me. I get it. And in some cases it's refreshing to read about the ugly duckling getting her black swan... it's what great romances are built on. But if not a single character in the entire book has even an ounce of swoon-worthy in them... then it's just not a romance I'm interested in investing in. We read books to experience the unknown... If I wanted to wallow in self-doubt and have a pity-party, I have a few people I could visit and it wouldn't even cost me the 99c (or R10 in my moola) to get there.

Oh wait... I haven't even gotten to the best part yet... (kiddies close your eyes)... so at the end their very first time together... is... get this... beside a tree about a stone throw away from the poor Julia's nana... it's just wrong!

So Yip. You guessed it, I'm not going to be continuing this series at all. Not even the fib I was told would linger me to do so... What Fib? Well this one where the authors says 'has some naughty language, and a lot of naughty sex. Be warned!' - There's only one sexual encounter in this book and I've already told you it's on the ground beside a tree right at her Nans house. #LordHelpMe.

P.S. The cover is stunning don't you think? But don't be fooled, according to the character description of Julia - that's not her. It might be the she-wolf Damien was originally marrying but it's most definitely not Julia. If I remember correctly she doesn't have blonde hair and that chicky is rather skinny so I'm going with a no.
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