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Early Review: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #1)

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Full Blooded by Amanda CarlsonFull Blooded (Jessica McClain #1)
Amanda Carlson
Published: Sept. 11, 2012 (Orbit) (Note: Amazon is shipping two weeks early, so it’s available now)
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon

Reviewed by: Chelsea

Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

Jessica McClain could use more females on her side, and I’m game because after just one night with her—oh, Full Blooded was must-devour-at-once read—I need another book or three with her as the main character.

In Jessica’s world werewolves are par for the course. They’re also always male. Her dad is the Alpha of his pack. Her brother is ferocious, too. And, well, she grew up with them as the human sister. Werewolves aren’t supposed to have female children, but when she didn’t shift into a wolf at puberty, folk calmed down. She moved away, took an alias and became a P.I.

Apparently, she was just a late bloomer. At 26, Jessica shifted for the first time. The first female werewolf in existence. Maybe more. And it scared the crap out of everyone in the supernatural community. They need to try and hide it, because the supes think her turning is damn near a sign of the apocalypse. Only keeping that a secret isn’t all that easy, especially when you have a woman who fought so hard for her independence. Jessica’s not willing to be hidden away, and she craves the fight.

Quick writing and a heroine women will love make Full Blooded a delight to read. Jessica McClain manages to be one of the boys and fiercely independent. She’s at times girly, at others positively feral. The dynamic is engaging.

It doesn’t hurt that our Jessica might have a thing for a guy that should be sooooooo off limits. And readers will love him. I did. (See how I’m not telling you which guy it is? Spoiler-free review FTW!) Trust me, though, Jessica has excellent taste in men. Nom.

The plot thread opened at the end will leave you clawing for book two. Really. It may involve the aforementioned Captain Hottie. Despite that, the ending isn’t a burn the bridge cliffhanger, and I loved every bit of Full Blooded. You will, too. I know these things.

Sexual content: Sex and really epic kissing

12 Responses to “Early Review: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #1)”

  1. Angela says:

    Okay you got me here… there’s so much hype about this book already I’ll bite. Have you read the novella Blooded beforehand too?

  2. Mariya says:

    I’m reading this now and I”m loving it! This is definitely turning out to be one of my favorite shifter books! :)

  3. Alison Robinson says:

    Just ordered Blooded to see if I like the writer

  4. Jo says:

    Super excited for this one!! :D

  5. SO GOOD. SOOOOO good. I need me some Captain Hottie, stat!

  6. Michaela says:

    I heard about this book a couple of weeks ago and it sounds really good. The blurb reminded me of Bitten by Kelley Armstrong.

  7. Jack says:

    I’ve never heard of this writer but thanks to your review i have ordered the novella and the book. I am just waiting for the novella to be loaded to my kindle and look forward to Thursday when the book arrives. I will let you know what i think but if it is half as good as your write-up says then WOW.

  8. Maya says:

    I got an ARC of this book. I loved every minute of it. Could not get enough of Mr Sexypants – I prefer Mr Sexypants to Captain Hottie ;)
    I also got the novella Blooded from the author, and it gives you a really good idea of how much the weres are scared of the prophecy.
    This is a must read.

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