Review: The Vampire’s Wolf by Jenna Kernan


The Vampire's Wolf by Jenna Kernan The Vampires Wolf
Jenna Kernan
Published: Jan. 1, 2014 (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
Purchase: Amazon
Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Reviewed by: Jill

Rating (out of 5): 2 stars

Brianna Vittori doesn’t know what she is. She has just learned from her dying grandmother that her mother was a fairy, which makes her a feyling. She has always been able to heal quickly and she has always sensed something dark and dangerous about herself, but she doesn’t really know what this new information means. The one thing that her grandmother impressed upon her was that vampires would always be tracking her, trying to capture her and force her into a sex-slave-like situation; that to avoid capture from these beasts, she had to keep running.

She gets a tip from a stranger that werewolves are trained to kill vampires. So, she decides that the only way she can avoid capture is to race to the werewolves, who might kill her, and see if there’s even the tiniest chance that they might help her.

Staff Sergeant Travis MacConnelly is a die-hard Marine. When on a mission in Afghanistan his entire squad is eliminated by a werewolf. Travis, or “Mac,” and his gunner, Johnny Loc Lam, are the only survivors, and they return home with a furry souvenir. With his commanding officers continually testing his loyalty by ordering Mac and Johnny to do morally grey tasks, Brianna’s arrival sets in motion a wave of deception, betrayal, and doubt, but also love, freedom and a new brotherhood.

The writing in The Vampire’s Wolf was adequate at best. There’s a whole beginning and middle part that could have been easily thrown out. It read as more of an introduction to the characters than a stand-alone novel. Not that I don’t like series books, in fact, I prefer them. This book, however, could have been boiled down to the last five chapters or so, and then the action could have continued.

Even at the end, I still didn’t really have a handle on whats going on in this world. There are definitely vampires and werewolves. The werewolves are made with a bite, and the vampires seem to be born as vamps. There’s also some talk of fairies from a different realm, but we don’t know how they really tie into all this yet; I assume that this will all be revealed in a later book.

I really liked Mac and Johnny though. They seemed very real and I’m still very curious about Johnny’s problem. Brianna got on my nerves on many occasions. She was a bit whiny and totally lacked any sort of loyalty to her poor boyfriend that she nearly killed two days before everything started to go down. The romance is one of those attraction-at-first-sight situations, which they try to resist, so the sexual tension is very high, but the realism factor is pretty low.

The Vampire’s Wolf was a decent, light read, just don’t expect too much. I thought that the plot was decent, even if it dragged on, but the characters were mediocre and nothing really grabbed my attention. I don’t think I’ll be picking up the next book in the series though, which I assume there will be, because of how the book ended on a kind of cliffhanger, with several questions still remaining. If youre looking for something light and full of sexual tension, then this might be the book for you.

Sexual Content: Sex

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