The Harder They Fall
Blake Pride Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: JoAnna Grace- Winged J Press
Date of Publication: July 21st 2015
Number of pages: aprox 189
Word Count: 55,650
Cover Artist: Jleeann.com
With two newly mated couples in the alpha house, Conall needs a serious breather. He’s used to being the fifth wheel but now the distinction is amplified. When the opportunity for a couple days of freedom arises, he volunteers to take winter supplies to a mountain-dwelling widow and then spend some time hiking alone. Plans change when he meets a woman who evokes his lion’s protective streak and stirs his human desires. She meets none of his expectations for a mate, but that might be exactly what he needs.
Madelyn has been alone for nearly a decade. Ashamed of what she has become, she banished herself from the Blackburn Pack and resigned herself to a solitary life in the mountains. With no plans of change, it’s alarming when a young, alluring lion shifter arrives awakening her senses and challenging her situation. Her inner bear is still haunted by the last man who tried to claim her and she doesn’t want to make the same mistake again. Madelyn must discern if Conall is worth the risk or of he’s another heartbreak just waiting to happen.
While Conall is tucked away in the woods with Madelyn, the rest of his Pride faces an attack. In haste to go rescue his friends, he might throw the most vulnerable person of all to the wolves. But are they friend or foe?
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Let me start by saying this is the first book I've read by this author. Now let me say I want to rectify that immediately! This is a very cool world of many types of shifters that I'm very impressed with. I loved Conall and Maddie's blooming relationship. His crazy psycho relatives not so much. And Conall feels very out of place with all the mated pairs, so he volunteers to bring supplies to a widow out in the wilderness. Ummm except she's hot, she's got a special handicap and she's perfect for him!
Conall is awed by Maddie's and Maddie's is attracted to a stranger so it's a lot of tip toeing around each other. I loved how gentle he wanted to be around her. Most men are never that thoughtful. But he also didn't want to make her uncomfortable or feel like he was trying to take over. And the little matching from his fellow pack mates was quite funny.
I liked the writing as well. I seriously want to read the first two books now too. I liked the plot that it followed even if I came in half way through. And I really liked how conall and Maddie very slowly opened up to each other and got to know each other. When you're stuck on a mountain, it's not so easy to be all over the place so they actually had conversations. Sometimes technology is a hindrance. 5 PAWS- bears wolves and lions :)
About the Author:
JoAnna Grace lives in a world of alpha males and strong females where true love conquers all—at least in her mind! Author of The Divine Chronicles, the Blake Pride Series, and more, this writer loves paranormal and urban fantasy romance novels.
From the time she started holding a crayon she began to create magical worlds. Her first book was a series of pictures about a puppy princess. The story changed each time she told it, but there was always a happy ending! Her first written story was about girls who changed into tigers. Now those stories have become a bit more complex.
JoAnna’s tales are spun at her home in East Texas where she lives with her husband, three kids, and a couple dogs. When not hiding behind the computer screen you can find her camping, boating, and shopping.
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