Monday, January 7, 2013

REVIEW: Winter Eve by Lia Davis


Danica is a member of a leopard pack, and being as scarred as she is, she’s secluded herself on the edge of Ashwood Falls, the town where her pack (which includes many wolves as well) all live. She’s given up hope for a loving mating and accepts a lonely future…until Nevan drives up. Nevan is human, overcoming great loss in his life and finally visiting his family for the first time in five years. Along the way, he runs off the road avoiding hitting an animal, and his life takes a detour he never could have expected.

Title:  Winter Eve
Series:  Ashwood Falls
Book #: 1
Author:  Lia Davis
Approximate Book Length:  100 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


This will turn out to be a two sided review, because while I enjoyed the book, there were also some things I would’ve appreciated more of at the same time. For instance, I liked the mystery behind Danica’s being a shifter versus Nevan’s being a human. I felt Nevan should have trusted his instincts a little more, but I also thought there’d end up being more to Nevan than just being human and I was wrong.

There were some very fun and comical parts, such as the lunch with the alpha. I wanted to see more of the actual lunch rather than the meeting before hand, but that was still a great point in the book for me, outside of the steamy romance of course! We see a lot of the hierarchy in the pack and get a lot of info about them, but see very little of anybody in their animal forms and I would’ve loved to see more of that.

The ending got me, however. While I loved Nevan’s declaration and challenge, I felt the ending was a little anticlimactic. We don’t learn exactly what happened during or after the hunt, which was a little disappointing. Ultimately though, I liked Danica, Nevan, and I enjoy them together!

In Conclusion:

Overall, this was a very sweet story about overcoming grief and accepting one’s self. There are obstacles around at all times, and both characters work to overcome them and be strong and independent which made for a very endearing read.



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