Today's review is on circle of Lies by Sara Dailey & Staci Weber
I was hoping there would be some growth with this second installment of the Red Ridge Pack series, and while there were no inconsistencies like the first it still needs a little work. In fact, I feel that this one seriously lacked some originality.
In the first book we learn that Allison and Aiden's mother is a werewolf and that they are too. While book one focuses on Allison finding her true mate, this book focuses on Aiden doing the same. The only real difference between the two is that Aiden's true mate is a human. Sound like what happened with his mom and dad? Exactly!! Not to original.
We also learn that Marcus is actually Aiden's father, not the man who raised him. And as the eldest son of the Alpha, Aiden is expected to become the next in line. What does that mean for Cade? What happens now? Well we don't really find out until the very last sentence that pretty much tells you what is going to happen in book three. Talk about giving to much away.
The crisis of this story does have some merit but not very much. It lacks any real substance and falls apart to easily. Don't get me wrong, it did pique my interest if only for one chapter. Perhaps if the authors spent less time on copying almost the exact events from book one and more on the "bad guy reveals that werewolves are real" part, the overall book would have been better. I guess we'll never know.
2.5 of 5 stars
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Book Description: via Amazon
Aiden Wright is trying to figure out who he really is, but the truth could cost him his true mate—or his life.
has always been easy for Aiden Wright. He’s smart, athletic, funny, and
the ladies adore him. But when tragedy strikes, Aiden discovers the
truth about who he really is and his whole world comes crashing down
around him. Aiden thought that being a teenage werewolf was going to be
awesome, but it might just cost him the one girl who could make him
Since her mother’s disappearance, Teagan Rhodes’s life has
been littered with her father’s empty beer cans and his hollow promises
to change. Convinced that others would only let her down, she keeps
everyone at arm’s length—but resisting Aiden’s charm is proving to be
more difficult than she thought. Throw in a psychotic werewolf hunter
out to terminate the species and one wrong move, one wrong decision
could destroy everything.