Monday, September 19, 2011

Review of Motor City Wolf by Cindy Spencer Pape

Motor City Wolf (Urban Arcana, #3)Motor City Wolf by Cindy Spencer Pape
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this novel from Net Galley. This did not change my review in any way.

Motor City Wolf is the third book in the Urban Arcana series by Cindy Spencer Pape. I found this book to be an enjoyable read. I have not read the first two books in the series, so it was a little strange at first. I could tell that I was missing some back story, and the main characters already seemed to know each other pretty well also. Because of this a first time reader of the series, such as myself, might find themselves missing the characters “get to know one another” period. It seems that the two main characters, Greg and Fianna, jump pretty quickly into a relationship. Of course, if I’d read the previous two books, I might not have felt this way, and it did not take away from the overall enjoyability of the story. I do not feel that it was necessary to have read the previous books to understand everything, though it would have added even more to the story if those books had been read already.

I really liked the character of Fianna. Previously, Fianna had been a noble in the Faerie queen’s court, but after being naive and following along with her uncle and cousin in a scheme against the queen she has been punished. Now, Fianna is a mortal, forced to work for a living in Greg’s bar. Greg is an Alpha werewolf, and its obvious from the start that there is a lot of chemistry between Greg and Fianna. After getting locked into the bar’s storage room during a full moon, the two become even “closer.” I loved all the other supporting characters as well. Lana, Greg’s werewolf cousin, adds a lot of humor and sass to the story and I would love to read her book!

This series reminds me a lot of Christine Warren’s Others series. Fans of Warren would more than likely find themselves fans of this series as well. There are shapeshifters, fae people, witches, mages, demons and other paranormal creatures. The romance is steamy, and it is full of action as well. Overall, I found this to be a solid story, and I would be interested in checking out the previous two novels as well.

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