Bitten By Deceit by Shawntelle Madison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Usually I don't like novellas because I feel cheated at how short they are, but this one did a really good job of keeping me involved from start to finish. There was just enough back story to pull me in, and then the action and suspense of the main part of the story was well written and interesting. I really liked the characters and the story line. A werewolf pack leader that has joined up with a black witch to curse members of the wolf pack with a bite - that's definitely a new story line. And in the short amount of time I was with Em and Kyle, I was rooting for them to end up together. Enough so that I am definitely going to go download all of the other books in this series, just so I can go back to the beginning to get all of the context, and then continue on to see where the story goes. Overall, very well done, and I do recommend this novella if you're in the mood for something short and not so sweet.
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Synopsis from Goodreads:
Alpha wolf Emma Parker is loyal to a fault, even if it means losing the love of her life when he’s ousted from the pack. She’s never stopped needing him, and when a black witch curses the pack, she wonders if she’ll even survive. It’s a poison of the blood, and with each bite, the virus spreads, leaving the infected rabid and under the control of an evil Alpha.
Kyle Benton is starting over. He’s a lone wolf, betrayed by the only woman he’s ever loved. Until Emma barges back into his life, as gorgeous and determined as ever. He’s hell bent on resisting her, or at least making her suffer. But she needs him in a way that touches him to his very soul. Now he has to determine how to set her free, and if he can, how he can ever let her go.
**Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this novella to review.