Friday, August 31, 2012

GET’N HAMMERED by Casey Holloway

Publisher: Silver
Date published: 2012 (listed on website as coming soon)
ISBN: 9781614952527
Reviewed by Helen

Obtained via publisher

Thomas Hammer chose to do what he knew his father would have wanted, and ended up expelled from the pack and lucky to live through the experience. He’s a pit bull shifter, and now, thanks to bad magic, is locked into his dog form.

Which is a real problem as his love and lust for his owner, Desiree Duvall, is very real. He wants to do a lot more than just protect her in this form. There’s also the problem of some men from his old pack out to kill him.

This as a really good story, full of life, energy, twists, adventure and fun, as well as lust and hot sex. It’s fast paced and very engaging. The world is something just a little different, full of magic as well as dog shifters, hot construction workers and more.

Desiree is a woman who most definitely knows exactly what she wants and goes all out to get it. She’s a very entertaining heroine, the type of woman many other females wish they had the courage to be, or who they imitate quietly behind closed doors.

Hammer is your genuine hero, bold and brave, caring and protective, yet with an absolute determination to get the woman of his dreams exactly where he wants her.

Unfortunately the author is a very obviously, green-as-grass, wet-behind-the-ears, newbie. And instead of gently guiding her out of her first-timer classic mistakes, her editor seems to have been out to lunch. The blurb gives away the entire story. It should come with a spoiler alert. The epilogue ties up absolutely everything with a pretty pink bow, leaving no room for a reader’s imagination, or sequels. And sequels would have been good. This is a wonderful world with great secondary characters deserving of their own story.

There are so many POV shifts it’s like watching grand slam tennis, the ball moves so fast. In one particular pack scene, I think absolutely every character had a sentence or two in their POV. It’s a tribute to the author that the story itself was so good I couldn’t help but keep reading.

There were entire lines of repetition, all the classic misused words, three unrelated males all six foot three inches tall, a nine-inch penis, and way too many typos. Not to mention the no-no scene where the heroine describes her looks while standing in front of a mirror.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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