Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bitten By Deceit is deceitfully romantic, sexy and exciting.

Overall: ★★★★☆ (3.5)

Shawntelle Madison creates a quick, action packed story that leaves you wanting more. And more of the characters. It is sexy, well written and very exciting. I recommend this for shifter fans everywhere who want a quick read. I love the way the story is set up, the romance between the characters and the strong action, but what I am missing is some character development, a little bit of background and a prequel!

Find it on Amazon for only .99 cents! What a steal!

Originality: ★★★★

Bewitched almost zombie-like shifters. You have my attention. This is original, smart, fast paced and very eye catching.  Shifters have been done and done and done again but I  keep coming back to them. Because being a shifter is only part of the story. The story goes much deeper than that, and when it is a power struggle with romance and sexual tension, well that gets me going.

Character Development: ★★★

This was the part that was lacking the most for me. I felt like I came in at the 2nd book. So I looked for the first, and I couldn't find it everywhere. I needed that first book to get to know the already established characters. I felt like connections and things were a bit out of place, so I couldn't always understand them. Or sympathize with them. But there were parts were I could, so I felt like Madison did a good job at it. Hence the 3 stars. 

Editing:★★★

Professionally done. 

The Romance:  

These two definitely have chemistry. It was well written and I could feel it in my bones. I wanted to see it blossom and develop further. I wanted to know what was going to happen to them. And I wanted to read what had happened that made them fall in love in the first place. 

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