Bitterroot (part 1) by Heather Hildenbrand and S.M. Reine

bitterrootBlurb:  Seventeen year-old Regan Vuk has lived her whole life under the shadow of her future: the pack alpha. She is fast, smart, and determined. According to her own pack members, she is a shoo-in. But Regan’s dad has a secret.

Seventeen year-old Charlie spent her adolescence drifting from place to place with a mother desperate to hide her illegitimate daughter from the unforgiving reality of werewolf pack dynamics. All Charlie has ever wanted is to know her father–and the family that’s been kept from her all these years. But most of all, she wants a place to belong in the world. Where she doesn’t have to pretend she can’t sprout fur and paws at will.

Being kidnapped on her way home from prom was not what she had in mind.
When Charlie finds out the only way to fit in with her new family is to defeat her long-lost sister for the role of alpha, she refuses. That is until she learns that the strange and alluring vampire she’s befriended, Owen, is the same vampire prince that’s been promised the winner.
Regan has no doubt that, although she loathes the vampires, it will be her who “wins” Owen.

Only problem: Charlie’s already fallen for him.



2.5 Stars

Maybe I’m in a reading funk.  I loved her Dirty Blood series.  So what gives?  This one was just too fast for me.  I couldn’t get a feel for who the character really was.  It all seemed like surface stuff.  She was thrust into this awkward situation and she kinda took it lying down in my eyes.  She didn’t even try.  I think that is what rubbed me the wrong way from the very beginning.

And then it was like everything she did after that had that negative first impression taint on it.  Her sister was so confident and almost entitled. As if the whole world rode on her shoulders.  I didn’t believe it, especially since her father started making decisions beyond what his role was as acting alpha.

It all had an element of acceptance in the face of adversity and I’m sitting here like, “Don’t give up so easily!”  Maybe that’s just my nature but I kept thinking what I would do in her situation and you can bet your ass it wouldn’t be to lie in bad for days at a time sulking. I am really not sure if I will read any more of this series.

The saving grace was Owen.  His tortured soul was appearent from the moment we met him.  He was written wonderfully in my opinion.  And if I read anymore it will be because of his character.

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