Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cry Wolf by Angela Campbell

Title: Cry Wolf
Author: Angela Campbell
My Rating:  A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Andrea and Sean
Release Date: October 2011
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Carina Press

Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Andrea Lockhart's job as a reporter for cheesy tabloid The Naked Truth isn't exactly where she thought her journalism career would end up. She's determined to make the best of it, but when her editor sends her to Woodbine, South Carolina, to investigate a werewolf sighting, Andrea decides the ridiculous assignment will be her last. Until she meets Sean Hunter.
The last time she saw Sean, he had just beat her out for the position of editor of their college newspaper, and told her she'd never make it as a reporter. Given his grand ambitions, she's shocked to find him editing the Woodbine Weekly.Once they start competing for leads on the werewolf, Andrea becomes determined to break the story first—she can't let Sean beat her again.
As they each get closer to finding the source of the rumors, the only thing more surprising than the truth are the feelings Sean is able to stir in her, feelings she thought she had left behind...
87,000 words

My review:
A- spicy
I really liked this book. At first, I wasn't sure what it was going to be, but the book was so much more and much deeper than I expected. This is the story of Andrea and Sean. They went to college together, and being the top journalism students in their class, were often competing against each other. Early on in their college lives, they'd actually been friends, but by the time they graduated, they were much less. And on Andi's part, there were lots of hurt feelings over the way things ended with them. Now it's ten years later and they both have had high's and low's since then and have matured into much different people.

I loved everything about this story line. I enjoyed the fact that they are both journalists. I liked that they had a history although a lot of it wasn't a good history. I even liked the werewolf angle to the story. It made for great reading and even a pretty good suspense line to keep the story really interesting. I never thought I could get so caught up in a werewolf story that wasn't flat-out paranormal.

Overall this is a great book. There are two fabulous characters who aren't without their flaws, but manage to stay completely likable. There are several side characters who were equally fun. I especially loved Reed...teenage photographer (i.e. Jimmy to Kent and Lois Lane...I loved that analogy!) I had no idea how the werewolf story was going to tie up, but thought it worked perfectly even if the final scene did read a little too much like an 80's horror movie (and the only reason this book got an A- rating vs. an A rating.)

No comments: