Series Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Literary Marie.
My series Sunday pick for this week is:
The Wolf Prince by Karen Kelley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
In this story, we have a pretty, blonde rich girl named Darcy who lives in a big mansion. She has dreams of becoming a PI, but her adoptive mother thinks it's too dangerous for her. One day while out strolling in the woods, she thinks she sees a wolf, and then thinks someone is trying to attack her, so she hits him over the head with a stick.
Turns out she hits the head of a guy named Surlock, who is completely naked and after being hit, can't remember who he is or what he was doing there. So Darcy decides to take him in and have him pretend to be her boyfriend to impress her parents.
Throughout the story, Darcy and Surlock grow attracted to each other and sleep together several times, much to the disappointment of Darcy's longtime friend Peter who has decided he loves her.
This was my first paranormal romance novel (not counting the Twilight series, which I love) and it was not a favorable introduction to this genre. Darcy and Surlock are nice, but I just couldn't find myself caring anything about them. In fact, at the end of the story when Darcy gets kidnapped, I was hoping her kidnappers would kill her off so the book would end. It was just long, boring, and tedious. I was going to abandon it around 80 pages in, but then it picked up a bit, so I kept reading. That was a mistake, because it just went downhill from there. The only good parts were the love scenes.
The Wolf Prince is the third book in the Princes of Symtaria series, although it can be read as a standalone. I have no desire to read any other book in this series.
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Challenges: 100 Books in a Year, 2011 Summer Romance Challenge