Sheep vs. Wolf

Reading some of Donna Kauffman’s books I have found she has a lot of quirk in the characters and plot. That is not lost in The Big Bad Wolf Tells All. First off the cover is humorous and secondly it was not what I expected from this novel.

Tanzy Harrington is the most read romance columnist and she makes a whole new hit with her sheep/wolf theory. But that kind of attention also creates a problem for Tanzy as she will start getting threats of a stalker who wants her. Tanzy will get that help from her great aunt.

Riley Parrish was hired by Millicent Harrington to protect her grandniece. Riley figured it would be over and done with and he would leave. But Riley didn’t know the effect Tanzy would have on him or just how serious this stalker would be. Riley will play the sheep to Tanzy’s wolf but it will be Riley in sheep’s clothing.

Overall the plot was entertaining to read. You had several side characters who went along nicely and the idea of the sheep vs. wolf was comical and made you want to read more.

I like that both characters played the wolf but at times in sheeps clothing it was clever and fun. Kauffman also creates the villain to be unexpected but not so out of left field that you are confused.

After reading this book you will wonder if you are the sheep, the wolf or a whole new hybrid of the two.

Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd

The first book of the series Darkness Chosen is a creative way to show a new form of shapeshifters and the cross they must bare.

Ann Smith loves her dynamic boss, Jasha Wilder, but her daring plan to seduce him goes awry when she encounters a powerful wold who, before her horrified eyes, changes into the man she adores.  She soon discovers that she can’t escape her destiny, for Jasha is Konstantine’s descendant, and Ann is the woman fated to break the curse that binds his soul…

Reading Dodd’s work so far is fantastic to read.  She delivers so much to the page.  Scent of Darkness is not something I have found myself reading before.  I really liked the concept of the curse which this family has to bare and the fact that it will take a woman to stop the curse.

The characters are fascinating to read about and have a lot of humor which keeps the book light even though most parts of the book are serious and sensual.

Jasha and Ann are a delight to read about and entertaining to see how they would come together and break the curse.

The idea of icons is interesting.  But what was weird was the one name mentioned at the end.  A person who is watching the family.  Is he their enemy or not?