I stumbled across Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy somewhere on the internet and I immediately bought it on my Nook because it was so intriguing. The cover was gorgeous and I am a HUGE sucker for werewolves, well in this case direwolves.
Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn’t my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.
It was all Gage’s fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happened to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. I thought the wolves were the worst of my problems, but I was wrong. When things went from bad to worse I had to make a lifelong sacrifice to save Gage, but what price is too much to save the one you love?
I was so disappointed by this book. I’ll be honest; I didn’t finish it. I made it almost to the very end and couldn’t bring myself to finish the last chapter, which made me very, very sad.
This novel had such a promising premise but suffered from poor execution. Mary Anne is in love with Gage and they finally get it on while stranded in the middle of nowhere huddled in Gage’s truck. I think the first major problem was Mary Anne and Gage physically connected but there wasn’t anything mental, so when the story progresses into being kidnapped by direwolves and held against their will, I didn’t believe Gage when he all the sudden cared about Mary Anne and wanted to save her. I get that desperate times call for desperate measures, but I didn’t want Gage to be anywhere near Mary Anne.
Then comes in Hunter, the dire wolf jailer. I was really intrigued by him but his personality fell flat; he just had a nice body and repeated the same possessive dialogue.
The story got crazier and crazier and I just couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t connect with the characters and the plot couldn’t keep my attention. I give this book two stars for having an interesting premise, but I couldn’t get past the poor execution.
STARS: 2 out of 5.