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Posted January 19, 2013 by Buffy Kennedy in All Series
 
 

Review: Sharp Change (Black Meadow Pack #1) by Milly Taiden


TLDR Recap:

Sophia is a geneticist studying the shifter gene after her sister was changed into a wolf shifter. In a freak accident in the lab, she’s infused with the genes of both a cat and a wolf. Chase is the pack alpha and he’s pathetically in love with Sophia after meeting her when her sister joined the pack. After her accident, Sophia goes to her sister’s for a get together and the sparks fly between her and Chase, but neither fully understand why. Chase helps her through her first heat only to discover that others know of her research and will do anything to get ahold of her. Everything between them will be put to the test. GraveTells calls Sharp Change a recommended read!

  • Title: Sharp Change
  • Series: Black Meadow Pack Book 1
  • Author: Milly Taiden
  • Prominent Characters: Chase and Sophia
  • Recommended Reader Age: 18+
  • Sexual Content Level: Very Strong

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

Thoughts:

There was a lot I enjoyed from this story, with a few things that bothered me just a tad. First, this is book one in the series, but there were several times throughout particularly the first half of the book that I felt like I had missed a story and that was a little distracting. I also thought there were some unanswered questions in the end and that it happened a little too quickly; I think it could have benefited from an epilogue.

The world building was very good, giving relevant information without anything extraneous to overwhelm the reader. There are hints to more in that world which is cool, because it leaves the door open for future installments to go anywhere. There was really only one thing that stood out to me as a little implausible – the ability to scent the gender of an unborn child within the first couple weeks of pregnancy.

As for the characters, all were great. Julia is Sophia’s sister and mated to River, Chase’s brother. They were cute together, even if Julia was a little dramatic. I absolutely adored Chase and Sophia is fun, but I did feel that as smart as Sophia was, she should have been able to figure a couple things out prior to having to be told.

The love scenes are explicit and hot and do not lose intensity throughout the story, which is always nice. I’ve come to enjoy this author’s work and this one did not disappoint.

Memorable Quotes:

Now there’s a hell of a prospect.

“Oh…my…God.” She looked at her sister in dismay, “Does this mean when I have kids I’m going to have kittens? Puppies? Poodles? Iguanas?” A hysterical laugh escaped her. She was quickly losing what small hold she had on her mind.

Not your average dirty talk…

“Does my big puppy want to play?” she cooed, laughing when he growled and made a face.
“I’ll show you a puppy, you naughty hellcat.”
“Oooh, I’m scared. I think my big puppy needs to learn who the boss is.” She rocked her hips, making him groan as she started to ride him.

If you liked Sharp Change…

If you enjoyed Sharp Change, you should check out Pride Mates, the first book in the Shifters Unbound series by Jennifer Ashley. There you’ll find multiple species of shifters getting along, felines and wolves in particular. You should also check out The Woodcliff Shifter series by Jennifer Dellerman. It’s about a town full of shifters when a human unexpectedly mates into the pack.

Final Thoughts:

Sharp Change is an exciting story with compelling characters. If you’re looking for a very sexy romantic suspense, I definitely recommend it!

Rating: Sharp Change

A recommended read


Buffy Kennedy

 
Aspiring author and avid reader. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and am a stay home mother of two.