“First Bite” by Dani Harper

 photo dani-harper-200x300_zps295e70b4.jpgGeneva “Neva” Ross doesn’t want to die. But now that she’s been turned into a werewolf against her will, she’ll do anything to protect her family and friends…even if that means taking her own life.

After witnessing Neva’s leap from a high ledge, Travis Williamson—a Changeling with a dark past—uses his powers to save her life. He feels a connection to the strong-willed woman whose eyes flash that familiar Changeling green. While Neva is hospitalized, Travis risks everything to kidnap her, knowing the approaching full moon will put everyone in jeopardy.

Bickering constantly to hide their growing attraction, Travis and Neva run from the authorities…and from Neva’s sinister sire, Meredith de la Ronde. Meredith delights in creating new shape-shifters and compelling them to do her dark bidding; now Neva must join Meredith’s murderous wolf pack…or die.

Intensely suspenseful with deliciously sexy twists, this paranormal romance—the first in the Dark Wolf Series—intertwines sensual passion with an epic, thrilling battle between good and evil.

I won this book in a contest but this will not sway my review.  This is the First book I’ve read by Dani Harper and I was pleasantly surprised.

The Review

First Bite is the debut book in her new Dark Wolf Series and I think it was wonderful!  The book starts out with Geneva”Neva” trying to kill herself by throwing herself off a cliff. Travis who is a werewolf by blood sees her and tries to stop her, but he’s too late. At the bottom of the ravine he finds her, broken, bloody, barely breathing….but still ALIVE.

Travis knows no human could survive that fall and he is correct. She’s not. Neva has been bitten by a werewolf and she thinks once she turns she’ll turn into a killing monster like Meredith, the person who bit her is.  Travis sets out to prove her wrong, but first he has to keep her alive and safe from Meredith and her minions who are out to find the runaway and possess whatever power it is that Neva has that could help or destroy them.

This book started off a little slow, not much, but a little but it picked up pace pretty quick and once it did, I couldn’t put it down until it was finished!  The entire story line was unique and the twists!  OMG!! I did NOT see that twist coming!! I felt so sorry for Neva, her self hate and her loss of everything she loved.  You have to be desperate to throw yourself off a cliff, so immediately we understand how much she hates who she now is and who she’s afraid she’ll become.

Travis takes the time to teach her all the wonderful things that she’ll be able to do, but still Dani takes awhile to be convinced. She’s seen too much destruction and murder by Meredith to believe she will be any different.

I just seriously loved this book. This is yet another series I’ll be adding to my favorites and to watch for!  I will also be checking out Dani Harper’s other series/books.  If you’re looking for something different, but still within the werewolf topic, then you’ll love this series.

~Robin

Grade Scale:

(Based upon the Book Reads and Reviews Rubric)

  • Plot – 10
  • Characterization – 8
  • Style – 10
  • Threshold Quality – 10
  • Addictiveness – 10

Total – 48

Rating – 5 Stars