Title: Off the Beaten Path
Author: Cari Z.
Length: 200 pages
Genre: shifter, romance, glbt, gay romance, paranormal,
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read!
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy!
Ward has a beautiful little girl who just happens to be a werewolf. She’s taken, ripped from his arms and delivered to a werewolf pack. Which pack? Ward will stop at nothing to get her back. Then he finds her and her new pack alpha, Henry. The fight is on. Ward may be no match for a vicious werewolf but he’d give his life to get his little girl back.
Wow! Finally, finally!!! A shifter book that sounds unique. I love shifters but there are so many of the same stories out there that I’ve been skipping a lot of them. Then, I read the blurb for Off the Beaten Path and I scoop this book up as fast as I can. Instantly, I love Ward. He is a good father that loves his kid and will go through extreme lengths to get her back. When he finally finds her, I wanted to squeal I was so excited. And then comes Henry who isn’t the nasty alpha that is expected. I like his personality and the way he handles both Ava and Ward. The romance is beautiful. The plot is unique.
Why, you’re probably asking yourself, only give this book 3 stars if you love it so much? THE POINT OF VIEW! Tell me it isn’t so? Yeah, yeah, it is. The author wrote both main characters in first point of view. So confusing and downright frustrating. It kept throwing me right out of the story. If this had been done in third person it would have been absolute a 5 star review, maybe even a reread for me. As is, it’s a three star rating but I will definitely be checking out more books from this author.
Cillian can look into people’s eyes and see their fates. He soon learns that Soren, a man that saved him years ago is still alive and he will stop at nothing to repay the favor...
This book takes place is Cillian’s point of view and I’m so glad it does. He’s a great character. Add that to the fantastic and sometimes over the top action. I found Soren a little hard to pin down but just as enjoyable. There’s mystery, gun fights, paranormal goodness, some sexy and lots of fun. This is a unique world the author created and I, for one, liked the tour through their imagination.
Soothsayer is a highly recommended read for paranormal lovers.