• DNF - Did not finish,  M/M,  Shifter

    Of Secrets and Wolves (Winsford Shifters #1) by Alice Winters

    No. Just no. Alice Winters – universally loved apparently – is just not meant for me. I read How to Vex a Vampire, VCR: Vampire Related Crimes (that everybody raves about) and I didn’t like it. But I thought I’d give her a second chance with Of Secrets and Wolves because sources that are (usually) reliable were practically gushing over it. This book is an MM-shifter story. And I usually love those! They’re my no. 1 guilty pleasure. But I just can’t make myself appreciate the writing. To me, this read displays all the exact same characteristics that I found so hard to like with VCR: One main character acts…

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  • M/M,  Romance

    How to Vex a Vampire by Alice Winters

    This is the story about Finn, a human detective who manages to get into the vampire-only detective unit, and Marcus, the grumpy vampire who gets partnered with him. Marcus is determined to get rid of his pesky, little human partner as soon as possible but as they get involved in a case threatening to disrupt the alliance between humans and vampires, the two grow closer. This could have been an okay read. It’s well-written with obvious time and effort put into it. There’s both a short-term plot (resolved in this book) and a long-term one that (I assume) continues in the following installments. Unfortunately, the main focus – the romance…

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