Author: Aurora Whittet
Published: 2013 by Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Princess Ashling is excited to see her father, thinking he is going to brand her to make her officially part of the pack. But when Ashling and her mother get there they learn that he intends to marry her off, even though she is only 14. Ashling and her mother protest, but it is Ashling’s brother who persuades their father to let Ashling wait a few more years before she is to be married to her intended. A few years pass and Ashling and her mother are found by their pack’s enemy. They run back to her father for protection and it’s decided that Ashling should go into hiding with Baran, a sort of lone wolf. While living with him she meets Grey. He’s not a werewolf but there is something about him that she can’t put her finger on, plus she is very interested in him. Grey reciprocates the attraction, but many obstacles stand in the way of their happy ever after.
This story started out great and kept me interested. It’s definitely unique compared to other werewolf stories I’ve read. I was a little turned off that Ashling was only 14 at first; I thought I was going to have to read about a 14 year old, but then in the next chapter, a few years pass, so that was good news for me.
Ashling is a headstrong female. She doesn’t let anyone, including her father tie her down. Basically, she does what she wants. She had great character traits, but I still had a little trouble feeling connected to her.
Let’s talk about chemistry between Ashling and Grey. I could tell the attraction was immediate; but for the rest of their relationship I just felt like something was missing. I can’t put my finger on it though. I honestly didn’t care if they were together or not. I didn’t feel the love as much as they were saying it to each other.
The story kept me very interested in the beginning, then I did get a little bored towards the middle, but the ending picked up again and I really couldn’t put it down. All in all, Bloodmark was a good book. And the bonus is that it’s the first book of a series. The ending got a lot more interesting to me, and I think the second book is going to be even better.
My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from the author, in exchange for an honest review.*****