Review: The Big, Bad… by Nina S Gooden

The Big, Bad… by Nina S Gooden
Series:  Riding Hood Tales Series
Released: June 8, 2011
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

When Roux left on her daily “meals on wheels” route she expected to visit the not-so-kindly old lady “Grandma.” Only, when she gets to the cottage she discovers that the mean old crow has been killed by what looks like a vicious animal. Oddly enough, the only person she finds at the scene of the crime is a strange naked man who turns out to be a shape-shifting wolf! Our flustered heroine quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of blood, danger, and lust. On one hand she has to dodge bullets and pitchforks, while on the other she has to unravel her own confusing feelings for the wolf who has suddenly and unrelentingly claimed her as his mate. Her only option, if she wants to go back to her nice, quiet life is to help this wolf find out who is framing him and why. When the only person she can trust is the one most dangerous to her heart, Roux has to make the ultimate choice between a past of comfort and a future that is unwritten. The only question is: will she really want to leave after he awakens the well of passion within her?

Review:  This new twist on an old fairy tale was imaginative and entertaining. The story is fast paced and doesn’t have a single boring part.

Roux is a character you can’t help but like. She’s naïve but not stupid. Roux takes charge and doesn’t let anyone run over her. She’s my kind of heroine.

The big, bad wolf, Aldrich is HOT. From his first scene you can’t help but fall for him. His protective nature is new to Roux and she has a hard time coming to terms with it.

Roux friends Mina and Ulrich were so likeable I hope the Author writes their stories as well.

There were a few unclear parts in the story and some confusing dialogue. At the end of the book Roux suddenly knows she has the thing everyone has been looking for and it seemed like the Author just threw that in as an after thought.

Quote: “Stop fighting me!” He growled

“Stop scaring me!” I screamed

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