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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Candid Camera - Susie Charles A werewolf bodyguard finds his mate -- the human he's hired to guard. This is a good version of this plot. The characters are fairly well written, there is plenty of suspense and it actually kept me hanging on. The love scenes are plentiful and very explicit. The hero is alpha without being a jerk and the heroine has only a few tstl moments. I do think the werewolf characters could have been much more wolfy. They have some were characteristics but it's mainly heightened sense of smell and some serious sexual stamina. Don't expect the nuances and examples of pack behavior you'd get from Nalini Singh or Shelley Laurenston or Lauren Dane. This series doesn't have anywhere near that sort of complex, detailed world building. The books in this series are a bit pricey to lack that depth of characterization and a fully created unique universe. However, the suspense plot is more complex than that found in most shifter erotic romantic suspense which helps make up for that. I'd give it around 3.75 stars.