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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.

Defying Pack Law (Pack, #1) - Eve Langlais Oh dear. This was a problematic book for me. It had more problems than things I liked. First, it is one of those menage romances where there is a well defined main couple and the other members of the menage feel like they were tacked on just to make it a menage. Second, I did not like the heroine. She's a poor version of a "tough chick" but also manages to be weepy. Then there is the main male in the group. I liked him until 2/3rds of the way into the book, when he does things that make him unredeemable to me He gets stinking drunk and claims the heroine by force. It comes off as being not quite rape but it was much too close for my taste.The writing is okay technically and the premise of the series seems interesting despite this book's problems. I already own books 2 and 3 so I'll read them but this first book was not up to Ms. Langlais's usual standard. It also lacked the humor I enjoy so much in her Freak'n series. I can't recommend it.