Series: Mackenzie Grey #1
Publisher: Self-Published on February 10, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves, Adult
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It's hard enough being an undergraduate student, an intern at Downtown Manhattan's police station, and a bouncer at a local bar. Add her now ex-boyfriend who recently dumped her for the school's resident bimbo—oh, and she's a werewolf.
Mackenzie Grey meets her match when she is kidnapped by the Brooklyn Pack and tossed between Sebastian and Jonah—the Alpha and the Beta. Being a lone-wolf in the city is dangerous, and now that the Pack has found her, so can every supernatural being in the Tri-State area. And not even her sarcastic, smart mouth can get her out of this.
When a string of kidnappings involves Mackenzie in supernatural politics, she questions her new acquaintances and finds unlikely allies. Can she escape Pack law and keep her freedom—or will she be condemned to an unwanted path?
At A Glance
I really liked it but some things made me angry.
Mackenzie is a werewolf and she doesn’t know why, but she deals with it. She is a straight-shooter and takes no guff, even when two sexy werewolves kidnap her. Sebastian and Jonah try to convince Mackenzie to join the pack for protection, but Mackenzie is a lone wolf through and through.
Mackenzie is badass and super sassy. She often puts Sebastian and Jonah in their place when they pull the whole ‘females wolves are lowly and must be protected to their detriment’ crap. The werewolves in Shift are stuck in the ages of men ruling everything and women staying in the kitchen cleaning. *barf* Mackenzie is having none of it, even if she finds both Sebastian and Jonah appealing.
Mackenzie makes this book. She is a perfect mix of sarcasm, strength, vulnerability, and independent. She doesn’t need a man in her life, which was refreshing.
I really liked the action and mystery in this book. I want to learn more about the paranormal world and dynamics because the author only scratches the surface on this one. We get mysterious vampires, jerkface fae, and so much more.
OMG, these male chauvinistic assholes were too much sometimes. It was fun hating them at first. All characters can’t be perfect. But these are love interests and their views never change throughout the book. Mackenzie obviously fights against their sideways thinking, but sometimes she capitulates and that pissed me off. If I was told women have a place and that’s in the kitchen and under a man’s thumb, I would fight every freaking second, no matter the situation.
Jonah and Sebastian needed to be more developed as characters. I didn’t fall for either of them.
Jonah and Sebastian fell flat for me as love interests. Jonah is too emotional and Sebastian is too set in his alpha ways. We get some sexual things going on but no sex.
I would definitely continue this series. I want to know what’s next for Mackenzie, especially since I know it now involves vampires! It wasn’t a perfect read nor did it have perfect characters but it was very entertaining. Recommended.
“I don’t know what it is about you, Mackenzie Grey, but I want you more than I care to be Alpha. You’re different–you’re a fighter–and that does something to me,” his deep voice whispered. With one hand, he reached for the buttons of my jeans. “I need to mark you as mine.”