Review: Shiftless by Aimee Easterling

Posted August 19th, 2014 in book review / 10 comments

Review: Shiftless by Aimee EasterlingShiftless by Aimee Easterling
Publisher: Self-Published on March 18, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback
Source: Author, Review Request
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: two-half-stars

PMS is no fun for werewolves.

Forget the full moon, female werewolves shift uncontrollably at that time of the month. But after years of practice, teenaged Terra learns to squash her wolf, which allows her to flee the repressive village where she grew up.

A decade later, Terra realizes she has an even worse problem. After hiding from her wolf for so long, she is now shiftless, unable to change back into canine form.

When her father shows up with an ultimatum, Terra knows she'll have to learn to shift or return to her place in her family's pack. Will Wolfie, a nearby alpha who's more wolf than man, be a stumbling block in Terra's quest to maintain her freedom?

As Terra struggles to escape two werewolf packs that seem poised to suck her back in, the real question becomes --- does she really want to stay away?

At A Glance

It was an okay read but not enough happened for me to really get into it.

The Good

Let’s bullet point it out!

  • The storyline really interested me.
  • I loved Wolfie (expect for his nickname). He was a kind soul and very sexy in his shy way.
  • Wolfie’s pack was awesome. So loving and welcoming.
  • I loved how bad the bad guy was. He had few limits, which made for an interesting read.

The Bad

  • I could not get over the nickname Wolfie, for an alpha no less. Not sexy and not powerful at all.
  • This book was drowned in inner-dialogue and musings but had very little actual dialogue.
  • I was expecting more action. Despite all the drama and tension surrounding this book, the actual action often happened off-scene.
  • The ending wasn’t satisfying. I mean, some things got wrapped up, but not the romance. That ended oddly.

The Snuggly

  • I liked the slow romance, but it was a little too slow.
  • No sex, but lots of nakedness!

Final Thoughts

Shiftless was middle-of-the-road. Nothing special about it but it wasn’t terrible either. It wasn’t hard to finish, but once I did, I could easily forget about it. I think some people will like this book for it’s simplicity, but I can’t recommend it.


I broke into a run, stupid, stupid, stupid echoing through my mind in time to the beat of my shoes on the pavement. I couldn’t let myself believe that this is how I would be sucked back into the pack, due to a chance meeting in a bookstore while reading about fictional shifters. If I’d picked up Twilight instead, would I have been treated to a sparkly vampire?   “And this,” he added, “is where I give you the kiss your wolf keeps asking for.” He tilted my head up to meet his lips, and if I’d been a werecat instead of a werewolf, I would have purred.”

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10 Responses to “Review: Shiftless by Aimee Easterling”

  1. Heena Rtahore P.

    Welcome to WordPress Jennifer! The new design is awesome 🙂

    And odd ending is such a tun-off, I guess I’m gonna pass on this one!
    Thanks for another great review 🙂

  2. Jaclyn Canada

    Wolfie…oh man. I mean, in Scarlet, there’s a character named Wolf who isn’t a wolf so it’s a little better, but that sounds like something a mother would call a baby wolf pup. Not sexy at all. The action happening off-screen is a bummer as well. Thanks so much for the great review! Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      No, Wolfie is in no way sexy, lol. I couldn’t get over the name the whole time.

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