Jessica is an oddity - born the daughter of her packs Alpha, life should be good. And no one in the pack is willing to let her forget that she is a freak of nature. Once past puberty and not having shifted, Jessica thought she would live out her life as a human. She left the pack behind, starting a new life with a new name.
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Her newly found mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge, and Jessica is positive she can save him. But being the only female werewolf in town comes with its own set of rules and powers Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means. The second novel in the Jessica McClain series is a full on action adventure featuring one angry Goddess and plenty of monsters, demons, and a few newly risen beasties Jessica has only been a werewolf for a few days.
She is the only female werewolf in the world. Prophecies regarding what she is swirl around and endanger her as well as those close to her. At the moment she is running on adrenaline and gut instincts with more than a little help from her wolf.
Her powers surprise her and those around her. One of the things I like most about Jessica is that, despite wielding what seems to be unimaginable powers, she continues to be compassionate. Becoming a wolf had not changed her essential human nature.
It will be interesting to see if she struggles with this over future novels. She simply does not solve every problem by killing it. Jessica does not go it alone in Hot Blooded. There is a lovely supporting cast of characters with her on this journey. Carlson does not skimp on the bad guys. They were awful, of course. There is also a touch of humor, which keeps the story from being grim at all the right times. Hot Blooded is wonderfully fast paced. Unlike the prior novel there is no cliffhanger, but it does end with new issues for Jessica to face.
I certainly hope that she brings along her friends in the next novel. Carlson does not disappoint in the second Jessica McClain novel. Jessica McClain remains one of my favorite Urban Fantasy heroines.
You may read my review of Blooded a prequel eNovella here , of Full Blooded here and read an interview with Amanda here. When a mercenary killer comes looking for her, her Pack finds themselves caught in the middle of a war.
Shelves: genre-urban-fantasy , vampires , books-i-go-rabid-over , shifters , ebooks , drinks-on-me , covers-to-covet , arc , review-requests , kindle-arc Were baaaack with another annoyingly long, but hopefully fun team review with the UTC Maidens. Annie: [a] kick ass adventure! Suz: I think I liked this book a little bit more, I felt more into the story and the characters, the world building was great as we set to see how the supernatural world of vampires, werewolves and witches work. There were also some interesting curve balls thrown at us to spice the plot up.
Hot Blooded : Book 2 in the Jessica McClain series