Review: Enemy Red (Mark of Lycos #1) by Marie Harte

March 15, 2016 Review 0

Review: Enemy Red (Mark of Lycos #1) by Marie Harte

Book one in the Mark of Lycos Series

The magic of love lies in the arms of his fiery enemy.

No one likes an arranged marriage, and Fenris, a golden wolf in the Silver Clan, plans to avoid it as long as he can. But the Wolf in the Forest has heard the prayers of another and grants the female her wish.

Unfortunately for Fenris, his destined mate is an alpha in her own right, and an enemy who plans on taking the Silver Clan, and Fenris, apart one bite at a time.

Until Fenris bites back.

Reader Advisory: This book features scenes of sex whilst in shifted form.

Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Over the Moon anthology by Total-E-Bound

Title: Enemy Red
Author: Marie Harte
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: When the Starrs Align, The Dragon's Demon, Wolf Wanted, Test Drive
Series: Mark of Lycos #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Wolf Wanted, Jericho Junction
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: March 15, 2016
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 55
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Stars: two-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Fenris is doing his best to avoid being mated, which is what his Uncle is forcing him to do. Fenris decides to run away to have fun before he has to take his role as alpha. The Great Spirit Wolf has other plans for Fenris and provides him with his mate that is an alpha herself, Rudra. After centuries of bringing outcast shifters together to form a clan, Rudra finally has the key to take back her rightful land; too bad he is a sexy blonde Adonis that she can’t keep her or her wolf off of.

First off, any great paranormal romance novellas need a few things. Such as a good back story to the characters, an introduction on what will take place in the book, and chemistry between hero and heroine. This novella lacked all of these. There were a few instances between the characters that seemed forced or rushed. Knowing that novellas are not long and things cannot go into detail about such things, but I have read my share of paranormal romance that are short but detailed. They give their characters a chance for us to love them, experience their ups and downs, and get excited for future stories… Enemy Red did not do that for me.

Sadly, things happened too quickly at the beginning, too much happening at once. One minute we are with Fenris running through the woods. Next we are watching him become more than wolf and defeat a serpent-like demon. I was confused and lost most of the time until it was explained towards the end of the novella. Enemy Red takes place over a few weeks and still nothing seems settled up until the last chapter.

This book had great potential but left nothing unsolved or expecting for the next book. In the end, it was not something I could totally get into nor continue the series.

I was gifted a copy of this novella from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions and ratings are my own and I was in no way compensated.


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