Really, what was I thinking to read such stuff. But I did and it was not bad at all. A Historical Western Romance that takes place during a Zombie Apocalypse.
Besides the subject matter, I thought that the story was a well written but a little droopy in the middle. I started the skimming and was almost desperate for some carnage, any kind of carnage except the angst.
I think zombie fans might find this very satisfying. I had to try it since it seems to be all the rage but I can tell you, straight up… I never want to read another Zombie story or Zombie Romance or Zombie anything. I just could not sleep when I finished the book and also, there are just some images I wish I could unread. Truth.
This book is ok reading if you enjoy erotica more than an actual story. But even then the erotica seems pretty standard to me. There was a lot less tension than I usually enjoy between the characters and really nothing new. There was a story in there, but I found it kind of lean. I have to say, at this point in my career, I am not enjoying these sort of books as I use to. In fact I skip the sex scenes to get to the rest of the story and in this book I skipped quite a bit of pages.
I found the story to be quite interesting – more supernatural than paranormal which was an intriguing twist and I wish there was more of it to be exact.
But maybe I am approaching it all wrong. Maybe the whole point of the book was the erotica and the story was just connective tissue.
But if you like your erotica with a bit of story, the writing is fine and the main characters very appealing. I felt they were fully drawn while the supporting characters were not so much. It had so much potential…
I find myself reading books much more slowly these days. Savoring them. And I like a book that can sustain me, give me a great reading experience each time I pick it up and does not make me have to gobble it up in one sitting. It may be a matter of self control of course, but I also think that the page turner can be exhausting and sometimes a leisurely journey can be very satisfying as well. Wolf Tracker by Maddy Barone is perfect like that. Similar to the main male character, the story moves forward with a steady pace. It is confident and unhurried; a delicious read. In terms of chocolate, it is like a bag of Malteasers or a bar of Toblerone. Yummy nougat!
For some reason I did not know that this book is the third in a series. That explains a few issues that I had with the book. I think reading the first two books, which I will do, will help the reader have more information in regards to that future society as well as the supporting characters. That in turn would get rid of the patchwork feeling I had at first. I thought it was the style, which is fine. But as I continued to read the book I thought that I am missing something. So when I found out that it is the third book, it made more sense. The world is previously realized in the prior books and she is just plugging in new characters. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Maddy Barone’s world building is excellent.
It would have been enough for me that the book is a Time-travel Western. But it has a big element of paranormal that I cannot quite decide if I like or not. But the element is both pivotal and a matter of fact. The matter of fact part is due to it being part of a series. I suppose that is my one issue with the book if it is read as stand alone, that element could be more flushed out. But that may not be the author’s intention.
The main characters in the book are an excellent pair. They both clearly transform in a very satisfactory way.