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The first book in the best-selling Big Bad Bite Series! What would it be like to live in a world where you were considered abnormal even to those who were above the norm? Jenna O’Conner is not human, nor is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community. It’s important she hide her true nature from both humans and Others. Right after moving to a new city, JenThe first book in the best-selling Big Bad Bite Series! What would it be like to live in a world where you were considered abnormal even to those who were above the norm? Jenna O’Conner is not human, nor is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community. It’s important she hide her true nature from both humans and Others. Right after moving to a new city, Jenna runs into trouble in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee. He’s an alpha werewolf determined to do two things: figure out exactly what Jenna is and have her all to himself. As if that weren’t enough for Jenna to deal with, a group of extremist Shifters who consider humans to be cattle and who think that factions of Others should stay within their own species—never to intermingle—come to town. Jenna has to find a way to shut them down, but in the process of trying to do that, she discovers things about herself that even she had never thought were possible. Who said the wolf was what you had to worry about? Welcome to the real world—the Other world. Contains mature themes. “If you like funny paranormal romance with crazy but endearing characters, Big Bad Bite will be for you.” - Swept Away By Romance http://jessielanesite.blogspot.com/p/......

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Big Bad Bite Reviews

  • Karla
    2019-03-13 07:01

    3 1/2 Stars! Excellent beginning, lost its way a little, but then the author brought it back around to the heart of the story and it ended on a high note! My dual review with Steffi posted at Swept Away By RomanceWhat workedKarla: The first 30% percent of this book was EXCELLENT! I loved that Jenna was part of the SWAT team and that she could go toe-to-toe with the men, she gave as good as she got.The way Adam and Jenna find each other, really made for an exciting beginning, and then to have Kent reveal himself for what he really is, well this was the start of something good!!It was very witty…laugh out loud funny, especially the banter between Jenna and Kent!The sibling relationship between Logan and Jenna, even though it was new for both of them, it was believable and they cracked me up! Steffi: I cracked up about every 5 pages. The writing is funny and witty and very charming as well. I also enjoyed that not a single character was painted in a bad light. They all had something funny, endearing and slightly crazy about them. The humor actually reminds me a lot of Shelly Laurenston and her Pride series.When Jenna and Adam come together is sizzles and there are some very sensual scenes with the two of them. All the other male characters are hot and sexy in their own right and I can’t wait to read their stories.Lastly, I especially enjoyed the sub plot that will carry on into the next book. While Big Bad Bite is a romance, you will also get some action (pun intended) and suspense. There is something for everyone.What didn’t workKarla: Sometimes the humor felt forced, when it was on it was on, but there were moments that the humor just felt out of place. I had a love/hate relationship with Jenna’s snarky kick-ass attitude. I like a strong female character, but there were times when it was too much.Kent was huge part of the story and then he wasn’t, he was such a plus, a fun quirky character, and his presence was sorely missed in the second half of the book.The story strayed away from its original foundation. I wish the author would have built the story around Jenna and Kent's job on the SWAT team, and then continue to bring Adam in as the bounty hunter, it was working so well. I didn’t care for this wild goose chase to another country The story was right there in front of us, and if the author had stuck with it, it would have been a fantastic read.Steffi: I felt that the story lost its momentum about halfway through. The beginning was exciting and thrilling, full of new discoveries but then some scenes were dragged out and I felt a bit lost while reading. That did change again towards the end, though.While I felt that the humor was one of the strongest points of the book, I have to agree with Karla and say that the jokes felt a bit repetitive towards the end. It was still funny but more of a small chuckle than an outright laugh as it was at the beginning of the book.Best scenesKarla: Jenna’s understanding that what she was feeling for Adam was not love, but that because he was everything she was looking for in a man, they could build on their feelings for each other and that love would be imminent. She was so sheltered from this world and when Logan and her had a heart to heart, it was a beautiful moment.The first skin to skin scene with Adam and Jenna. I thought it was sensual, passionate, and very well written. It was in these moments where I thought the writing shined!! I could feel the undeniable chemistry that these two had for each other. Adam was amazing!! Steffi: The first skin to skin moment with Adam and Jenna was a favorite of mine as well. I wished for more moments like that throughout the story. I felt that that scene was one of the strongest points of the book when the chemistry was off the charts. I also really enjoyed the parts about Jenna’s job on the SWAT team. They were action packed, exciting and showed a strong side of her which worked well with the vulnerability she showed with Adam.Favorite charactersKarla: Adam: Sweet, charming, protective! I thought he was perfect for Jenna and oh so patient and understanding, just what she needed in a man.Kent: Man-whore extraordinaire, witty and someone I want to read more about!Logan: Typical younger brother, annoying, but in a cute way. I love when he came in the bedroom and was staring at Jenna’s neck, so brash! He’s got great potential moving forward in the series. Steffi: Adam: I have to admire him for his patience with Jenna. I was also a bit sad for him sometimes because his mate didn’t know anything about the shifter world and he often had to stand back and suppress his instincts to allow Jenna to get used to this new world.Logan (Jenna’s brother): He was one of the most hilarious characters. I will never forget the scene when he bursts in on Jenna and Adam in the bedroom. So funny!Jenna’s mother: She only makes a couple of short appearances but she is hilarious and slightly wacky in her own way.Overall ThoughtsKarla: I was sucked into this story, the beginning just came at me full force, and then I felt like it was being mired in descriptive narrative and a storyline that was over-the-top and not necessary. I wish that the author had stuck in keeping the story within the SWAT team setting and the initial surroundings that it started out with. I loved that Jenna met her extended family, particularly her brother Logan, but some of the other characters just didn’t quite make much sense to me. Simpler would have been better; Jenna and Adam’s pairing as the crux of the story, with Kent mixed in for some extra tension. Jenna finding out why she was so protected all her life, and being introduced into pack life would have been a great way to introduce this series. However, I’m impressed enough that I’m looking forward to the next book, and really, really hoping for the return of Kent!!! 3 ½ Stars!!Steffi: Overall, Big Bad Bite was a winner for me on all fronts. Yes, the story fell through a bit in the second half but it picked up again towards the end and considering how often I laughed and how much fun I had with this book, that is easily forgivable. If you like funny paranormal romance with crazy but endearing characters, Big Bad Bite will be for you. I am definitely curious about yummy shifter Gage, the hero of Walk On The Striped Side (how amazing is that title?), the second book in the Big Bad Bite series. I hope there will be more of Jenna and Adam as a couple and of course Kent. How could I forget about Kent, the man whore? He needs to be taught a lesson and I have a feeling he will have both hands full with the woman that catches his eye. Hopefully, soon! 4 Stars!*ARC kindly provided by Jessie Lane in exchange for an honest review*

  • Lola
    2019-02-27 03:04

    I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review.It had been some time since I last read a good werewolf book, so I was looking forward to starting a werewolf book. I did enjoy the story, but I couldn’t stand the writing style.The story starts of pretty okay, the main character and her new job are introduced and the reader get’s enough information about it all. The plot is interesting, but I felt like the slow pace and the writing style disrupted it a bit. At first I enjoyed the story, but pretty soon there were more and more things that started to annoy me. Also nearing the end I didn’t feel like the story was going anywhere and at the end there is so much left unresolved.As mentioned before I couldn’t stand the writing style. Pretty early in the story there were some things in the writing style that started annoying me. The story is full of explanations, internal debate, mental considerations, descriptions and then some more. There was just too much of it. Every time they are going to do something, meet someone new or something happens it is followed by tons of explanation and internal thoughts from the main character, so that it is almost difficult to remember what actually is going on. I do like getting to know some internal thoughts of the main character, but in this book there is just too much of it and it hampers the pace of the story. Also some phrases and words are used a bit too often, like starting a sentence with hell or so. I just found the writing style to be annoying and this made it difficult to concentrate on the story sometimes.At the beginning I did like Jenna the main character, she comes across as a strong women who likes her independence, but she started to get a bit annoying with her overdose of her thoughts and her sometimes strange behavior. Also at the beginning it is made obvious she is not a girly-girl and that she has never had a boyfriend before and also doesn’t need one, but she falls in love way too soon, seems to act way too experienced about it all and suddenly does turn out to have some girly emotions. Also she is a bit too aggressive, whenever someone annoys her she immediately thinks about hurting him or her or even killing. It just felt off and unbelievable, even though some people may be annoying you don’t go out immediately hurting them. I just found her to be a bit unbelievable and annoying. The other characters aren’t much better. I did like a few of them like Adam’s little sister, but we didn’t get to really know her that well. Many of the men think and talk about sex a bit too often and easily and this also frustrated me, because they all seemed the same and I had difficulties remembering who they were. Also when they have a mission or something important to do many of them are still distracted by sex and this was a bit strange. Due to all the explanations and elaborations I did get a reasonable sense of what the world was and how it worked. Especially some very specific parts were really well explained. What did disappoint me was that at the beginning it is mentioned that there is more than only shape shifter in this world, there are more Others (the term this book uses for supernaturals), but there isn’t much attention for the other races so I didn’t really get why it was necessary to mention it that early on. Also there are some huge gaps in the world building and story, like the fact that Jenna is really protected and knows almost nothing of the Other community at first, but there is never a good explanation given and as soon as she finds out more this protection suddenly isn’t necessary anymore. And the explanation that is given for why the shape shifter evolved was a bit strange and farfetched. The explanation for other races was also a bit strange.To conclude: this wasn’t really a book for me. The story was interesting at first, but the pace was slow and I got annoyed by the writing style and the main character. I also felt like there wasn’t enough progression of the story and at times I had no idea where the story was going. I think there isn’t enough depth to the other characters. I did like the fact that there was so much explanation, but didn’t like the way it was done.

  • Candace
    2019-02-23 09:01

    Jenna is a hybrid -- half demon and half wolf. She is also the niece of Pack Master Owen. Adam is the Alpha of his pack. Upon meeting each other, Adam's wolf decides Jenna is his mate. She, not being raised in a pack, wants to discover if his motives and love are true. Will Jenna and Adam have a HEA, or will he lose control of his wolf and go insane?When the Corvas pack members kidnap the Senators, Jenna and her partner, Kent, save the day by shooting the kidnappers. Now Jenna, Adam, Owen, Logan and two tiger shifters must travel to Germany, Corvas territory. They must discover why Corvas kidnappers were in America demanding a ransom. Will Jenna and Adam capture Marcus Corvas, Corvas Alpha, and demand to know what is going on? I enjoyed this shifter novel. Not all of the subplots are tied up. There is a cliffhanger. The characters are well-rounded. This novel contains adult language and explicit sex.

  • Nikki
    2019-02-26 09:05

    Big Bad Bite was totally unexpected! It was Awesomesauce! I loved it! Jenna has been added to the list of most favorite heroines of all time! She was absolutelyI'm talkin a kickass heroine who not only knows her way around guns, motorcycles, and how to work a hostage situation, but she can also calm the feral beast within the oh-so-swoon worthy Alpha wolf Adam!Oh, and did I mention she has just enough naivete and sweetness to round out to be the total package?!! Now Adam... He was one possessive Alpha wolf living on the edge! He tries so hard to contain the beast within, but when Jenna comes on the scene, his control is tested to its limits! And boy was it fun to watch these two! Add in some hellaciously hilarious Were-Tigers, a crazy ass protective Demon mama, One seriously wacked out but funny as hell Russian Grandma, plus the plethora of other awesome supporting characters, an intriguing story line, not to mention a whole different take on the Supernatural world and we have a really great book! I could not put it down! My poor house was completely neglected because I simply had to know what was gonna happen next! I'm so pleased that while the plot was not completely resolved, as I'm sure it'll be a multi-book story arc, this book wasn't left with a cliffhanger. It did leave me wanting the next one right now but the story between Jenna and Adam was resolved. Jesse Lane definitely has a new fan and I really really cannot wait for book 2!!! :D

  • Violeta
    2019-03-16 07:12

    It’s been almost a week since I’ve read this book and I still have a gnawing feeling inside me, compelling me to write a review (and if you’ve read some of my previous reviews you’d know that is not a good thing). Every now and again something would remind me of this book and I’d want to turn into an angry blabbering lunatic …. So I am giving up….Beware!! A long rage rant follows!Let’s start from the beginning - I was looking for a nice PNR book with a kickass heroine and in my humble opinion you can’t get more kickass-ier than a mysterious half shifter/half something else SWAT member, which according to the summary is our Jenna. My hopes were up – such a big mistake on my part. The book starts with Jenna having finally landed her dream job and moving away from her suffocating family. Naturally my expectations were that some of the story would revolve around her hard won independence and enjoying it or around finding her place in the squad and proving herself, or forming relationships. However those aspects I find very underdeveloped. Jenna should have been this thought cookie but at the first sign of trouble she heads home to her Momma like a scared little puppy, which absolutely undermines her image. From this point on my problems with the book really started. For someone who has spent their whole life hiding I saw the heroine as too trusting, too easily accepting the possessive gestures, all the protectiveness and sometimes even the orders from all the alpha males around her. All the issues that should have come with her past – the fact that her father never bothered to come and meet his child, the suffocating environment in which she has grown (home schooled and living with her family up until that point), the loneliness from never having friends - are not developed. For me the book should have stressed upon these problems not upon the mushy feelings caused by her teenage crush on Adam. Yes I did use the word “crush” for their supposed “mate-relationship” because for me their love was not believable I just didn’t feel it. It was like they met twice and BOOOOM she was his and it was all settled. Her fur should have been rubbed the wrong way from all of his domineering gestures but noooo they just stirred some confusing emotions in our supposedly independent full of attitude though girl. While I am on the subject of this very implausible insta love I should mention that there was a moment where I really hoped that the author would redeem herself however that hope died a slow and painful death. This fragile moment, where Adam should have had some hard time winning our heroine’s affections was when Amy told Jenna that our alpha must mate her because if he doesn’t he will go mad. Every other girl would have started seriously doubting Adam’s show of affections and his motives but not Jenna, she is understanding and those doubts are only expressed by a few fleeting thoughts. Actually Jenna’s understanding knows no limits; she isn’t even remotely disturbed by the fact that she has a long lost brother. Jenna is just like oh ok no biggie and starts treating a total strange like a sibling that she has lived with all her life. Before I wrap it all up about Jenna I should tell you that she is a virgin which in this situation is expectable however for me that was the top of the cherry. OF course Jenna’s first time was amazing like all which is absolutely believable…NOT. I hate virgins…Moving on.Adam you could have been such a great guy. You probably are however we never got the chance to actually meet you. There are only 2 chapters from his POV and that deprived us from getting to know you as a character. We know nothing of him as a person. There aren’t any glimpses of his past and his family is kind of a mystery except for his overly friendly sister Amy. The only things we know about him is that he is a bounty hunter (mentioned only once) and that he is an Alpha of the pack. Here we stumble upon the next big plot hole – the pack doesn’t play any role in this story. We meet only two of its members and the rest is just background. Our main characters are wolf shifters therefore the pack should be a big part of their life even bigger due to the fact that Jenna never had one. Lastly I feel like I should note Adam’s lack of presence during a big part of the book. Due to this absence his role from main turns to minor and the discussion about him ends here.This is leading me to the final nail in the coffin – the awful writing style. Half the book we are meeting new guys and of course all of them are big gorgeous domineering alpha males. Note to authors not all men should be alphas or devastatingly handsome, readers could get sick of all those manly men. The process of introducing new characters is always following these four steps:1. We need information2. Somebody has a buddy that should know something. Let’s go meet him!3. Meets the next gorgeous guy.4. He doesn’t have any info but he knows a guy who possibly has the wanted info.That repeats for at least 4 times in the span of 60 pages. It was irritating and made me think about quitting this book half way through it. The only thing that kept me going was my stubbornness. But that’s not all - every time the characters went to some place it was followed by unending explanations about the club or house. These useless details that only fill out the pages are sometimes mixed with Jenna’s confused mushy feelings which only contributed to my growing irritation. The author has this amazing talent of making a fast paced story seem like an endless account of meetings. I was utterly bored and annoyed by the fact that the new guys kept piling up. Because the reader is too preoccupied with all the explanations or trotting to the next guy he can’t come to know any of the characters or to care for them. It is interesting to say that all of the new guys are more memorable than our main hero Adam which during all these meetings is absence (as I mentioned above). After all the introductions (including a strange and unnecessary appearance of Jenna’s mother) are made we are put on a plane for Germany. This is the point where the story was absolutely lost its momentum and I went from “No.” to “Hell no!”. Why the author felt the need to put us on a goose chase half the world away when she had all the ingredients to make not a great but a good story I have no idea. I confess that this part of the book is already a little foggy to me after only five days which should tell you enough about how memorable the last 50 pages were. The author tried to give some fast dramatic ending but I personally had already given up and just prayed that the book had a quick death.Lastly I should mention that somewhere buried beneath all the debilitating descriptions and details there was a bit of nice humour (the moment with the coffee) and world building that had some good points like the explanation of vampires and demons. Of course the author couldn’t help herself and had to ruined it for me with the story of shifter evolution (WTF?!). At this point it shouldn’t be any surprise that there were also some major gaps in the world build that were of course crippling the story but who cares anymore… I certainly don’t.~El

  • Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
    2019-02-26 09:05

    All of her life Jenna has been hiding. She is special, a hybrid Other. Most hybrids are killed because they are usually weaker. So Jenna’s mom has kept her hidden and safe. Now Jenna is older and after hard work she is now on a SWAT team. Unfortunately on her very first day several people come to realize that she is not human… Adam is the Alpha of the local pack and is on the hunt. When a female SWAT gets in between him and his prey he is intrigued. He can tell she is special and once he finds out she is part shifter he wants to take her home with him. But can he keep her and her secret safe when members from another pack come into town… I really liked the romance between Jenna and Adam. Actually I wish there had been a lot more of it! Jenna’s mom seems interesting and I really wish there had been more information on how her parents met and what their relationship was like. The plot at times seemed to be all over the place and it felt like nothing was really resolved before more problems cropped up. There are places where it was just too wordy and I would skip ahead and I never felt like I had missed anything. Otherwise this is a really interesting new Paranormal Romance series and if you like shifters then I would definitely recommend this book.

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2019-02-25 07:48

    Originally posted at http://smexybooks.com/2013/01/review-...Favorite Quote: “The next person who tells me to hurry up before I finish my cup of coffee gets a bullet in the ass.”Police officer Jenna O’Connor has spent her whole life hiding from what her mother called the Others – supernatural beings. Repeatedly told they would kill her because of her hybrid status, she has spent her life staying under the radar, letting no one but her family into her life. No more though. In an attempt to live her own life, she moves to Wilmington, NC and lands her dream job on the SWAT team. She never expects her cover to be blown the first day when she meets Adam McPhee. She instantly knows he’s not human, like her, but figures she can handle anything he throws her way.Adam McPhee, the smoking hot Alpha of the NC pack, is more wolf than human and now has his sights set on the sexy little SWAT agent who stepped between him and his prey. He knows Jenna isn’t human but can’t figure out exactly what she is and his curiosity to find out more about her, could get them both killed if he isn’t careful.When a group of violent shifters who are part of an elitist pact that views humans as cattle, storm the town, threatening humans and Others alike, Jenna finds herself knee deep in a world her mama told her to always avoid. As Jenna tries to find her footing, learning new and unbelievable things about herself and the Others, she begins to wonder if her mama wasn’t right.Fans of Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series will enjoy this. Similar in makeup, Lane has created a world where supes are a normal part of society and plenty of humor, snark, and action play alongside crazy, engaging characters. Heavily character driven, the story is told mainly from our heroine’s POV, Jenna O’Connor, though we have enough dialogue from other characters to get a healthy mixture of multiple POVs. I enjoyed the crisp, fast paced writing style that flows smoothly through the story. Within the pages, humor, action, suspense, and romance all mix together for a laugh out loud story that keeps you hooked to the very end. It’s not completely lighthearted though. Some intriguing subplots balance well against the humorous situations to reveal a serious side to the story.Lane’s world building is a solid though we only learn what directly affects Jenna. I do love Lane’s unique view on how shifters came to be in existence. Magic aside, she digs deep into the evolutionary chain and gives us a fantastical but almost believable tale that starts with the dinosaurs. *g* T Rex shifters. RAWR!!!!Jenna is a refreshing protagonist. She is a kick ass heroine with a smart mouth and the skills to back it up. Not to say she comes across as butch or bitchy, she is as girly as the rest of us, but she is an engaging and funny blend of femininity and “take no crap” warrior.“What?”Alex answered her. “You do know that it’s disturbing that you know all that, right? We thought you were some go hard, take no prisoners, don’t-look-at-me-or-I’ll-bust-a-cap-in-your-ass warrior.”She balled her hands up by her hips and barked in annoyance. “Well, I wasn’t raised on G.I. Joes you know! Mama raised me on princesses and fairy tales, and I just happened to like the swords more than the shoes in the stories. Okay?”Though kept in the dark for most of her life about her past, the Others and their politics, she jumps head first when a plot is revealed that affects shifters and humans alike. She makes plenty of mistakes and wrong decisions yet doesn’t get emotionally mired down by them. She learns from them and moves on. When pressed to make a very, very important decision affecting her future, I liked that she stood her ground even when battered and insulted on all sides. She wouldn’t let her mind be swayed just because of the good of the pack. She’s loyal and dedicated but not a martyr.Adam. Nom Nom Adam. An alpha of the first degree. He’s large, in charge, and takes protectiveness to a whole new level. When he meets Jenna, his wolf batters at the tenuous hold Adam has on it, desperate to get to her. To claim her. To make her his in all ways possible. This causes problems for Adam and between Adam and Jenna. Even while being over bearing as only a true alpha can be, he does his best to keep his courtship easy and safe for Jenna. He wants to court his way into her life and bed and I have to admire the restraint he places on his nature in order to achieve that.Due to this, the romance progresses a slow steady pace. The chemistry between them is apparent from their first meeting, but chemistry isn’t enough for Jenna to throw away all her past lessons for a quick roll in the hay. Especially since everything indicates this will be anything but a one night or even two night stand. The banter between them is hilarious and I like that they both take the time to get to know one another; even if Adam does constantly push the envelope. I do like humorous romances between two strong protagonists. One thing I didn’t like is everyone knows she was raised ignorant of the Others ways, yet they treated her as if she should know everything being thrown at her. They get mad at her for not knowing things but don’t always offer up information until past the time she needed to know.The secondary characters are just as vivacious and compelling as our protagonists. Adding depth and dimension to the storyline, each holds enough personality for them to have their own stories. Jenna’s uncle provides her with a much needed male father figure while her mother takes mama bear syndrome to a whole new level. We meet two tigers whose slutty antics and snobby attitudes will have you howling. And we can’t forget their grandmother…You will all die when you meet their grandmother. Her new best friend Kent has some secrets hiding behind his cavalier attitude and I look forward to learning his back story.The conflict is an interesting premise but unfortunately stays deep in the background, overshadowed by Jenna’s introduction to the Other way of life and her romance with Adam. We only get glimpses of what the villains are up to and no resolution. I can only hope that since this was essentially a ‘meet and greet’ set up book, the next one will focus equally on the H/H and the continuing conflict. All in all, Big Bad Bite is steady and action packed with plenty of twists and turns that delighted me. I enjoyed the light and dark aspect that is brought into play-they blend well together. I enjoyed Big Bad Bite and look forward to reading the next installment-Walk On The Striped Side-which releases in 2014. Jessie Lane is definitely an author to watch for those who love zany, adventures, romantic PNR.Overall Rating: B

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-03-23 10:11

    'Big Bad Bite' by Jessie Lane is book One in the "Big Bad Bite" series. This is the story of Jenna O’Conner and Adam McPhee. Jenna has been sheltered her whole life due to the fact that she is a 'mixed breed' which to some of the wolf packs it means they will kill you. But Jenna has been moving to be more independent which has taken her to a new job and to start meeting more people. While starting this new life she meets Adam who is a Wolf Pack Alpha. Adam is quickly drawn to Jenna and knows that she will be his. But can Adam help keep her safe?

  • Jess
    2019-02-27 10:00

    Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: B+Heat was pumping along with excitement at the thought of going out on a suspect apprehension mission the first day on the new job. This was the kind of shit she lived for. Most women wanted to bask in the luxuries of shopping, high heeled shoes, and days at the spa. Definitely not Jenna. She had sexy clothes and shoes in her closet, but most of it was bought for undercover work as a prostitute a couple of times. Instead of the usual womanly highs, she got off on the chase of a suspect. It was the best high of all. If she got to tackle the suspect to the ground, and accidentally elbow them in the head, well that was just a bonus. Jenna is a shifter with a few extra abilities from her dear mom that make her very unique and forced her father to hide her away when she was growing up. She never met her dad, her uncle watched out for her until he up and disappeared years ago and another uncle helped her get on a local police force to land her first job. Now she’s moved up to a new SWAT team and her life starts heading in a crazy direction. She was raised to believe that her life would be in danger if she didn’t stay hidden from other shifters and as a result doesn’t know hardly anything about their world and about her own wolf. So when her path crosses with the local alpha and she finds out that a demon is on her SWAT team, the world of Others just crashed into her life.Jenna finds herself in the middle of a world that she doesn’t know much about. She has an alpha, Adam, who took one sniff of her and gets all possessive and wants to be her mate. She meets family she never knew she had and is reunited family she hasn’t seen in years. It was nice to get an understanding of the world through Jenna’s eyes, as it was all new to her as well. Jenna and the local pack are trying to figure out why a foreign group of shifters have come to town to cause problems. This actually sets up a larger story arc that will continue into the next book. But for this book, it was all about Jenna learning about the world she was hidden from and finding her place in it.The romance between Jenna and Adam certainly isn’t front and center but it’s a much bigger issue for Adam than Jenna originally realizes. When a male shifter finds his mate but can’t claim her right away, things get dicey. Adam is a sweet guy and he tries so hard to curb his MINE! MINE! MINE! instincts, but if Jenna denies him for too long or denies him completely, he risks going feral and having to be killed. Luckily for all involved, Jenna wants Adam and her wolf just wants to rub up against him, so their romance does develop, at shifter-warp speed. But even in the short amount of time they’re together, Adam proves himself to be genuine and Jenna can’t help but fall for this guy, he is pretty irresistible.The romance only takes up a small portion of the overall story as much time is devoted to the crazy, insane cast of supporting characters that are introduced. If you like off the wall, random banter and dialogue of insane (did I already say that?) proportions, then you’ll love the characters you meet in Big Bad Bite. From Jenna’s man whore SWAT team partner Kent, to two tiger shifter brothers (Gage and Alex) and their sexy Russian Grandma, who makes an unforgettable first appearance on page, to Jenna’s Irish cursing, telekinesis using mom – it’s mayhem no matter who’s on page.Jenna talking to her SWAT team partner Kent: …she gently poked at him telepathically to let him know she wanted to talk.“You rang, sugar lumpkins?” She growled at the atrocious nickname. “If you value keeping all of your favorite body parts working, you won’t ever call me that again.” The side of his lips tipped up in amusement. “Whatever you say, my snarly sexpot.”While I enjoyed the characters, the start of a larger, ongoing story arc, and watching Adam chase his would-be-mate around, one small thing that stood out is the story felt a little disjointed in places. There is a lot of detail described throughout, be it a building the group was going into, or a room they found themselves in. It only stood out to me in that it was, well boring. I just wanted to get back to dialogue and more action on page instead of reading about the detailed design and layout of a building’s floor. This was in no way a huge thing, but it did interrupt the flow of the story a little bit.Jenna was a lot of fun to read about. She doesn’t really have a filter when it comes to thinking things and stopping herself from saying them out loud. And she doesn’t really care:“ The next person who tells me to hurry up before I finish my cup of coffee gets a bullet in the ass.”She’s snarky, sarcastic and a little bit crazy but she, along with this eclectic cast of characters, were entertaining and great to get to know. Going by how the events of this first book played out, it seems like it will be a series that is going be best read in order as the main action storyline is just heating up. I laughed a lot during Big Bad Bite and it’s a very entertaining start to this new series.

  • EroticaAfterDark (Lilith)
    2019-03-19 08:46

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  • Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
    2019-03-03 08:09

    This NEW Adult Paranormal Romance series is a MUST read!(Nominated for Paranormal Cravings BEST NEW ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES 2013)Crystal Leo & Melissa Pahl! Wow… what a fantastic series is this. HOT, with a kickass heroine, two gorgeous man and lots of action and thrilling scenes.The first thing I did when I was halfway reading through this book, was checking out GoodReads to see what other readers thought of this book, how long ago it was published and why I haven’t heard of it before and I certainly didn’t understand why I hadn’t read it earlier. I love Paranormal Romance Series. I write all about it. But Big Bad Bite was an instant add on to my automatic buy list! And I have to say with the many paranormal romance books on the market now. It is not easy to get on that list. That’s why Big Bad Bite is the first book we have added to the Nominations - BEST NEW ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES 2013 – list. End this year all readers will be able to vote on their favorite.What would it be like to live in a world where you are considered abnormal to those who are above the norm?Like I said Big Bad Bite has everything you need to be your favorite ADULT paranormal Romance book. I say ADULT with CAP because of the hot and bloody scenes. ’Jessie Lane’ Jenna O’ Conner the main character is a kickass woman with a snarky attitude who has been taught her whole life to hide from everyone. She’sbeen smothered by her over protective family so that no one learns what she truly is. Although she is not hundredrd procent Human she is also not a supernatural Other. But kind of a in-between. But certanly one who nows what she wants and with who .Jenna obtains her dream job as the newest member on the Wilmington Police Department’s SWAT Team. Where she meets the mouthwatering wolf, Adam McPhee. Adam is more animal than man and is determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is.As much as her brain tells her that pushing him away is exactly what she should do, the rest of her body isn’t getting the message. No, her traitorous body is craving the same kind of explosive sex that the song is still droning on about in the background. Adam’s warm breath fans her face as he leans over until their lips are just skimming the others.He growls. “I’ve wanted to do this since the moment I saw you pointing that gun at me.”A group of extremist Shifters who think humans are cattle are causing trouble in paradise. Jenna has to find a way to shut them down, but in the process of trying to do that, discovers things about herself that even she never thought was possible.I don’t want to spoil to much! You just have to read Big Bad Bite yourself! I have checked if I could find the parts where Crystal Leo started or ended and Melissa Pahl began. But I coudnt find it! only some parts where the alinea’s where bigger for a few pages than others. But noting in writing! They recently decided to do a cover makeover. Above you will find the new cover. More mature that the previous one. And they have a new editor who changed a few tiny bits like info dumps that were cut down and the girls added a tiny scene to this book!I have to warn you Book #2 of the Big Bad Bite Series, Walk On The Striped Side is scheduled to be released late 2013/beginning of 2014! That is a long wait for your fix with this new addicting series.

  • Tina
    2019-02-28 09:09

    Hotness Rating 3 out of 5 Big Bad Bite is the first book of the Big Bad Bite series by Jessie Lane and the first paranormal romance I've read in a while. I've kinda gotten away from the paranormal stuff. Boy, am I glad that I gave this story a chance. I really enjoyed Jenna and Adam's story. Big Bad Bite doesn't offer the same old bad guys and paranormal characters. Jenna O'Conner is trying to fit in at the Wilmington Police Department. Well, at least fit in as well as she can. Let's face it she doesn't even really fit in with the supernatural community that she is a part of. It's tough being the oddball amongst her own. She's been raised with the fear that exposure could mean the death of her, but she's tired of hiding and loves being a swat team member. Of course, on her first job she comes face to face with an alpha wolf who not only recognizes her other-ness, but grabs her attention in a way that no man has before. Adam McPhee is an alpha wolf who is out to get justice for his pack. His efforts, however, were stopped by a SWAT team out to get their man. Justice may not have been served how he wanted it to be, but at least it would be served. All was not lost, though. Adam got a glimpse of the beautiful Jenna and she's now on his radar. For just a minute this couple dances around each other, but it doesn't take long for them to be all in and then the sparks fly. When I say sparks fly they freaking fly. Can you say hot, hot, hot? Adam brings Jenna into his pack and all hell breaks loose. Jenna gets to see her uncle again and learns of a half brother. It doesn't take long for her questions to be answered and the truth of her existence to be made known. To make matters even more complicated there is a group of rogue shifters out to wreak all kinds of havoc for the human race. Who else better to stop them than Adam, Jenna and friends?The secondary characters in this book were just as fun and exciting as the primary. I absolutely loved Jenna's mom and all her demon glory. I seriously laughed out loud. And when the Tiger pack made their appearance I was in seventh heaven. I loved Gage and his gang so much. Babushka. I don't even know what to say about her. She could carry the whole book with laughs alone. I can not wait to read more about these shifters.You can find this review and others at www.riverinaromantics.com and www.everybodyneedsalittleromance.com

  • R.E. Butler
    2019-03-03 08:11

    This is my first Jessie Lane book, but holy cats it won't be my last!This book is what I like to call a slow burn. It grabs hold and pulls you into the storyline with these amazing, crazy, unique characters and settings that you just can't stop reading. The romance builds and builds between the two main characters to the point where I was wondering - are they ever freaking going to do it or not?! - and then adding in the drama of the pack, Jenna's history, and some crazy police stuff, this book held me captive from page one.Let's start off with Jenna, a badass heroine who has some freaky powers (like levitating objects), can shift into a wolf, and can kick ass in her human form. She's learning about herself and her powers and her family, when she catches the eye of Alpha Adam. Adam is the epitome of Alpha - you're mine, bend over - but Jenna is not that sort of girl. She's strong and has a smart mouth, and I loved her POV - she's very sarcastic and doesn't like people telling her what to do (or wear, lol) but in the shifter world, that's part and par for the course. She has to learn to toe the line really quickly.Adam's the kind of hero that I love. He's instantly possessive of Jenna even though she's waving the "no-touchee" signs everywhere. He's the perfect mixture of alpha asshole and vulnerable sweetheart that makes me melt every time. The bar scene, the hospital, the woods - Adam can Big Bad Bite me anytime.Can I just say that I love Babushka. Her misunderstanding of the language was freaking hilarious. She should have her own book of catch phrases. Love. Her.I think it's worth mentioning that the technical details in this book are out of this world. Jessie clearly knows her stuff - SWAT team/cops, weapons, fighting - I am in awe and it kept me entranced the entire time. This book reads like a crime drama and a shifter romance mixed up together into a hot, steamy awesome book. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the series and I hope that Jessie has plans to continue on for many, many more books.

  • Talk Supe
    2019-03-15 09:49

    Braine's Talk Supe Review The plot was layered really well and the sub-plots blended perfectly. Jenna was really put in a very interesting mode where she is required to cope with a lot of things in such short notice. She found herself coping with a new job, meeting new shifters, learning about pack ways and politics, discovering her long lost Uncle Owen is not only alive but he's the revered Pack Master of the United States (like my boyfriend, The Marrok Bran Cornick), discovering she has a half brother and meeting her mate in Adam McPhee. Then they have to go to Germany to get to the bottom of several criminal spree perpetuated by one of the most powerful packs in the world, the Corvus Pack. Only to find out that there's more to the story than a bunch of rogue wolves committing various crimes. Whew! There are a lot of facets but trust me, it didn't feel cluttered or rushed and the story was shaped really well. The world building didn't suffer at all as well the smexy which explains why I want to read more about Jenna and Adam because their story is so rich!

  • Kristin Campbell
    2019-03-01 08:46

    I loved this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire reading. And there were certain scenes that were incredibly HOT! WoW!The dynamics and myths are different from anything I've read in paranormal books and I totally loved that. The way they describe how witches, werewolves, vampires, demons, etc. came to be is an entire different world from what other authors have described in their writings. I thought that made this book so much more unique than others.Jenna is a total bad-a** and I like her character a lot. She struggles with a lot of internal issues and it was really cool to see her mind work through all those internal debates. Adam was a complicated, but really strong character. He suffers through things that others around him don't go through.I loved all the other characters, too. Kent was hilarious. Logan a dumba**, but with a good heart. Owen, Gage, Alex... It's so easy to like the characters and want to see where the story is going. There is a mystery to be solved and it doesn't work out in the end, but I really want to see where it will go.

  • Jessie Lane
    2019-02-28 04:43

    It's release day for Big Bad Bite! Now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords & All Romance Ebooks. As the author of this book, I'm obviously biased, and love it to pieces! I hope you love it too! Thanks so much to those who have loved and supported me on this crazy journey! Jessie Lane

  • Coyora Dokusho
    2019-03-13 10:55

    Decent!Typos!Love the author's taste in music XDTypos!! "highlights as a call girl" yes, because call girls are known for their highlighting skills XDI didn't have to use my brain, so exactly what I was looking for.

  • Lindsay
    2019-02-22 04:47

    *review to come :)*

  • Shirley
    2019-03-03 08:44

    Big Bad Bite is the first book in Jessie Lane’s series by the same name. It’s also the first book by the writing duo that I’ve read. That fact is soon going to change because if this book is any indication of the humor, wit and just plain fun in their writing style, I’m going to be stalking them big time. So, yeah, I really liked this book.I absolutely loved Jenna. Readers were in her head from the start of the book and from that moment on I knew I was going to be hooked. She was smart, witty, strong and determined to prove herself without giving any of her well kept secrets away. Scenes like this one (the very first one in Big Bad Bite) pretty much sum up Jenna’s personality: Sweaty gym socks. That’s what the inside of the Wilmington Police Department’s SWAT van smelled like which, in a word, is… nasty. Tamping down on the overwhelming urge to reach over and grab the offending socks, so that she could shove them down the owner’s mouth before giving him a stern warning to wash them, was downright hard. However, somehow Jenna O’Conner managed to keep herself in check because overpowering a two hundred plus gym jock when you were a woman of only five feet four inches, who looked as if you might weigh a hundred and thirty pounds soaking wet, would be hard to explain. So, sometimes it seriously sucked to be her. Is it any wonder that I loved her? Adam felt the same way. She was a mystery that needed to be solved and he was relentless. It took a little longer to get to know him but it didn’t take long to figure out that he was perfect for Jenna. He was a trusted alpha, loyal, strong and had the same kind of wit and humor laced charm that Jenna had. Together they were…. well, not perfect to begin with, but their encounters were definitely interesting.Big Bad Bite was one of those books that was hard to put down. There was action, mystery and plenty of heat. There were also more than a couple of tense moments along with even a few tears. I love a book that keeps me on the edge of my seat and this one definitely did that. The world building was also great. Just the way I like it… familiar enough to make ‘sense’ yet unique enough to make it the authors’ own.The other great thing about Big Bad Bite were the supporting characters. The story centered around Adam and Jenna, but the other characters added just as much to the story. Kent was one of my favorites. Especially when someone found a way to put him in his place. Jenna’s family was an interesting bunch too and they definitely kept things interesting, along with the rest of the pack.I also fell in love with Gage and his family, which is a very good thing because he is the next character featured in the Big Bad Bite series. Luckily for me (and you too) the second book in the series, Walking on the Striped Side has already been released. Readers were not only introduced to Gage in Big Bad Bite but were given just a taste of what’s to come in the epilogue. Yes, it was a perfect tease, but since I already have book 2 ready and waiting I’m not complaining too much

  • Proserpine
    2019-03-12 05:04

    Action, romance, shape shifters, kick-ass heroine, oh my! Big Bad Bite was a revelation and an interesting discovery! One of my favorite read of the month!I was intrigued by the cover when I stumbled on Jessie Lane website (pure hazard). They, (Jessie Lane is a pen name of Crystal and Melissa) really get my attention with this colorful, mysterious and dark cover but also with their blurb of Big Bad Bite. I didn't have time to read their book, but their presentation of it stirred something inside of me and I couldn't wait and stop myself from reading it.This book didn't disappoint me at ALL. I didn't have expectation except the fact that it must be bad-ass-awesome and it was, bad-ass-awesome. I loved everything in this story: the characters were genial! The humour was present at every turn, the plot, the fast paced, the police/s.w.a.t. background story (Jenna's Job), Jenna's past and furthermore everything she doesn't know and can't rely on, was something special. Jenna was my type of girl, my type of heroine. She got a strong mind and will, she a beautiful woman, but she use her power and abilities to help the population.Adam was the perfect alpha male. Everything he said, he does, every move is the reflection of the ''master'' of the pack he is/would be. I liked the fact that it was an instant attraction between him and Jenna. They both can't deny it and this is something I'm looking for in a PNR story.Jenna and Adam were the main characters, but I really enjoyed my experience with the other characters, especially some shifters from other species...! (Kent, Gage, Alex, Logan...)The plot was interesting and the author, Jessie Lane, know who to keep they readers in the action! I read this book in two days and at the very end, I was in a state of wanting. I can't wait to read the sequel of this series and I pretty sure it will worth the wait!For the rest of this review : http://proserpinecravedfor.blogspot.c...

  • Laurie
    2019-03-02 05:13

    First read April 25, 2014.In the mood for a fun paranormal but not in the mood to go searching for a new book, I decided to shop my old Nook shelves. This gambit paid off since Big Bad Bite’s mix of campy humor along with shifter action and politics made it just as fun the second time around.Jenna was quite the badass little wolf and extremely capable of taking care of herself, but because of her upbringing she also had and an innocent and naive vibe going on. I understood why she was hidden, but I didn’t get why she was not taught anything about wolf shifter society, much less anything about any other shifters. For a mother and uncle who were trying to protect her, they sure did leave her extremely vulnerable. It’s good the little Swat team member was tough and intelligent enough to find her way despite the way she was raised.Adam was straight up alpha-protective and just the way I like them. I loved how when he figured out who Jenna was to him, he went out of his way to go slowly, even if it was to his own detriment. A hot, uber-alpha wolf shifter who puts his woman’s needs in front of his is my personal book boyfriend addiction. I just can’t get enough.Along with main characters that I loved, this book gave me other characters that I want to know so much more about. Alec and Gabe seem sexy as hell (despite the fact that Jenna is allergic to cats) and just alpha-hole-ish enough to make me want them to get their own books. Kent is another mystery with his manwhore ways and I hope he falls hard some day. He deserves it.The humor had me cracking up, the sexy times were hot, and there was lots of action to keep me from getting bored. I’ll be checking to see if I bought any more of this series soon.4 Book Boyfriend Addiction Stars

  • Lucy Dosch
    2019-03-18 04:04

    I'll start by saying that some of this story I really enjoyed. Unfortunately, the description of the book is of a cop who is new on the SWAT team, but we quickly got off the cop story, and after two days of work, Jenna takes a emergency leave of absence. One moment she was kick ass in your face woman and then she was like a confused teenager. Adam is supposed to be a sexy shifter, the alpha of his pack, but his interest in her is quickly over the top and the only reason we don't fear him as a crazed stalker is because he is presented to us as the hero. One moment he is thoughtful and considerate of her feelings, the next he is growling at her. Her friends and family are angry with her because Adam wants to mate with her (after about 4 days of knowing her) and he's suffering, so she's a bad person because she won't end his suffering and mate with him. There was some funny part where she is mad at her partner and some of the other males because all the supernatural males are men whores, but the repeated referenced to that then started getting over used like..."if an Other could get an STD..." See more at http://ebookobsessed.com

  • Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
    2019-03-15 06:50

    Favorite Lines “You’re a hopeless pervert, Kent.”“Ah, that’s where you’re wrong, pretty girl. I’m a hopeful pervert.”“For curiosity to kill the cats.”“Do you happen to have that rolled up newspaper you were talking about earlier?”He growled, “No, but I think I have a shock collar in the SUV.”“No pressure. I’ll wait until you know without a doubt, that you can trust me to love you inside and out, and not hurt you. You’re more than worth waiting for.”“I was just thinking that you are the best mistake I’ve ever made.”“How about I show you what gentle feels like, Jenna?”“Don’t be afraid of me, Jenna.”“I’m not afraid. You’re the most devastating thing I’ve ever seen. You’re so beautiful right now it might haunt me for the rest of my life.”“I’m here, Adam. I’m alive, and we have each other. I am yours, and you are mine, mate.”His arms tightened again around her “Always yours, Jenna.”Hilarious and sexy as hell! That's this series! I love this author and series I WANT MORE!!!FIVE BITTEN FAIRIES

  • Samantha
    2019-03-14 08:52

    I love this book! its about this half wolf half demon kick ass swat team kinda girl who's mom kept her away from the shifter world because she's a hybrid. She moves and ends up making a alpha fall head over heels for her! While she try's to sort out her feelings and the shifter world a group of shifters try to kill off some senators, so then together they try to get to the bottom of it.

  • Coyote
    2019-02-27 03:45

    Meh

  • My Urban Fantasies
    2019-03-23 05:11

    Review originally posted on My Urban FantasiesFor everyone thinking Big Bad Bite is an urban fantasy just because Jenna is on a SWAT team, I'm going to save you time and possible disappointment, it's not. The main focus of the story is Jenna and Adam's relationship, with the SWAT team and the extremist shifters as an amazing side story.Jenna O'Conner has lived by one mantra all her life. Stay Hidden. Stay Alive. Her mother and uncles have kept Jenna hidden from the dangerous Other community. Jenna is the child of two different Other species that should not have been able to breed together. In the Others eyes, Jenna should not exist and she's been told they're more than happy to fix that little problem. In the eyes of her father's side of the family Jenna is an abomination, she's simply not good enough for her mother's side. So Jenna plays human, hiding who and what she really is, hoping that it will keep her safe.After living such a sheltered life, Jenna's family finally trusts her to be able to keep her secret hidden on her own and allows Jenna to move to a nearby city so she can take a job with the Wilmington Police Department's SWAT team. Jenna thinks the hardest part of her new life will be that, at the age of twenty-three, she's the youngest member of the SWAT team. She was so wrong. Jeanna's world significantly changes her first day on the job. Her new partner is a demon. As if that was not bad enough, during an arrest Jenna captures the attention of the very sexy Alpha of North Carolina, Adam McPhee. To say that he finds her intriguing would be the understatement of the year. Adam knows Jenna is not a werewolf, like himself, but she's definitely something Other. He's determined to see her again and find out exactly what she is, but mostly Adam wants to claim Jenna for himself.While the Other community consists of the usual suspects; demons, shifters, witches & vampires, their origins are very unique. I love that! It's such a small detail and is usually overlooked, but adds so much to the story. There are, of course, angels and fallen angels. However, there are two different types of demons, Hell-bound demons and earth-born demons. Hell-bound demons are evil monsters that cannot live on the earth's surface. When they escape from Hell they have twenty-four to seventy-two hours to cause outbreaks, murder and mayhem; basically ruining or destroying everything they come into contact with, before they disintegrate. Unfortunately, there are some Hell-bound demons that enjoy raping humans and/or other Others.Earth-born demons are the result of Hell-bound demons raping humans. The child will not look like their demonic sperm donors. Everything about their physical traits will essentially be human, even a human soul, but they do get a genetic boost from the demon DNA. The earth-bound demons mental capabilities will be off the charts, so their powers come from the brain; e.g., telekinesis, telepathy, pyrokinesis, levitation, teleportation, etc. While the sperm donors are evil personified, due to their human souls, earth-born demons, like humans, have the capacity to choose good or evil.Witches are the product of fallen angels and humans. Despite their paternal parentage, a witch is also born with a human soul. Like an earth-born demon, a witch is also given the choice between good or evil. Due to their father's DNA, witches are gifted with the ability to use magic.Vampires are the result of Hell-bound demons raping witches. Their population is lower due to the fact that most witches are able to defend themselves against Hell-bound demon attacks. Vampires, like earth-born demons, are also telepathic, however they have the ability to do more. They can use the toxin in their fangs to cause pleasure or pain while feeding. They can also use the toxin to create other vampires, although this is very rare because it's dangerous and hard to accomplish. Shifters are a case of genetic evolution. They started as some of the original predators on earth, as in the age of the dinosaurs. As the harsh climate continued to change, shifters DNA changed as well allowing them to adapt. When humans evolved from primates and began reproducing faster than the other mammals, the now highly intelligent shifters recognized them as a threat. Evolution pushed the shifters even further allowing them to change between their animal form and their new human form. The perfect camouflage to hide in plain sight.As I mentioned before the primary focus of Big Bad Bite is Jenna and Adam's relationship. I really liked how the authors handled it. There was not the usual 'I'm completely in love with you even though I've only known you for three seconds' response. Adam did not fall completely in love with Jenna at first sight. However, there was the usual alpha reaction, the whole neanderthal 'I must have her, she is mine' thing, but I liked how Jenna handled herself. While she had some seriously lusty thoughts, Jenna did not want to be with Adam just because his wolf was drawn to her or because she was highly attracted to Adam. Jenna wanted something more than just a physical relationship, there had to be, at least, the possibility of love.A word of warning, the subplot is not completely wrapped up at the end of the book. It looks as though the sub-storyline will continue into the next book with Gage and Elena's story. I hope all the main characters are carried over into Walk On The Striped Side. All the characters in Big Bad Bite have amazing personalities! I absolutely loved the sarcasm and witty banter, especially between Jenna and Kent. I could not stop laughing! It would be such a shame to lose that. It's been a long time since I have read a book packed with emotion and action, that still had me laughing my ass off throughout the entire thing.

  • BookWormAli
    2019-03-05 10:54

    Lord do I love me sassy characters!! WHew!!!Adam had me at first growl. I loved that he was so close to his wolf and that they both were obsessed with Jenna. I liked that he was relatable and still soft with her but a total badass with others...Yes sireeJenna, I mean how much greater can a half wolf half demon with telekinetic powers get...Oh yeah lets give her overprotective uncles and make her a swat officer...Sign me the hell up! With these two its going to be interesting.I loved watching Jenna put the men on their ears and take no shit from any of them including Adam. what I fell head over heels with is that Adam at no point tried to change Jenna or overprotect her. Cuz Jenna would have shot his ass believe me.

  • Lovebunny
    2019-03-04 06:43

    I liked the fast pace of this book, and after understanding what the story was about it was quite good. I did not however like the male lead - his inner thoughts before he got to really know her were super rude and disrespectful - I never really warmed up to him. I felt in this that the story wasn't written properly, one sec he was a typical alpha male and next he was so "in love"with her and was hurt that she didn't feel it back. I really liked the tigers and her brother though, and esp her, she saved the book for me with her odd ways and witty comebacks.

  • ☕ Kimberly
    2019-03-10 05:59

    I love a good paranormal romance and when you mix in some weres, shifters, demons and vampires I am a happy little reader. Author Jessie Lane asked me to review her novel Big Bad Bite and I am delighted that I did. While it wasn’t perfect, I enjoyed many elements and literally consumed this in a few hours.The tale begins on the first day of Jenna O’Conner’s job on the Wilmington Police Department’s SWAT Team. They are going into a home to catch a perp for questions into the disappearance of his wife. Jenna and her sergeant are the first to enter, and the assailant has a gun pointed at a chiseled, swoon worthy red-head man named Adam McPhee. Jenna is one hell of a shot and she shoots the perp’s trigger hand forcing the standoff to an end. Job well done, only Jenna has a problem, Adam is staring her down; she immediately recognizes him as a Were, and he is looking at her like he is detecting there is something different about her. They gaze at each other him telling her to submit to his Alpha, but she cannot let him know what she is. Thankfully duty calls and she jumps back into the swat van. Adam needs to know what she is and Jenna has been raised to never reveal she is a hybrid. She is part demon and part wolf. The tale that unfolds is action packed and heavy on the romance as Adam and Jenna come to terms.Jenna is a total kick-ass with guns and knives and she talks the talk. She is snarky, bold, opinionated and don’t ever get between her and her coffee. She is also vulnerable and I liked the unsure side of her even though she kept it hidden. Then there is her feminine side that loves comfy chairs and frilly things. Thanks to her mother and Uncle she has led a very sheltered life, and only recently let out from under their controlling thumbs. She doesn’t understand pack mentality and has been taught to hide what she is. Adam is smexy and a total Alpha. He is use to people submitting to him and is both intrigued and terrified of Jenna as she shows no fear. His inner wolf is determined to have her, and Adam is thinking that would be wonderful if Jenna agrees. He wants her but willingly; he doesn’t want to break her fiery will. These two had chemistry from the start, and I liked how gentle he was with her. She struggled but it felt genuine and I was rooting for them. Jenna’s partner Kent is a sex-crazed demon and I cannot wait to learn more about him. We get hints that he is more than the laid back guy he personifies. We meet a Tiger-shifting family and their antics made me laugh especially the grandmother. Jenna’s brother Logan was sweet, and I loved the banter between them. For the most part everyone was well fleshed out and had distinct voices.I enjoyed all the threads in the overall arc but felt they were not balanced enough. They were all good but in the middle the focus became primarily the romance and courting of Adam and Jenna. It was hot and believable and I totally got wrapped up in it but I also liked the thread about the shifters that attacked and this thread suffered until the end where the author wrapped things up and sets us up for book two. I also loved the Swat team and while it got Jenna and her partner to plot B I really want to see more. This book is filled with humor and I loved all the snarky banter and sexual innuendo and tension. I laughed aloud throughout the entire book and all of the characters were lovable. So I guess what I am trying to say is: this was a wonderful start to the series. I will continue reading as I truly enjoyed the tale but I am hoping for more balance in the plot threads.ARC received in exchange for unbiased review and originally published Caffeinated Book Reviewer

  • Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
    2019-03-19 04:52

    I received an ARC copy from the Author to give a truthful review. I loved Big Bad Bite and I really liked Gage, Alex and Vera Ivanov in that book. In Walk on the Striped Side we get to see more of Gage and are also introduced to his Mate, Elena. Elena is tough, spunky, and did I mention stubborn. If you haven’t noticed I love tough, spunky, strong women that stand up for themselves and give their men a run for their money. Gage comes face to face with Elena when Gage’s fire arm is found somewhere it should not be. Elena does not back down from him and does not give in to his demands. Gage realizes he has found a possible mate in Elena and wants as far from her as possible. Months pass and Elena and Gage once again run into each other this time Gage decides to give in. Elenathis story. If you know me you know I love a strong heroin and you can’t get tougher than one that is on the SWAT team. Jenna holds a secret about herself that must stay a secret. She is a shifter however was not raised in pack so knows nothing about laws and rules. So when she meets the hottie Alpha Adam she refuses to submit. This sends Adam on a mission to figure out who she is and make her submit and his mate. When Jenna goes out with the SWAT guys one night she learns a big secret about her partner to be Kent. Can I say I was like WHAT! NO WAY! We are also introduced to some HOT Tiger shifters, Gage and Alec Ivanov, and there grandma who help the Adam’s pack with some pack business. The Tiger shifters grandma, Vera, cracks me up I loved her through this her broken English and to find out whom she is involved with is a hoot. I also loved Jenna’s mother and Logan although I won’t tell you who Logan is. There is so much in this book but I don’t want to give anything away. Once I started this book I could not put this one down I had to find out what happened next. It was fast paced and something happening every second. The women in this series are just as strong as the men and can hold their own. The men are strong and protect the women but at the same time need the women at their side. I cannot wait to read the next one to see what is going to happen next. A few of my favorites:“This is why I don’t like to deal with wayward, little pups. They need too much training to knock all of that arrogance out of them. I promice you, though, my little mongrel, if you ever talk to me like that again, I’ll give you the spanking you so deserve and I may not use a rolled up newspaper to do it. Now, do you get me?”~Gage Ivanov“I will never endanger you. Never harm you. Never neglect you in any way. You will never want for anything that is necessary to keeping you happy and alive. I will treasure you every day that I draw a breath and thank God every night for the gift of you in my life. No one can ever care for you the way I do. I was made for you and you were made for me. I know that with the certainty that there is a sun, moon and stars that can never guide me through this life the way following you through it will lead me to an eternity of happiness. You’ve quickly become my everything.” ~Adam