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Review: Toxic (Truckee Wolves #1) by Belinda McBride

cover30972-mediumTitle: Toxic
Series Truckee Wolves #1
Author: Belinda McBride
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Release Date: April 23rd 2013
Format: Ebook
Source: NetGalley
Pages: 141
Rating: 3 Stars

There are three things that Dr. Briony Theale loves. Her job as a veterinarian, a good bar of rich, dark chocolate, and Rico, the ranger in charge of the Wildlife Rescue center. When a casual dinner with Rico turns surprisingly intimate, Briony realizes that she might just have a chance with him after all, if only she could lose a few pounds. It’s the ultimate sacrifice, but Briony goes cold turkey, and swears off chocolate forever.

Rico Montgomery fell hard for Briony the first time he set eyes on the curvy little doctor. Her rich brown hair and cocoa skin trigger cravings he can barely control, and her fragrance is like the sweetest, richest chocolate he’s ever scented in his life. That’s a bad thing for Rico, because to a werewolf like him, chocolate is literally a toxin. After his pack warns him off the very human doctor, Rico finds himself even more drawn to Briony.

Rico can’t live with it, and Briony can’t live without it. And when a certain wandering wolf finds a bag of chocolate in the trash near Briony’s clinic, these two will find out just how toxic love can be.

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was an enjoyable novel for many reasons, but mainly because of the characters. They felt tangible in both thought and manner, and I found myself often laughing out loud from their personalities. I also found myself relating to the main character, Briony. The chemistry between Briony and Rico was very much real. It seemed natural rather than forced, nor did the author have to constantly remind that they were meant to be interested in each other.

What I didn’t like about this novel? I don’t think I read a page that didn’t mentioned chocolate in some sense. After a while, it became tedious and annoying. I understand it was a strong point in the story, but sometimes, the dead horse needs to stop being kicked.


❧ Arec

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