Richie by V.A. Dold *Review
Posted by brriske
NOTE: Complete novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. New Orleans Billionaire Wolf Shifters with plus sized BBW for mates. This is an adult paranormal romance with erotic content. It also includes vampires, voodoo priestess, and magic. These are stand alone books that create a series. They do not need to be read in order. Of course, the story is richer if the books are read in order.
#4.5 Cade & Anna
# 5 Lucas
# 6 Richie
Four years ago, Richie met a group of Tulane freshmen when he saved one of them from a mugger.
Now the first of their menagerie is getting married.
Surprise of all surprises, Richie meets his mate, Piper, at the wedding in Missouri, of all places.
He didn’t expect her to be a bounty hunter or that her murderous prey had turned the tables and she was now the hunted.
Will Piper apprehend her bounty or will her bounty get to her first?
Can Richie save her from the death he foresaw in a premonition?
Injuries are mounting and time is running out.
I have followed this series from the very beginning and have the utmost love for shifter novels. I totally understand that V.A. has a base story to keep here with the shifter portion (ie how the mating happens, the ritual, the love). This story was fast moving, but had a lot of pieces that made the overall book lacking.
Richie is this sexy, irresistible bartender who seems like he would be unattainable for a plus sized female. He met this group of people four years ago and the first of the group is getting married. As par for the course the great goddess has spoken to Emma, as a means of ensuring that Richie meet his fated mate, a human, Piper.
Piper is this resilient bounty hunter who has had to bounce back from some serious life events. She lost some very important people to her and because of the circumstances surrounding that loss she has no vowed to help others so they don’t suffer the same fate. She is leery of attending the wedding and putting her friends lives in danger but takes extra measures so she can attend.
Let the fireworks begin. From the very first moment that Piper and Richie see each other the heat is palpable. The romance was like a fast moving jet and Richie’s need to protect this fierce independent woman would constantly get her panties in a wad, kinda funny to see a little bantering.
<spoiler> My issues with this book is the missing pieces. We hear about Jeff in a couple of places, about him being a jerk, but nothing really concrete. It is like Richie has to bare his soul to her “digging” but he is just left in the dark about her relationship pain. The second piece is that there is a huge emphasis on her “backing up to age 25” and then an emphasis on his shock of her losing 50 lbs, along with the emphasis on “you can’t blink on clothes you don’t own” yet they leave the cabin and we as readers are supposed to just believe that she had clothes that fit, really? </spoiler>
We see Richie and Piper go down this path of romance, Seth is brought into the folds and is introduced as our next bachelor which seemed a bit forced to me. Almost like, I gotta shove him in here somewhere, but we really were not given a lot of time for him to grow on us. The book almost seemed to abruptly end. Even though it is not a cliff hanger, you are left going….where is the rest? I will continue to read this series because I am invested but I really hope the next book restores my faith in the story. Three fangs from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
Amazon best selling author of the Award-winning Le Beau Series and the K.I.S.S series.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she was a publicist for authors.
Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter with her computer, her coffee mug, and the Brothers, of course. Or a night with a sexy cowboy in the hayloft.
A Midwest native, with her heart lost to Louisiana & Texas. She has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably taking in a movie, reading, or traveling. Oh, and there is the distinct possibility she is out cowboy hunting.
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