Slade

  • by Eva Gordon
  • Narrated by Christine Padovan
  • 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Runt, Cricket, is an honorary beta of Team Greywolf, an elite special ops branch of the Lycan Intelligence Agency. As a member, she poses as a human and collects forensic evidence. Because of her low rank, she is assigned in the rehabilitation of Prince Slade suffering from morphogenesis after his entire pack is murdered, and then his indoctrination as a member of their team. Babysit a psycho, domineering alpha? Not on her watch. To complicate matters, she lusts for Slade. Foolish. A runt can never take an alpha as a mate.
Slade has two choices. Honor his murdered kin and serve Team Greywolf, or once healed, obey King Conan and return to his territory with an alpha mate. Complicating his decision is his relentless desire for the hot sexy little she-wolf, Cricket.
Early into his recovery, Slade and Cricket are sent to investigate missing werewolves. An unstable werewolf seems hardly a match for a former Nazi werewolf bent on bringing on Ragnarok, the destruction of mankind.
Can they stop this evil regime, while conforming to pack law that forbids any chance of them fulfilling their desire for each other?

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What the Critics Say

"Slade is book one of Ms. Gordon's offshoot of her Alpha Wolf's Pet, taking us back to that world with the emphasis on the L.I.A. One of the best parts of this is we get to see what has been happening to Dominic and Mia from Alpha Wolf's Pet, as well as other characters who return in this new offering. Slade, as her others have done, offers sweet and steamy romance, action of all kinds, good guys, bad guys and some you just aren't sure where they stand but each fits perfectly into this world. I can't wait to get my hands on book two!" (Annetta Sweetko, Fresh Fiction)

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Awesome couldn't stop listening

Cricket, a runt, works with Team Greywolf passing as a human and collecting evidence. But because of her low rank she is also chosen to help look after Prince Slade who is suffering after his entire pack was murdered. Cricket doesn't want to babysit Slade but finds herself falling for him which is bad as a runt and a alpha can never be together. Complicating things more they are sent together on a mission to investigate missing werewolves and that is where things go very wrong.

This is a fast moving, exciting, action packed, twisting and turning, edge of your seat kind of book, so be prepared. Slade and Cricket will keep you on your toes and waiting for more after each and every chapter and if you are lucky enough to have the audiobook narrated by Christine Padovan, well than you will know what it is like because she transports you right into their world, you are always right there with Slade and Cricket crying and cheering them on. Ms. Padovan does such a awesome job, one not to be missed.
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- Mindjacked

Some real wolfish behavior!

They’re both werewolves, but they come from worlds apart. Cricket is technically a Runt in the werewolf hierarchy, but her competence and ability to blend in as human has granted her honorary Beta status in the American Lycan Intelligence Agency in Team Greywolf. Slade comes from a long line of werewolf royalty where long-held rules of mate choosing are strictly adhered to. Recently, he lost his entire pack and madness threatens to consume him utterly. It’s hoped that Cricket’s Runt status will serve to bring out his Alpha protectiveness and ground him once again. Cricket isn’t too enthused about the assignment even as her libido lusts after the well-muscled Slade.

I’ve been wetting my feet on paranormal shifter romances this past year. I find some parts of this genre to be fascinating (like the shape-shifting) and other parts to be a bit over-pronounced (the damaged Alpha male). I found this book to be a better story than most I have encountered in this genre. It was Cricket. She made the story for me. I found her wit and sense of purpose and self to be refreshing and totally entertaining. She has a career and a place in Team Greywolf that she earned. Her status isn’t dependent upon the man in her life (another theme in shifter romances that has worn thin for me). I often chuckled at her sarcastic jokes. I think I could be best buds with her.

The damaged Slade was not much more than that. He has his royalty thing going, being a rich man in his own right and then his damaged psyche that needs healing. I could have used something more to give him personality. The lusty scenes between him and Cricket were good if a little brief. Perhaps that’s just my lustful hormones wanting more…

I did enjoy the big mystery to the story. Something is taking out werewolves, like Slade’s pack, and the Lycan Intelligence Agency is at a loss to explain it. One tiny lead gives us another and then Cricket and Slade have to go undercover and on the hunt. The action picks up and there’s one rescue after another. It was fun if a little predictable.

As a biologist, I also liked the few realistic touches about wolf hierarchy, such as all the sniffing, the nose nipping, and other such things. These details made the shape shifting, and especially the wolf form, more realistic and the other all story more entertaining.

At the end, not everyone gets everything they wanted, which I also liked. I don’t need everything to turn out totally happy hunky dory in my shifter romances. A few complications were left for the characters to work out.

I received a free copy of this book.

The Narration: Christine Padovan was great as Cricket. She has Cricket’s sarcasm down to a T. Padovan does tend to drop the last word in a sentence and draw it out, giving her speech an odd cadence that I can’t place. However, she doesn’t do this often when she’s doing a character’s lines. She does do it often when telling the story narrative and I feel it takes a little getting used to. Don’t be put off by it though as her character voices are worthy.
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- DabOfDarkness

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2017
  • Publisher: Eva Gordon