Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The full moon is their mistress. They are predators of pleasure and pain. Feared by humans, envied by werewolves, the Dire Wolves are immortal shifters, obeying no laws but their own bestial natures. Once they were many, but now only six remain, a dangerous wolfpack forever on the hunt…
Rifter leads the pack, embracing the lifestyle and ethics of an outlaw biker even as he battles an ancient enemy who has become a new, powerful force. But with his Brother Wolf raging inside him, howling to be unleashed, he needs to satisfy his hungers. And when he meets a drop-dead gorgeous blonde drinking alone in a bar that caters to both human and inhuman, Rifter’s primal instinct is to claim her.
Gwen has her own desires, long unfulfilled. She hopes a passionate night with the leather-clad, Harley-riding biker will ease her suffering. The seizures that have wracked her body her entire life are incurable—and they’re killing her.
But none of that will matter if Rifter can’t stop the growing threat to them all–trappers who are determined to enslave humankind and use the Dire wolves as part of their nefarious plan.
I thought it was a great start to a series. It did get slow at times but I really did love and hate the characters. I really liked the interactions between Gwen and Rifter. He's fighting the urge to mate with her, knows its impossible because she's human. Gwen is dying, her seizures are killing her and she's decided to cease taking the medication and live her last days on her terms. She was a tough cookie and I loved that! She really needs to be, being with Rifter and the Dires.
Vice....my absolute favorite of the Dires, has that name for a reason. He's a slave to his vices and a sexy mofo!! I pretty much fell in love with all the Dires....even Harm! The Dire King who gave up his crown to Rifter!
Who I didnt like was that bitch Max....every good book has to have the asshat or cuntbag of the story and she fits it perfectly! And the weretrappers and the witches are nuttier than fruit cakes!! I loved it!!
All in all great steamy read and good start to a series. Oh and the shout out to Eidolon was funny! Im excited to read Strays story! Fans of shifter stories will dig this!!
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