Running from a nightmare stalking her every move, Phoebe Martin arrives in Echo Falls hoping she has finally found a safe place to stop. But trouble has a way of catching up and soon the signs are there.
After a vicious attack in an alley, policeman Aidan O’Bryan is left with Phoebe as his only path to understanding why the Echo Falls werewolf pack – his pack – is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses Aidan and everything she has come to love.
Love and duty become one as Aidan strives to prevent Phoebe from becoming the next victim. But with Phoebe just as determined to protect Aidan and her new home, secrets from her past threaten to tear them apart.
Will love give Phoebe the strength to trust Aidan and face her fears, or will her past destroy her future?
*Warning: Contains adult situations and language
Phoebe Martin keeps running from her past. Problem is, it keeps catching up with her. She hopes Echo Falls is finally her safe haven from the secrets she holds inside.
After Phoebe is violently attacked in an alley, policeman Aidan O’Bryan finds her to be the only path to understanding why the Echo Falls pack–his pack–is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses everything, including Aidan.
I felt drawn in right from the moment I met Phoebe, who was running for her life. I love a book that drops me right into the action, and Echo Falls certainly did that.
I applaud an author who can create a superb villain, as it is something I struggle with as a writer. McDougall managed to make Liam despicable, yet the reader still is left with an ounce of sympathy for him. Challenging to do, yet wonderful when a storyteller creates such a character. McDougall’s strength definitely resides in her ability to develop characters and bring them to life for her readers: Aidan the strong, sexy hero; Phoebe the independent, stubborn heroine who is determined to handle things herself; Will and Elle–husband and wife, leaders in the pack, who accept Phoebe and help her feel welcome; Mia, a member of the pack who isn’t fond of Phoebe and Aidan’s developing relationship.
I would definitely look forward to an Echo Falls sequel, perhaps a story that focuses on one of the secondary characters. If you enjoy a fast-paced paranormal romance, Echo Falls is the book for you.
-Author Cheryl Malandrinos
Holy werewolves, Batman! This novel, though not the first book written by this author but the first fiction title by her, was my absolute favorite shifter story so far this year! I am new to the world of paranormal, just a few months into reading them, but I have fallen in love with the genre and this is a most welcomed addition to my favorites collection!
Aidan and Pheobe. Wow. They are truly amazing characters. I loved how Aidan, the alpha werewolf, took to Pheobe the minute he rescued her. Pheobe’s character was a bit hard headed….I mean come on. Someone, even a werewolf, as sweet and sexy as Aidan….what’s not to fall for? I wanted to yell at her and say, ‘stop being hard headed and let him help you!’. But, that’s what makes the story interesting….see Pheobe TRY to stop her feelings.
I loved the added characters of Elle, Will and Charlotte. While I feel that Mia’s character was definitely needed to round out the group of characters, I did NOT like her. Her attitude and her demeanor really ticked me off on more than one occasion. But, Ms. McDougall really needed her character to round out the group, so I really pushed past Mia’s character.
Blended with these amazing characters is the great suspense. Someone’s hunting and killing off the pack, and it’s up to Aidan,as the alpha leader, to find out who. It started when Pheobe arrived to Echo Falls, and as his feelings for her grow, he doesn’t want to believe she’s the Hunter. The problem is….Pheobe’s holding in a secret. One that could endanger them all.
What? You think I’ll tell you what it is???? Hmmm…well okay, I’ll FINALLY tell you in my review what the secret is……GO GET YOUR COPY NOW! Ha! Thought I’d REALLY tell you huh? Nope. Seriously though. Get your copy NOW. It’s so awesome! Definitely recommended and beyond 5 Books worthy! I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is just the beginning for books like this from Ms. McDougall.