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Liam and Alec are interesting men and it was fun reading about them – especially during those lava hot moments they share. Pick up Marked the next time you go shopping for an unusual werewolf story. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Alec refuses to fall for a werewolf. Until he’s forced to turn msrked Liam for protection. Read more Read less. Samhain Publishing October 1, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention joely skye full moon sex scenes liam and alec paranormal joepy alec and liam liam is a werewolf werewolf stories fun joley recommend this book like this book werewolves marked relationship human wolves choppy gay seemed main.
Showing of 35 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Alec, a human, had a nasty run-in with a brutish pack ske werewolves known as the Quad. Joeoy bears the bite scar that marks him as the Quad’s future prey. Consequently, he tends to keep to himself and holes up during the week of each full moon when the wolf shifters run. He meets the beautiful, golden boy Liam in an abortive casual encounter, and then re-meets Liam through Liam’s younger brother.
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Imagine his surprise and terror when Alec discovers Liam is a werewolf. Of course they fall in love. Of course there are rocky back-stories with which they must grapple on the path to a “mated” relationship.
Of course the Quad comes to collect the prey it marked. The interesting shifter-verse Joely Skye creates is set in the modern world. Her werewolves are actual wolves when they are not in human form – as wolves, they can’t talk, and they behave, for the most part, like animals with the capacity for human thought.
They are born this way no infecting going on hereit would seem their life spans aren’t possessed of marksd greater than a human life span, and it doesn’t take anything magical to snuff them though shifting can heal wounds. As paranormal universes go, this non-gothic one requires less willing suspension of disbelief, and you sometimes find yourself musing that Skye’s shifters could exist.
Skye’s stories tend to favour relationship-building over plot complexity. The primary relationships are tender; the plots are linear and, for the most part, predictable. Her characters are usually loners. Most have a past that includes abuse or damage with which they need to markedd to terms in order to move forward in love. This is certainly true for Marked. I developed a lot of affection for Alec and Liam.
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Skye writes well, with an understanding of her characters and their emotional situations. Their dialogue is satisfying. They act in ways that are consonant with who they are. The sex is loving, sufficiently spicy, but not over-the-top. If over-the-top is your thing, you may find this a little tame. This isn’t a sex romp with a plot loosely wrapped around it. It’s about growing a relationship through a set of circumstances, and sex fits in comfortably along the way.
The pacing and development kept me engaged throughout. Other reviewers have said it, and it’s true: Skye ends her stories abruptly. I read the Kindle version of this, and when I got to the last page and pressed “next,” I was expecting more that wasn’t there. It’s not that more is actually necessary, because she does resolve everything. I just wanted the story to leave me with that solid feeling of contentment that comes when you don’t really want to leave your characters, but it’s okay that you must.
It’s a mark of how involved I became with these characters that I minded leaving them too quickly. Skye doesn’t go to great lengths to explain this alternative world; it just sye. You might wonder how humans are carriers for shifter genes and how the whole deal works, but you won’t find many answers.
Skye supplies only what is necessary to the story, so explanatory exposition is at a minimum. I didn’t mind this in the least, mxrked if you require all the whys and wherefores, you may feel frustrated.
It’s joeely necessary to read Skye’s werewolf stories in chronological order, because each can stand alone. But if order’s important to you, start with Marked, then Feral, then Lynx. Lynx actually starts well before Marked and ends after Feral.
Kindle Edition Verified Skkye. I really wanted to like this book, but it was unable to follow through on the promise shown in the description. I dislike it when authors withhold critical information from us in order to create a false suspense. If joelj take us inside a character’s mind to show their thoughts, it just isn’t good writing to withhold certain types of information from us. Hoely know that Alec is thinking about how his life has been ruined and is constantly afraid. We know that Liam is socially awkward and very worried about his brother.
We’re inside the thoughts of both men, but we have to wait until way too long in the book to find out why they are the way that they are – and these are the sorts of things they’d definitely be thinking about “I’m marked for death by werewolves,” “I am a werewolf”. This can be okay – not everything has to be realistic – but they were also monotone. After reading a couple of scenes, you knew how every scene between them was going markeed play out.
This combination really killed the book for me. There was also was a disturbing for me element on non-consent. You were never really sure how much Alec was consenting to what was happening with his much, much stronger partner.
Their initial scene seemed very non-consensual and in a later scene they negotiated fluid bonding. These scenes weren’t sexy to me – they resemble too much what happens to people every day. Liam isn’t just stronger, Alec is dependent on him for his very survival. I wish Skye had either made it clear that this was going to be a story based on non-consent themes or stepped back and taken a critical eye at these aspects of the book I’m not clear if the non-consent was what moely was going for here.
This story started out great, with a nice skyd twist on werewolf society and had a lot of potential for character growth and development. However, it fell mqrked. It was an entertaining read, but the plot seemed choppy in areas and when you think you’re skyw to experience a character change or epiphany, the story suddenly veers to the left into another unchanging sex scene that falls flat on both realism joelg descriptions the scenes are very graphic, but not accurate.
The two main protagonists talk a lot about change and their histories, justifying their reasons for being who they were, but neither made any move to do anything about it, which was very disappointing.
The writing itself was choppy, and needed a really good edit. The prose goes from long and flowing sentences, to short and comma-ridden snippets that breaks up the flow of the novel, and is very distracting during action or emotionally-high scenes. Regardless, this joeely an entertaining read, and I had to finish simply because I was interested in finding out if the character growth eventually happened which it did not and because I’d invested so much time into it anyway.
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