Reviewed by Dan
SERIES: Mad Dogs #7
AUTHOR: Brenda Cothern
PUBLISHER: Wench Publishing, Inc.
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2017
This is not a stand alone novel.
The Mad Dogs return to Camp Smokey in the North Carolina Mountains brings more changes than just their brand new downtime base. A new Council Representative is the least of the changes thrust upon the unit.
Promotions that are unwanted, more questions Doc needs to answer, and born shifters to be recruited in hopes that they can become Mad Dogs. But even with new allies, the Council and the Organization just won’t give the unit a break.
One word of warning. As the author clearly states in her blurb, this is not a stand-alone novel. You must read the previous books before you read this one, and this one is book seven. The story would make absolutely no sense without the background. I’m going to write this review as if you are at the same spot as me, having already read the first six installments.
In Allies, the Mad Dogs have recovered from their adventures in the previous books. They’ve left Florida and are back in North Carolina at Camp Smokey, which has been completely rebuilt after they destroyed it in a previous book. They’ve brought two born shifters back with them from Florida, and there are some upward shifts in position to fill the vacancies left by the deaths of their leaders. The promotions are unwanted though, so things might get a little dicey.
The Council has tasked them with expanding the Mad Dogs in preparation for battling the shadowy evil group that it seems is hell-bent on world domination. They are looking for recruits, a lot of recruits. Where to find them?
Now, to keep it honest, this entire installment deals with the promotions and recruitments… with a ton of sex thrown in because of the Mad Dogs recruitment/initiation practices. It was a good read which kept me flipping the pages and kept me up late finishing it so that I knew what was going to happen next. In my opinion, this one brought us a lot of details to build us up for what is to come down the road. For example, the team didn’t get a mission until the very end of the book, and that mission will probably be the subject of book eight.
If you’re a Mad Dogs fan, and have been reading along, then pick this book up immediately. If you aren’t, you will need to start at the beginning and get yourself caught up, which I recommend. One final note, I was happy to see that Duke finally got some!