Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Pete and the Werewolf
AUTHOR: Cassandra Pierce
PUBLISHER: Less Than Three Press
LENGTH: 59 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2017
Finding himself at loose ends in life, Pete Maddock returns to the seaside town of Hope Harbor to look after his ailing grandfather, Elliot. He finds work at the Riptide Café, a gathering place for fishermen and sailors from various parts of the world and with wild, but entertaining stories to tell.
One day, a new guy arrives in town: Vladimir Bereshenko. He’s sexy, intriguing, and best of all, interested in Pete. The only problem is that Vladimir clearly is keeping secrets. When a series of strange wolf attacks begin to plague the town, Pete wonders exactly how deadly those secrets might be.
I have to say, this story turned out much differently than I had anticipated. I found myself intrigued by the blurb and as I read the story, I found myself enjoying the premise quite a bit. The setting was nice as I haven’t read many werewolf books that take place in coastal towns and while there wasn’t a great deal of detail about the town as a whole, I was given enough to get a good mental picture going of the area and the places mentioned. The story itself starts out interesting enough though the first meeting between Pete and Vladimir could’ve been a little smoother, and slower, in my opinion. They settle in easily enough, however, and when the first attempted attack takes place, the story really took off. I found the entire thing interesting and was constantly attempting to figure out who the wolf could be. Best part of the book? I was totally wrong. Utterly wrong. Lol
I enjoyed the book once I’d settled in past the initial meeting between the main characters and I actually liked it in general; there was a lot done well here and there was also the potential for more. Things did fall apart for me somewhat at the end as if, now that the issues with the wolf were resolved, it was a bit of a race to wrap things up. It wasn’t a bad ending, really, but it also wasn’t what I was expecting after having liked the rest of the story up to that point. I’ll probably read this one again at some point but it probably won’t be one of my yearly reads.
Less Than Three Press