Title: Circle of Lies (Red Ridge Pack #2)
Authors: Sara Dailey and Staci Weber
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Aiden Wright is trying to figure out who he really is, but the truth could cost him his true mate—or his life.
Life has always been easy for Aiden Wright. He’s smart, athletic, funny, and the ladies adore him. But when tragedy strikes, Aiden discovers the truth about who he really is, and his whole world comes crashing down around him. Aiden thought that being a teenage werewolf was going to be awesome, but it might just cost him the one girl who could make him whole.
Since her mother’s disappearance, Teagan Rhodes’s life has been littered with her father’s empty beer cans and his hollow promises to change. Convinced that others would only let her down, she keeps everyone at arm’s length—but resisting Aiden’s charm is proving to be more difficult than she thought. Throw in a psychotic werewolf hunter out to terminate the species, and one wrong move, one wrong decision could destroy everything.
Genre: shapeshifter,family drama,YA,romance
Rating: 5 wings
Previous to reading ‘Circle of Lies I did read ‘Pack of Lies’ (also 5 wings!!!) because I am a bit OCD when it comes to reading a series of books!!! Although in the case of ‘Circle of Lies reading #1 is not necessary I do feel that I had an introduction to the pack and the back ground to Red Ridge.
Last year I read several bad werewolf/shapeshifter books and I have found myself avoiding them since. However when the opportunity arose to review ‘Circle of Lies’ I thought it may be time to put aside my prejudice, and I have a feeling the Red Ridge pack have cured me!
Unlike other shapeshifter books I found ‘Circle of Lies’ focussed more on the human aspect of the story, and the wolf was merely a byproduct.
‘Circle of Lies’ is Aiden, Teagan and Peter’s story. Aiden being the shifter, Teagan the human and Peter the crazy wolf-hunter. The story is told from the three differing perspectives, but Sara Dailey and Staci Weber avoid confusion by heading their chapters with the name of the narrator.
Aiden is coming to terms with being a werewolf, his first change, finding love and his real parentage. Teagan is dealing with her alcoholic and abusive father, her self-image, first love and the issues that surround that. Peter is coping with his uncle’s death, his time spent in a psychiatric hospital, the fact that no-one believes in the existence of werewolves and his deteriorating mental health. These three stories intertwine in the most beautiful, explosive and heartbreaking way. Sara Dailey and Staci Weber tell a YA story concentrated on human emotions and relationships, whilst maintaining a paranormal element.
This book would appeal to fans of YA romance, as well as shapeshifter fiction. I admit I was blown away by it and can’t wait for #3!!!
ABOUT SARA DAILEY & STACI WEBER co-authors of Pack of Lies & Circle of Lies – the first two Red Ridge Pack Novels
Both Sara Dailey and Staci Weber are avid readers, English teachers, friends, wives and soccer moms. They have been teaching together for the past ten years and writing together for six.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Staci Weber is a graduate of the University of North Texas. Staci is a junior high school teacher with an addiction to reading romance novels. She considers herself incredibly lucky to have a close family, some good friends, a fabulous husband and two beautiful little girls.
Sara Dailey co-authored the Red Ridge Pack Novels with her good friend and co-worker Staci Weber. She has a degree in literature from U of H Clear Lake and is a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature. Sara is a native Texan and lives with her wonderful husband and son in League City, TX.