Title: Rescuing Jack
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Narrator: Tyler Stevens
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Werewolves are real. Marius enjoys the irony that everyone calls him a dog whisperer, not just because he’s a werewolf, but for his work at the local animal shelter.
He has a unique talent for pairing families with their perfect pets upon first meeting them. But he’s still looking for acceptance and a forever family of his own.
Then Jack comes into the rescue looking for a big, mean dog. To prevent Jack from making the wrong choice, Marius convinces him to adopt a needy spaniel mix instead. But when Marius learns Jack is tormented by horrible memories while at his apartment, he opens his home to the sweet, scared man.
As their relationship grows, Jack feels comfortable telling Marius about the horrors he suffered. Marius hopes his steady presence, protection, and love can help Jack reclaim the pieces of himself broken on that terrible night.
My View – Story:
Rescuing Jack is a sweet shifter story that focuses more on the story than the shifting. I liked Marius and Jack, and I wanted the best for both of them. This is not a light story as Jack is recovering from some serious issues. He has no support and no friends and has retreated completely into himself. Rescuing Jack had the potential to be something great. However, the entire story left me with more questions than answers.
I never got the reason Marius needed to be a shifter, to be honest. I also never completely understood what made Jack as skittish as he is. I understand that he was attacked and raped, but we never get the full story. In the end, I am not sure I completely believed in the Happily Ever After as it was very rushed.
As for the rest of the world, I would have liked to know a little more about Seth. There are some references made and never explained about him needing protection and the similar. Also getting the female friend out of the way felt contrived.
I don’t feel the potential was fully realized, but there was something there than kept me listening.
My View – Narration:
I picked up this title because of the narrator. Tyler Stevens has narrated some of my favorite audiobooks, and he does a fabulous job every time. This is no different.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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