{Review} Big Girls Don’t Bite by Nora Snowdon


{Review} Big Girls Don’t Bite by Nora SnowdonBig Girls Don't Bite by Nora Snowdon
Series: Dances With Werewolves #3
Publisher: Self-Published on December 28, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult), Romantic Comedy (Adult)
Pages: 199

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Our Rating

4.5 Stars

After a lifetime of rebelling against her controlling mother and over-protective werewolf family in general, Anna is shocked to find herself falling for a man her mother might actually approve of. Well, if only he wasn’t a human. And the fact that he has a weird genetic problem that could kill him if she “accidentally” bites him doesn’t help matters.

Ericson knows with his shady past, he should lay low. After his brother was murdered, he’d vowed not to put anyone else he loved in danger. Despite his best intentions, Anna Colbert somehow gets under his skin. Apparently with a woman like Anna, resistance is futile.

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

Big Girls Don’t Bite by Nora Snowdon

The Hook: After too many losers in her life, Anna is thrilled when she meets Ericson, the tempting bartender at one of her usual spots.  Used to being the misfit in her family, she finally has someone to take home to mother — and whom mother actually seems to like! — but he seems to have a lot of secrets, and falling in love with him might be trouble.

The Verdict: Big Girls Don’t Bite by Nora Snowdon just might be the best book of the Dancing with Werewolves series.  Delivering some of the same silly humor that was in the previous books, this one also seems to have more substance.  Anna’s snarkiness hasn’t changed at all, but her character seems more fully developed than the ladies we met previously.  She’s not just the family oddball, but a somewhat rebellious young woman who wants to be independent and find her place.

Ericson is a bit of a mystery, and once again, I love that Snowdon didn’t waste her time dropping ridiculously obvious hints, instead allowing her readers to remain just as intrigued as Anna is.  What we do know about Ericson is that he left England, where he was involved with an elite charitable society, following his brother’s murder.  He appears to be lying low, and Anna wants nothing more than to dig into his background.

Their romance was fast-paced, as can be expected in a shorter book like this, but it wasn’t so fast that it wasn’t believable.  Something about the humor, chemistry, and general level of comfort these two quickly developed with each other made it feel like they moved along at the perfect pace.  And then, of course, there was the additional thrill of the mystery that, I have to confess, I wasn’t even close to figuring out before everything was finally brought to light.  And that is how books with a mystery element should be written!

Like the earlier books in the series, this one wasn’t without plot holes.  Most noticeably, Ericson’s friend and business partner Al seemed awesome until he was face to face with Anna, at which point he was unbelievably rude.  And for some reason, that was never really explained or resolved.  And while Anna’s mother seemingly loved Ericson, she didn’t think he was suitable for her daughter.  Later revelations in the story made that bit really confusing, and I never really figured out what to think of it.  On the upside, though, Anna’s mother, who I couldn’t stand in the earlier stories, kind of wormed her way onto my good side this time around.  I’d say more, but that would ruin the fun of reading it.

All in all, Big Girls Don’t Bite was all the fun I hoped it would be and even better than I expected.  I’m not sure if more are coming in this series or not, but I certainly hope so!

The Breakdown
Cover Design
5 star rating
Plot & Pace
4 star rating
5 star rating
Style & Editing
4 star rating
Story Conclusion
4 star rating
Overall Rating 4 star rating

About Nora Snowdon

Living in New York and Toronto, Nora Snowdon was a jerk of all trades--one week hawking toys at major toy conventions, the next in a high end jewelry store pandering to the rich. She worked in the financial market, gambling dens, food service industry and sold shoes. During these years she also either appeared in or directed over twenty five plays.
Then Nora moved to the west coast, took up health foods (dark chocolate and red wine) and became a Writer of Elegant Smut. Her ambition is to become a crazy cat lady and wine hoarder, not necessarily in that order.

Author: ysar

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