Ompletes the saga of the Garoul clan of werewolves Their adventures and romances such as they are are chronicled in a four book series that to this day remains the only shapeshifter series I love
#completely and would #and would recommend The reason being that ach book is different nough from the others not just in plot but also in tone and mood that it never gets old The only thing missing from *The Series And Thus Intrigued Me Forever Was A Book *series and thus intrigued me forever was a book the most important characters in the clan Marie the Alpha of the clan and her human mate Connie Ever since the first book I ve waited and waited to see if these two and most specially Connie will have their own story told In the series Connie was just always on the periphery of things a calm and supportive presence But her unusual situation intrigued me And at the risk of it being a bit spoilerish what happened to her in one of the books felt like the ultimate sacrifice to love But alas we never got her POV It s been years so I ve pretty much given up hope that there Gangbang Slut ever will be Connie will have forever remained a mystery to me In my mind she was the most intriguing one The trailblazer The one who paved the way for the rest So when news that a new Garoul book was imminent and it was about her I salivated like a hungry wolf And now I m a happy and sated wolf The book ticked all my boxes and much My review is a bit delayed because immediately after I was done with it I dived right into Book 1 It was supposedly just to refresh my memory of what happened to Connie and to check for continuity and also to prep for this review Big mistake Inded up reading most of it as well as a lot of the other books in the series In hindsight I realized how perfect Little Dip fit into the series both as a preuel for fans and as a proper introduction to new readers As a series intro I felt it worked better than Book 1 which was dark One Con Glory edgy and had a less than sympathetic lead Mind you Little Dip is still dark anddgy but it s also spiced with lots of sweet and Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows endearing It s set decades before thevents in the series proper and we get to meet and see little but insightful glimpses of the pivotal characters of the series as they were kids Even better the The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) events in Little Dip leave a few loosends that are ultimately resolved often in a bittersweet manner decades later in the other books Now that s awesome plottingFreelance nature artist Connie Fortune lived the perfect bohemian lifestyle independent mobile doing the things she loved most capturing nature on film and canvas and getting paid handsomely for it If she can find her subject that is Her specialty is birds the rarer the better On a uest to photograph and paint a rare yellow cuckoo she finds herself having to surreptitiously trespass into a secluded and Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, expansive valley owned by a reclusive family where the bird has been reportedly sighted The family is headed by a stand offish matriarch and herually haughty daughter Marie Strange things are going on in the valley though Or at least there are rumors of things But Connie isn t going to let one little rumor like a Big Foot sighting scare her away from her prized cuckoo Even if it means taking the bull by the horns and investigating the beastly creature herself As in all the Garoul books there is always a simmering undercurrent of danger throughout Little Dip may be the A Fairly Honourable Defeat epitome of serenity and beauty but there is a hidden and underlying creep factor that intrudes andventually xplodes the calm It s kind of a running theme or trope because it does strain logic at times in the series But I ve learned to run with it and just have a good time I wouldn t call this
A Comfort Read It Scomfort read It s And there are murky moral issues a plenty But there s so much to njoy the fab writing the unforgettable characters crisp pacing sustained tension throughout As I mentioned before the story does get rather dark at some point Werewolves are wild animals after all Monstrous looking ones Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue even And werewolf human romances Don txpect wining and dining More like You re mine Followed closely by Forever But then this is Connie we re talking about Stubborn independent fearless or rather clueless Connie She s not gonna just roll over and do. As cold as ver but this time things have changed The residents of Lost Creek are up in arms about strange goings on in the valley and Connie is unsure whose side she is I love the Garoul Series I really doUnfortunately this one is not as great the others it isn t so much compelling like 1 4 book in the serie which always leave us to want I didn t finish it in a single sitting this book was like drink tea read the book in a pleasant morning type it needed me several time to finishThis really fill the gaps on the prior book from Garoul series tho it really connected the dots we met childhood of Garouls babies how Roy Johnston dead little Amy Luc Leone and the whole packan ARC was given for honest review from publisher Perhaps if I had read this book first and then continued with the rest of the Garoul series I might have liked it That s not the case however *Nope instead I remember being on the dge of my seat reading *instead I remember being on the dge of my seat reading 1 and 3 and I laughed my butt off reading books 2 and 4This book however lacked something and I can t really figure out what it is xactly I think it s a combination of the things I liked so much about the previous books To me there was no humor in it like in Ambereye and Silver Collar and that s ok I wasn t Gone (Gone, expecting a comedy The crime mystery and actionlements however were hinted at throughout the book but only kicked in towards the very Threads Of The Shroud end The relationship between Connie and Marie fell flat and I had trouble seeing them as a couple For me personally it felt like they hadn t interactednough to build up chemistry Connie spent so much time with other characters in the book it was like a who s who of the Garoul series I wish I could go back and tell my past self to wait and read this book first and then rest of the series Though I m sure my past self would use an All Seated on the Ground entire roll of duct tape over my mouth and proceed to read books 1 4 anyway because she s a damn know it all Ah Little Dip It s always good to be back at the Garoul compoundThis werewolf series is one of my favorite paranormal series out there mainly becauseach book is so uniue and the setting is well done Though this is book five in the series it s actually the preuel to books one through four Little Dip Garoul 5 takes place in 1977 1978 so all of the adults you meet in the rest of the series are children hereShould you read this book first if you re new to the series I wouldn t recommend it The rest of the books in the series unfold the world building Untitled. elements and rules around the Garoul family hierarchy and werewolf behavior I also think having knowledge of the characters and what happens to them as adults gives us readers an insideraster Wiring egg type feel to seeing them in their youthThat said if you re bent on reading this one first you can I think it would be a flatterxperience thoughIn book 5 we get to see how Marie the alpha werewolf and leader of the family in the rest of the series meets her all human life mate Connie At this point Marie is not the alpha nor does she care to be And Connie is a young but fairly successful wildlife photographer determined to get a shot of a rare cuckoo bird that xists on the Garoul s land Since the Garoul family compound is highly guarded and private from any outsiders we can see how well this will turn OUT CONNIE BASICALLY ACTS AS A Connie basically acts as a crasher and for most of the book we see Marie and Connie butt heads I wouldn t say this is an nemies to lovers book so much as adversaries to lovers I didn t feel this to have the spark or wit that we see in Ambereye book 2 or Silver Collar book 4 but their interactions are still Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage entertaining The romance felt a little superficial as they fall forach other based on physical attraction and the The DOS energy of conflict rather than having anmotional connection C Against All Odds est la vie thoughIn most of the series I think the werewolves due to their nature connect both physically andmotionally Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism early on where the humans spend the rest of the time playing catch up Because of that the romance aspect usually feels a little lopsided This book also has anlement of mystery One comes in the form of Connie trying to find out what the story is behind the Garoul family and their land The other being that a mysterious creature is wreaking havoc on the neighbors and posing as a threat to the Garoul s and Connie herself We don t get to find out who or what that is until the Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils endSoxpect a paranormalm. It’s 1977 and Connie Fortune has an asy freewheeling life as a wildlife photographer and illustratorA new contract brings her to the Little Dip valley to track down a .
Ysteryromance with this readAs for dings *I FOUND THERE TO BE SOME *found there to be some in the climax from outta left field that didn t feel completely natural I ssentially was thinking Waitwhat Why It felt a little clumsyI m not sure if it was just the app I was using to read the Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, ebook but the transitions between points of view or the passage of time were really odd There were no breaks between paragraphs to indicate the changes soach time it happened it was jarring A new chapter break spacing or some kind of line indicator would ve saved thatAnd the Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, ending felt abrupt I would ve liked another chapter or two with Connie and Marie officially togetherOverall the read feels like a tacked on bonus to the rest of the series Not great but good For stars I place it around 385 Im a new fan of this seriesI was immediately sucked into the world this author has created Marie and Connie are great characters I wanted to know about them andveryone The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, else in this world that was created in this book I didn t want to put the book down and i definitely didn t want it tondI will be recommending this book to my friends Cant wait to read from this authorI received an advance ARC copy for and honest review This was my least favourite of the series in fact I d go as far to say I was bored for most of the book the characters were ok but boring i didnt take to connie very muchthere was just something irritating about her plus because I read all the other books first I felt I already knew the story it just filled in a few gaps Typically I m not a paranormal sci fi reader but Little Dip by Gill McKnight was a Little Dip into all the good things that this genre can be To be up front and honest my personal problem with most books of this genre is that it s just too difficult for me to suspend belief and get into the story Authors tend to put too many complicated details about their new world too much over the top weirdness Turbulence etc and my uncreative and OCD brain tends to just nitpick and have trouble letting go of reality NOT the case with Little DipOthers have summarized this one much better than I could and the book synopsis is accurate so I ll just share my personal feelings pick this one up you won t be sorry I started this one around lunch yesterday and didn t put it down until I finished Technically this is the 5th book in the Garoul series but it s a preuel to all the others I haven t read the rest of the series yet but I m actually glad I picked this one up first It left me with justnough of a taste of the Garoul life to want I ve seen others mention that this book may not be uite as good as the other books in the series and if that s the case I can t wait to read the rest Little Dip worked well as
#a standalone novel #standalone novel without reading the rest of the series yet so don t be scared to pick this one up first I have a feeling that it s likely better to read Little Dip first anywayI know how I ll be spending my next few days Don t call me this weekend I ll be Tropical Bioproductivity eyeballs deep in books 1 4Solid 4 starsMany thanks to Dirt Road Books and the author for providing me with an ARC copy inxchange for my honest review 4 12 Stars It was great to be back with the Garoul clan First I want to mention while this is the 5th book in the Garoul series this is a preuel This book takes place in the late 70 s way before the other four books in this series What is nice about this you do not have to read the other books first If you are new to the seri Audiobook version is worth picking up I njoy this series and was happy when I was able to pick up this one and book 1 in the series on It s so nice to be back into Garoul seriesAnd Little Dip is somehow getting the old vibe of Ambereye so full of humour and fun While the other books were a bit about paranormal mistery and action Little Dip rediscover the lightness of
the second chapter thanks to the freshness of the character Conniesecond chapter thanks to the freshness of the character Connie ager to put herself in trouble Love and romance won t be lackingThose who loved the series like me will love to see all the known ladies as little kids as Little Dip is a preuel to the series But the book can be read as a standalone and is a good ntry point to the series Little Dip is the long awaited preuel the missing link that Are bird but a clash with Sylvie Garoul the valley’s owner and her daughter the haughty Marie Garoul ruins the dealThe following year Connie tries again Marie Garoul is.