Web of Lies by Sara Dailey and Staci Weber
Series: Red Ridge Pack #3
Published by: Boroughs Publishing Group on November 23th 2013
Genre: Werewolves, Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: ARC copy from publisher
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the publisher. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In the midst of a struggle for control of his pack, eighteen-year-old werewolf enforcer-to-be Luke Stanton meets the one girl who will destroy everything…or complete him.
Eighteen-year-old Luke Stanton is focused, strong, and intimidating as hell. He has to be. As the future enforcer of Red Ridge, it will be his job to keep the other weres in line. So avoiding close friendships, pack drama, and especially pack females is in his best interest. He witnessed firsthand what love did to his father, so casual human hookups are enough.
Then she arrives: Scarlett Reed. She arouses something primal in him, something undeniable. But just as Luke gives himself permission to finally experience something real, the truth bursts free. The were beauty is harboring a secret so devastating it has the power to destroy him. At the same time, the pack is splintering over a battle for leadership, and Luke’s strength is needed more than ever. It is a time of upheaval, of the destructive power of lies. Everything he thought to protect is in danger: his family, his friends…and most of all, his heart.
Luke has always had trouble with girls. He has never had a serious relationship and he’s okay with that. He’d rather have “casual relationships” then be committed to someone. His mother hasn’t been in the picture at all in his life and his father has never had another serious relationship after Luke’s mom. Luke is the pack enforcer, basically the alpha’s second in command and he’s now stuck between the fight of who’s going to be the next alpha– Cade or Aiden.
Luke has been texting and talking to Scarlett, whom is the daughter of the pack’s “clean-up man”. She is thrown in to help destroy the Red Ridge pack in the hopes that her pack will take over theirs. Her job in this is to get Luke to fall for her. Well, will she let her feeling get in between this?
Will Luke let Scarlett in even after what happened? Luke is needed now more than ever to break apart many fights and bring in a “mediator”.
Okay, this is definitely by far my favorite of the 3 books. I was nervous going into this book considering I gave the previous book a 3.5/5 stars. But, as the story progressed, I had a VERY hard time putting the book down. Since I was babysitting last night, the only thing that kept me from crying was the fact that the parents were going to be home at any second.. The book was just.. Wow. I’m still at a loss of words.
I really enjoyed Luke and Scarlett’s relationship. Although, one part was very predictable. I knew the second something was a little off that it was going to happen. That’s a little vague.. But, I don’t want to spoil it.
Okay, Drew got on my last nerves. He absolutely CREEPED ME OUT to no ends… I just wanted to skip over his chapters and be done with him.. But a lot happens in his point of view that you just want to scream at the other characters for not knowing what’s going on, but then you realize your screaming at your iPad… Then you look like you’ve lost your mind.. Hope I’m not the only one. :)
The book ended in a MAJOR cliff hanger and I’m dying to get my hands on the next book… Although looking at the release dates of these books it looks like I’m going to have to wait until next November to get my hands on the book.
“Some girl, a long time ago, should have dumped my add and done the world a favor. Maybe I would have turned out to be a more sensitive guy. Nah, probably not. I just wasn’t cut out for serious relationships.”
“Oh God! I am! I am totally falling for Luke Stanton, the freakin’ king of commitment issues. Damn it! Damn him! Damn my stupid, stupid heart.”