Erotica, Reviews, romance, Uncategorized

A Gifted Curse (The Cloven Pack Series Book 1): Book Review


AKA “Makenna Goldwin’s Story”

Author: D. Fischer

Publication date: April 23, 2017

Get a copy: Amazon



“If you had an extra sense, would you consider it a curse . . . or a gift? What if it stood in the way of everything you’ve ever wanted?

Makenna Goldwin has spent her life knowing she’s different. She was born cursed with a gift and blind to the true meaning of it. Alone and distrustful, she’s determined to survive in a world where she has no one, except herself.

As Alpha to the Cloven Pack, Evo Johnson has a duty to protect his wolves. He has every intention of keeping their race a secret, even if that means hunting down the deranged rogue shifter who is threatening to expose them.

When Evo and Makenna meet, the sparks fly, but neither one is ready to accept the truths that lay in front of them.

Warning: This book contains sexual content and adult language. Must be 18 years old to purchase.”









I felt like this novel had a good story line and characters that were likable. I liked Makenna as a character. She is strong and her gift is pretty darn cool. Evo is really sexy and I enjoyed his initial playfulness. I usually enjoy shifter romance quite a bit however, I struggled some with the writing and the dialogue. I felt like the scenes/thoughts of characters were either under described and lacking in vision OR completely overkilled and redundant. This novel is missing the style of writing that just organically flows and fits perfect… I feel a little like Goldilocks now but it was not “just right” for me and felt choppy.

Also, what happened to the case Makenna was working on? The author never circled around to tie up that loose end, which I thought was a shame. She became quickly immersed into the Pack life and forgot that she had her own PI business, I guess. Not my favorite quality in a female protagonist.

This story has potential and was a quick easy read but I think it missed the mark some in this first novel. I will read the next two novels in the series to see if the writing and character development evolve.

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