Jul 16, 2013

{Review} of The Thing About Weres by Leigh Evans

The Thing About Weres by Leigh Evans
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Werewolves, Fae, Romance
RECEIVED: Netgalley
BLOG: Leigh Evans' Blog


In the never-ending saga that is my love-hate relationship with Robson Trowbridge, I, half-Were Hedi Peacock, have had a change of heart. Ever since I shoved Trowbridge through the Gates of Merenwyn, I’ve been the leader of the pack—hard to believe, right? The thing is: I’m half-Fae. So even though my Were side is ready to heed the call of the wild, the other part of me is desperate to take flight. And much as it pains me to admit it, life without Trowbridge is really starting to were me down…


To make matters worse, the wolves of Creemore want my blood—and the North American Council of Weres wants me dead. So I’m just counting the days until Trowbridge returns from the other realm…and comes to my brave rescue…and becomes my alpha mate. Wishful thinking? Of course it is. But given all the mess I’ve been through already, what’s the harm in doing a little bit of daisy-plucking? Besides, Trowbridge owes me bigtime. A girl can dream.


As much as I enjoyed the first Mystwalker book, I loved the second installment The Thing About Weres. The plot was intense; I never knew what was going to happen next for the female lead, good or bad. But this time I also felt I was able to connect to both leads and root for them to find some happiness.

The Thing About Weres follows Heidi Peakcock, she is half were half fae and in a bit of a bind at the moment. She is left in charge of the Creemore pack after she sent her dying mate and alpha through the Gates of Merenwyn to heal. She is unsure if she can get him back and the wolves are getting restless. She must come to terms with her wolf side and hope that there wont be a war for sending her mate into fae territory.

Heidi has been through a lot in her life, losing her parents at a young age, watching her brother be dragging through the Gates of Merenwyn, and now hoping she will see her mate one day alive. I felt emotionally Heidi was in a sad state most of the book; she is dealt quite a bit of shocking facts about her Mate and her brother that changes everything. Robson and Heidi have this fiery chemistry that makes them such a great pair. I do however wish that Robson would of discussed things with her a little more than have her guess and worry about all the craziness that was happening. Their relationship is hot and cold but they always have each other’s backs. She is also given the shock of her life when her brother appears, but he is not the boy she remembers.

Robson Trowbridge is one smoking hot alpha; he also has gone through hell and back living apart from his pack and mate in the fae world. He’s a whole new man and has a lot to fix between Heidi and him. He does frustrate me a bit with he’s lack of telling Heidi about important details that in the end are just thrown at her. He has a lot to learn about Heidi, that she’s a strong woman who lives to protect her family and him. However he is a born leader and someone who can take a lot of hits and keep on fighting.

Overall I seriously couldn’t get enough of this series, the romance, paranormal tidbits, humor and a plot twist that was shocking. I do hope the leads will grow up a bit more and start listening to each other instead of just acting without thinking, but I still enjoy their humorous banter and love. Evan’s writing hooked me at the start, her character development and world building made me feel like I was there. The secondary characters are highly important, with Heidi’s bother being a huge liability and secret. I can’t wait to see what happens next!


This is an adult novel, fans of both paranormal romance and urban fantasy wont want to miss out on this series. If you enjoyed Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series and Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series than you’ll love The Thing About Weres by Leigh Evans.

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1 comment:

  1. The Problem With Promises is a ride and half, Karina. You'll see Hedi taking a stand.

    Glad you liked "Thing." Now, back to figuring out how blow up worlds for "Destiny".