Author: Amanda Carlson
Series: Jessica McClain #1
Publisher: September 11th 2012 by Orbit
Length: 322 pages
Description from Goodreads:
Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared.
After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her.
But not everyone is on board. The werewolf Rights of Laws is missing text and the superstitious werewolves think that Jessica means an end to their race. It doesn’t help when Jessica begins to realize she’s more. She can change partway and hold her form, and speak directly to her wolf. But the biggest complication by far is that her alpha father can't control her like he can the rest of his wolves.
When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her change, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there's no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life.
I saw this book in several places and I just had to get it. Rush delivery and it arrived on my doorstep in two days! From page one Full Blooded had me hooked. Jessica is trying to live her life as best she can, minding her own business, and running a private investigation company with her best friend. That all changes the night she turns into a werewolf...goodbye privacy, goodbye normalcy and hello trouble. As the daughter of the pack alpha Jessica is no stranger to werewolves, the problem is that female werewolves aren't supposed to exist. Jessica's turning brings to up an ancient prophecy of a female werewolf that will be the downfall of their entire species. Her pack is on the fence about her and they aren't the only supernaturals to have taken notice. Hopefully Jessica can stay alive long enough to prove the prophecy and everyone else wrong.
Jessica is a heroine that you can't help but like and admire. She lives life on her own terms, can take care of herself, can kick some serious ass, and isn't afraid to be who she is. She is witty and funny and just a character that will pull readers in. You can't talk about Jessica without mentioning her wolf half. I love how they are together, but separate. Her wolf is a whole different part of her that promises to be an interesting part in book two! There isn't really a "main" supporting character that sticks out (for me at least), but they are all equally important and really flesh out the book. Hopefully a few will have a more signigicant part later on.
One of the things that I loved about Full Blooded in the beginning was that romance wasn't a central part of the book. I enjoy a good romance as much as the next person, but too often it becomes what the entire book is about. In the end Jessica's romantic interest and their relationship became a much larger part and I can see that being the main focus of the next book in the series. If there was anything that could have been improved in Full Blooded it was the very end. It was a little anti-climatic compared to the rest of the story. The fast paced nonstop action that I had come to love all but disappeared in a rushed and not too exciting, but still good ending. Despite this I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to all of my paranormal loving friends! I give this book a 4 1/2 STAR rating!