Reflecting on the whole journey to date, the thing I am slowly learning is that people and events come into my life at the right time. For instance, I had no detailed map of the route; and happened to team up with someone who had, which has made the route so interesting and enjoyable. The route is the Dutch St Jacob Camino, which has taken us along really quiet roads for the most part. One day we travelled 10 miles 16 kilometres of the actual camino along a gravel track - an experience! Yesterday, we had the smell of eucalyptus in our nostrils for the most part, as we travelled through hectares of eucalyptus forests.
We have had grindingly slow uphills and then free-wheeling, wind-in-your-hair downhills one for 12 kilometres and even after that another 11 with easy uphills. Whatever the size, it takes only one snorer to make it difficult to sleep. So, best wishes to you all. It is now 10 days since leaving St Jean Pied de Port. The anticipated difficult ascent to Roncesvalles never materialised! It was a steady 21 kilometre climb to the top; all cyclable, albeit slow. It was great. The top was at a height of metres.
Since then I have worn socks with my sandals,as each day has been over metres. An Excellent Read. Sep 30, Jeannie Zelos rated it really liked it. Review from jeannie zelos book reviews Well, I knew this was short, and I usually avoid them but the sample sounded fun so Its my fault, I knew it was short and this is why I try not to select them, but have found a few I liked. I did enjoy this, just felt it would have been better for me if it was longer. Drake was a good lead, but for someone so wise, mature, solid he seemed to lose all sense when it came to Ria.
She was a good character too, fitted perfectly in her role in the story. Her way of making her own place in the pack all these years has brought her a lot of respect, and she knows the Pack and each persons strength and weakness. They are perfect for many readers and very popular just not for me.
If you like shorts, and want an easy to read, well written paranormal romance this book is perfect. Stars: Four — fun and sexy short read. ARC supplied via Netgalley. Mar 13, Eva Millien rated it really liked it. The author has created an intriguing shifter world with captivating characters and although too short, there is never a dull moment and I was caught up in the story until the very end. Sep 30, Beyond the Pages rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. First Thought: "Now this is good reading!!! Gotta have more! I loved, loved, loved this book.
It was everything that I like and go for in a para-sci-fan. It had romance and chemistry, conflict and challenge, an unknown force of darkness looming, the threat of death hanging in the air as a potential external danger, loyalty and friendship I could totally go on. The author had my attention fully from the beginning, and I have to t First Thought: "Now this is good reading!!! The author had my attention fully from the beginning, and I have to tell you that I still want more.
I am so in on this one. Surely the next short or long story, for tht matter, is pending. Due out soon! Please say yes because I am all over it as soon as I receive word. Jan 31, Tina rated it liked it Shelves: cmc The main story was good. There is a LOT going on in this book. However, I was left with some unanswered questions.
Fortunately this was book one of a series. So for me…. Oct 12, The Nauti Vixen rated it really liked it. The good news?
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It's a decent read, short read that may just get better as the series goes on. If I'm being honest, this one falls a little into forgettable territory. In a genre with shifters and supernatural "Is that code for watching a movie and jumping my bones? In a genre with shifters and supernatural beings - that is rife with so many possibilities - there is nothing that really stands out. There is not a whole lot of action or drama What ground the author gains with the character of Drake, she loses with Ria.
Unfortunately, she comes across as submissive, a doormat, and not capable of leading along-side the alpha. While I get that the Pack is supposed to see her that way, and that Drake sees more, I want to see what he sees in her I want the author to show me the hidden depths of her character. Now, of course, this is a really short read Hopefully, we can see more growth of character and of author in future books in this series Let's hope the series gets better and better as it goes along Nov 06, Bennita rated it liked it Shelves: interracial-romance , erotic , paranormal-romance , controlling-alpha-males , irr-a-z-challenge I really enjoyed this story.
Ria is a half human pack member that is considered submissive and a low ranking pack member. She's been in love with her alpha for a long time and Drake the alpha has wanted her since she was 17 and has now decided to claim what's his. Ria is afraid of getting hurt and is doubtful that she's Drake's mate. She doesn't fell she is strong enough or dominant enough to help him lead the pack, but her pack members and Drake feel otherwise.
Ria slowly realizes her worth and Drake proves to her time and time again that she is an integral part of the pack. Ria begins to trust again and learns her worth. Drake was just hot! I loved his dominance but I also loved how he backed off when Ria needed it. He gave Ria strength and confidence. The only thing that bothered me in this book was that the ending was rushed and I had no idea what the characters looked like. I had to go back to the cover to make sure this was an IR book. Besides that, I really enjoyed this story.
Oct 06, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: paranormal , shifters , romance. I get busy and in order for me to be able to court you, one of us has to be available. She blinked up at him. The intensity of his gaze had her pinned to the seat. If took all she had to keep eye contact Thank you to Katie Reus for recommending this book and author! I knew I had to read it when I saw there's a wolf-pack in my neck of the woods -central Florida! I didn't really know what to expect, but found it to be a very enjoyable tale of intrigue and romance in an Orlando wolf-pack. Even though it's a relatively quick read at only 75 pages, it has a well-developed storyline with genuine characters and features intriguing pack dynamics.
Sep 29, Rhiannon Overby rated it really liked it. This was a fabulous first paranormal novella to begin a new series. At about 76pages, Full Circle is a fairly quick read and quite enjoyable. Ria believes that her place within the pack is at the bottom, being submissive and taking care of everything that the other pack mates won't do. Drake believes that Ria is his mate and is willing to go to great lengths to prove it.
One thing I really enjoyed about th This was a fabulous first paranormal novella to begin a new series. One thing I really enjoyed about this novella was the conflict that arises throughout the story. Usually most novellas fall flat because they don't have this conflict to spice things up, you won't find that in this book.
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While this book doesn't necessarily end it a traditional cliffhanger, Ms. Thomas definitely built it up in anticipation for the next book in the series. I can't wait to see what arises for Drake and Ria in the future. Oct 15, Romance Readers Retreat rated it really liked it. It's more of a novella length book than a full book and there's no dull moments which was nice.
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There's the main love story between Ria and Drake but also a back story that comes out of nowhere that you wonder why it's there but in the end it makes sense. It's a nice hot read, the characters are keeping the story up. Drake is very alpha besides being the alpha in the wolfpack and Ria is coming out of her shell slowly which was nice to 3. Drake is very alpha besides being the alpha in the wolfpack and Ria is coming out of her shell slowly which was nice to see her take her place in the story.
I didn't really feel this was a paranormal read which was weird because it's very much about werewolves. The story was enjoyable and I liked it despipte it being so short. I do want to know more about what happens to the characters as it ends on a slight cliffhanger. Oct 03, Amanda Richardson rated it really liked it. Good novella, I really enjoyed the romance and chemistry between Ria and Drake.
Ria is half human living amongst a wolf pack, she has it pretty bad for Drake the alpha. Ria gets kind of taken advantage of by the pack because she can't shift and is only half wolf. Drake has it really bad for Ria and can't understand why she hesitates in accepting that they should be together.
There is a lot of really hot chemistry between Ria and Drake. Ria and Drake are both very good, realistic characters. There Good novella, I really enjoyed the romance and chemistry between Ria and Drake. There are no silly misunderstandings or really decisions on the part of either character that make the story unrealistic. Good read, hot love scenes, and I will look for more to read from this author. I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Sep 29, Heather andrews rated it it was amazing. I loved this book and I felt for Ria, and Drake he's just a demanding presence, "aren't you going to tell me why you're leaving?
He wasn't growling at her anymore. His voice was as gentle as she supposed one could make gravel. No than I loved this book and I felt for Ria, and Drake he's just a demanding presence, "aren't you going to tell me why you're leaving? No thanks. I'd like to have my mate happy. Sep 29, Keri rated it really liked it. This was an interesting werewolf short story, more like novella in length. I liked Ria and Drake, they had an amazing chemistry and it felt real.
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Unfortunately, this ends abruptly and now I am left waiting for the next part of this story and I need closure, ;. Ria, while rather timid was sweet and endearing, and Drake was an overwhelming alpha male, but with an inherent sweetness for Ria that I adored. If you are looking for a quick paced, quick werewolf romance than this does the job wonderful This was an interesting werewolf short story, more like novella in length. If you are looking for a quick paced, quick werewolf romance than this does the job wonderfully, just be prepared for an abrupt ending.
Sep 30, Anino rated it liked it. I believe that as time goes by, that this inventive author will begin to hit her stride and produce books that will captivate her readers for hours on end. It appears so. My elder brothe r , Rick, arrives the night before, my younger brothe r , Cogs, the morning of my departure. Cogs and I discuss security of my front panniers: how to stop them being easily lifted by a passing opportunist, at the same time not being a tedious hassle for me when removing and replacing them. He comes up with a simple idea: to screw a small u-bend shackle onto one of the restraining clips of each pannie r , thereby preventing the clip from lifting and releasing, at the same time being fairly quick for me to operate.
When not in use, each shackle dangles from a piece of cord neatly spliced and attached to the carrying strap of its pannie r. As the time of departure arrives, a significant little crowd of famil y , friends and neighbours gathers outside the house. Standing in my drivewa y , under the cherry tree pendulous with pastel pink blossom, I take in as much as I can of the scene, suddenly acutely aware that I shall not be seeing my beloved children, my home sweet home, these familia r , friendly faces again for two whole years.
Aftermuch bonhomie, a short speech and a cycle once around the block, finall y , after two and a half years of preparation, it is time. On 6 May, at The weather is almost balmy: warm and sunn y , with a light breeze. Accompanying me for this first day are my son and two brothers; my daughter does not do cycling. At the end of the road we turn left, left again, onto and along the busy A38, looking over to the right for a final look at the unfo r gettably familiar sight of the old and the new Severn bridges. On then under the M5 motorwa y , past Filton airport, at the crest of the next hill pausing briefly for photos — my tall, gangl y , teenage son insisting on removing his helmet and re-working his hair before posing for the camera.
Our departure was timed to coincide with the customary morning co f fee break at the Centre for Deaf Studies at Bristol Universit y , when deaf and hearing sta f f daily prise themselves away from their o f fice desks to meet in the co f fee room during this period, face-to-face encounters being essential in the visual environment of sign language communication.
I came to be working at the Centre as a result of attending British Sign Language classes. Formerly a physiotherapist, I changed career to become a full-time mum for eleven years to my two children, Jessica and Daniel. During this time I started learning British Sign Language, the result of watching a friend and her deaf parents-in-law signing to each other and, like many people, I was entranced by the beauty of the language. After attending classes for a couple of years, a temporary job in administration came up at the Centre.
This is my place of work from which I have been granted a 2-year and 3-month sabbatical to cycle round the world: two years for the cycling, three months to re-acclimatise on my return. Eight miles to the Centre for Deaf Studies brings us punctually to the co f fee and cake break and another touching send-o f f, with balloons, poppers and more photographs, as well as one colleague reiterating that she plans to join me in NorthAmerica to cycle a section. After speeches, smiles, sobbing farewells well, slight exaggeration , my entourage and I seto f f once more.
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Cycling Full Circle - June 08
W e descend Park Street, cross the city centre and join the Bristol—Bath cycle track, the first Sustrans cycle route in the country and thirteen miles of easy gradient along a disused railway path. Considering it is a weekda y , there is a surprising number of pedestrians and cyclists along the path, the pace, at times, slowing to a leisurely loite r , and we take longer than expected to reach Bath. But that is fo r gotten when we are greeted with champagne and hugs by friends, Jane and Pete r , and my daughter and boyfriend, who duly arrived by ca r. It is now three thirty and the thought of continuing another twenty miles or so does not hold that much appeal, even though there are a mere twenty-eight on the clock.