Wild Pride (The Kingson Pride, #1)

Wild Pride (The Kingson Pride, #1)★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ Wild Pride (The Kingson Pride, #1) By Kristen Banet ✪ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Alternate cover edition of ASIN B076DNRLSSThis is a Reverse Harem series with graphic scenes mature language and mature themes suitable for ages 18 Full length novel of 100000 words Twenty three year Alternate cover edition of ASIN BDNRLSSThis is a Reverse Harem series with graphic scenes mature language and mature themes suitable for ages Full length novel of words Twenty three year old Riley Stern has lived in Wild Junction for two years living a mediocre life that she was content with Just content It was nothing special and she was alright with that but she desperately wanted Then five locals move back into town after disappearing a decade before the boys of the Kingson Estate and they have reputations that Riley should want to avoid They are sexy and powerful in ways that draws her to them like a moth to a flame Then they tell her she’s only half human and make her an offer she doesn’t want to refuse Join the pride and become part of the family and learn everything about what she is Too bad her body wants much then to become part of the family and so do theirs Too bad that there is much to this deal then meets the eye and she doesn’t even know it The Kingson Pride infamous due to their youth and ruthlessness Brenton Kingson Zachary Woods Andrew Hicks Troy and Gabe Walker Five of the richest most successful and bitter feline shifters that walk the earth They just wanted to go home to Wild Junction after a decade of building their reputation for a uiet life away from all the other feline shifters Yet when they get back they find a half breed feline shifter living in their town which is unacceptable Faced with the fact that they all want her she has no idea what she is and there are secrets in her life that terrify them they finally make the decision to add one member to their pride And once she’s in the pride they need to keep all hell from breaking loose. Honestly I'm surprised I finished this book The first time the heroine meet one of the Kingson pride he called her stupid within five minutes of meeting her Descriptions are inconsistent the first chapter is full of them overly flowery and heavy handed while in later chapters characters are described as 'punk as fuck' Not being into the punk scene myself I have no idea what exactly that is supposed to entail There are also editing problems with this edition occasionally the tense switches from past to present within a sentence or paragraph or words are missing from sentences 375 stars Now that was a great RH bookI enjoyed everything about this book The h was adorable what I enjoyed about her the most was her common sense She didn't assume things and she was strong willedI loved all her guys and the way they were with not only her but also the dynamics they had with each other Definitely worth a read Dnf at 36%This is bad I said it I’m sorry but this is terrible It is just so stereotypical I thought we were past this point in RH history This is literally every other reverse harem book out there So predictable and I just couldn’t power through it I'm torn with how to review this so maybe 35? I LOVE the author's Heart of Shame saga and it's interesting to see how far she has come as a writer since writing this bookProsI liked Riley She was a bit passive at the start and a bit whiny but I understood why and she gets a lot betterI liked all of the men Zachary is my favourite although they are a bit of a stereotypical RH group in the different 'roles' they playThe story was engaging and the character development worked well I think character development is one of the strengths of the writer and it's obvious even in this very early work of hersIt had the right balance of steam and plot for me in a RH book with a good medium burn in the romance departmentConsThe grammatical errors and typos are pretty jarring I don't tend to get too bothered by the odd error in a book but this was littered with them throughout almost as if no one had proof read it which seems oddIf you read a lot of RH then this is not going to give you something majorly new the it is fairly typical to the conventions of the genre However that didn't detract from my enjoyment It was ok there are some words missing though I still don't know if I like the h or not For the guys I didn't feel the romantic feelings However the author really knows how to write a hot scene I’m working on a big project with a deadline so of course in true me fashion I was procrastinating as hard as I possibly could If anyone asks I was researching when I stumbled upon Wild Pride by Kristen Banet a first time author Forewarned of editing issues but also intrigued by the reviews stating there is actually a decent story in there I decided that my “research” should include a detour into Wild PrideI’ll start by acknowledging the elephant in the room I can’t tell you the editing sucks because there obviously was none Nada Zip With grammar errors spelling issues and even missing words I’d find it hard to believe anyone even read this over at all much less ran a spell check on it Not being perfect myself I’m not one of those grammar police types and have no problem looking over small editing issues if the story is not lost in the telling but this went way beyond that It was bad and I wouldn’t blame anyone for a dnf or a 1 star based on presentation aloneThe good news is buried way down deep underneath all those errors is a decent little story We are introduced to an interesting little town with some even interesting characters in it It’s got a dash of mystery suspense some action and lots of chemistry to spice things upI liked the heroine She’s had a tough life where nothing went her way until fate landed her in this tiny little town On the run from an abusive boyfriend she’s making it as best she can It’s a reverse harem story so we have not one but five hot sexy shifters as the heroes each with uniue personalities that made you want to know about them I do wish we’d gotten deeper into the heroes early lives and their family issues but as this is an ongoing series based around the same characters I have a feeling that’s going to comeI did like that this was a surprisingly slow burn for a MMMMMF book I actually liked the fact she didn’t immediately jump into the sack with the five of them either all together or separate They had to work at it gain her trust and then gain her affections I actually found this odd since she didn’t have a problem with her sexuality and it was known she had the occasional one night stand with tourists who passed through I chalked that up to her knowing this would actually mean something if it happenedWhat bothered me was that towards the end I felt the author lost her nerve a bit with the whole reverse harem aspect There was some playing around one on one and two on one and eventually there was some actual sex between Riley and Brenton the alpha of the pride but we were told and not shown most of the good stuff with the rest of the group This was disappointingBesides the lack of editing and the misstep with the steamy stuff there were some plot holes but nothing that sent me into full on frustration mode In the end I was invested enough in the characters despite the issues that I’m looking forward to the release of the next one in the series I’m just hoping that the author invests in a good editor or at the very least runs a spell check and engages a beta reader before she hits publishRating 35 Good Editors Are Worth Their Weight In Gold Stars Okay so I am on the fence on this one and this is why I feel like there was so much going on that I had to stop and go I know it was an RH and a lot was going on with her meeting the men for the first time I am going to have to go back through and re read it I feel like I was missing something the reason I have given this four stars was that I did finish it and not DNF but I want a mulligan I am going to take it I tried this book because I loved the Redemption Saga by the same author This one wasn't as good It's a typical paranormal romance in most ways just with men Also I was annoyed with what I felt was a story line mistake If someone was kidnapped don't you think that person would lock the doors and take personal security seriously after the experience? And if she was threatened in her home a second time after that is there any way in the word she would hang out alone in a building late at night closing up a shop with lots of cash AND LEAVE BOTH DOORS UNLOCKED? Authors are not allowed to make heroines unbelievably dumb It's simply not done in urbancontemporary fantasy That's lazy story writing and a too kind editor right there Everyone needs a highly critical writing partner to do their best work I guess Ms Banet learned that lesson between this series and the one I really like The characters were likable just not believable a bit too cliched for me I felt the story was predictable but entertaining enough to keep my attention You ever read trash and think 'wow this is bad i need like classic lit to cleanse me?' It's a rarity for me I'm a fine connoisseur of trash and this one was just BORING The story starts off much better than it ends I almost regret finishing this book and not just calling it dnf I kept it would pick back up and yetI was so so bored and the sex was not even good how do you fail at sex in a reverse harem?? I assume we miss the first time between the MC's doin the dirty because there is a RANDOM SIX MONTH TIME JUMP we only see the first time with one of the 5 guys uhhh excuse me why do you think im reading a RH?? Do not pass go do not read the next in this series This is not my first Kristen Banet book I liked one of her other series much better and was frankly shocked at how dull this one was It's clearly an earlier work that severely needed an editor I didn't like anyone in the pride Rylie our main MC was obnoxious the boys just bland copies of every other mediocre RH out there I'm not one to nitpick at grammar or misspelling I rarely notice things like that but this book was prettttttttttty dang rife with technical issues in addition to just being boring for the 2nd 12 of the book Peace out this book irked the hell out of me but since I did finish it I'm rounding my 15 rating up to 2 since Goodreads will never give proper 12 ratings