Pride's Run by Cat Kalen ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday

Pride's Run is the first book in the trilogy, A Wolf's Pride, by Cat Kalen. This was quite the ride and I was on the edge of mt seat because of the constant danger.

Title: Pride's Run
Author: Cat Kalen
Series: A Wolf's Pride #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: December 2013 by Bloomsbury Spark (first published November 2011)
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Eighteen year old Pride is a tracker with a hunger for blood. Taught to trick and to lure, she is the perfect killing machine.

Kept leashed in the cellar by a master who is as ruthless as he is powerful, Pride dreams of freedom, of living a normal life, but escape from the compound is near impossible and disobedience comes with a price.

When she learns her master intends to breed her she knows she has to run.

Pride soon learns if she is to survive in the wild, she must trust in the boy who promises her freedom, the same boy she was sent to hunt.

I have had Pride's Run sitting on my kindle for so long and I finally decided it was time to get into it. It has been a long time since I have read a shifter book and I enjoyed diving into Pride’s dark and twisted world as she tried to make her escape.

I liked Pride; she was a determined girl who wants to break away from her master and where she has been confined all of her life. It’s a harsh way for any person to grow up in and it was sad to see the inhumane way they were all treated; kept confined and treated like animals. When an opportunity presented itself, I was glad to see her grab hold of it considering the danger she was in.

When Pride got away she was running with Logan, the boy who happened to be her assignment. I liked watching these two cautiously get to know one another. It’s extremely hard for Pride to trust anyone, so I liked the gentle way that Logan showed her that he would help and protect her. Logan was a really sweet guy but he’s also a very strong and dominant alpha. I could see that his attraction was growing even though Pride was oblivious to it, because she feels that boys never look at her.

Pride’s Run was an action packed read that constantly had me on edge because of the danger continuously following them. Pride had to learn how to survive in the cold mountains and to use her inner animal to her advantage. The romance was slow building and there were a few twists thrown in to keep you guessing how it will all turn out. The book ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, and the next books aren’t available at this time. I hope I get to find out what happens, because I was getting drawn into the dangerous and intense end to the story and I need to see how Pride got out of that situation!

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


“I thought I was going to have to go feral and fight them off.” A strange laugh rises in my throat. “I hardly think…” I begin, but my voice fails when he leans forward and presses his lips to the scars at the base of my neck. The warmth of his mouth burns my blood. I suck in a sharp breath and try not to explode into a million tiny pieces.
He traces my scar with his lips, the caress meant to soothe the years of pain. “No one is ever going to hurt you again,” he growls under his breath and holds me tight. His glance moves over my face and his eyes turn deadly when he says, “If they try, they’ll have to go through me.”

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Cat Kalen is a multi published author in the romance genre under two pen names, Cat is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and watermelon. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cat can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

A maritime native and former financial officer, Cat has lived all over Canada but has finally settled down in her childhood hometown with her family.


26 comments:

  1. Oh I like the dynamic of this relationship. I am a fan of mistrust at the beginning, sort of measuring each other's worth. I can only imagine the eventuality/consummation of the relationship. Lol.

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  2. This one is still sitting on my kindle too! And I so love shifter books. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention.

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  3. Oh I haven't read read a good shifter book in a while. Love that teaser!

    Here's teaser this Tuesday: http://www.sharonsbooknook.com/2015/07/07/teaser-tuesday-september-sky/

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  4. Angela ReadingCaveJuly 7, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    I haven't read this one, I do love a good shifter book though. I like that he is willing to protect her.

    My Teaser

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  5. Like the sound of Pride and her determination

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  6. A strong heroine opposite aa sweet guy, who is also an alpha? Sounds like a really good mix, Naomi <3 So glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. Looks like it was an interesting read:)

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  8. I vaguely remember adding this book to Goodreads but it was literally years ago... I'm definitely still interested in reading it and now that I've seen your review I might try and get my hands on a copy. I especially like the sound of Logan, with the combination of an alpha and a sweet guy ;) Thanks for reminding of Pride's Run and great review!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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  9. Oh jeez, I didn't realize it was a shifter book at first, so I was thinking it was really weird and effe up for a regular girl to go through. But then I saw what the series is called. lol. I mean, it's still messed up, but not as strange.

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  10. This is the first time I've seen this book. I like how committed and determined he sounds. Shame it ended on a cliffhanger.


    P.S. I finally got Disqus to work. Yay!

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  11. This actually looks familiar to me, Naomi, so I'm wondering if I might have it on my kindle as well. :) This sounds like an exciting read and that teaser...mm-mmm!! I'll have to look to see if I have Pride's Run and if I don't, it's definitely going on my tbr. :)

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  12. Yes! These two took time to trust one another, and worked well together in the end!

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  13. My pleasure. Glad I finally got to it.

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  14. Glad you do! It was a fun read.

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  15. Logan is really a sweet alpha! He was good for Pride.

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  16. These two were good together once they learned to trust one another.

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  17. It certainly was. I was on edge constantly and intrigued about whats to come!

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  18. That is what happened to me. Had it on the Kindle, decided to get to it! I loved Logan! Sigh....

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  19. Haha! Sorry about that. Yes, definitely a shifter read.

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  20. I know! I was getting all excited, then BAM! Over... One day I will get to the next one!
    (Yay! Glad you're back)

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  21. I hope you give it a try, it was pretty intense. The main characters are strong, and I changed my mind about another character along the way.

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  22. Well you sold me! I just bought it but now I am wondering-if she wrote this in 2011 and never finished the series, it's going to make me mad especially how you said it ended. Let me know if you find out about the other books please. Thanks!

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  23. I think she was picked up by a publisher. The second one is available now. Carmel has read them all and my friend Liz @ Fictional Candy... So it's just a matter of time!

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  24. I enjoy shifter books. Pride sounds like a wonderful character, as does Logan. The twists, and slow build romance sound great!


    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  25. It's been ages since I read a shifter book! I enjoyed this one!

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