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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

GABBY


Gabby by Sherry Foster
Book 1 in the Safe Haven Wolves series
Narrated by Jacq Ainsworth
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


About Gabby:
Shifter females have become scarce.

Protected at all cost.

When a strange young female shows up in his territory all alone Trey, and his pack are shocked. But Trey knows his duty, protect the female at all cost. Then he meets Gabby and finds she is his mate. Now he must find out where she came from, what she is running from and then convince her to stay. That may be easier said than done when he finds she has no knowledge of the shifter world.

Gabby found a place to stay. Something deep inside her insists the area is safe, but she has been on the run for five years, she knows no place is safe for long. They always find her. She doesn't know how, she doesn't know who, or even why, she just knows, they will find her. On top of that worry, she is sure she is going crazy, she has no explanation for the events occurring around her. And the wolves, they keep showing up around her cabin. Are they hungry?

Can Trey convince Gabby he is her mate, and she is not going crazy? And what will he do to keep her safe?

Gabby is book one of a series and was previously published under the same cover and title in July of 2018. Additional chapters were added to the book to enhance the story. (September 2019) The books each focus on one couple, but the books must be read in order for the over-all story. The books contain a dash of mystery, suspense, intrigue and humor with a touch of romance. No heat.

The reviews on the book do not reflect the current book. This book has undergone an extensive rework. The reviews were mistakenly pulled to the new version.
Source: Info in the About Gabby was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47979111-gabby on 02/11/2019.

My Thoughts:
A promising start to a new-to-me series! The wolf theme has been used several times already, so the story is not that original. However, I like the premise and the way the author tells a story is not bad either. The world building is beautiful! The character development is quite good, except the main heroine. For some reason she feels stupid sometimes. **sigh!** Anyway, for an audiobook which is 5-hours long, this ought to be a short book. However, it took me longer than I expected to finish the book, even with the convenience of the audiobook format. The plot is quite straightforward, but at least there is a plot! It seemed to me that I have been reading urban fantasy books lately that did not have any which is sad. And of course it ended in a cliffhanger pointing to the story of the next book. However, there was a resolution to the plot in this book. Kudos! This is my first Jacq Ainsworth audiobook listen and I like the way she reads. Another Kudos for this book!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4
Character development = 3.5
Story itself = 3.5
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 3.5
World building = 4
Cover art = 3
Pace = (5 hrs and 42 mins listening time)
Plot = 3.5
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries


Books in the Safe Haven Wolves series:
SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 1: GABBY  SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 2: TRINA  SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 3: KATE  SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 4: JULIE  SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 5: DAWN  SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 6: MIRANDA  SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 7: NICOLE  SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 8: CASEY  SAFE HAVEN WOLVES Book 9: AMBER


Meet The Author

About Sherry Foster:
Sherry fell in love with reading when she was young and never lost her love of words on a page. She enjoys fantasy and science fiction along with a few other genres. She has two grown children and eight grandchildren who keep her on her toes.

She writes fantasy but has plans to branch out into other genres eventually.


The Narrator


About Jacq Ainsworth:
Jacq works as an actor and theatre director in the Vancouver area. She has done voice work for Knowledge Network and radio and internet commercials, and has acted in indies and commercials. Jacq works as a producer for Audible, is on the board of Bard in the Valley, and is often found entertaining select crowds at murder mystery events.




FTC Disclosure:
The different formats of this book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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