Friday, December 2, 2011

Cry Wolf - Angela Campbell

GoodReads synopsis

Andrea Lockhart's job as a reporter for cheesy tabloid The Naked Truth isn't exactly where she thought her journalism career would end up. She's determined to make the best of it, but when her editor sends her to Woodbine, South Carolina, to investigate a werewolf sighting, Andrea decides the ridiculous assignment will be her last. Until she meets Sean Hunter.

The last time she saw Sean, he had just beat her out for the position of editor of their college newspaper, and told her she'd never make it as a reporter. Given his grand ambitions, she's shocked to find him editing the Woodbine Weekly. Once they start competing for leads on the werewolf, Andrea becomes determined to break the story first—she can't let Sean beat her again.M

As they each get closer to finding the source of the rumors, the only thing more surprising than the truth are the feelings Sean is able to stir in her, feelings she thought she had left behind...

This book was interesting from the start.

Andrea Lockhart is a reporter from a tabloid called "The Naked Truth". She was once a touted and famed reporter for a mainstream newspaper. Her latest Editing Manager has sent her to Woodbine, South Carolina to do a story about werewolf sightings. As she is out looking for information, hunting for clues to the authenticity of the sightings she gets snapped in a werewolf trap and is left hanging...literally. After she gets rescued and begins her hunt she runs into the one person she never thought she's see again, Sean Hunter, a former collegiate classmate and now a local paper editor. She is initially happy that Sean doesn't recognize her but pangs of the spark she has start a new fire again. She realizes there is something there for Sean and its genuine.

Sean initially didn't know that the beauty in front of him was his old classmate, she had changed since they graduated. He initially felt the old big brother instinct kick in, but this time other things begin to come out too. Did she still remember those words he said to her back in those days? Why is she working for a tabloid and not a mainstream publication? As his feelings for her grows and she tries to keep him at a distance he begins to think someone hurt her, and it made him angry to see that someone would do that, not realizing part if it WAS caused by him. He comes to find that his remaining family need him but so does Andrea. His nephew has an encounter of his own, and it shakes everyone up, but Andrea also needs him as this predator is becoming bolder and her deadline is only days away.

As they talk to townspeople Andrea comes to realize not everyone likes the publicity that comes from her being there. Many are skeptical and don't believe a thing, claiming its a hoax by some locals. others who have seen it don't share what they've seen because of the skeptics in town. With a determination she relentlessly pursues those who stick with the claim they saw a werewolf, and she finds out that there May be some credibility to their stories. Sean tries to keep her from coming under fire, but the word spreads and things start to get hairy... One night while staking out a local sighting area. After that the sightings start to increase and even the local animals know a predator is lurking in their town. Sean is helping her get the information she needs for her story, not realizing until later that Sean is writing a story of his own...about HER! Sean and Andrea make things work to get what they both want, but their past keeps pushing them apart. You'll have to read to find out how the mystery ends and if Sean and Andrea can overcome the heartbreak and pain to find their happy ending.

Angela spins a clever romance spiked with mystery. Andrea and Sean have a lot to work through to find out they what they need besides solving the mystery is each other. Andrea still feels hurt by some of Sean's actions. Sean knows he was in the wrong for what he did, but his intentions were in her best interest. They are both torn between what they want and what they need to do. Ms. Campbell delivers in this story. I loved the mix of mystery and romance and how it was blended. A great read for those who like to see love bloom in the midst of something unusual. I give it a four of five rating.


  1. Another one I've never heard of. So many new and interesting books and so little time! Looks like one I'm going to have to check out though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I felt like I was reading the book ..I was getting into your descriptions and hanging onto what was going to happen in the end! Exciting!!Schucks!! I guess I'll have to read for myself!! :)
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  3. You have definitely sparked my interest. I have had a good mystery/suspense PNR in a while.

  4. Very thorough review. I like how you have detailed the story arc without full spoilerage. *laughs*

    I love PNR, and this sounds very interesting. I haven't heard of this author, but will add this one to my whimpering TBR list.