New Release + Review: Initiation by Apryl Baker

Title: Initiation (Wolfpack University Book 1)
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design
Publication Date: February 28th, 2020
Clementine Townes is running from a nightmare no one should ever have to endure, a horror of glowing eyes, unspeakable violation…and death.
Her father only ever asked one thing of her—that she attend his alma mater, Appalachia University, fondly known as Wolfpack U. With nothing left to lose, she decides to honor her father the only way she knows how.
The sleepy college town of Jacob’s Fork, West Virginia is far from California. But is it far enough away to escape the terrifying darkness that plagues her dreams and memories?
Then she meets Cole Walker.
The quarterback of the football team and all-around campus alpha, he represents everything that terrifies her. But despite her fear and reluctance, she finds she’s drawn to Cole in ways she can’t explain.
As if all that weren’t enough, she discovers the people in this small town have a secret, and they seem to know more about her history than she does. What she finds is a past her father hid from her—a past she’s not sure she wants to embrace.
But before she can even begin to think about any of that, her nightmare comes rushing back to torment her, threatening the new life she’s trying to build. Can she trust Cole to protect her, or is her only hope to keep running?
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Britt’s 🎩🎩🎩 hat review:

Two things I can’t get enough of, shifters and NA college romance. Obviously it was a no brainer for me when I saw this book. I had to read it. That said, while I overall enjoyed Cole and Clementine this book did leave me feeling a bit unfulfilled. It’s pretty clear this is the start to a new series, but the blurb definitely doesn’t prepare you for how much of Cole and Clementine’s story you’re going to get out of this book.
For almost the entirety of the book these two aren’t even remotely a couple. If I’m being fully honest because of their lack of any real interaction for the majority of their book I barely felt a spark between them until the end. That said, once they did finally begin to connect and actually speak to each other that chemistry came to life. I really wish we had gotten more of them actually together out of this first book because that last bit is what really made this book come together for me.
I’m hopeful that the next book will really make me fall in love with them and looking forward to reading it.

So who am I?
Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.
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