(Dis)content by Melissa Haag
I hate. I thought I hated before the letter, before the werewolves, but now I understand that was nothing more than a chip on my shoulder. The urbat took what was mine. They will pay.
Isabelle leads a very normal life…for an emotional syphon. If not for Ethan and his bar, she would have lost her sanity long ago. But everything changes with the crash of her fighting cage and a man who transforms into a wolf. There’s something about Carlos—when he’s not growling at her—that makes her do things she wouldn’t normally do, like sigh and daydream.
Attraction aside, she is faced with the very real evidence that werewolves and urbat exist, and the urbat are after her. And the only way she can keep Ethan safe is to join with the werewolves and Carlos. It’s a race against time to stop a war, fight for love, and find the last Judgement.
Isabelle is not like the other gifted girls. She’s already had to fight most of her life, and she’s already been on her own for so long, save for Ethan. She’s tough, and cautious, and unwilling to give anyone a piece of herself…until Carlos comes along and all her notions of what her life must be go out the window.
It did feel as though things moved almost too quickly, but upon reflection, and some re-reading of scenes in previous Judgment of the Six books, I’ve come to realize that everything is on an accelerated timeline, even more so as we come closer to the actual Judgment. There were certainly times when I felt like we could have learned much more, but I’m hoping that a lot of my questions will be answered in Carlos’s pov/companion book.
I found it hard to love Isabelle, as she constantly pushed against any sign of affection, and acted like she could do what she wanted, even though she would in turn feel guilty once someone actually got hurt.
If I’m being completely honest, she and Carlos are not my favorite Judgment couple, but we saw such a small glimpse of them, that may be a premature assessment. It’s hard to beat Emmitt and Michelle, though, so it’s not entirely their fault. Absolutely read this series in order or you will spoil the crap outta the earlier books.
That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed reading [Dis]content; I absolutely loved Jim and Grey in this book. Well, I love Jim in every book he’s in but Grey has been pretty quiet until this one. Charlene is coming closer to having to tell the truth, and Bethi is as strong as ever. There are so many lovable characters it’s hard to pick a favorite!
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The bonus content in the pre-order version (and if you’re lucky some release day purchases may include this- you gotta grab it to find out) was absolutely heartbreaking, and sexy, and….well worth it!
Melissa Haag currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and three children. Touch was her first published novel. She is currently working on the companion books of the Judgement of the Six Series…along with several other new books.
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