(Roaring Up the Wrong Tree Grayslake #3) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Celia Kyle
Should make it less complicated for readers to understand The trouble I had with this story was that the rules were convoluted and I often got the impression that the characters themselves didn t understand the rules or necessarily always follow them It drives me nuts when an author screws around with their own rules or worse somehow conveys that they themselves don t have a firm grasp on the rules but are simply throwing things around willy nilly in order to further their plotview spoiler I ll preface this by saying what I m going to snarl over may spoil storylines in previous books as well I really struggled with this book because I loved both the characters and felt that the story could have been so much Instead I ran into a sad decimation of a character I thought could be interesting the wolf Alpha and a lovely look at some convoluted rules that only seemed to bind the main characters but never anyone lse My gripes begin around the time that Trista is attacked by Van Ty and the wolf Alpha According to the rules Trista is allowed to stay 12 hours as a guest Which means she s supposed to be safe for 12 hrs Instead she s attacked by the Enforcer and the Alpha Ty knew that she was under his brother s protection but he ignored it in favor of attacking an unarmed woman I think this grr went beyond the rule breaking because it honestly says a lot about both men that they were willing to attack and hurt a woman who was unable to defend herself or cause them harm Sure she s a hyena and arguably one of the pack members who were forced to Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era evacuate Given their nature and the bad blood between the clans I understand the need to distrust the hyenas In the previous story we learn that Van has a heart for those hyenas that are unable tovacuate such as the mother with a complicated birth or the older man who d just completed open heart surgery If he can see beyond the animal these people shift into to their need for time to Convents and the Body Politic in Late Renaissance Venice evacuate why can t he see that Trista isn txactly a threat to him He and Ty s insistence that Trista isn t Keen s mate furthered by the decision to remove her from him so that he can just get on with his life is ludicrous and borders on the unforgivable Beyond how these actions reflect on the men s characters they ve broken a rule yet no punishment is forthcoming Instead Trista and Keen attempt to flee before her time is up and unfortunately don t succeed Of course rather than arguing that because she was attacked while under protection she was detained and would have otherwise left or that very fact that she wasn t protected and should be awarded some sort of restitution she basically has to give in and allow the wolf Alpha of Redby to force her into a challenge with his Beta Why From what I can gather because she s the half sister of the Alphawhich means because the Alpha is dead that she s in charge Maybe Of what xactly I don t know considering the whole clan has been sent off to who knows where Why the Beta has to fight Trista I have no freakin clue it s not like she has any power over the old hyena land Eventually it s revealed that the Alpha has a personal reason for "Seeing Tirsta Deadbut It S "Tirsta deadbut it s not clear why the Beta is the one fighting Trista beyond a I don t kill women No you just order their brutal deathsand apparently that makes all the difference But what really gets me is why the hell he has the authority to tromp on over to bear territory and demand anything Sure he and Ty have an agreement but that agreement is over the x hyena territory not Grayslake Why is he there Why does he get to instigate a law against her Now this part forces a mating between the two characters which is fine Whatever It s a tried and true story plot it works and it s not super complicated But it s forced I wish this sort of crap had Upgrade Soul ended there Next we learn about Keen s deep dark secret When he was 14 and unable to control his bear due to neglect from his familytc he flew into a rage when he found a girl he was crushing on was screwing another bear He doesn t kill them but he pretty much tears them apart He s sent off to get retrained which turns out to be a torture session for 2 years I m not ven going to bother poking this and wondering wtf happened here and why he hasn t fixed this and the two teens are sent off with their parents to different places
Of course this comes back to bite them why wouldn t it considering it just suddenly comes up as a course this comes back to bite them why wouldn t it considering it just suddenly comes up as a point Suddenly the boy who incited the bear rage shows up and he s got this lovely story about how the girl confessed that she and Keen had plotted to jump him This of course changes verything Why now the original sentence that was handed down is invalid Suddenly it s up to this guy to choose a punishment Nothing is said here about GOING BEFORE THE COUNCIL NOTHING IS EVEN SAID ABOUT before the council Nothing is Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 even said about the girl and asking her to tell her story again Apparently the author and the characters all forgot about their ability to smell the truth And the fact that there isn t any proof Oh and how about the idea that it s stupid to just believe someone who has a grudge against someonelse and allow them to demand punishment without saying a word I m pretty sure they mentioned a shifter council who originally helped decide the sentence or at the very least you d Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist expect they d need some sort of ruling body that can keep things organized and make sure people follow the rulesand wasn t there an NC mentioned at the beginning of the book that alluded to a council as well as that group of old guys who decided Parker s fate in the first book I know the author mentioned the alpha of the southeast area as a pretty decentnforcer T xistence is threatened further when a gorgeous werebear strides into her life and demands not just her heart but her very soul She’ll think about it but not until her shift nds at sevenKeen seems like a happy go lucky sex and sin werebear but that’s nowhere near the truth In reality his inner animal wants to go on a bloody rampage and kill half of Grayslake just because it can After that it wants to claim the seductive curv. ,
Easily predictable shifter read but it was decent I was in the mood for a good shifter romance and this had that I didn t love it but it was ok I really like Keens character Unfortunately mia was in this book too much for my preference I just tire of her constantly ranting about language Overall the plot and characters were predictable but I ll probably still give other books in this series a try 45 StarsI loved this book I love that Keen was such a hidden treasure This was by far my favorite book so far I loved that He had a dark past and that ven though he was strong nough to be an Itan he chose to let others lead as it suited him better Imaginary Runner even though he was stronger I loved that he was immediately absorbed in Trista and that he protected her I love Parker he s always growing and growling I love that he is willing to apologize and he isxtremely cute and loveableIf I was Lauren I probably would cut Van Just saying he needs a good swatI absolutely loved Trista and her inner strength I wasn t sure how Ms Kyle was going to be able to pull off the Hyena bit but I loved her She was dealt a raw hand in life and there was much that was taken from her in a plot twistI cant wait to keep reading this series Definitely the darkest part of the series so far but fills in uite a few details from previous subplots The last Abrams I From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 expected to be so dark and damaged inside was Keen Van did not surprise me in the least Shows the darker historically traditional aspects of clan life in this world but also gives a glimpse of how the world is being slowly changed and pulled away from some of the damaging traditions My review and anxtended sample of the audiobook are posted at HotlistenscomSo we are back in Grayslake surrounded by bears Keen is the youngest of four brothers Each of his other brothers had a place in the inner circle of the clan Ty the oldest is the alpha Van is the Fresh Water enforcer Isaac is the healer Keen has been functioning as the clan s Keeper He knows the laws inside and out but he has never been officially given the title He has always felt a little apart from his brothers It has made him a little bit bitterTrista is a half hyena Her father was the old alpha who has caused all kinds of mischief in the area So much that a purge has been called all hyenas must leave the area or be killed Trista has been living a hard life Her father wouldn t let her mother take her out of the area but she was also only allow in the different areas on a visit which limited her time inach area She knew all the laws and fought hard to stay in Review originally posted at RabidReadscomThis author has been tackling tough subjects with this series The previous book talked about domestic abuse of a secondary character This book is no different The heroine is half hyena In previous books in the series the bear and wolf pack have had very bad run ins with hyenas They decided to run all hyenas out of their territory in a move called a purge Trista is half hyena She has lived a tough life trying to follow rules in a world that she really doesn t fit in Even the hyena pack treated her poorly Once her father died she had the little bit of protection she had stripped from her Her half brother is now in charge of the hyenas and he doesn t like herKeen is seen as a happy youngest brother of the Abrams brothers Looks can be
#Deceiving Though Keen Had #though Keen had rough childhood He did something that he now has to live with His punishment was stiff and probably only made things worse Now his bear just wants to kill French Daguerreotypes everyone Add to the fact thatveryone keeps treating his fated mate like she is the scourge of the From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read earth Even his family is treating her badlyThis story was interesting Normally this series has been mostly a fun loving series This story didn t have the giggle moments that I m used to in the previous books There were a few here and there Mostly this book touched on some tough subjects It was interesting to see characters that I ve come tonjoy act like bigots towards a new character because of the way the pack of her species had acted not because of her actions Now I read this book before what happened in Paris and the book was written long before this all started But the story does hit very close to home I find I uite dislike series books that make previous H s or h s jerks Why have the person likable in their book and then a total jerk in a later book That happened with Van AND Ty in this story When you add that to the fact that none of the other characters were really likable From the Enemy's Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society either I had a hard time with this book I really liked the first two books in the series and am hoping the forth will be like them Ugh This is going to turn into one big spoiler filled rant PHonestly Injoyed the first two books in this series Sure there were a few moments where the plot didn t mesh well or whatever It happens I got over it fairly uickly But I noticed a bad trend happening in the last book that has since carried over to this one In a fantasy book Doris Salcedo especially in those that build anntirely different world for their readers there s a certain amount of rules that are constructed for the characters to
exist in They may parallel the rules of our world and societyin They may parallel the rules of our world and society they may differ greatly It s up to the author to clearly define these rules and help the reader to understand them There are several prominent fantasy authors who have created amazingly in depth worlds with complex rules which they convey with Twelve Days of Pleasure ease to their readers This storyline is meshed with our own world so the rules that govern these characters should be focused on the rules between the shifters and not so much aboutverything lse Which. Librarian Note Alternate cover dition ASIN B00MM7XGYWhat should Trista you do when faced with a hunky werebear who can’t decide if he wants to kill her or screw herHalf hyena Trista has spent years rotating between Grayslake Redby and Boyne Falls When the Grayslake Itan the local clan’s werebear leader orders a purge of all hyenas she finds herself fighting to hold onto the hand to mouth life she’s created Her carefully buil.
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F rules and given that he s such a heavy weight because of the Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France extent of his territory he s got some power But still it s notnough Everyone has self interests and the world would go to hell pretty uickly if rules and things were decided like this on a regular basis Realistically I m surprised of them aren t dead if all it takes is for someone to pop up and be all he did this I want him dead Sure thing who needs proof Pfft Kill m But here again is where the rules are flexible for the bad guys but not for our heroes A guy shows up and claims someone has said one thing and suddenly he s able to demand that Keen is banished from the clan With Keen s banishment his whole mating to save Trista is destroyed because now neither of them are part of a pack and I guess this goes back to the whole 12 hours of sanctuary thing Apparently these two laws are retroactive Why not ye roll And hey Let s let the guy who used to be part of the clan but isn t any longer banish Keen Because he s the one with the power and not the Itan who rules thereright At this point I m sort of wondering why they bother having leaders at all With some fancy footwork they Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild earn anxtra 24 hrs to love Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets each other and prepare for Trista s upcoming fight with the Beta The others attempt to use this time to contact the Southeast Itan because they suddenly believe he might be related to Tristawhich is great and all but the way it comes off is that this guy is a big deal So if I m to read this correctly in this world you re only safe if you re powerful or are connected to powerful people If Trista is related to this guy he could save her So I guess you re screwed if you re one of the average little guys and someone doesn t like youMeanwhile the Beta and Alpha attack the Keen and Tristaarly because they obviously don t need to work within the rules Sure the Alpha Electromyography for Experimentalists eventually will be punished and Van was able to help outventually but my uestion is why it got this far Isn t it a little suspect tha The third book features Keen the neglected baby brother and Trista the tormented half hyena sister to the hyena Alpha The Good The Bad and Everything In Between Solid character writing I started this book because I was in between ARC reads and frankly I wanted to clear off my kindle I was kind of meh about the Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 earlier two books and I didn t have alot of hopes for this one I was pleasantly surprised it was unexpectedly touching the story pulled me in and while there are always familiarlements in shifter romances this one was well done A tortured protective hero I never realized how crappy Keen s family was to him which frankly made me like the heroes from the arlier books less I will say that it made the ntire family situation feel a little real than what s typically portrayed in these books usually the family may xchange some banter but there s never this deep resentment and anger because of past actions and I njoyed that realistic touch It made Keen come alive in my mind and differentiated him from the other Abrams Other than this Keen s protectiveness of Trista and women in his family in general was lovely A long suffering heroine Trista suffers for being a minority shifter half hyena and tortured by her half brother for as long as she can remember Trista and her human mother spent most
of her life never staying in one place for too long because of shifter laws No insta love really Parther life never staying in one place for too long because of shifter laws No insta love really Part parcel of shifter romances are the instant connection usually by the hero to the heroine that prompts them to pursue a relationship Keen is attracted to Trista right away and he does his fair share of mine speak but the actual love and relationship builds gradually It s when they start to share their pain and Keen stands up against veryone to protect Trista that you see their relationship start to blossom I really liked the fact that this book is about "two incredibly likeable leads who find solace in ach other As "incredibly likeable leads who find solace in ach other As were treated unfairly you can t help but root for them to stand
Together And Tell Everyoneand tell veryone to ff off Deus x machina in full ffect The story was plugging along building towards an tense and motional climaxand then a plot twist comes along that pretty much wraps up all the problems up in a neat little bow A bit too neatly But I was so invested in rooting for Keen and Trista that I let it work on me and I only side yed it a little Standalone HEA Yes it s part of this continuing series and yes you d benefit from reading the arlier books but I don t think it s necessaryThe Bottom LineI think it s my fave of the series an unexpected treat I love Celia Kyle s writing Each new book just seems to be better than the lastI really loved the first book No Ifs Ands or Bears About It which set up the marvelous bear clan of Grayslake and was then continued with All Roar and No Bite which saw the hyena purge which then has conseuences in this bookI d felt sorry for Keen in the previous 2 books and I m happy that he got his HEA here This book was full of Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One emotion and backstabbing vengeance and a bear who knew he wanted his womanven when she wasn t sure Ugh I am not liking these books The shifter sexism racismspecies ism is just too much for me Not Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) enoughscapism too much stress and unhappiness I just re read the blurbs and find them misleading they infer a lighter funnier book with lusty mating And the actual story barely has the fated mate couple have any sexy times at all The story has a good resolution with recognition of the pain Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe emotional and physical that both hero and heroine have suffered Amends are made but it wasn tnough for me to read from this series Bought as part of audible Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time escape package. Aceous half hyena female Keen can’t get out of his head The animal doesn’t care that most bears wouldn’t mind a little hyena tartare for breakfast lunch and dinner Nope it peers at her through Keen’s humanyes and has one thought mateWhen push comes to shove Keen has to decide if he would rather have the family he was born with or Trista the woman who makes him realize that true happiness comes in a lush hyena shaped packa.