Echo Falls

Echo Falls

by Jaime McDougall

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BN ID: 2940011443183
Publisher: InkyBlots
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 834 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jaime is a US expat happily living in Australia, writing up a storm and eating her fill of sushi. By day she works online as a publicist for PumpUpYourBook.com. By night she indulges her love of writing when she's not separating the cat and the puppy or indulging her second love: baking.

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Echo Falls 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
kmartin802 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This was an exciting story about one of my favorite subjects - werewolves. Phoebe is on the run. Each time she things she has found a safe place, her pursuer finds her again and forces her to run again. He seems to delight in toying with her. When she gets to Echo Falls she is attacked and rescued by Aidan who just happens to be a policeman and the alpha of the local werewolf pack. They are instantly attracted but Phoebe doesn't want to get Aidan involved in her troubles. Aidan has troubles of his own. Three young werewolves who were not part of his pack had been murdered. The police don't know they are werewolves and are baffled by the crimes because the victims seem to have nothing in common. One of Aidan's pack and fellow police officer Thomas is sure that whoever is committing the murders has assistance from a traitor in the pack. Then Thomas is killed...The pack realizes that they have attracted the attention of a hunter. It takes Phoebe quite a while to realize this and even longer to admit that she knows who her pursuer is. After all, she has been running from her ex-boyfriend since he found out she was a werewolf, he killed her brother, and tried to kill her because she was an "abomination."I liked the story and found it entertaining but did want to slap Phoebe upside the head more than once and yell at her to trust Aidan and let him know what she knew. Her stubborn insistence on solving the problem herself was pretty inexplicable because everything in her encounters with the hunter showed her in way over her head. I couldn't understand why she thought that keeping secrets from Aidan and the pack would keep them safer than letting them know what she knew.If you are looking for a good werewolf story with lots of adventure and a little romance, this one will be satisfying. Let me know what you think of Phoebe and her decisions.
HomeLoveBooks on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Echo Falls was a quick and enjoyable read. The book centers on two main characters, Phoebe and Aidan. This book is a book that focuses on werewolves, there are no other supernatural elements within this book. That being sad this a face paced, mystery, love story, and over all small town adventure.The book starts out with Phoebe arriving in Echo Falls, and it's quite clear from the beginning that Phoebe is on the run from something. Not only is she afraid and on the run to begin with but when she makes it to Echo Falls she is attacked, and not by any random person, but by a werewolf. Clearly this has not been the best couple of days of Phoebe. A man named Aidan rescues her, and as the story progresses we find out that Echo Falls has been falling victim to the work of a serial killer, and Aidan (werewolf cop extraordinaire) is trying to find the culprit.I think this book falls under the paranormal romance category because the really the chemistry between Phoebe and Aidan is palpable from the very beginning of the book. I do appreciate that the romantic elements did not just exploded at the beginning of the book, but rather McDougall allowed the chemistry to build and the two people to really get to know each other. The romance was more organic than just completely lust based.One of the characters I would like to mention right of the bat is Mia, she is the mean girl all of us new in high school. I don't think there is a girl who hasn't experienced a mean girls wrath at some point or another, and a werewolf mean girl brings being a mean girl to a whole new level. Mia I think is one of the more well developed characters in the book, she was the easiest character for me to paint a picture off in my head.I appreciate that the book was very fast paced, and it did a great job of keeping my attention throughout the book. Although there were several occasions where the book moved so quickly it almost felt a little disjointed. Also in some scenes where both Aidan and Phoebe were in it, it felt as if McDougall switched point of view every couple of paragraphs, which sometimes made it hard for me to follow.Another point to bring up is that the action moves very quickly within the book and because of the characters don't really have a chance to evolve or for the reader to get to know them fully. If the author decides to do a sequel there is certainly enough character knowledge in this book to build on down the line. But if this is a stand alone only book then I wish I had gotten to know the characters a little bit better.I think this is a good book for anyone looking for an urban fantasy book that is both action packed with a romantic element. I know a lot of us book readers out there love books that focus on werewolves only, and if you are one of those people then this is certainly a book you will enjoy. If you are looking for a book that contains a lot of world/character building this may not be the book for you, this is more of an enjoyable weekend escape kind of book. Overall, this is a good solid book.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I got this for two reasons - 1) it was free and 2) I like paranormal romance. I can quite honestly say that I'm very glad that I did and have sat down and read it in a couple of hours as I wanted to find out what happened! I loved the storyline in it and even though I knew who the "traitor" was, it in no way diminished my enjoyment of the story as a whole. I loved how Phoebe's story was told throughout the book and how Aidan was trying to get information from her. The secondary characters in this book are also believable and funny. It also makes a very refreshing change to have the main female as scared, unsure and carrying physical scars without being a complete wuss. Loved reading it and will definitely be keeping it! Favourite character? Definitely Aiden! * Verified Purchase ~ February 2013 Reviewed on Goodreads ~ February 2013 * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Scoshie More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable romance novel with Werewolves as the heroes. Can't say it was stand out but it was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon in the sun. Look forward to more by this author.
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donnas1 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was excellent. I was hooked from page one and didnt want to put it down. The characters are well developed and interesting. I really wanted everything to work out for Phoebe and Aidan. You really get to watch the character development for both of them as well. Phoebe to get over her fears and learn to trust Aidan. And Aidan as he tried to protect Phoebe and solve the treat to his pack. It was a great read with paranormal elements and a love story mixed with action and some mystery. And is that sounds like your type of book I highly recommend you pick it up.
dreamer2229 More than 1 year ago
Phoebe has been running from Liam since the day he found out her secret. It was the same day he killed her brother and revealed himself to be a monster. When she gets to Echo Falls she thinks she has finally found a place to stop and make a life for herself, but she finds she isn’t as safe as she thought. However she has made friends, and they promise to make her part of their family. Unfortunately her presence costs one of them their life. Phoebe takes a stand, but is it too late? There were many small twists in story that had me guessing all along the way. I was constantly being surprised. The story is charming and moves at a quick pace. I give this story 5 out of 5 clouds. This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.
RBtWBC More than 1 year ago
Phoebe Martin has been on the run for months when she reaches Echo Falls, thinking she can finally find a home here. Re-establishing her photography business and being introduced to pack life, something she has never experienced before, Phoebe cautiously dreams of a future. When her past catches up with her though, Phoebe knows that she must pack up again before another innocent person is killed because of her. But will the sexy alpha and policeman, Aidan O'Bryan, let her just walk away? As Aidan tries to earn Phoebe¿s trust and protect her he also searches for the person who is murdering lone werewolves. Aidan knows that Phoebe is hiding something and with no leads as to who or what they¿re dealing with; Aidan is determined to make her talk. But the one secret that Phoebe is keeping is one that can help save his pack and those he loves. Can Aidan get Phoebe to open up to him about the secrets of her past before the killer strikes again? Werewolves, jealousy, a fanatical killer, and love are just a few components of what you¿ll find in Echo Falls. A nice suspense, but the paranormal element is what really made this story great and the good-looking, protective alpha didn¿t hurt either! The main characters of Phoebe and Aidan where real and believable, and I was interested in their story right away. The romance between them was slow to build but steamy when we finally reached that point. I also enjoyed the side characters, which were fun to read about and brought a smile to my face. The plot itself had several twists and turns that were sometimes surprising and other times expected, but overall kept me intrigued. I did feel like I was missing some key points at the beginning of the novel, as if there where holes in the plot, but by the end I was satisfied with the read and the ending was wrapped up neatly. A light and quick read for paranormal romance fans that you are sure to enjoy!
Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
This book takes the reader right into the thick of the action. Phoebe, the main character, is running away from a certain evil who the reader will meet later on in the novel. Phoebe is a tense, cautious, and slightly afraid main character. She has every right to be though, the monster that chased her was the same monster that killed her brother. Phoebe lives life carefully and always with a wary eye on the lookout. When she runs into Aidan, a real alpha man, her life becomes even more confusing. She has to deal with feelings she now has for a person she can't easily protect. Attacks by the mystery monster continue to happen, forcing Phoebe to come full circle and face her fears before she loses someone very special to her. The reader will enjoy reading about the shifter scenes, the touch of paranormal makes the novel much more interesting than the average love story. The love scenes are steamy and believable, integral in a novel with a romance edge. The characters were worth reading about. Phoebe has her flaws, but those serve to make her a more believable character. Aidan is the handsome protector, he will be a huge draw to female readers. The secondary characters are just as fun to get to know. The ending is exciting and perfect for the novel. The reader will be completely satisfied. This book is recommended to adult readers who enjoy paranormal romance.