Series: Origin #5
Published by Self Publish on 2019-03-29
Length: 193 pages
Reviewing Kindle from Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2019 Finishing the Series Challenge, 2019 New Release Challenge
New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, ramps up the mystery with this next installment in the bestselling Origin series. Trap will blow the minds of readers as the future world of shifters and humans teeters on a dangerous cliff...
Noelle Harvey has a secret.
It's not hers.
But the world will know it. Soon.
Wolfe Cooper is hunting.
The wolf shifter prowls the web for a spy. Day and night he searches. He'll find the person responsible for a recent article, an article hinting at his friends' true origins.
A snare is set. Bait dangles.
Will Noelle fall into the wolf's trap?
It’s been a long two years since Trick released and left me hanging. Seeing that the series was finally continuing, I was so excited! Trap is the fifth book in Origin, but it was so different and not at all what I’ve come to expect from Scarlett Dawn. The storyline and pacing were rushed, and the characters fell flat which makes me sad. I’ve loved the series up to this point.
Noelle Harvey is the least likable character to come so far in Origin. She’s horrible! A tabloid journalist who works for Karma and has ties to the big bad of the series, Noelle got on my nerves. The book starts with an exposé on shifters that she releases to the world, not thinking of the consequences. Obviously things spiral for her quickly. Yet I got to hand it to her, girl has guts. She doesn’t bow down to any of the men we’ve met so far, she even gives Poppy a run for her money.
Wolfe Cooper is the love interest in this installment. I love Wolfe. He’s introverted and likes (understatement!) technology. In fact, his corporation runs most everything. Awkwardly honest – he reminds me of people with Asperger’s – Wolfe softens Noelle some. He’s a good counterbalance to her character at the very least.
I really struggled to follow the plot in Trap. Even with my dislike of Noelle and love of Wolfe, I struggled. There were big holes in events (like how did you get from point A to point B holes) and the pacing fluctuated from breakneck speed to slower than a turtle. It was distracting, and I couldn’t keep up.
Overall, Trap was an okay read for me. I didn’t hate it, but I also didn’t love it. I’m questioning whether I will continue the series now, which makes me sad. That said, the next book in the series is Theron’s who I’ve been waiting to read since the series started soooo I’ll be reading 😉 If you enjoy paranormal romance with a splash of dystopia, I recommend starting the series from the beginning. While each book is a standalone romance, the overall plot of the series reaches through all the books.