Charming by Elliott James - My Thoughts

Charming - Elliott James

John Charming is no prince.  Yet.  He's a half-breed werewolf as well as being a trained Templar knight.


Charming is one of those Urban Fantasy paranormal, supernatural hunter type books but told from the POV of a guy, instead of the ubiquitous woman. At least what I figure is ubiquitous judging from all the paranormal cover art that I see.  


I liked the premise.  I liked most of the characters.  I was okay with the story of the vampire hive etc... What I wasn't okay with was the clunky love story that I didn't believe for a minute or the co-plot with the 'psychic'.  I also found the action sequences to be too much... too many words... too long.  I don't get the same charge out of them as I do when I see them on the TV or movie screen.  


I expected more out of this book and I'm really glad I managed to get it on sale.  Should the next one in the series go on sale, I wouldn't be averse to picking it up, but I won't go seeking it out.