Review “Echo Falls” by Jaime McDougall

Title: Echo Falls
Author: Jaime McDougall
Publication Date: July 15, 2011
Publisher: Create Space
Source: Jaime McDougall

From Goodreads

Running from a nightmare stalking her every move, Phoebe Martin arrives in Echo Falls hoping she has finally found a safe place to stop. But trouble has a way of catching up and soon the signs are there.

After a vicious attack in an alley, policeman Aidan O’Bryan is left with Phoebe as his only path to understanding why the Echo Falls werewolf pack – his pack – is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses Aidan and everything she has come to love.

Love and duty become one as Aidan strives to prevent Phoebe from becoming the next victim. But with Phoebe just as determined to protect Aidan and her new home, secrets from her past threaten to tear them apart.

Will love give Phoebe the strength to trust Aidan and face her fears, or will her past destroy her future?

*Warning: Contains adult situations and language

Echo Falls is really unlike any book that I have read. The reader follows Phoebe Martin, the new girl in Echo Falls, as she begins to interact with police officer Aidan O’Bryan who also happens to be the Alpha wolf.
One of the things that I really love about Echo Falls is the mature relationship between Phoebe and Aidan. Unlike YA novels where hormones are constantly in the way and influencing the characters I feel as though Phoebe and Aidan were much more level headed when it came to their relationship. Yes, there were plenty of hormones involved but it was really nice to see a relationship in a book that wasn’t based on high school love, but a different more grown up love.
I loved the small town feel that I got when McDougall described Echo Falls (and who doesn’t love that name!) and it fit perfectly with the story. The novel is able to really define the relationships between the characters, all of the characters not just a few, and that was something that I also really enjoyed.
Echo Falls was such a fun read and after talking to Jaime McDougall, I am super excited to get to read the follow up novel when it is ready. I think anyone looking for something new and a little more grown up with love Echo Falls and it deserves four stars!