Silver Collar (Garoul, #4) By Gill McKnight

WooHoo another great Little Dip story. Lucs character was so much fun to read. Gill McKnight Yup, another 5'r.

Surprisingly light read, given Luc's vicious nature from the last book. I imagined it to go way different than it did. The humor got me again eventhough it wasn't the LOL kind, more the grin-like-an-idiot one.

Luc's innocence /naivete/denial regarding her emotions towards Emily is endearing.

It was sweet how they found comfort in the simplest things (Emily' backpack or shoes, Luc's scent). They knew something was up yet they chose not to recognize it.

I was half correct in my hunch on what the silver collar was the moment Emily snapped it on. (yeah, my brain has a bad habit of spoiling stuff for me).

I loved the fact that almost all the characters from the series made an appearance. Especially Hope, Jolie, and Taddy. Gill McKnight I've enjoyed all of sharp-witted Gill McKnight's Garoul seris, but I didn't think she could equal my favorite Ambereye. Silver Collar equals and maybe tops it. McKnight has honed her descriptive tools so that she puts you right in the scene, in her character's skin better than almost every author I've read. She somehow manages to take the character, Luc, who you've learned to despise in Indigo Moon, and turns her into a bumbling lovable werewolf you just want to hug. The story is so masterfully crafted that Jolie, my other favorite werewolf, plays a significant role in the story without outshining Luc. When Luc becomes obsessed with Emily, the scene in which she sneaks into Emily's bedroom to explore and steal a souvenier will make you laugh out loud. I did.

This is a delightful, fast-paced tale you shouldn't miss. Gill McKnight This is the 4th book in the Garoul series and if you've read this far, then you definitely have to read Silver Collar. The author hasn't run out of ideas. The book is a bit uneven, but it's probably because the lead character herself is like that--cunning yet naive, wild yet ritualistic, and totally unpredictable. Like the Elite Ops and Supreme Constellations series, Gill Mcknight's Garoul series ranks way up there on my list as the only book series that never gets boring. Gill McKnight This fourth installment in the Garoul series is a delightful addition to the set. The principal werewolf character is bad girl Luc, who meets a human antagonist hell-bent on dissecting and/or destroying her. All I can tell you is that Luc, a resourceful super-predator, finds herself for once at a huge disadvantage.

I've loved these paranormal beauty and the beast (the sexy werewolves are both beast and beauty) lesbian romances right from the start. Since Ambereye (second in the series), they are less plot-driven, more about the special accommodations a human and a wolf-human must attempt in becoming a couple. Ambereye was hilarious, and poignant, because it provided all manner of insight into the lupine playfulness and devotion of the monstrous shapeshifters (McKnight was brilliant to introduce a little canine mongrel as a foil to the werewolves' top-of-the-food-chain personae).

In Silver Collar, we realize that Luc is near-feral above all by comparison with the hyper-civilized werewolf pack residing in the ancestral forested valley of Little Dip, in Oregon. She has all kinds of peculiar drives (including a fixation with arboreal heights, and with hoarding assorted trophies, as if she were some sort of colossal squirrel) that set her apart from her more settled relatives and provide a lot of the humor in her narrative. But these quirks are also the keys to her animal being. McKnight does a wonderful job of revealing the guilelessness at the core of the scary, morally dubious were-human.

These novels are always worth savoring. Humor and angst are balanced against luminous sharply focused descriptions of the natural scene.
Gill McKnight


FREE READ Silver Collar (Garoul, #4)

Twenty years ago, Emily Johnston’s father drowned in the Silverthread River, and no one in the town of Lost Creek believes it was an accident. For years, Emily has been spying on the reclusive family that lives in Little Dip Valley. She has some ideas of her own as to what they really are. Now her chance has come. The Garoul she wants most has crossed her path, and Emily is determined to avenge her father. Emily is a strong and skilled hunter. And Emily has a silver collar.

Luc Garoul is outlawed and out of control. The Garouls have set their best hunters after her before she self-destructs and takes the whole pack with her. But will they reach her in time when a more sinister predator has Luc in her crosshairs—a hunter as cunning and unforgiving as her prey.

Fourth in the Garoul series.
Silver Collar (Garoul, #4)

Silver Collar, the 4th book in the Garoul series, was even better than I hoped. The book felt very similar to the best in the series, Ambereye (book 2). Too me Ambereye was one of the better paranormal, f/f, romances, I've read in a while. While Silver Collar did not have as big as a romance as Ambereye, so many of the elements that made the writing so great was in this book too. Including, the humor of being in a head-space of a werewolf. There was multiple times I laughed out loud from Jolie's thoughts and behaviors as well as Luc's. In book 3 we question if Luc is evil, to me she's very much like Jolie, just a bit more crazy and wolven, but still likeable. The other main character Emily, was likeable too. I was glad that Mcknight didn't maker her a flawless person. I don't like my characters too perfect.
If you enjoyed Ambereye, read this you won't be disappointed! Gill McKnight Gill McKnight's Garoul series was a mixed bag for me. I didn't much care for the first book, Goldenseal. I loved the second book, Ambereye, which had a great sense of humor. Indigo Moon, the third book, was a solid, entertaining read, but not as good as Ambereye. 

With that mixed record, I wasn't sure what to expect of the fourth book, Silver Collar. 

Well, I liked the book. There are some funny scenes that reminded me of Ambereye, and we meet Hope and Jolie again, but the main characters of this book are Luc (Lucienne), the rogue werewolf from book 3, and Emily, who is obsessed with hunting down a werewolf because she thinks the Garouls killed her father.

I liked the fact that the characters don't fall in love at first sight or are instantly attracted to each other. When they meet, they are enemies, but that changes quickly. Sometimes, maybe a little too fast. Emily became a scientist and practically lived to take revenge on the Garouls, but she gives that up readily enough.

All in all, though, it's a fast and entertaining read, and I recommend the book to anyone who enjoyed Ambereye. Gill McKnight Two thumbs up!

This story is a fascinating blend of all the charming, strong, bold, rough and sensitive characters from the previous books. Except from the first one and that's the only thing I've missed in this installment. But otherwise the author has not disappointed me. Her writingstyle is fabulous and her description of this crazy, complex were world is amazing. Do yourself a huge favor and read the whole series. It’s absolutely worth it. I have to warn you, it is very addictive. Gill McKnight **'Every character that a writer adds to their stories are all revealed through their portrayals and actions..'

Such a funny and entertaining book #4 --- having Jolie, Mouse & Hope in this series was the highlight of the plotline. A highly recommended book #4 and series! Gill McKnight My fave book is definitely book 2, but this one is a close second. I loved it A LOT!! Probably because there’s a lot of Hope and Jolie (book 2) and everything that involves them or just one of them is just super funny and endearing. But I also loved this story and how in here it was the werewolf that was claimed and not the other way around hehe really loved this awesome twist! Emily and Luc were super funny as well and I fell in love with both of them right away. 100% recommend Gill McKnight